The West & Texas - Borrowed Paradise | Photography by Will Crites-Krumm
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From Here to the Horizon

Pennybacker Bridge, Austin, TX //

Something I have been practicing lately is letting the elements of the photo dictate the composition. For instance, here the extent of the branches decides the top and left boundary of the photo, and the point that the road moves out of sight determines the right boundary.

In looking at other photos of the iconic Pennybacker Bridge that a lot of photos don't end up using this kind of composition , and awkwardly crop off the tree or prevent you from seeing where the road is headed. This is obviously subjective, but these are the kinds of things I like to watch out for.

That just leaves the bottom as a judgment call, and with something as same as limestone, I just like to leave a little hint or border that it's there. After all, here it's more context than anything. I think this helps create a more organic-feeling composition, with fewer awkward or uninteresting spaces.

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