Tucked away beach in the Hawke's Bay area of New Zealand. We woke up to an amazing sunrise and I saw this very artistic bench waiting there just outside our tent to be photographed!
What this photo has going for it...
The Wide angle.
The thing I noticed straight away about this photo is that it was shot with a wide angle focal length. This is always a win-win situation when capturing photography that includes landscapes as the wide angle emphasises the variety and the dynamics of the scene. This was absolutely the right move for this photo.
The next thing that catches my eye is the perfect composition of this photo. In photography, especially when capturing 'dead nature photography', we should always respect the 'rule of thirds'. What does this mean? This means, that we always divide our frame with two horizontal and two vertical lines and we should always place our objects on one of the lines, or on one of the points where the lines meet.
As we can see on the image explanation above, the main object was placed just in the centre where the vertical and horizontal line meet, following the rule of thirds perfectly, making it a great composition of the photo.