I happily broke the Rule of thirds (just about) with this photo in order to get the clouds. The rule seemed to violate what my eye told me was right, so out goes the rule. (you know what they say about rules)
The reason it works (for me) is that the tree and clouds fill the top half of the photo, so there isn’t much dead space in the sky.
I was thinking about a title for this scene, and what came to mind was “Canyon Seating”. It looks like a great spot for a sleeping bag as well. That would be some scene to wake up to – if you could get past the fear of something licking your ear, or rolling down the hill into the canyon.
Interestingly this was shot with the Nikon 10.5mm Fisheye lens, which you would never guess. It’s a fantastic lens that I would recommend highly for most Nikon bodies. (except the D3/D700) In the uncropped version you can see some curvature in the horizon, but cropped I don’t see it.
Technical Details: Nikon D200/10.5mm, 180/sec @f9
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