One of the most important parts of photography is editing. Most of the time, when something catches my eye, I take many photographs, framing each exposure differently. The most successful edits set up interesting relationships among all the visual elements.
Keeping an eye out for oddly-shaped clouds during this time of quickly changing weather prepared me for catching the scene below. Even though the photo is not perfect (it was taken through a car window), it is still a dramatic picture.
Street photographers look for interesting visual elements to include in their photos. It is a challenge to choose how to place them in the frame.
This is street photography. On this street, the four paint drips and the leaf created a design that caught my eye.
In the last photograph in this series, I caught a number of visual elements often found in parking lots in the US: dotted white lines, indicating driving lanes; a red line that notes an emergency area; a striped region that warns of a speed bump and an white-striped outlined area that indicates a no parking zone. […]