Adding story by adding context to a typical sunset photo. Venice Beach, August 2014.
Sunset pictures always look good but I try to avoid the typical ‘look at all the pretty colors’ photos by including an extra element to give the image context or story. When I got to the shore, there was a little girl dancing in the waves. I set my camera close to the sand to get the pretty reflection of the sunset off the water, tried to get a nice composition, and took a bunch of photos to ensure I would get one where the girl was in a dramatic pose.