|Montana Bloom: This photo obeys several landscape photography rules.|
1. Foreground interest. The flower is the obvious choice here. The challenge comes in how to include this flower and everything else. A wide-angle lens positioned just above the highest petals allows the viewer to get a whiff of lupine but still see the wider landscape above.
2. S-curve. The S-curve is used mostly in figure photography, particularly the female form. This same curve can be used when it appear in landscape. The lovely stream makes such a curve and connects the foreground to the background, helping me obey two photography rules.
3. Golden hour. I photographed this just before and after sunset. This shot was taken after sun had left the ground yet was still touching the distant peaks, giving them the golden glow.