The Exposure Triangle and Rules of Composition
Rules of Composition
You want a plain and unobtrusive background so the subject doesn't blend in and get lost in the background. You want it to have interest.
The flag is clearly the main point in this picture, but the pale blue sky and few white fluffy clouds create an unobtrusive background that still adds to the picture.
These "rules" will make your pictures more interesting!
You want to make sure your picture has a foreground, middle ground and background to give the picture dimension.The grass is right in the foreground. It even looks a little blurry because it's so close, then the tree is the middle ground. In the very back of the picture you can see the sky as a pretty background. This picture also has a very different point of view compared to most pictures.
You want to have picture that work well together. Colors that are complementary of each other work well.This picture has a lot of blues and greens, yet the color of the ocean and the sky are different and the colors of the palm tree and the grass are different, so there is still visual interest.