It is only a month away from my 2019 West Virginia Photography Workshop, details HERE, and I managed to get away for a short one-day trip up to Canaan Valley for a meeting and the chance to scout a few locations. Spring rains often bring heavy flows to the waterfalls but not on this morning which is not the end of the world and actually allowed me to work on some different compositions. When you have photographed a place extensively it can be easy to get lazy with the compositions instead of stopping to really look at the possibilities - specifically new possibilities.
The Diagonal Line is a line of energy and movement. It is a line that slices diagonally through an image and leads the eye into the frame. You can use them to create a strong impression of movement or you can use them to create a tremendous sense of depth.
In my way of thinking "working the scene" is in reality working the composition. It can be very easy to become fixated, or locked into, a particular composition. Perhaps it is something you have pre visualized or you feel the composition is so strong that you feel compelled to wait it out for the right light.