When I approach, or am seduced by a subject, I make it a habit to walk around with my camera and frame some ideas. Hand-holding my camera gives me the freedom to “sketch” a few photos. The compositions that speak to me most are then committed to by setting up the tripod and “taking myself seriously”. A good practice for me has been to photograph the same subject in a handful of different compositions. These example show the same subjects in four different compositions. In this instance, the creek and the wildflowers were my main subject, but as I “worked the subject” I realized that by including the distant background I could give a sense of place to the photo too. Do you have a preference for one photograph over the others?