Last night I was reading through the LF Photo forums, when I came across a thread about competitions. In the thread one poster stated that he was going to be judging a competition on "Images of Water", stating fiercely that any sunsets shots had better be perfect.
The notion of water images did spark me to go look again at the photos I took around Derwent Water recently. The picture above is the original, these were the result of trying different things:
These are by no means perfect but formed a good exercise in finding interesting images from the original shots. Maybe it's because I already had in mind the idea of different cropping (as per previous post) but it occurred to me that this was a useful exercise in "seeing photographically" after the event - a way to examine the subject and content of what I actually shot to help me shoot better in the future.
Seems like this is one of the "photographic scales" I've been looking for.