Arrangements or compositions? A bit of both I guess – a joint effort you might say. The environmental conditions made the arrangements and I composed the images.
The compositions are intended to relate the story and experience of my walk but the environmental conditions were coincidental to that – the time of day, the tide being so far out, the lowering evening sun, positions of clouds, and the warm hues on what was, in reality, quite a cold day.
I was using my 70 – 300 mm zoom lens and the cropping ability of this, at whichever extent of zoom, is a help with composition in such an expansive, open landscape. It works like a mask does for artists, film makers etc., and to my mind this is the purpose of a zoom lens – it is not about the ability to get closer so much as the facility to compose.