I posted a few other photos HERE of our first snow on Pike's Peak and some nice fall color. But I really wanted to include the fence as a foreground element. I do not feel like I succeeded and so I was wondering, not only in this particular instance, but in general how you effectively utilize foreground elements.
In #1, I believe the fence is too dominant and the things I think I should try in order to improve are:
* raise the tripod to add some space between the fence and the trees
* go back in the evening to see if there might be some side light on the fence to add texture
I cannot move back very far without introducing a road into the composition.
In #2, my thinking is that this just wasn't the spot to try to create a leading line with the fence. It just leads me out of the frame and away from the fall color and mountain. Trying to get this type of shot of the fence totally lost the main subjects. But I did like the texture of the fence.
Am I on the right track? Totally off base?