While Shelley and I were wandering through and around the buildings along the South Rim of the Grand Canyon we came to the Hopi House. While there I learned that The Hopi House was constructed in 1904 and was designed by Mary Colter. She based the structure’s design on inspiration taken from Hopi dwellings that were found in Oraibi, Arizona.
While I was walking around the Hopi House looking for my composition I had problems finding a clean composition. This led me to move farther back from the structure. My original idea was to make a close-up photograph. Thus, using the patterns of the stacked blocks as the composition. I found this composition lacking. It left me with more of an abstract photograph. Which was something that I really did not want for my composition of the location.
When I work a location for a composition. I like to give the subject a sense of space and meaning. I think that this ties back to my photograph journalism classes in college.