Composition in painting or photography involves several elements that add dynamics to an image. In this photo I've used the "rule of thirds" as well as "leading lines" to the focal point. To set up this shot I needed to be low to the water and to place Surfers Paradise at the edge of the surf line. The edge of the surf in the foreground is at the 1/3 mark of the frame as is the horizon. The line of dunes and shrubs also lead to the city.