Rules are made to be broken, especially in photography where everything is personal and subjective. For this image I threw out the ‘rule of thirds’ and placed the walker (my son) right in the middle of the frame. It felt right at the time and I think it works for me. I converted to mono because in the colour original the colour green was quite overpowering.
This was a walk around Swinsty reservoir earlier this year in June and my son, being much stronger and fitter than me, was striding off purposefully with most of my gear over his shoulder.