Composing Technically vs. Composing Emotionally

I am putting the finishing touches on my next Kelby Training class: Composition - the Strongest Way of Seeing. The class is due for release later this year.

In the class, I cover all the major composition techniques . . . or so I thought.

In looking at this photograph of my dad this morning, I realized that I composed the picture emotionally rather than technically.

Before I share with you my emotional composition technique for this photograph, let me know (in the Comments section here on my blog) why you think I composed the picture in this manner.

Also tell me how you think the photograph might have been improved, from a composition standpoint.

The point of this little homily: think technically as well as emotionally when composing a picture.

Explore the light,