Another tip I picked up by reading the photo blogs of whom I consider to be some of the best photographers around, such as Moose Peterson, is to try to find a different perspective from which to view what you want to photograph. In this case, I was above the town of Harpers Ferry, looking down at the famous railroad bridge crossing the Potomac River, which was to be my main subject. Just behind where I was standing, I noticed the ruins of an old stone-walled church. I walked inside the ruins and looked through what remained of a window. That gave me a nice frame for my main subject, plus offered some perspective of distance, so “click” I went.