To take this image I walked forward about twenty meters from the cabin we stayed in.
The composition you see here nicely illustrates that the eye can look at images in different ways. Here the eye has the choice between an S-curve starting left bottom, following the shadow to right middle and following the red dune left towards left upper corner and right again along the distant mountain ridge.
But the eye can also look at it as a simple triangle: follow the shadow shape to the right top dark mountain and turning left towards the mountain at the left top. It doesn’t seem to matter that there are multiple options. The eye really enjoys having choices. Was I aware of all this before I made the exposure? No. Spotting a picture is a reflex. Figuring it out is homework.
Sony ILCE-7RM2, ISO 80, 1/25th sec, Lens: FE 24-70 F4 ZA OSS at f/22. Tripod.