Great work with this assignment. There are a lot of strong photographic design elements in this composition.
Let’s start by deconstructing the image.
For starters, you’ve work with a limited color palette of high saturation colors. Primarily you’ve used gradients of red and green with the incorporation of earth tones such as brown.
This assignment asked that you simplify large space however you see fit and by simplifying your color palette you were successfully able to organize the showcase the beauty of this scene without it looking distracting or disorganized.
Secondly, you’re your sense of depth is great. You’ve incorporated a strong foreground element which not only acts as a “frame within a frame”, but it also helps act as a leading line drawing you’re a viewer’s eye towards the top of the photograph where the small stream exits the frame.
In fact, the stream itself acts as a strong leading line guiding your viewer’s attention in the same direction. I find it incredibly easy to navigate this photograph. Everything is very clear and well organized. Great work with this image!