For no particular reason I decided to go out and just take pictures last Saturday.
I let the camera do all of the work so I could pay more attention to basic composition.
I tried to make sure horizontal lines were horizontal and vertical lines were vertical.
I tried to be more aware of background and foreground clutter.
And, I tried be practice the use of the rule of thirds and natural framing.
I think the outing was a good exercise and I am pleased with the results. I want to practice making use of depth of field next; I might be able to use depth of field to eliminate some background clutter. I'll take a tripod with me next time too.