Composition ; Misunderstanding S-Curves, Natural vs Implied

As a composition technique S-curves will ring familiar bells, however, explanations like this are often too overly simplistic, as if hunting down a naturally occurring S shape then photographing somehow creates a 'good composition' as a by-product.

For me, the real potential for S-curves to help create a strong compositions comes from embedding them through the positioning of elements in the frame -- implying them, as opposed to documenting them.

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