To break a pattern of shapes with a contrasting shape can be a powerful compositional tool. Here the pattern of lines are broken by leaves, and brown is broken by green.

General tip

To get interesting perspectives, elevate yourself and shoot down.

How you can take a similar image

Lens: Wide-angle lens.

Settings: Small aperture. Low ISO.

How: If you want to lift the tripod higher than yourself, don’t let it stop you from taking an image. Shoot blind without looking through the viewfinder, because you can always check on the back of the camera afterwards to see if you got it right.

This tip is from the following book: