Whenever you have a landscape image that has a main subject and a lot of negative space,
you may ask yourself this question:
"How do I compose this photo to make it look good?"
I have a simple solution for you!
#1: Turn on your camera screen's Rule of Thirds grid. This is a tic-tac-toe gridline that helps you compose photos. Most cameras and mobile devices allow for this, but you may need to check your manual for instructions.
#2: Decide which direction or visual flow your main subject is pointing to. For all photos that have either a positive or neutral emotion, make sure there is far more space in front of the subject than behind the subject.
#3: Make sure the main subject is relatively small in the overall frame, and the rest of the composition is free from visual distractions. What you want is a lot of negative space, which means there's almost nothing else of visual importance in the rest of the photograph. When I saw this bizarre scene two days ago of a fishing boat trapped in the ice I knew it would make a great minimalist landscape. There's not a lot surrounding the fishing boat that could distract the viewer: