Hey, Thank you so much for your time and input!!
The angles that you suggested really helped to put me into a broader frame of mind.
Re: ref 1(shooting water from one side to the other) - I wasn’t sure if I was going to have grandma actually shooting the gun or just have her standing there with it, Ready to shoot with the threat being enough to scare the geese away. I may end up going with the action shot since there is no text and I don’t have to hold anything back for a reader.
Re: ref 2(the car in the foreground) I love this idea! Someone else mentioned framing the shot, and with a darker value maybe I can do that with the cars in front of her place. I think this would really elevate it.
Re: ref 3( reverse angle behind grandma ): good point... of view! My brain decided to stop at grandma’s POV which obviously would have removed her from the image, but a foot or two behind or beside her makes a ton of sense, duh. Thank you!
I look forward to drafting a bunch of thumbnails using your input, keeping the teapot exercise in mind.