Action Shot. First week with Xti.
We try very hard to get the right composition that we tend to forget a spontaneous crop can also be very interesting. Most of the time badly done, true. But your picture is interesting because due to the crop, it tells a story outside the frame.
If you would have crop it "correctly", it would be only about a pretty picture.
Remember that correct composition, lighting, are all basics to learn photography. It is like colouring by numbers. Very few photographers go further once they better skill. Photography is about image. So it goes beyond basic techniques.
Here some of my 400d with 85 1.8