Photos where context is as important as subject

Photos I've taken where context is equally important to subject

Sometimes I take photos where the subject’s environment is as important if not more important than the subject him or herself. In my paintings I always focus on the figure and have to push myself to contextualize them. I wonder why this is? One theory might be that photography is so immediate and easy without the same pressures as painting. There’s always the opportunity to crop in later, whereas with a painting the composition is static once the painting is underway. Anybody else have any theories?

The photos above were taken over the last few years.
1. Meadow gazing on rt. 1 in California, 2. My husband and dog in my parent’s yard, 3. A cow in the Berkshires, 4. My legs in a reflective pool

Have a lovely and artistic weekend! See you Monday.