Which phrasing should I use, and when?
The article includes a beautiful photo of a waterfall
The article includes a photo of a beautiful waterfall
Both wordings get hits in google ngrams, and on an ordinary google search.
My initial thoughts were "A photo can't be intrinsically beautiful, can it?", and therefore "A beautiful photo" doesn't make sense.
However, I suspect that using "Beautiful photo" means that the entire scene is beautiful, whereas "Beautiful waterfall" could mean that the waterfall is beautiful, whereas the rest of the photo might be ugly.
What differences are there in the two phrasings?