FAIL...but nice try, and I suspect one slip-up wasn't intentional...but it was a slip-up.
The trees have thinned out around John-- we can only see him from the waist up-- his eyes are wide as he's spotted the UFO.
The flying saucer hovers high above sparse trees, and Tom, who we only see from the waste up, has an incredulous look on his face.
The UFO is in both these panels.
Danial, "But I didn't intend for the UFO to be in panel one, so it's okay, right?"
Lee: "If you didn't intend it to be in panel one, then why is it described?"
Danial: "So the reader would know what John was looking at."
Lee: "How would the reader know John was looking at the UFO if it's not in the panel?"
Danial: "Um...because it's the only thing that's 'up'?"
Lee: "But the squirrel was featured in the previous panel. If you wanted to the reader to connect the dots to John looking at the UFO, then the UFO should probably have been in the previous panel."
Welcome to sequential art, folks, where every image has a purpose.
Danial, this was a challenging attempt, and I ignored that different parts of the blacktop running path were in sequence, just as I ignored Roberts's use of different parts of the forest, and Rain's use of different parts of the ball field, mostly because I thought you were each tackling the spirit of the assignment by juxtaposing interesting sets of images.
I recommend trying again, but simpler, not because you have to, but because it's better to find success then build on it.
Go for the hit, not the home run.... Oh, wait, that's Rain's example.
I thought you were sitting home on this assignment, and I'm thrilled to see your efforts.