I always challenge the photographers I coach to take a deep breath and step back and absorb the scene they are about to document before they fire off a single frame. Photographing architecture is a great case in point where taking this step can make a big difference. (Please see more text and photos below)
By using the foliage to frame the weathered doors and siding of the structure, the image takes more of a pictorial approach emphasizing the lines and textures and personality of the building.
The distracting road and cars are excluded resulting in a cleaner image that is an easier read.
The second photo was taken late one afternoon in Savannah, Ga. The building as a whole looked cluttered and not very exciting visually. After taking a closer look at the structure I began to appreciate the graphic patterns on the side of the building and I zeroed in on that aspect of the architecture.
Thanks so much for dropping by my blog today, have a great day, Rob
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Copyrighted photo taken in Deep Creek Lake, MD. by Rob Paine, photographer, of Deep Creek Images.