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    A couple of ideas I had to photograph Old City Hall but think I need a retake on both.




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    Start by moving that big ugly crane out of the way

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    The tower crane and the umbrella/table are distracting to my eye. In the first shot I might have gone for the foreground elements blurred and the old city hall in sharp focus.
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    Lol, sadly you can not swing a cat without hitting a crane in Calgary. Not that I would swing a cat. But if I were to, I would hit a crane for sure.

    Ed, the umbrella and chairs were purposely in that photo. I just think I need to put more of the chairs in there. The one with the flowers was originally about the flowers more then the building but I will give the it a try with them defocused as well.

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    Maybe offset the table and chairs a little and put something on the table to give it more purpose being there.

    My 1st thought on the 1st shot was the same as EdG ... focus on the building and let the flora become a coloured bokeh.

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    reading MA's post got me to thinking - If you framed the umbrella pole picture right with the edge of the old city hall and the newer buildings, the umbrella canopy might hide the tower crane and the pole would mimick the strong vertical lines of the stonework in the old cityhall.
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    Quote Originally Posted by edG View Post
    ... the umbrella canopy might hide the tower crane and the pole would mimick the strong vertical lines of the stonework in the old cityhall.
    That's REALLY good thinking!

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    Quote Originally Posted by JAS_Photo View Post
    Ed, the umbrella and chairs were purposely in that photo. I just think I need to put more of the chairs in there.
    I'd put something on the table ... anything from having it blank. Ummm ... just realized I am repeating MA here ... as far as the crane is concerned in image #1, just wait for it to swing out off the way .... to the East, then the problem is solved ...
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    Thanks guys! I actually went out today and tried the umbrella blocking the crane thing unaware that it had been suggested. However. Isn't there always one of those? It was so smokey out today from forest fires in B.C. that you could have cut it with a knife, so I may have to give it yet another try.

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    A different kind of processing to make up for the pale skies:

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