A repeat from a previous post – not the same post but I shot the same picture of the Quartier Des Spectacles again in the Montreal Hyatt Regency hotel the other day:
The framing did it for me, and the shadows.
We talk about framing as a useful device to draw attention to our subject. We frame pictures with whatever we can frame them with. Walls. Branches of a tree. Or a window frame, like in this picture.
Or indeed by branches:
Can you see how I used a very wide angle lens, and I used my flash to light up the tree? I am known as the speedlighter for a reason!