Seaport Village is the first location we went to during our New Year’s trip to San Diego, CA. It was a particularly cloudy and gloomy morning and everything just seems to be very gray and dull. See original shot below:
At least in this photo, I liked how everything seemed shiny and how the grayness of everything worked in its favor by making the water look like silver glass. I particularly liked the reflection of the buildings on the water. I became giddy inside as I look forward to working on this photo in Lightroom.
I amped up the blue hues and fixed the exposure and contrasts and ended up with a great looking photo. But, I felt like something was missing with it composition wise. I applied some grids and I really couldn’t find anything that inspired me. Until I remembered about the Fibonacci spiral.
I’m not sure if this is the right application for this or whatever but I thought this was better than what i had in the original — composition-wise. That little building in the back still bothers me. As if it’s a little jealous girl looking at these great-looking buildings from afar, wishing it had half as much shiny windows those two had.
I guess I could remove that little building in the back… Here’s a really lazy way to remove a building from a photo.
I still opted with the one with the building in it. I just thought that one is more well balanced. What do you think? Should I have rather used the one without the little building?
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