Sometimes it’s hard to get a decent shot of an object because of placement, or size, or in this case, both. That’s when you have to think outside the box, or in this case, outside the frame.
This sculpture is such an object. (The title of the piece escapes me – Wellingtonians can perhaps help me out here?) It’s surrounded by buildings and traffic and power lines and the like. It’s comfortable enough in it’s setting – it fits – but the compositional noise surrounding it had to be eliminated.
The trick was to isolate a part or parts of the sculpture to reveal it’s beauty without the trappings of the city. A simple enough trick if you’re willing to get a few strange looks from those around you. In this case I think it was well worth it.