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Architecture is a bit out of my comfort zone, but if I see something I like, I’ll try my best to capture it. This scene may have produced too many elements for me to get into one image, but I tried. It’s the back side of the UT-Austin Library just through the breezeway from El Rey. The repetition in the pillars drew my eye, but so did their reflection in the glass walls and the reflection of the building in the standing water on the railing – and all of the lines. Getting closer to one of the elements would have eliminated the others, for the most part, so I tried to put them all in one frame, but looking at it now, none of the image elements standout as result.

I still love the repetition and lines and how clean the frame looks with them, so I’ll take it, but will consider the alternatives the next time a scene like this presents itself. What are your thoughts?

Canon 60D, Tamron 17-50mm, f11, ISO400, 17mm, HDR, 9 Exposures
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I have a similar conversation with myself frequently.  I see something that I think would make a good photo, and immediately in my mind the entirety of that thing must be in the frame.  When I look back later at the photo, I find that if I crop some part of it out the composition is better, but when I'm looking through the viewfinder, I just can't see the image without the whole subject in it. 

I like this image, the strong horizontals lead my eye from right to left, but the verticals of the columns keep it from straying out of the photo.  Nice work.
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