This photograph of the Botanical Garden in Copenhagen was shot just before 4pm in October last year which gave a nice warm side light to the scene. It is the main subject and I used compositional techniques to emphasize the focus and also add interest.
The main decision here was to frame the subject. The greenery is very much part of any Botanical Gardens and constituted the secondary subject in my image. I also used this secondary subject to frame the glass building giving contrast between nature and the man-made structure.
Although the blue sky and the green vegetation create a harmonious combination they also create a good balance due to their position; the sky at the top left corner and the bushes at the bottom right corner. Finally, there is contrast in the symmetry of the man-made building and the craziness of the surrounding vegetation (nature).
The red building at the back is a nice accent and gives an idea of the location: we're in the centre of a city with its busy life which contrasts with the quiet and serene gardens.
The path in the foreground is very important element. It leads the way in to the garden and makes you imagine being there in the middle.
The overall mood is very different from the image below. Can you describe why?
In this case the focus is entirely on the architectural vision of the building. The lines, the shapes, the symmetry...
Nature is not the focus. It's not about mixing both worlds into a harmonious and serene scene. It is about architecture, an urban vision. And Black and White emphasizes this.