cc licensed flickr photo shared by ZeroOne
How do you add interest to a scenery picture as common as a picture from the top of the Empire State Building? This exceptional photo is a perfect answer to that question. There is nothing special in the way of lighting, but the exposure is great with no harsh shadows and superb detail in the texture of the building and the plumage of the pigeon. The wide depth of field keeps the image sharp from near to far which is necessary in this photo. The rest of it comes down to excellent composition and the nature of the subject. Without the pigeon this picture would be nothing special, which shows how simple it can be sometimes to transform what would have been an average photo into a superb photo.