One of Seattle's most beloved places by locals and tourists is the Pike Place Market. The roadsare still cobblestone. The buildings are layered and stacked and have little secret alleys. It is a labyrinth of sounds and visuals from all over the world: food, fresh flowers and vegetables, and a wide array of artisans selling their crafts. This is all perched on the edge of a hill overlooking the sparkling water of Puget Sound. Here are some photos of the market that I played around with in Photoshop.
Here I had fun again, using the architecture to frame the subject. And the staircase and tunnel really create a lot of depth and lead your eye in. I also like that unlike most pictures, the people you can see the best, are farthest away.
More framing. Just by itself, the turquoise building wouldn't be as interesting as it is here, broken into different planes by the metal staircase. This divides you, the viewer, from the subject. It creates a little tension, because you want to "go there" but there isn't any way through-because it is blocked by the staircase.
Hope you are having a lovely summer day!