While the art on this box is intriguing as the original design is composed of paper cutouts, the street background was of little use, at least to me. Maybe if I had a more industrial composition in mind, the untidy auto repair shop behind the chain linked fence would have been perfect!
The decision on composition and processing was to focus on the bird element, desaturizing the non-box elements (sidewalk mainly) to produce a night time feel and then slightly oversaturizing the color to give the bird a bit of a pop.
EXIF data: Nikon D7000, center-weighted metering mode, ISO100, 30mm, f/4.5, 1/60 sec
Sacramento (CA), Capitol Box Art #6, Bird, Close-up. Downtown Sacramento, CA. August 29, 2014. © Copyright Steven Tze – all rights reserved.