Photo failure – red splotch

It was overcast yesterday so I was struggling to find something to take a photo of. Overcast days tend to make for boring light because there’s a lack of strong side shadows – the light comes from all directions and shadows are top to bottom. Found an area by the railway station by the large pillars out front that had some side shadows and a big splotch of red.

Unfortunately the photo still failed.

There are a couple of problems here. The focus on the picture is the big red splotch – though unfortunately the area with the most light is the top left hand corner which is NOT where the viewers focus should be. Also the big red splotch isn’t contained within the frame and leads the viewers eye out of the top.