I tend to, literally, step back when shooting the stuff I normally do. However, in my still short foray into urban photography I noticed that I needed to get in more closely to what I’m about to shoot. Tightly framing that what caught your eye and removing all the other stuff, which tends to be too cluttered and often ugly in a city environment.
You are right in the sense that this image does miss something that makes it stand out. The B&W part made it worthwhile, for me at least, to work on it and post it as a possible exercise.
Yes, but not really.
The foot and bike path I’m standing on is a safe way to
cross circumvent the very wide and busy road that spans a wide canal and is one of the main arteries into down-town Delft. The stairs, although still used and a nice shortcut, are a remnant of this +/- 100 year old bridge.
Disabled people would not need to use it, there are much easier and safer ways to cross the canal.