Well, for everyone who wants to see what was above the scroll, ya gotta trust me, it’s not that good. In addition to the streetlamp blazing into the lens, the landscaping interrupts the composition.
Yeah, that bugged the crap out of me, too, and as you can see from the link above, it’s really hard to avoid getting it in the frame, at least from where I was standing. Stupid #$&^% landscapers. (And the ungainly beast of a building that the steps lead up to was also roundly panned by architecture critics, but this isn’t the place for ranting.)
To ryanbobo: Hey, advice away. That’s why I asked! I’m actually not that new to photography, but the pace of my progress has been glacial, and to me, most of my photos feel rather remote and emotionally empty. For this exercise, I did actually, take a number of different shots from several vantage points, but the one in my OP was, IMO, the most successful one. If you want to, you can see the rest of the images from this session here (and a handful of my other shots, if you poke around) and judge for yourself.
These are digital. I had not given any thought to printing them, but yeah, images for print are (and will be, for a while yet) shot on film. Not having been schooled in a traditional darkroom, though, I’d scan the film and adjust them in Photoshop.
Thanks for everyone who have provided feedback. Keep’em coming!