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When you see an interesting subject, you need to visualize how the subject will look from several different shooting positions and then pick the best vantage point.
As you can see in the bottom image (poor composition with a boring foreground to boot), the name of the restaurant is partially hidden and I feel that the fun name is an important part of the scene. In the top photograph, you clearly see the name. Thats because I used a technique made famous by Ansel Adams, the most famous landscape photographer of all time. I took the shot while standing on the roof of my car.
Both of these pictures were enhanced in Topaz Adjust, a plug-in that helps you create high dynamic range (well, kinda) images. You can see more examples of Topaz Adjust and other plug-ins on the Plugin Experience (www.pluginexperience.com).