Interesting foreground elements and leading lines can turn a ho-hum scene into something more compelling. Although there were a number of great individual elements in this abandoned warehouse to shoot, creating an interesting composition that included a large chunk of them required a bit of thinking. Nobody wants to look at a pile of discarded junk without any sort of focal point or direction, so finding that key element that leads the viewer through the frame is key.
When I saw this overturned table and rusted piping, I knew how I wanted to frame this shot. Getting close to the end of the pipe with my wide angle lens allowed me to make the opening of the pipe the focal point, and the distortion provided by this same lens really leads the eye through the frame.