When you are looking for unique compositions, don't forget to look upward. Whether you are in a forest, a building, a festival, or another location or event, sometimes you can find amazing shots simply by looking skyward. This concept is the basis for one of my lessons in the Developing Your Creative Artistic Vision course here at Betterphoto.
This photo was taken in the Marriott Marque hotel in Atlanta. I used a 15mm fisheye lens to capture the incredible architectural design. I was very surprised that no one minded if I used a tripod, which I did. The interior lobby offers an endless variety of compositions, and most of them are upward.
In exposing for this, I took a reading in the side of the frame where I ignored the brilliant center. Then, I locked that in place with AE lock and took the shot.