It’s easy to make a bad photo in bad light. I set the bar low for this project: improve the photo in editing. First photo is unedited except for same crop as the finished version:
This place opened a few days ago. Thought the tables might be interesting in morning light. Hasn’t been interesting enough to get me out of bed so I shot it mid day for this project.
Reasons this light is bad: 1) Mid day means uninteresting shadows, 2) Light reflecting off concrete brightens the under table shadows, resulting in little dynamic range.
All processing was to emphasize the tables, using the perspective illusion of same size objects getting smaller with distance* for interest.
*No doubt there is an art technical term for that 10 word phrase, but I haven’t a clue what it is.