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Scott, Chuck, and Bob:
Thank you very much for the comments. To Scott's point, to me this photograph is mostly about pattern - and I probably should of said that in my initial comments. For example, I purposefully used as much telephoto as I had available at the time to create a compression effect between the various elements. I also like how the various patterns between the ship and city mirror each other (as they are all built to a human scale).
If seeking deeping meaning (and this might be a bit of a stretch ), I also like a subject matter juxtaposition between the historical and somewhat exclusive identity of the city and the modern cruise ship. Every day multiple cruise ships dump thousands of people into the city, many of which seek to catch a glimpse of the rich and famous -- and it seems that at least some of the rich and famous make an effort to be seen.
Chuck - excellent points and suggestions -- especially the ideas about colour and tone. Also, the vertical impact of the high-rise really jumps out at me once it was pointed out.
I think I have to decide if this is going to be mostly about a study in pattern or if I'm going to focus on creating an image about specific subjects (i.e. the ship and the central building). What I like most about this image is the former. With that in mind, I will play with this by using a lesser crop than Chuck but work the colours/tone in a similar fashion.