As I was walking along a downtown city street in a small town near our home in SW Virginia, I noticed that several merchants had placed various types of potted plants in front of their establishments. That made the street scene look nice and friendly. But one merchant did something a bit different. That potted plant had a large mirror mounted on the brick wall behind the plant. That made for a “different look” and that’s what I saw. From a photo composition standpoint, I wanted to first place myself in such a position so as to keep my feet out of the reflection in the mirror, plus I was looking to break up the composition so as to provide as much contrast as possible between the objects involved…example:not let any one thing “take over” the image.