Draw on paper
Using a pen I produce several thumbnails on paper, trying out different compositions. I give myself a range of options, from landscape to portrait, applying the Rule of Thirds, switching foreground elements, and so on. I decide that I want to create a vertical setting with elegant lines. It’s perhaps a little full-on, but I like the illustrative look that it gives to the architecture. It’s not that I don’t want to work on perspective, but I find this produces a more charismatic and impressive image when the framing is simple and the composition lines are head on.