My usual composition for a place like this is to find the exact center and go for a nice symmetry. But when I’m done with that I try for a different composition. So here I tried to have the light as a nice foreground object. It was a little higher up form the place where I was standing, but still it changed the feel of the photo completely.
This is a tonemmaped image created in Photomatix Pro and then edited further in Photoshop. Photo taken from the stage of the opera in Budapest.
Off center

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