*just thinking out loud here* If you were placed in an area outside of what you are used to (photography wise), distractions (you define what that means to you) everywhere, and were forced to take a great picture how would you set yourself up to take a great shot? What would you look for? What steps would you take? Just trying to get some ideas from others though process. I would probably start by trying to figure out a way to make the distractions work for my picture. Then look for a way to set up a good composition. Or maybe get up high and take a picture of everything with a wide DOF.