OwlContinuing with my new abstract architecture series (read the introductory post HERE) I have titled this one “Owl” because… well, that’s what I see when I look at it!

I must have snapped dozens of frames at this location because I was really drawn to the curved lines and forms and really wanted to make something of it.  I was about to leave, frustrated that I hadn’t been able to capture something that was happy with, when I decided to change my point of view.  I climbed up a story and laid flat on my back to get this shot that I immediately was happy with.  The sun was in a good place to show off the overlapping forms and enhance the lines they created as well as the rough surface texture.  The light values of the sun-lit building allowed me to expose for a nice dark sky; this created excellent contrast behind the building to help show off it’s form and balance out the shaded areas to the left.  Though I really liked the symmetry of the composition, I decided to rotate the picture ninety degrees clockwise to give it a little more life so that it wasn’t so static.

5D Mk III with 24-70mm f/2.8L II USM lens. ISO 100, f/11, 1/100 sec.

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