Long exposures of car headlights can add a bit of drama to night time architectural shots. When shooting tall buildings, due to the converging lines that appear when looking up at high things, care must be taken to correct the distortion so that the building doesn’t look as if it’s falling over. You may also need to stitch multiple images if you can’t get far enough away, as in this case.
However, sometimes the falling over effect can suit the composition. When shooting black and white, it is important to pay attention to tones and graphical composition. In this shot, high contrast black and white and the weather conditions – overcast – seem to give the impression that the buildings are made out of metal.
Reflections in windows can give you a frame-within-frame composition. If the windows are not flat or, as here, completely distorted you end up with an interesting abstract image. To me the distorted top of the bank’s tower have made it look almost Gaudi-esque.
Camera: Canon 1Ds
Lenses: Canon 70-200mm f/2.8, Canon 24mm f/1.4