By Kerry Drager
When photographing cityscapes filled with distinctive modern buildings, I'm always on the look-out for strong lines and bold reflections. At the same time, beautiful late-day sunlight helps pump up colors and, in general, makes things look soooooo much more dynamic than in harsh middle-day sunlight.
For the accompanying photo, a telephoto zoom (80-200mm) let me zero in tight on this sunset light-and-color scene. I chose an upper part of the glass-walled building that had excellent diagonal lines and that was catching the evening light. I liked the key focal point too: the reflection of a neighboring warm-lit building.
Searching for graphic-design scenes keeps my shooting eye sharp, provides lots of creative fun, and even results in some satisfying images too. Now that's a combination that's hard to beat!
Light, Line & Reflections - (c) Kerry Drager
Sunset, office building, Sacramento CA; f16 @ 1/15 sec; 80-200 zoom set at 200mm; ISO 200; tripod