I'm really glad we have so many iconic architectural elements in Seattle. Starting with the most famous, the Space Needle. In any film clip or image, you instantly know where you are when you see it. Built for the 1962 World's Fair, to my eye it still looks completely modern and up to date.
Always "an experience," heading to Seattle's awesome Experience Music Project building. Thus far I have always found some new ways to shoot this building. I really want to go to the Gehry designed museum in Bilbao, Spain. Who is with me?
I was very taken with this home when I first saw it in the tiny hamlet of Perledo. Like virtually every town in Italy, there is a church, and this home is literally in the square in front of the church.
It spoke to me more than virtually any other structure I had seen on my trip, and that is a lot of structures! I wanted to come back when there was some nice afternoon light and blue sky over the lake. Alas, that was not to be, as we had overcast and light rain most of the time.
But I went back anyway, of course. There was a big crane behind the home, I hadn't noticed the first time. It was putting up an apartment building. Ah... progress? That limited the angles I could utilize.
I was by myself, but found myself thinking of some of my shooting buddies. What would Dan, or John, or Tony do here? Doors and windows were open, I really didn't want to disturb the occupants. As usual, I worked quickly.
This particular composition is my favorite, and I gave it a treatment that I feel harkens to the timeless quality of the scene. I'd like to think I did my buddies proud with this image.
Okay, going to close out this series with a shot I'm pretty sure you couldn't have ever seen before. While it looks basically like the building, the form on the right is actually the front of the monorail that travels through the building.
I would say that this shot wouldn't be possible with any of my Canon bodies (except perhaps the good old 1D Mark III) because it wouldn't have autofocused in time to capture the monorail "right there."
I like this one a lot because it blends my appreciation for the building with my street shooter skills! Hope you enjoyed, please comment if so.