Challenge - Photographing Architecture
Hello photo-snapping Peas! Here's a new challenge for your week: consider the perspective and snap a bit of architecture!
In reviewing my favourite pictures of buildings from my own library, I realised there was a commonality: the sky! My favourite architectural pictures are those taken against an interesting sky - either the strong contrast of a rich blue on a sunny day or the drama that comes with stormy grey clouds.
Of course sometimes that's not an option, so I looked for a couple of alternatives. Shooting architecture at night is an interesting twist. A flash won't do any good, but finding a place to keep your camera still and leaving the shutter open for a while will do the trick. To take the nighttime shot, I balanced my camera on the ledge of a bridge. Or during the day with a white glare to the sky, change the perspective to something that brings the foreground closer. In this last shot, the typical architecture is still on show, but the bicycles and the pavement give it more local flair than the flat white light of the sky that particular day.
Whether you snap a famous building or your own home, old or new, big or small… take an architectural photo this week and share it in the gallery!
Upload your submission by next Friday at 11:59 PM CST for a chance to be entered into a drawing to win a $5 Two Peas gift certificate. The winner will be posted on the Two Peas blog [twopeasinabucket.typepad.com], on Saturday. Good luck!