Feeling small in the city

Downtown Seattle is similar to many other American cities - skyscrapers, lots of skyscrapers.

In this picture of the 76- storey Columbia Tower, I wanted to emphasize the height of the building and deliberately looked upwards using a wide angle lens to make the vertical elements of the picture converge. The steps ascending into the picture also help to emphasize the height of the surrounding buildings. This, too, is an HDR picture, to preserve the contrast range created by the reflections in the windows.

Photographer: Peter Maguire

Feeling small in the city

Downtown Seattle is similar to many other American cities - skyscrapers, lots of skyscrapers.

In this picture of the 76- storey Columbia Tower, I wanted to emphasize the height of the building and deliberately looked upwards using a wide angle lens to make the vertical elements of the picture converge. The steps ascending into the picture also help to emphasize the height of the surrounding buildings. This, too, is an HDR picture, to preserve the contrast range created by the reflections in the windows.

Photographer: Peter Maguire