This is all about being close enough to this amazing and very large structure so that looking up at it foreshortens the towers.
You can see a similar effect in my shots of some amazing tulip trees on the Appalachian Trail near here.
Flickr member Stefan Gehmlich posted this great urban landscape taken with his Ricoh GR II. Perfect exposure and a great composition.
The reason this particular construction project was so well documented was that it was Rockefeller Center.
No one, not even the photographers, is wearing safety equipment.
The subjects and the photographer are unknown, but the photo is one of the most iconic of all time. With Central Park in the background, 11 men casually have lunch 800 feet above Manhattan. In this short piece by Time Magazine, archivist Christine Rouselle explores the story behind this historic image.
Flickr member Alexander Fink posted this dramatic shot of “Sprinkenhof” which is a nine floor building in Hamburg, Germany. He took this with a Panasonic GX7
My flickr contact Isabelle Wolter shot this in Paris, France with her Ricoh GR.
The idea of shooting an interior with a big window and the space outside as a background is a great one. Tough exposure to get right and it’s great that Isabelle was willing to silhouette the staircase and escalator railing.
The Getty Center, Los Angeles, California.
I’ve been visiting the Getty Center for sixteen years on visits to my recently passed mother. I’ve taken hundreds of images of the place. My wife, however, had never been there so we took some time to visit on our recent trip to LA.
It’s tough to remember to look down at the Getty but in fact, the floors are all made out of limestone, some of which is intricately detailed with fossils and other remnants of its earlier life as sandstone in another time.
One of the many things that’s great about the Getty is the juxtaposition of steel siding with stone on walls and ceilings. This alcove is one of my favorite such places.
Richard Meier’s Getty architecture is quite stark so finding a wall of ivy there is almost a welcome relief.
My flickr contact Maciek Lulko took this dramatic image of the Geisel Library, University of California, San Diego.
My flickr contact Gediminas Karbauskis took this fantastic shot of a man looking at what seems to be his smartphone on a balcony of a museum in Antwerp, Belgium. Taken with his Fuji XT-1.
Incredible control of light and exposure.