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These buildings were photographed in Anchorage, Alaska in 2011. For a city the size of Anchorage we have quite a few tall structures. The rainbow image is the BP corporate headquarters building in mid-town. Many of the Anchorage’s building are mirrored. I try to find unique design features of buildings that speak for themselves. Structures allow you to use different perspectives and angles for distinctive images. I have found that my best images of buildings were taken during the golden hours of sunrise and sunset.

These images were taken with my first professional lens, a Nikon 50mm f/1.4 prime lens. I use a surveyor tripod to secure sharp photos. I upgraded from a cheap pan head to a heavy duty Giottos MH-3300 ballhead for these architectural images. My camera was set to use JPEG files. When I first started using my Nikon D7000 I believe that shooting JPEGs improved my photography as the camera produced realistic looking images. Seeing a properly processed color image produced by a camera allowed me sees the potential of photography. I did not have software to process images at the time so JPEGs were the right format for me since I could view a finished product. Later I started using Elements 9 to enhance JPEG images. Now I used Lightroom to process RAW images.
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