On Taking Assignments #23 - Architecture

I had the opportunity to walk around downtown Portland for a few hours for this assignment.  I don't get to spend much time there, so this was a fun assignment.

As I mentioned in the caption, I was busy scanning ground level for interesting architecture, and after taking a shot looked up to find this great subject.  I really did stop in my tracks when I saw it, partly because it took me a second to figure out what I was seeing.

The reflection fit the building perfectly, balanced within the windows and extending to the upper right corner.  I though it was a mural at first, but figured out that it was a reflection quickly after.

I took two shots of the building and was off to look for some other interesting subjects.  I was able to capture a lot of great images in a short time, but for the architecture assignment, this was the best of the bunch.

On Taking Assignments

I frequently listen to the On Taking Pictures (OTP) podcast, which I highly recommend to anyone looking for good conversation about creativity, especially as it related to photography.  In January 2014 the hosts, Bill Wadman and Jeffery Saddoris, began a new segment of weekly assignments that they gave to listeners.  Results of the assignments are posted on the OTP Google Plus group.  I decided that I would commit myself to the assignments for a year without interruption, and that I would complete each one before the next assignment was announced on the show each Tuesday morning.  My 'On Taking Assignments' blog posts are the culmination of my year-long focus on these assignments.