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.