A couple of evenings last week I wandered downtown to get in a little night photography. Both evenings I got downtown a little early and took a few evening shots waiting for the sky to darken. One of my favorite subjects is the Calatrava addition to the Milwaukee Art Museum, which can take on an interesting feel in the evening. Here is what I got.
I took this handheld, so it isn't as crisp as I would have liked, but I do like the pastel quality of the sky in the evening light.
Here is another icon of downtown Milwaukee--City Hall.
I came across this unusual shot because I spied a couple of other amateur photographers working on the same shot, and we wound up chatting cameras a bit. The attractive aspect of this shot is the illumination of the clock faces. I wanted to include the building on the right to frame the shot. I would have preferred to exclude the less interesting building in the lower part of the image, but further cropping of the shot would have hurt the composition more, I think. On the other hand, a darker sky a little later in the evening would have helped, I think.
I also spent a little time in the atrium of the Milwaukee Center, a complex of buildings that include a hotel, an office tower and a couple of theaters, a venue that a security guard asked me to leave a couple of years ago. Again, these were handheld.
Waiting for the sun to go down, I also took a couple of shots of typical downtown office towers.
There was something about the evening light that I thought added something to these shots.