@ Adrian, Like you, it's the textures and flourishes that draw me to the building. You're right, the image is a little tilted. Working around a fountain and benches, I wasn't in the ideal position. I made several cropping and transform adjustments in pp but reached a point where an improvement in one area worsened another.
Hey Judith - this is the way to get long exposure with no ND filters - shoot when it is dark ;-) This is lovely - I really enjoy seeing buildings lit at night and especially one like this with so many interesting textures and little delightful flourishes in the construction. One criticism is that the image seems to be tilting to the right? or is that an illusion created by the brightness in the bottom right
Ever since Ricky posted his photos of the Alamo, I wanted to shoot the historic Water Tower. I had intended to capture more of the structure, but couldn't find a location without trees, buildings, or poles so focused on the tower portion.
Note on exposure: This was taken at f/25 which my camera indicated would be underexposed at 30 seconds, the longest built-in shutter speed. By opening the aperture 3 clicks (1 stop), the camera indicated 30 seconds would be sufficient. I changed to manual exposure, shutter = remote timer, and aperture back to f/25. To change the time by 1 stop, I doubled it from 30 to 60 seconds.