New Construction, Retail Exterior, Dawn
Photographed for Williams + Paddon Architects + Planners

New Construction, Retail Exterior, Dawn
Photographed for Williams + Paddon Architects + Planners

By shooting just as dawn was beginning to break I could balance the luminance of the sky with that of the structure.

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This dawn shot was a great challenge for me. We wanted to capture the drama and impact of the design while making good use of the ambient lighting. Given the retail nature of the project I had to shoot at dawn or have my compositional options all but eliminated. Unfortunately the building faced west so I had to shoot into the rising sun. I set the shoot to occur just as dawn was beginning to break in the east this gave me the time I needed to expose the interior and patio lights and create a halo effect with the brightening sky.