The dominant feature of the bank are the supporting pillars, here I have used them to frame the picture, but allowed the street lights to interfere with what would otherwise be a very clean composition:
Moving around and going in much closer (I am using a 70-200mm zoom on an APS-C sensor) I went for a far more geometrical composition. The reflections in the glass deepen the image and add some complexity to an otherwise simple frame. I could have gone for pure symmetry, but wanted that broken by the fold in the building.
As I walked around the bank I became very aware of the many different planes within the banks geometry and the possibilities created by overlaps and reflections:
In the above image I have included the sky, however, I find the images to be far more satisfying when framing to only encompass the bank:
Alternatively a simple plane presents a strong image, if a little limited
I am very much drawn to superimposition of natural objects against architecture:
Human interaction with the architecture also interests me, this is a bus and subway stop just opposite the banks main entrance:
Other than the bank, I also captured some other architectural details during my perambulation:
Finally I passed this tree on the way home. It seems to be bent by the wind, however, that cannot be in this area. I suspect it has had branches removed from the left side to avoid hindering the passage of vehicles down the lane. Interesting site for future work.
Looking at the imagery I am currently capturing, I think I am in a modernist phase, geometry, angles, shapes... all appeal very strongly. As I work through this course it will be interesting to see how this develops.