Have you ever been hassled by security when taking photos like this? Last time I was on top of a parking garage downtown taking LF photos a security cop gave me a bad time for a while.
I always enjoy a new perspective on my hometown. What focal length lens was this?
Kind of off topic, but I've been reading this book on Portland architecture (by Bart King) and it's making me look at our city with fresh eyes. I recommend it if you're interested in that sort of thing.
I'll look for the book. That sort of thing DOES interest me!
And I crop my 4x5s like mad, too, so I understand. If I know I need to crop severely I'll use a roll film back at times. One of the things I like about shooting Polaroid negatives is that, since I like the goopy edges, I really have to crop carefully in camera or lose the border. It forces me to frame differently than with standard film. Sadly my final reserves of type 55 and type 51 are running low.
Before you criticize someone, walk a mile in their shoes. That way when you do criticize them you'll be
a mile away and you'll have their shoes.
dlin... Nice high-key shot.
Pretty much the same story for me as for Austin. I get questioned but the cops or security people end up being wary but tolerant. However, a number of years ago (closer to 9/11, which is telling) some friends and I were photographing a railroad bridge from public space when we got seriously hassled by a guard who tried to take our names and threatened to call the cops. Very hardcore.