Tower of the Americas

“It is our choices, Harry, that show what we truly are, far more than our abilities.” – J. K. Rowling, Harry Potter and the Chamber of Secrets

Tallest building in San Antonio: Tower of the Americas, built as part of HemisFair '68, the World's Fair. Architecht: O'Neil Ford

Tallest building in San Antonio: Tower of the Americas, built as part of HemisFair ’68, the World’s Fair | Architect: O’Neil Ford

When I saw the Tower of the Americas, the tallest building in San Antonio, I wanted to convey its strong design and dramatic height.

I decided to render it with a simple, distraction-free, reductionist view. Visual tension and a pull of the eye is forced on the viewer by my deliberate composition.

I held the camera in a vertical orientation to emphasize the tower’s height. I centered the solitary subject in the frame to enhance its symmetrical strength. The cloudy blue winter sky contrasted against the tower’s concrete and glass surface materials. Up the tower shaft and around the topmost observation storey, I allowed for ample negative space to encourage visual traverse on the structure without exiting the image frame.

Have you photographed the Tower of the Americas? Ping back to share your deliberate composition of this structure.

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