OK - anyone can take a shot of a interesting skyline or beautiful building. How challenging is that? A more challenging task is taking an everyday slice of urban innanity and turning that into an interesting shot.
Post your shots of urban landscape fragments - stressing the fragments. I don't mean street scenes; I don't mean people shots. Not shots of a building but an interesting fragment of the building - a window, it's sign, it's brickwork, it's porch, it's cracking paint. It can be a wall, a doorway, a sidewalk, an interesting object in the urban landscape (i.e. hydrant, sewer grate, wooden skid, fire escape. Light bulb, snow on a barb wire fence, ect.). It can be boring inanimate objects but arrayed in an interesting pattern. It can be a decaying wall, beautiful old neon sign, a lone piece of trash on a cobble stone street.
One of the things I like about photography is the way one can take something common and mundane, yet somehow engage the viewer to notice it's beauty or interestingness. Post shots of architectural details or objects that most people walk by without noticing – a photo that suggests there's something worth stopping for the next time one walks by (if one had time in this busy life).
So ideally, there should be no people, no skies or horizons, no whole buildings or cityscapes – just fully filled frames of urban fragments from the urban jungle in which we exist.
It can be an interesting pattern of something as mundane as a taxi sign or bike racks.
IMAGE LINK: https://flic.kr/p/67QMhQ Toronto business district just after 5 PM by Phil Marion, on Flickr
or a pattern created of a security barIMAGE LINK: https://flic.kr/p/rSfGgH Queen Street West security bars by Phil Marion, on Flickr
or a signIMAGE LINK: https://flic.kr/p/qS8nSW A pigeon at the Canary Restaurant by Phil Marion, on Flickr
It can be from the urban landscape of a city you've traveled to:
IMAGE LINK: https://flic.kr/p/56tqzK detail - Zanzibar strip club sign by Phil Marion, on Flickr
so it can be an interesting door or window:IMAGE LINK: https://flic.kr/p/8qsVxz Detail - Dupont Street warehouse by Phil Marion, on Flickr
any cityscape with NO people or sky:IMAGE LINK: https://flic.kr/p/8zbM1f green with envy by Phil Marion, on Flickr