focal length: 50 mm
shutter speed: 1/160
aperture: f/1.8
ISO: 320
flash: not fired

I was shooting in a dark alley on a photo walk downtown Vancouver and looked up to see this building jutting into the open sky. Snapped a quick photo and went back to shooting in the alley. When I got home to view my images, I found this one that I took without really thinking about it and it turned out to be my favourite from the bunch. So, remember to look up, down, around and everywhere when you’re out shooting. You never know what you might see.

Laura is a Vancouver wedding and portrait photographer. Visit