Finding new perspectives in architectural photography can really yield some striking and compelling images. Usually I get stuck working from a low point of view looking up. This time, however, I noticed the very striking lines and forms of the open atrium tower of our hotel in Panama City. I leaned over the balcony as far as I dared, opened up to as wide a focal length as I was able, tried to get everything square and snapped the photo. The extremely wide angle lens helps to emphasize the compression of the image at the vanishing point. Every line in the image pulls you down to the point at the middle of the frame and you feel as though you could fall into the picture. Line and form where so important in this image that it had to be in black and white. Even though the hardwood floors of the balconies on the right were a rich red the colour only really distracted from the power of the image.
Here's another look at how I have interpreted form and shape in architecture