By Darlene Hildebrandt


Whether you live in a big metropolis or a small town, your urban center will have a skyline of some kind. The outline of the buildings that make up the main part of town make up the skyline.

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Weekly Photography Challenge – City Skyline

You can see 25 more example of city skyline photos here.

If you browse online for skyline photos you may notice a common thread among the images – many of them are shot at dusk, or at night. That’s because cities look great just as daylight is fading away and the lights of the city illuminate. It’s the magic of blue hour.

You get to decide how you want to tackle this week’s challenge and shoot your city’s skyline. Maybe go out a few different times during the day and see how the light changes.


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If it’s a city near a body of water, try and capture a reflection of the lights at night. Or make your own reflection by finding a large rain puddle and a low camera angle.

If you live in a city that’s been photographed a million times like NYC or San Francisco, try something different like:

  • Shoot with a fish-eye lens
  • Convert to black and white
  • Shoot straight up and get just building tops
  • Put something in front to frame the city with

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Share your images below:

Simply upload your shot into the comment field (look for the little camera icon in the Disqus comments section) and they’ll get embedded for us all to see or if you’d prefer upload them to your favourite photo sharing site and leave the link to them. Show me your best images in this week’s challenge. Sometimes it takes a while for an image to appear so be patient and try not to post the same image twice.

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