It was a really overcast day today and the weather folks have issued a tornado warning. Perfect clouds and beautiful color. I wanted to photograph some of the interesting buildings in the little square near our small city. When shooting a building up close you need to consider perspective. If you don't the building will appear to tilt. I did not remember this until I started editing and saw all of the shots of a building that appeared to be falling over! I was thankful that I had a couple of shots of just the top portion of the bluish/purple building. I shot the top of the building in order to pull in part of the sky.
Lesson: If you are shooting a subject that you don't normally shoot, take some time to study and prepare. Make sure you have the right equipment or be sure you know just what adjustments you'll need to make in order to get the image you need. A lens that helps with perspective would have been perfect for shooting a building straight on, but I don't own a perspective lens! Backing way up and shooting is the other option, but the street was narrow and I couldn't back away as far as I needed to. So I had to change things a bit and just shoot up and hope for the best! I still had to use the perspective tool in photoshop.