Early this week I visited Navy Pier in Chicago with my wife, daughter and grandkids. There are lots of photo ops, especially of the Chicago skyline. You sometimes get the best shots of cityscapes if you can find a place well above ground level.
Here’s a shot from the Ferris wheel (which is 150 feet high)
About halfway down the pier there is an outdoor stairway to the second floor of Festival Hall with a nice platform. I didn’t get anything Monday but I usually shoot something from there like this
Continuing on down the pier I shot the towers and the roof of the Grand Ballroom
That got me to wondering if there was a way to get up there. Sure enough there was an elevator to the flat roof so I went up there and shot these
So look up, find a place above ground to take your shots. Sometimes the higher you get the better. I shot this from the 41st floor of Lake Point Tower.
and this one from the same place