I like climbing elevated viewpoints for a bird’s-eye look over town. It is not even entirely about photography, although I take my share of pictures from above. I just love the views. The brilliant expanse of rooftops does not always translate into an eye-catching wide-angle shot, but when it does, it’s a treat.
Sometimes the composition is greatly added by an uncommon feature, such as the colorful mosaic on the roof of Vienna’s St. Stephen’s Cathedral.
No wonder this perspective frequently appears in online galleries – I suspect it is hard to get a bad shot from here.