San Jose from High

When location scouting for a place to shoot the cover of The Wave Magazine for the  “Downtown San Jose Issue,” it really came down to two options: helicopter, or the Capital Club at the top of the Knight Ridder building. The choice was obvious: helicopter. But alas, it was not to be. So I called the fine folks at the CC and scheduled a time to come by and take some shots of the little people from high above. In retrospect I should have waited a tad later for sunset, but there are schedules to consider. I got a few good shots from both ends of the building, but I could only use one for the cover. There are a few fun ones where I shot straight down while standing on a ledge pressed against the clear glass railing – feint of heart, take heed. I think it turned out pretty well, and you can’t ask for a better location to encompass downtown in one photo (unless you’re a helicopter pilot or an astronaut).

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