Behmen II

Behmen II
Behmen II – Ship sized building, another perspective.

In Aarau, close to the main station, you will find this impressing ship sized building.
Almost as if – when you arrive at the station – there is a ship waiting for you
to continue your journey. This building is actually the Building “Behmen II Süd”.
It is a residential and office building, directly above the undercrossing of the railway.
It is owned by the “Winterthur Leben” (life insurance company). The architects company has
been the “Baader Architekten AG”. Besides offices and apartments,
there is also a parking garage contained in the building (multi storey).

Photographically, it is always great to explore different positions and see
how the impression of the building varies when looking
at it from different perspectives. I think it is also a good habit to find
the best point to view at a motif by walking around, trying different locations
and also different heights, maybe going down a little with the camera, or even
up – as far as it is possible. You will find, that there is points from where you
can get a completely different impression of the motif, a completely different mood
and atmosphere. It might be time consuming, but – in many cases – it is really rewarding.
Just zooming in and, but not moving around a little, gives not always the best results.
What I am doing, is, just taking a prime lens, and see how it will work out. This way,
I am forced to find the best point for a certain picture. Comparing this with the
more “comfortable” zooming, it can give surprising results.

Which one do you like better? The highly symmetric one or this one, with the incoming train?

The photograph has been taken in the later afternoon, just before it was getting dark. I have been using a 20 mm lens here.

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