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30 breathtaking examples of city photography

30 breathtaking examples of city photography

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If you live in a major city, I wonder when you last stopped to appreciate just how awe-inspiring your surroundings are.

Living and working in cities, we often take for the granted the complex design and engineering that goes into constructing the incredible steel and concrete marvels that we inhabit on a daily basis. More than just a place for us to live and work, cities can be beautiful, too – sometimes rivalling the natural world.

As a reminder of just how jaw-droppingly beautiful cities can be, I’ve collected what I think are some of the best examples of city photography from a variety of online photo communities, including Flickr, deviantART and 1x.

Enjoy!

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30 breathtaking examples of city photography

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30 breathtaking examples of city photography

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30 breathtaking examples of city photography

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30 breathtaking examples of city photography

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30 breathtaking examples of city photography

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30 breathtaking examples of city photography

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30 breathtaking examples of city photography

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30 breathtaking examples of city photography

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30 breathtaking examples of city photography

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30 breathtaking examples of city photography

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30 breathtaking examples of city photography

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30 breathtaking examples of city photography

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30 breathtaking examples of city photography

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30 breathtaking examples of city photography

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30 breathtaking examples of city photography

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30 breathtaking examples of city photography

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30 breathtaking examples of city photography

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30 breathtaking examples of city photography

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30 breathtaking examples of city photography

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30 breathtaking examples of city photography

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30 breathtaking examples of city photography

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30 breathtaking examples of city photography

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30 breathtaking examples of city photography

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30 breathtaking examples of city photography

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30 breathtaking examples of city photography

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30 breathtaking examples of city photography

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30 breathtaking examples of city photography

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30 breathtaking examples of city photography

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30 breathtaking examples of city photography

Have I missed any amazing photos? If you know of any great examples of city photography that aren’t included in this post, feel free to post a link in the comments and I will update the list.

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  • Chris

    It’s interesting how many great photos are first seen through the 1X gallery. My favorite here could be the Aaron Reed photo with the beautiful point stars. And I might never have thought of doing what Rob Cherry has done with the Opera House, such a simple idea, but only 1 of a few million people who walk past it would think to photography it in that way.

    • http://blog.neorelic.com.au Patrick Jones

      There’s some really amazing work on 1X. There’s also plenty of gems on deviantART and Flickr, though slightly harder to find due to the lack of quality control.

      I think my favourite – mostly because it makes my brain think I’m going to die for a fraction of a second – is the one by tomms with his feet hanging over the edge of the tower.

      I definitely agree with you about the shot of the Opera House. It’s a unique approach to the subject and it’s beautiful in its simplicity.