Yeah...I live in a city. I find myself really struggling living in Chicago to distill the city down into something elegant and interesting to look at. While the skyline is incredible, and always worth pausing to enjoy, I'm sick of photographing it. I prefer a very minimalistic style of landscape photography; shapes and tones are all I really pay attention to, and since the skyline and everything around it makes for an extremely busy scene, its hard to narrow it down to something that fits in the frame in an orderly matter. Somewhere along the line, these myths were made up that landscape photography has to be done with a wide angle lens in "landscape" orientation on the camera. None of the photos I took last night met that criteria, and on top of that all of the "land" was actually man made. I ended up shooting with a 50mm all evening, and it allowed me to create more simple compositions.
I actually went out last night after one particular shot that I had taken a sketch photo of with my iPhone (and posted to Instagram). Its the photo above and I thought it turned out nicely. The rest of the photos came later.
There's a couple similar images in there. I like the different tones and slight compositional changes, so I included them.