This image is of the front of a historic hotel in Phoenix. The repeating pod-like windows gives an impression of a hotel on another planet. I waited for the sun to just bleed onto the edge of building to identify daybreak.
Captured using a Sony A99 body/ Sony 70-200mm lens, handheld. To ensure enough detail was included in the shadows under each window, an exposure of f/16 at 1/400 second was used with an ISO 400.
A curves adjustment layer was added in CS6 to add contrast before the image was rotated and cropped to create leading lines.
The photographer is Nick Reed.