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  #65 Unusual/different angles
Entry 8 of 27
   
 
Geometry from Below       ©2009 RobertLavker
Panasonic DMC-G1       8th place, 76 points
1/639s, f13, ISO 100, 52mm, Aperture Priority, Spot, no flash
 
Post-Processing: Photoshop CS2
levels; shadows and highlights; unsharp mask
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Edward48
Sep 28, 2009
    I love the swinging curve of the building, and the way it comes into the frame at just the right place. High on my list.

Mepo
Sep 27, 2009
    Interesting view, amazing set of angles. Minor quibble - I wish there was more contrast in the top. In my TT

KJW
Sep 25, 2009
    Usually building shots taken at unusual angles with different angles in them work for me. I like the angle of this shot but the reflection in the bottom of building & the color of top half of building take away from it, the top looks to metallic in color for me. If had little more color would have voted for.

rafinmelb
Sep 25, 2009
    Wonderful composition. The mixture of curves and angles, particularly the long triangle on the right works well. The PP is very effective. There is a flatness and lack of sharpness that normally I would be critical of. Here it emphasis the shot and works for it. It is cold, lifeless, harsh, indistinct. Could almost be a cover for a reissue of Franz Kafka's The Castle. It projects that kind of thoughtless banal coldness and evil.

(just a clarification, I do not mean the evil or a rabid, red-eyed genocide type evil, but the thoughtless evil of a bureaucracy that no longer can care because it is stuck in 'process' and rules.)
Edited on Sep 25, 2009

Alisande
Sep 25, 2009
    Between the sharp angle on the right and the sweeping curve on the left, this image soars!

Jade O.
Sep 24, 2009
    A starkly effective architectural image with two minor exceptions; (1) the reflection of the other buildings is distracting and softens the harsh nature of the shot which is where the image derives so much of its power from; (2) the set of bars near the side of the tower near the top which touch on that great sweeping curve also pull a little from the stark nature from the shot. I don't know if it was possible to have moved a little left to eliminate them, but either way this is a fabulous architectural photograph suitable for the cover of any architectural magazine and an image I would think the buildings' designer, architects, and engineers, would be pleased to have commissioned. It is a great shot! [Edit] O.k. A third point (3) I thought about whether to set off the buildings in this great shot, IF you could have given a little more sky above and to the right but I do not know how you could have achieved that. My thinking was I can't see what would be beyond the existing crop and obviously, allowing the curve to extend "above" the top of the tower would be a distinct negative as would running the curve off the side of the frame. It would be a question of the angles and I doubt you could do better than you did here. But in the end I've concluded more sky would weaken the impact of the image so I'm back to where I started - a great shot as it is. If I could I would have picked two for No. 1; as I can only pick one, this is my No. 2 pick.
Edited on Sep 26, 2009
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