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  #219 Curves
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Who said ceilings are boring?       ©2019 A.N.Other
Panasonic FZ2000       2nd place, 196 points
1/25s, f4, ISO 125, 28mm, Aperture Priority, Pattern, no flash
 
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      Extra Info: This ceiling rises from beneath the floor in the form of a 40 foot high circular funnel. This then fans out and forms six elliptical undulating domes covering 43,000 sq ft. The ceiling is made of a metal skeleton that is lined with over 131,000 feet of Western Red Cedar wood from Canada. It feels like you are walking underneath a gigantic flat topped mushroom!
 
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ysal
10 days ago
    Congrats!

Lo
11 days ago
    This is such an amazing find. Congratulations.

mrsawyer
11 days ago
    Good job Neil!

RobertLavker
11 days ago
    Again my 1st place choice. Beautiful image - congrats.

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A.N.Other
12 days ago
    Thank you all so much. really pleased you like it :-) .

mrsawyer - I didn't take a wide angle shot as I knew what I was after but I will post one of my SOOC shots which is somewhat wider. Two of my links below show other peoples wider views of the ceiling.

mrsawyer
12 days ago
    Do you have a wider view you can share in the forum? Great find!!! Good lighting and focus.

Mepo
12 days ago
    Loved this shot.
Edited on Aug 12, 2019

Thivi
12 days ago
    An infinity of curves here, well done !!!

jomari
12 days ago
    What a fabulous ceiling! High in my faves.

Old Finn
12 days ago
    There really are curves. Well composed. In my favorites.

A.N.Other
12 days ago
    Thank you all :-). It certainly is an experience to walk beneath!
Edited on Aug 12, 2019

davemisunas
12 days ago
    lots of curves in this image, well done... good composition and lighting.

Lo
12 days ago
    I can't even begin to imagine the skill and patience that went into building this ceiling. It's awe inspiring, and you have done a great job in capturing it's beauty.

babysister
13 days ago
    Certainly a spectacular ceiling. I feel a bit seasick looking at it.

kerszkavet
14 days ago
    Nicely found - good angle.

A.N.Other
15 days ago
    ysal - It's where our parliament sit - the Senedd Welsh Assembly Building.

http://www.cityofcardiff.com/senedd.html

and how the sustainability features of the building works

http://www.assembly.wales/en/visiting/about_us-assembly_history_buildings/senedd_history/sen-environmental-features/sen-environmental-features-key-environmental-features/Pages/sen-environmental-features-key-environmental-features.aspx

Edited on Aug 12, 2019

ysal
15 days ago
    This is playing all sorts of crazy tricks on my eyes!! It's hard to tell if some parts come in or out of the page, and the thumbnail image looks very different from the large image. What is this building?

A.N.Other
15 days ago
    Thank you both very much for the kind comments :-)

aoc46 - It's impossible to photograph all of it at the same time but this shot should give you more of an idea.

http://upload.wikimedia.org/wikipedia/commons/f/f0/Neuadd_%26_Oriel%2C_Senedd%2C_Cardiff_Bay.jpg

The 'column' of the mushroom is designed to provide natural cooling to our government that sits beneath it.
Edited on Aug 12, 2019

aoc46
15 days ago
    Very impressive curves, well-composed and shot. It's a little hard to "read" how the pieces fit together ( i.e., how the column fans out to domes), but still quite striking.

RobertLavker
15 days ago
    What a beautiful juxtaposition of curves and lines. I love the abstract feel that this image conveys. Nicely composed and lighted. High in my favs.

A.N.Other
15 days ago
    Yeah, I had trouble with those parts. I would have liked to have shown you this photo at a much larger size which hopefully would have reduced the moire. I left that part in the corner to show how the ceiling continued. Maybe I should have made it larger or cut it out all together as you suggested.
Edited on Aug 12, 2019

SteveBee
15 days ago
    Very interesting ceiling. It is actually tricky I think to find a good composition with lines running in so many directions as this. There are some moire patterns noticeable on the right side and the small triangular area on the lower left corner calls attention to itself in a way that doesn't help the composition (I'd crop it out). Otherwise, a good composition.
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