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  #139 Portrait Orientation
Entry 7 of 23
   
 
Giant sculpture?       ©2014 Lo
Panasonic DMC-FZ200       7th place, 141 points
1/2000s, f5.6, ISO 100, 155mm, Aperture Priority, Spot, no flash
 
Post-Processing: Denoised with Topaz, straightened perspective, slight crop, finished with Topaz 5       Extra Info: Structure erected to allow cleaning and repair of the copper roofs of the Parliament buildings
 
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Lo
Mar 11, 2014
    El - Thanks for the interesting info re: vanishing points. I have to admit I was really taken by the structure, and like you, couldn't figure out why. So, when in doubt, take a photo! Sorry you couldn't enter the challenge - your photos are always fascinating.

elliott
Mar 11, 2014
    lo, great shot. can't believe i would ever say this but work has been hectic to the point that i don't get here as much as i'd like. i did see your entry the other evening and was taken right away by its intriguing graphic nature. i thought about it often and even today had a discussion with a retired graphic/mechanical drawing engineer. i was trying to find the technical term for the type of projection you presented. the camera lens and eye see things in a perspective where parallel lines meet at a vanishing point. by straightening your vertical perspective, you've taken away the vanishing point of the vertical lines. so technically it become a two point perspective projection. (this would go totally unnoticed by any sane person but it was like a conundrum for me to find what intrigued me about your photo.) if you had a vantage point from a mile away and a good telephoto lens, you could have got this effect without pp. here is a quick link that shows what i mean.

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/File:Orthographic_camera_distance_focal_length.gif

i really like your entry and would have put it in first position had i voted.

el
Edited on Mar 11, 2014

Lo
Mar 10, 2014
    Thanks for your comments - I really appreciate them.

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Mepo
Mar 10, 2014
    Interesting capture - I'd like to see it in a negative format.

gotta.learn
Mar 10, 2014
    Very interesting subject. Perfect for the portrait composition.

Lo
Mar 10, 2014
    I couldn't believe the amount of effort required to maintain these copper spires. This superstructure was huge! For safety reasons, it wasn't possible to get too close, but even from where I stood, it seemed to dominate the surrounding area.

ysal
Mar 10, 2014
    I like the "see through" effect, which looks very nice against the pretty blue sky.

Phil99
Mar 8, 2014
    I wouldn't have thought that scaffolding could look so good! Love the shapes of the planks. Like the blueness of the sky and the way the diagonal clouds match the diagonal line of the scaffolding. :)

Jade O.
Mar 8, 2014
    That is some scaffold! Unsure about the upward angle though I doubt you had much choice.

cookiejar
Mar 8, 2014
    An intriguing image. Very nicely framed. Works well with your restricted colour range.

babysister
Mar 7, 2014
    Perfect subject as well as spectacular sky.

forkcandles
Mar 7, 2014
    a great picture and the original designers just didn't know the amount of scaffolding needed to just clean it.
the colours of blue and grey work well.


Edward
Mar 7, 2014
    Seems as if this building was perfectly created for a portrait oriented shot! Interesting and well-chosen subject.
Edited on Mar 7, 2014

SteveBee
Mar 7, 2014
    Good seeing of a very interesting geometrical composition. The Topaz adjustments do make the sky very artificial looking.

NoRules
Mar 7, 2014
    Like the sombre, dark and cold blue tones. It gives the subject matter substance.

johncomyn
Mar 6, 2014
    Very well seen, think you could've pulled a little more detail from the shadows.
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