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Harald L

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The Tower
« on: July 07, 2013, 05:51:24 PM »

Strolling around my office-building - Thoughts / Comments?

#1



#2



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And here are two colored ones:

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« Reply #1 on: July 07, 2013, 05:56:25 PM »

Very nice, Harald. As folks who'd stop by when I was doing an occasional art fair back in the early seventies used to say: "Them's real clear pictures."

Kidding aside, I like them very much.

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« Reply #2 on: July 07, 2013, 06:10:53 PM »

Great eye for extracting the elements of design inherent in the structure.

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« Reply #3 on: July 07, 2013, 06:19:01 PM »

All very fine, in particular when presented together. I would, however, go for a single toning hue for the B&W. I personally would opt for the #4, slightly warm black.

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« Reply #4 on: July 07, 2013, 07:38:54 PM »

#1 for me.
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« Reply #5 on: July 08, 2013, 01:46:40 AM »

#1 for me.
My thought too.  They're all good, but the intersection and confluence of lines and curves in #1 is really superb.

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« Reply #6 on: July 08, 2013, 12:09:24 PM »

#4 strikes me as perspective correction taken a trifle too far. I suspect that it is NOT actually wider at the top of the frame than the bottom, but that is certainly the impression I get.
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« Reply #7 on: July 08, 2013, 12:55:29 PM »

...perspective correction taken a trifle too far...

Quite a common mistake. People assume that what's geometrically correct is perceived by our brain as such too. Backing off slightly from the "perfect" verticals often yields a more believable result, more in line with human perception.

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« Reply #8 on: July 09, 2013, 05:52:19 AM »

Superb set of photos… My favorite is #1 but others are not far behind. FWIW,  prefer the B&W photos.
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« Reply #9 on: July 09, 2013, 08:26:53 AM »

Excellent!

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« Reply #10 on: July 09, 2013, 08:58:52 AM »

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People assume that what's geometrically correct is perceived by our brain as such too. Backing off slightly from the "perfect" verticals often yields a more believable result, more in line with human perception.
...c'est correct Monsieur...
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« Reply #11 on: July 09, 2013, 09:46:54 AM »

Quite a common mistake. People assume that what's geometrically correct is perceived by our brain as such too. Backing off slightly from the "perfect" verticals often yields a more believable result, more in line with human perception.

You're so right. I had a mixed feeling on #4 as well but my sponsor likes it very much. I beg your pardon for posting a photograph which doesn't convince me totally. But now I found my mistake: The tower was somewhat distorted. I hope this one meets your expectations:

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« Reply #12 on: July 09, 2013, 02:16:11 PM »

I like #4 - but this is an instance I would like to see version where the verticals are parallel - so there is a static element against all the "moving curves". Also the latest version of this -  the left side of the building is way to close the frame imo. If it was mine  - I would also be experimenting with contrast...and maybe pushing/blowing out the specular highlights a bit
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Re: The Tower
« Reply #13 on: July 09, 2013, 04:59:29 PM »

I like #4 - but this is an instance I would like to see version where the verticals are parallel - so there is a static element against all the "moving curves". Also the latest version of this -  the left side of the building is way to close the frame imo. If it was mine  - I would also be experimenting with contrast...and maybe pushing/blowing out the specular highlights a bit

Here you are. I think that I will take some more shots from a different angle.

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« Reply #14 on: July 09, 2013, 06:00:21 PM »

I prefer that...BUT with same crop and similar tonality of your original #4. That is quite a subject...that building
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