I think it´s not the first photo of Jardine house here on TE,but I wanted to present you today my vision of the house and its facade.
Jardine House stands 179 meters (586 feet) tall. Its design was crafted by P&T Architects and Engineers, Ltd., a Hong Kong-based company that is responsible for the creation of many landmark buildings in Hong Kong.
The most obvious unique feature of the skyscraper is its round windows. This unusual exterior has prompted
some to call it "The Porthole Building" and others to refer to it in Chinese as "The House of a Thousand Orifices". It has more than 1,700 round windows in all and engineers say these windows make the building more structurally sound than if it had the usual rectangular windows. The windows also allow for a thinner structural frame for the building.
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macjake (39227) 2013-03-02 1:39
what a photo my friend!!
and what a subject to use for HDR, but this is regular correct?
looking at this makes me want to book a flight right now to Las Vegas for similar shots!!!
Vancouver is rather plain in its city architecture.
love the circles and the grey steel look.
one, if not THE best photo in your gallery!!!!!!!!
siudzi (23879) 2013-03-02 1:51
Fantastycznie, że sąsiaduję dzisiaj z tak znakomitą Twoją kompozycją! Jestem pod wrażeniem, jak świetnie bawisz się tu geometrią tego budynku oraz wykorzystujesz jej największy atut czyli niepowtarzalny design. Brawo! Znakomita praca.
ikeharel (37316) 2013-03-02 1:57
Good morning Krzysztof,
When scolling up and down on pic. space, there is an effect on an eyes illussion. Great composed image, fantastic clarity of the returning pattern on pic. space.
Enjoy your weekend,
timecapturer (30324) 2013-03-02 3:42
like this! A glorious mix of shapes, shades and lights that you have cropped so stylishly. The sharpness is perfect as is the light management, and the result this artistic and quite wonderful image. Superb!
Enjoy your weekend - regards Brian.
Mondaychild (378) 2013-03-02 3:47
looks truly cool. I like the perspective, it looks like a macro shot of a machine or something at the first sight. That was a really good idea. I also like the idea that you "tilted" the house. Makes it look even more interesting.
mayjayne (2792) 2013-03-02 3:58
What a superb shot ! I like it very much ! Compliments to your keen eye and creative imagination !
TFS and have a great WE,
pajaran (36224) 2013-03-02 4:43
Dobar tekst o zgradi fasadi sa datim podacima ...
Lep pogled na fasadu, kontrast, lepo pokazano.
Imajte lep dan, sve najbolje za vikend.
Good article on the building facade with a given data ...
A nice view of the facade, contrast nicely shown.
Have a nice day, all the best for the weekend.
SnapRJW (18722) 2013-03-02 5:04
Wow what a super B&W composition Krzysztof. I find it quite fascinating that the Jardines have progressed to such a slick and modern building when I associate them with the early days of British trade with China where their go-downs housed, tea, cotton, silk and perhaps most notoriously opium. Times have changed and architecture certainly has. This shot with the thousand orifices reminds me of a human beehive where the worker bees fly in and out in a never ending cycle. Excellent! Warm regards Rosemary
ourania (12367) 2013-03-02 5:36
this is a very elegant, dynamic and suggestive image. You've approached and studied the architecture with an artistic and creative vision and made marvellous use of its features and textures. Depth and lighting have been managed so aptly for the realisation of this great idea and the monocromatic rendering serves the artistic aspect superbly. Congratulations and thank you!
All the best, have a lovely weekend,
abmdsudi (26233) 2013-03-02 5:51
A nice close up image almost in mono displaying section of a modern designed building strong in repeated shapes, lines and forms, creating an impressive geometrical-abstract effect. Mono suits well emphasising the stark overall contrast. A very creative shot and good vision. TFS,
dkmurphys (36801) 2013-03-02 7:30
What a spectacular texture. The modern shapes are amazing. Well taken scene, enjoy the day.
JFS (32129) 2013-03-02 7:30
My hatt off my friend, what a marvel!!!! I love it!!! In B&W is much more powerful, so simple and so gooooooood!!!
All the best!
PD:Are yu feeling better?
Noel_Byrne (7352) 2013-03-02 7:53
Thank you for teaching me something new today, I never had any idea that round windows were stronger than square, gald to learn that.
It certainly makes for a most interesting image, at first glance, I thought perhaps it was a close up of a giant cheese grater! Perfect choice of angle in this, it makes a wonderful abstract, and the choice of black and white is perfect.
Really brilliant presentation of this creative and unque building.
Have a great Saturday!
rychem (9203) 2013-03-02 10:12
Ta elewacja robi wrażenie, doskonaly efekt graficzny, a swiatło z ukosa podnosi jeszce ten efekt
kasianowak (2235) 2013-03-02 10:36
Nastepne swietne czarnobiale zdjecie z HK. Bardzo dobrze wybrany szczegol i super kompozycja.
Ogladajac twoje zdjecia coraz bardziej dochodze do wniosku, ze Hong Kong jest jeszcze ciekawszy widziany z dolu niz z samolotu... ;)
cornejo (18054) 2013-03-02 10:43
Hello Krzysztof, interesting composition which show us here today, in this very well made, I think it is easy to know what is. An interesting picture with good POV, great sharpness. Very good job well done, with great quality. Congratulations my friend. Thanks for sharing this interesting work.
Good night and good Sunday.
Greetings and all the best.
tedesse (22122) 2013-03-02 10:50
Fantastyczne czarno-biale foto! Interesujacy POV i kompozycja, doskonala ostrosc.
Silvio1953 (98129) 2013-03-02 10:54
Ciao Krzysztof, lovely composition with fantastic graphic, splendid light and wonderful clarity, very well done, my friend, have a good Sunday, ciao Silvio
raszid62 (18200) 2013-03-02 11:14
Piêkna i zarazem przedziwna kompozycja. Mozaika z kolistych okien na scianach wyglada niesamowicie. a obok pó³kolista wie¿ ze szkla. B&W oraz sko¶ny format by³ bardzo dobrym pomyslem. Rewelacyjna jako¶c obrazu.
Hansaphotos (5429) 2013-03-02 13:57
Wow, this is a striking architecture photo. Fabulous composition and a delicate presentation in this b%w version. Really a type of photo that could be worth enlarging and hanging on the wall. Excellent photo - my compliments:) Wish you a great weekend.
Best regards, Erling
Sonata11 (28331) 2013-03-02 18:57
Oh! co za strzal. Przepiekny efekt graficzny. Wspaniale wykorzystales te nowoczesna fasade budynku na zrobienie fantastycznego zdjecia i udalo Ci sie to zrobic doskonale. Super zdjecie i bardzo mi sie podoba. Moje serdeczne gratulacje. BRAWO!!!!!
Serdecznie pozdrawiam i zycze milej niedzieli,
delpeoples (44904) 2013-03-03 3:01
Witak dear Krzysztof
This is a superb shot, so beautifully composed on the diagonal with that lovely tight frame, The choice of B&W was the right way to go, accentuating the three-dimensional effect of that marvellous graphism. WOw, your photography has come on in leaps and bounds, this is a masterpiece!
annjackman (13195) 2013-03-03 4:30
This building is wonderful for photographers. I like the very close framing and the b/w treatment. A very crisp image with good tonal range. An artistic shot - congratulations.
Kind Regards, Ann
ACL1978 (5775) 2013-03-03 8:45
Beautiful work, Krzysztof. a perfect angle in this light creates such great shadows and depth here! Certainly a fascinating subject, and one that you've found an original and compelling POV on. The curved glass at upper left is also a nice element, reminiscent of a waterfall pouring onto some alien landscape. Really lovely shot. Thanks!
adramad (27552) 2013-03-03 9:54
A stunning composition very gimmicky, with this heavy load with these forms geometric curves and straights. The effect of light and shadow is also very well done.
The B&W gives much more strength to the composition.
Good both crisp, as good light.
Enjoy good Sunday afternoon.
danos (73974) 2013-03-03 10:19
nice the view of the Jardine house with its faade to creates a beautiful optical effect and at the same time to be a modern constrution too.I like the clarity as the sharpness of the image as the well chosen POV.
Have a good weekend,Danos
eldancer1 (17036) 2013-03-03 13:24
Awesome presentatin of this unique and beautiful architecture. I like your pov and it has good lighting and sharp details. Very well done, tfs.
jhm (122444) 2013-03-04 5:00
Never get we the same picture, every photographer makes are own image.
Excellent graphical image with the a lot openingen
Sharpness and clarity are pleasant.
Nice perspective and depth image.
Lovely composition, excellent captured, lovely presentation.
Very well done, TFS.
Have a nice day,
claudeD (24173) 2013-03-04 11:46
Wonderful picture with an excellent composition and fine sharpness. I like the framing of your picture.You did a very fine contribution to TE.TFS.
With regards from Luxembourg
jusninasirun (17138) 2013-03-04 16:43
Fantastic graphism registered in this unique architecture shot. The hard lines and beautiful repetition of circles make fine contrast in the frame.
Thanks and kind regards.
bayno (16195) 2013-03-05 8:22
wonderful graphic image with the great idea for the B&W...is very nice to scroll the image with the mouse....the meet with Juan i can see here the fruit ;)
well seen and take...
lpi (4424) 2013-03-06 2:22
excellent shot créatif!
Du très beau travail...Bravo!
Cricri (86431) 2013-03-07 4:22
Cadrage original , rechercher , effet géométrique, intéressant jeu ombre, bonne lumière et réalisation
jcpix (3285) 2013-03-09 17:42
Wow, this could be so many things to the imagination...and that's what makes this so interesting. Amazingly sharp focus and light, the black & white format is perfectly suited for this type of image. I know it's cliché, but this is quite a graphic presentation, I'm loving everything about it! The shapes, patterns, light, shadows, lines; everything works so well together with this tight framing. Compliments on a wonderful photo!
Have a great day.
Robert1969 (6230) 2013-03-13 2:31
A picture with a good harmony of lines and textures.
Composition, point of view and light management are
excellent. The B&W makes the picture extra exciting
adores (28210) 2013-03-13 17:42
A very good b&w! I like the composition a lot - specially the way you framed it in diagonal and the b&w really works here!
dudipeter (213) 2013-03-16 13:20
Taki obrazek może zawisnąć w galerii sztuki nowoczesnej.
emka (58140) 2013-03-17 23:28
fantastyczny efekt graficzny. Znakomita diagonalna kompozycja. Nowoczesna architektura tez bywa ciekawa (ale ja wole starą).
s_lush (15588) 2013-04-07 11:25
This fragment of the facade of Jardine House is so impressive due to the forms and lines of its elements that colors are not needed. A very well chosen angle, composition and frame to show the main features of the facade in highly aesthetic way. Excellent job!
- Copyright: Krzysztof Kusy (krzychu30) (8873)
- Genre: Places
- Medium: Black & White
- Date Taken: 2013-01-26
- Categories: Architecture
- Camera: Nikon D3100, Nikkor 18-105mm f/3.5-5.6 G AF-S VR, Hoya CIR-PL PRO 1 DIGITAL 67mm
- Exposure: f/5.6, 1/400 seconds
- More Photo Info: view
- Photo Version: Original Version
- Date Submitted: 2013-03-02 1:36