Rungrado May Day Stadium, PyongYang.
This is the biggest sporting stadium in the world, by capacity - around 150,000. And it is freaking gigantic. Each of the arches you see in this picture is almost 60 metres or 190 feet high, and there are 16 of them stretching in otherworldly proportions around the entire stadium.
You can get a sense of the scale from the van, and the soldier standing to attention at the centre bottom of the photo.
Built in 1989, it's most famous for the annual Arirang Games, where tens of thousand of North Koreans perform in honour of Kim Il-Sung and Kim Jong-Il.
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anupam06 (769) 2012-09-04 8:59
Indeed this looks monstrous, as if part of some alien ship. Placing that soldier in the frame rightfully gives a sense of scale and is a very good idea. Though it’s bit dark but the composition stands out quite well for the chosen POV. Would have loved to the whole stadium, may be in the workshop or some other post.
TFS & Warm Regards,
bergese (6699) 2012-09-04 12:20
Une compo très graphique où les formes arrondies sont très belles.Le format permet une mise en valeur de l'édifice.Bravo.
goodwill (4224) 2012-09-04 12:46
Your work is eye catching at low light conditions. At F stop of 3.5 you opened the aperture to its limit of your camera and used the shutter by 1/20th. Did you take this shot from a height and with a tripod? The result of the exposure is clean and provides the feeling that you used a wide angle lens (which I am still not sure).
Can you please share the lens you have used here.The shot has been clicked at 18mm with the APS-C class sensor and that's the reason I want to know the lens used by you here.
The symmetrical rings provide the illusion of a giant lens being used for astro photography.
Regards from India,
ACL1978 (7467) 2012-09-14 17:40
Really fantastic low light shot, Greg. The detail on the girders of this monster is incredible - delicate and clear despite the conditions of the photo. The diffuse spotlight creates a really cool contrast, as do the barely visible figures: the person, the van. These enhance the sense of scale here, which is already impressive. Just great.
- Copyright: Greg Rawson (roadends) (758)
- Genre: Places
- Medium: Color
- Date Taken: 2012-08-00
- Categories: Architecture
- Camera: Canon 7D
- Exposure: f/3.5, 1/20 seconds
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- Photo Version: Original Version
- Date Submitted: 2012-09-04 8:33
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