Another shot from the Spanish riding school in Vienna. I was just passing by and the size of those doors made me wonder if their horses are that big too.
The riding school dates back to the 16īth century and is located in a building called "Wiener Hofburg". And believe me, this is not an ordinary riding school. I will try to put together some more info to tomorrows posting.
I made a workshop just for fun to show you the importance of a known object to show the scale of this kind of buildings.
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clodreno (0) 2004-02-07 4:11
I kind of like this image. Very clean and well composed. I like the "frontal" approach here. Good to have the red person too.
One question : have you been inside? and did you takke pictures of the horses?
CVTJan (1244) 2004-02-07 4:39
great "scaled" shot. I just think you could crop a little of the bottom.
avigur_11 (22107) 2004-02-07 5:49
A pitty you can't shw us some real horses, but I like this shot very much. The lady in red is a nice decoration for this nice building. She also gives a scale for these huge doors. Well done, Ebbe.
Josh69 (1437) 2004-02-07 7:44
I like the 'clean' white building with a well placed person in red. If you have Photoshop, you could have corrected the converging verticals with the Perspective Crop command, I think this would have made the building look even more angular.
jhm (155370) 2004-02-07 12:03
Ebbe, good architecture, very clean and well composed. I like the "frontal" approach here. Good to have the red lady too.
Clochette (8076) 2004-02-07 13:13
God !!! How tall are they, in Austria ? ;-)
Very well seen, the look goes from one door to the lady, then to the other door (and you repeat the process several times ;-)
I also enjoyed your WS, very funny...
kajenn (2440) 2004-02-07 13:39
Another "red & white" photo from you, Ebbe! And how appropriate when you are in Austria. I tried to do some workshop on this one - according to preceding critiques - but I couldn't improve it. Maybe just a pinch better angular, but not much. The problem, as I see it, is that the world isn't always "right-angulared", which might be very obvious in a full frontal picture (I think I saw that in one of your earlier photos).
So I like it as it is - nice composition with the lady showing the proportions of the building/doors. And a nice framing, allowing for a lot of fantasy. Well seen and well captured!
Your workshop shows how it's possible to mislead during the post-process. Your example is very obvious, but others aren't - so beware out there... ;o)
allotfy (1525) 2004-02-07 14:35
it is realy huge doors and the wall lambs is big too , thanks for showing this Ebbe ..well done
sunny (3069) 2004-02-11 18:25
I love the way you have included some architecture elements together with the huge doors, as well as the passing by lady in red! I also love the way you left some more space in front of these doors, so they can have more air to "breathe" and white snow to contrast to..:-) So simple and charming indeed!