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 16´th 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 (22077) 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 (140026) 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 (2426) 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 (3068) 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!