In summer, a Luna Park is setup near the train station of Midi, in Brussels. The Panoramic wheel, as well as the Midi Tower, are well visible from the view point of Place Poelaert, near the Justice Palace.
The photo is an HDR image from -2EV, 0 and +2EV exposures fused to ensure details in the city while retaining the colours in the sunset sky (as well as in the reflections in the upper part of the tower).
To record movement of the slow rotating panoramic wheel, I took a fourth exposure using the massive 10-stop ND110 filter and merged the resulting spinning wheel with the previous HDR image. Interestingly, the colours of the spinning wheel matched those in the sky.
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CLODO (30836) 2014-07-28 8:19
you seem to master well the photography and know what to do to get what you have in your mind. We don't feel it's an HDR shot (congratulations!) and you get mainly 2 colors: a bursting orange well lighted by the overall grey hues, except the white roofs reflections.
The movement of the wheel contrasts well also with the houses.
SnapRJW (31617) 2014-07-28 9:56
Hello Andrea - What a helpful and interesting note and what a superbly managed shot. There is so much gorgeous detail here. I would write more but I am stuck for time right now. Suffice to say... congratulations and welcome to TE.
romanaa (7966) 2014-07-28 12:35
very nice composition where yellow circle created by low shutter speed provides a beautiful balance to the yellow colour of the sky.
Noel_Byrne (25562) 2014-07-28 12:54
Your note is excellent to explain how you achieved this fine photo and it's a very fine image. The sense of motion in the wheel is excellent and the color match of that, the roofline of the building and the sky is superb. I like this image a lot, lots of interesting elements in a warm urban presentation.
Thanks for sharing
lousat (78975) 2014-07-28 15:09
Ciao Andrea,un vero spettacolo! Una foto che mi fa' cambiare leggermente opinione su questa citta' che ho visitato in Aprile e che secondo me è una tra le piu' brutte mai viste..ehehe...l'immagine e' un capolavoro di tecnica e classe,non ha bisogno di ulteriori commenti...buon Martedi' e complimenti,Luciano
berek (40375) 2014-07-28 21:38
Impressive modern building with lovely sunset colors very good night picture
jemaflor (86486) 2014-07-28 23:49
beautiful shot with this lovely sky, good effect also with the wheel, tfs and welcome to TE.
- Copyright: Andrea Minoia (inQuadrato) (28)
- Genre: Places
- Medium: Color
- Date Taken: 2012-00-00
- Categories: Architecture
- Camera: CANON EOS 50D, Sigma 70-200mm F2.8 EX DG APOMacro HSM, B+W ND110
- Details: Tripod: Yes
- Photo Version: Original Version
- Date Submitted: 2014-07-28 7:27