This one is dedicated to Mike (mjw364), he's a fan of the twisting composition. After viewing a few of his twists, I thought it was only fitting to compliment his fine work.
Now I know this isn't for everyone, it seems to be that you either love it or hate it - but when you have an extreme wide angle lens walking the streets, using the tall light posts like this can be so much fun :)
Its also important to look UP, as we usually keep our photography eyesight level most of the time.
Anyways, If you like it, i'll appreciate it :)
If you don't, well thats ok too.
There are a couple more twists in the WS too.
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jjcordier (67146) 2012-10-18 22:38
L'association contreplongée et grand angle donne une sacrée originalité à cette photo dont tu as parfaitement soigné la composition.
bema (26179) 2012-10-18 23:29
some kind of unusual point of view, but it works!
like the WS-Pixtures too; must have been a lot of fun, creating some new direction of looking here..
so thanks for sharing, see you around, cheers Bernd
yquem46 (35256) 2012-10-18 23:53
A vertiginous POV for this architecture shot
Good use of the wide angle for an original result
krzychu30 (12605) 2012-10-19 0:54
combination of your wide-angle lens and upward and tilted perspective gives really remarkable effect here.Such perspectives suits excellently with this kind of old architecture,but I think even more in cities with high buildings,like Vancouver,where you live or New York.You composed the scene excellently.I like especially the way you placed the street lamp in the frame.Eye-catching composition!
Have a nice day
lousat (64053) 2012-10-19 2:14
Hi Craig,a very nice "looking up" like in my last pic...ehehe....and you were lucky whit the weather,the perfect couldy sky to try a composition like this whitout an overexposition risk...ehhe..great result,magic geometries and excellents details and colors!Have a nice weekend and thanks,Luciano
timecapturer (36972) 2012-10-19 2:53
now this is one for your UP theme, are you a Shania Twain fan? ;-)
Great POV and wonderfully creative use of the lamp to anchor the image and give a sense of scale to the beautifully detailed buildings. Superb light management too! Excellent work as always.
Enjoy the weekend - Brian.
mjw364 (6142) 2012-10-19 3:32
First of all thank you for the compliment and dedication!
I like the "vertical twist" in your workshop images best of all but they are all great images.
What I like about this one is that it is not just about the exaggerated lines to create the bg focal point in what would otherwise be a scene with less visual impact, but it does as you say look UP and we get a sense of scale and height - it is as BennyV recently said to me - a "Twofer" - two for the price of one. Or more if you include the workshops!
I would just like to say Craig that I have only been using digital for a year and had not picked up a camera with any intent other than a snapshot for over 20 years before that and when I came on this site it was images of the kind that you produce along with others like Juan's (JFS), Brian (Timecapturer) and many others (don't be offended if I didn't mention you - there is a long list!)that have really inspired me and make me think hard before I take a shot. You guys have slowed me up a bit in as much as I spend more time thinking about a shot and over time I think a certain approach or "style" has begun to emerge which is present in some shots but not in others. But that has only emerged because of you guys encouragement and inspiration so I rather think that the compliments should go to everyone on TE for helping me to see things differently and improve.
Many, many thanks
Sonata11 (31197) 2012-10-19 4:33
looking up you did fantastic picture of architecture wonderfully composed this photo. I really like this POV and DOF excellent as well. Perfectly executed and perfect idea. Excellent effect. My congrads. Perfectly well done. Love it.
All the best and have a great WE,
Sergiom (45244) 2012-10-19 5:30
Je me disais bien que cette belle lentille ne resterait pas dans ton sac bien longtemps , surtout avec les rues très étroites d'Europe. J'aime beaucoup ton travail très original.
dkmurphys (42409) 2012-10-19 9:20
A crazy angle that brings a little dizzy feeling. Very well executed, I like it a lot.
Have a nice weekend.
ciakgiak (30379) 2012-10-19 10:37
POV vertiginoso e risultato di grande impatto grafico, con queste forti distorsioni che diventano motivo di interesse ed originalità. Foto ben fatta, bravo.
Un caro abbraccio
claudeD (26906) 2012-10-19 11:49
Very fine and interesting fotojob your are sharing with us. I l ike the picture very much.TFS.
Withbregards from Luxembourg
marabu61 (5863) 2012-10-19 14:55
This is an intriguing composition, it makes my head spinning.
And you are so right, we shouldn't constrict our selfs to eye level, there is so much more to discover by looking up and down.
have a great weekend
Hansaphotos (6047) 2012-10-19 15:56
An interesting capture from the streets of Prague. I find this upwards POV rather intriguing and in this case it really makes the scene more interesting. Even if the sky is not the best, this is a lovely composition. I like how the lamp post is placed in this picture and how it together with the bell towers in the other end becomes a kind of anchors in this shot. Lovely work:) TFS. Enjoy your WE.
Best regards, Erling
Nicou (105629) 2012-10-19 22:17
quel cadrage et compo quel effet ce lampadaire avec les facades des maison fantastique compo et iamge usperbe vue.
Bravo et amitié
Silvio1953 (105343) 2012-10-20 3:51
Ciao Craig, amazing POV on beautiful buildings, great use of wide angle, splendid light and wonderful colors, very well done, my friend, have a good week end, ciao Silvio
CLODO (26371) 2012-10-20 5:46
hi Craig, I do like it!
good creative use of an ultra wide angle in a city, to show a different view of it, fra away from the traditionnal post cards. Learning photography, the aim of TE, is learning doing things you are not used to do, to try new techniques, pre-view situations and react promptly.
By the way, very good title!
Well done, mate!
ACL1978 (6497) 2012-10-20 5:48
This has the feel of tourism, Craig - neck craning to take in all of the unfamiliar details. And there are certainly some odd angles Mike will no doubt approve of here... despite the angles and subjects what I find myself most taken with in the shot is actually the windows. The angle and the cloudy but bright sky means that the windows have a certain steely glow to them that I find really attractive - nicely shot.
delpeoples (48568) 2012-10-20 17:07
Isn't Mike lucky getting all these nice dedications this week? he must have been ina good boy and I'm sure he'll llove this one. I love the "twist" to both this and the WS's - each of which are superb in their own right. And you handled the shaded parts so well here, those on the left. This type of composition (of which I just saw a great example from Krysztof) is very eye-catching, but also a challenge in terms of exposure and light control. You adapted, overcame and adapted as Clint Eastwood said in one of those corny GI movies. Great job.
Cheers and enjoy your Saturday
ktanska (22646) 2012-10-21 8:54
Imaginative use of super wide angle. It's like those buildings would lean down to talk to you. Quite nice architectural details.
npecanhuk (56350) 2012-10-21 17:22
Truly interesting picture specially for the unique and original pov and composition!
TFS - congrats,
jemaflor (74014) 2012-10-22 8:47
Original and impressive pov, interesting graphical rsult for these house, good contrast and light management, tfs.
josepmarin (56471) 2012-10-23 2:35
Hi, my friend Craig,
you have combined the graphical power of the twisting composition, the dynamic escape of lines of this beautiful architecture, the a bit distorted lamppost, and a cloudy sky, in order to create a very attractive and very original image.
The good control of the light provides a high quality to the colors and a well balanced exposure on all the areas of the photo.
It is an excellent work.
jcpix (6504) 2012-10-24 15:37
Great use of that wide angle lens, it can create so many opportunities that the human eye can't quite catch. I love the composition, such interesting lines and then the inclusion of the domes at the bottom makes this visually appealing. Well done!
- Copyright: craig macintosh (macjake) (45556)
- Genre: Places
- Medium: Color
- Date Taken: 2012-08-11
- Categories: Architecture
- Camera: Pentax K7, SIGMA 8-16mm
- Exposure: f/4.5, 1/250 seconds
- More Photo Info: view
- Photo Version: Original Version, Workshop
- Date Submitted: 2012-10-18 22:12