I've been away from TE for over a week now, so its great to be back again.
Spent the last 6 days in Chicago USA, and what a trip it was!!!! Absolutely loved the city, one of the best cities I have ever traveled to.
It may take some time to post some Chicago photos as i'm still organizing my photos from our recent trip to Europe. Still have hundreds and hundreds to go through.
So in the mean time lets go back to the lovable town of Burano. The start of our journey in Burano wasn't looking very good. We had extremely harsh lighting and no clouds to speak of at all. But as the day grew longer, the clouds started coming in and the light softened up considerably. So it turned out to be a fantastic day for photos! Who wouldn't love that! :)
In this photo here, i really liked how the wide angle lens distorted the homes, but yet the lady walking by on the left is totally 'normal'. Its kind of a funny dynamic. Blue is my favorite color, so the scene naturally appealed to me as well.
Hope you enjoy it
Have a great weekend everyone
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photoray (13981) 2014-07-26 6:17
Interesting tilting building like a earlier Tower of Pisa, only less classic, sort of modern-gothic rectangular architecture with gaudy blue and brown/red paint jobs.
One recommendation when photographing in bright harsh sunlight is to covert to black & white when editing.
thanks for sharing,
PS: I posted an up close image of the Albata racing vehicle today...
Noel_Byrne (33054) 2014-07-26 6:21
good to see you post and a funny post too, these houses look quite odd as they lean at this angle. I'm glad you explained the cause of it as I would not have figured this out as a lens effect! The reason I see this as funny as it remind me when characters in cartoons see something they like the look of, and they can't help but lean towards it as passes by! I have a strange image of this woman turning around and the houses suddenly jumping back into proper position :)
thanks as always
snunney (104717) 2014-07-26 6:23
These houses look like the crazy houses you used to saw in the funfair years ago; probably a bit too tame for today's fairgoers. Great capture; like the light and saturated colours.
Nicou (148458) 2014-07-26 6:56
génial ces maison penchées superbe et en deux couleurs superbe captage et vue deux tons et le personnage et quel effet.
bravo et amitié
annjackman (21901) 2014-07-26 8:56
A great interpretation of a place that is much photographed. You certainly stamped your unique style on this one. Quirky but it works! The lady walking seems essential. Love it.
Kind Regards, Ann
holmertz (57367) 2014-07-26 9:45
Very nice colors, which Burano is famous for, and the left side of the photo looks quite normal. Not just the woman, even the houses are straight. The rest is "the Craig way" :-).
Have a nice weekend.
carlo62 (53252) 2014-07-26 14:36
l'effetto del grandangolo unito al tuo taglio, mostrano una composizione molto originale, sembra quasi che le case siano state costruite in questo modo.
I colori sono molto belli e a Burano non poteva essere in altro modo.
lousat (95888) 2014-07-26 16:42
Hi Craig,very originall effect from this american Burano,i can see the same houses styles and the same vivid colors,a very interesting first pic from this trip,i like it! Have a nice Sunday and thanks,Luciano
jjcordier (79297) 2014-07-26 23:40
Certes l'effet est original mais le tilt créé par le très grand angle ne me séduit qu'à moitié. Le côté amusant, c'est que l'on a l'impression que les maisons se penchent pour mieux "zyeuter" la fille.
emka (104210) 2014-07-27 0:01
Hi Craig, nice you are back from a wonderful trip. Interesting effect as always. Today I will post something special;ly for you.
Warm regards MAlgo
ikeharel (76107) 2014-07-27 0:36
From your note I can't decide if it's the lense distortion or the house really tilted, Craig.
But since we know the place built on marshland island, maybe there are houses not standing erect.
The lady on left had provided a good focal point, and view through the allewy with fine DOF. An intriguing location for photography.
Have a nice sunday,
timecapturer (49288) 2014-07-27 3:30
a shot full of impact and creative realisation. The shot would lose some of its impact without the human presence here, which is perfectly placed. I love it for its simplicity, gloriously rustic feel and of course immaculate execution. Awesome!
Enjoy your Sunday - B.
Knew you would love the "Sheen" shot. I stumbled across this amazing hotel in the heart of London's Docklands. The light was just right and I was the only person about so had a chance to capture a few shots. Will post a few more soon. B.
adramad (48400) 2014-07-27 4:42
Magnificent and original composition, which would enjoy the abundance of blue ..... horizontal street, contrasts curiously with the distortion of the buildings, the lady puts a nice touch on vital image.
Excellent resolution and very good focus.
Very good job.
Enjoy a Happy Sunday.
trevormoffiet (3112) 2014-07-27 4:48
I like the quirky creativeness of this shot. Also love the colours.
saxo042 (37966) 2014-07-27 6:53
I read your note and then looked at the picture, could this be Chicago??? But still, a very nice picture with beautiful houses (not very high though). Now I would like to see a tilted high rise...
Silvio1953 (150245) 2014-07-28 11:41
Ciao Craig, lovely composition with tilting building at Burano, fantastic colors, excellent clarity and splendid light, very well done, my friend, ciao Silvio
adores (46299) 2014-08-04 16:40
This is a really famous place. I like the shot with the little colourful houses and the woman passing. Even with the distortion it works very well. It must be fantastic to go around those little streets.
omid266 (6748) 2014-08-05 19:21
Dear my friend, very interesting shot from the homes made with wide angle lens,
very nice gallery about Italy,
like it and Thanks!
*** Best Happy and Romantic Times and Wishes, ***
adidas5nb (5743) 2014-08-13 3:56
haha what lenses can do.like the presentation and the mood of the shot.
- Copyright: craig macintosh (macjake) (71053)
- Genre: Places
- Medium: Color
- Date Taken: 2014-06-06
- Categories: Architecture
- Camera: Pentax K7, SIGMA 8-16mm
- Exposure: f/6.3, 1/640 seconds
- More Photo Info: view
- Photo Version: Original Version
- Date Submitted: 2014-07-26 6:11