Continuing with my mini series of walking around Warsaw, here we are once again in the company of Malgo and Leszek.
Malgo will have to help me out as to the exact location of this open square, but I do remember enjoying it and being so surprised at just how elegant and rich looking Warsaw is.
For obvious reasons the lighting would have been better if the sun was behind me instead of infront of me, but what can you do!
Great memories of Warsaw.
Hope you like it
Deniz pointed out to me that the data was strange in the post. So i took it out. the actual focal length for this photo was at 8mm wide.
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rigoletto (34279) 2013-10-11 6:26
i am not sure what the exif data of 0/100 mm focal length means, yet this one looks rather like a 10 mm shot. i am curious because i wonder how much would be the difference if you made it with 8 mm or 12 mm. i "adore" the wide angle effect when it adds so much distortion to geometric patterns and how it can show a mid-size square like the Red Square of Moscow. as for the direction of the sun, you should try telling it to go back next time. i tried it twice but doesn't work :P
claudeD (36574) 2013-10-11 8:11
wonderful wide angle view from Warsaw. I like your composition, the fine sharpness and good light m,anagment. Very well done.TFS.
With regards from Luxembourg
goodwill (4226) 2013-10-11 8:29
Its the vastness here, which is impressive, and good friends and great observers always help you........the way Deniz has pointed out the exif data.
So its the wide angle of 8mm which provides me multiple perspective in a single shot.
I like the positioning of the lady in white in the composition, and her presence uplifts the shot.
lousat (85018) 2013-10-11 9:35
Hi Craig,very nice surrounding perspective,i like this effect and the perfect result,great details and colors and a perfect exposure of the different light levels to see the best details of the facades in the shadow too.Have a nice weekend and thanks,Luciano
bayno (18344) 2013-10-11 9:51
Very nice Craig, the light was very strong but you managed well without any burned area, excellent graphics, perspective and detail...good one...
holmertz (47024) 2013-10-11 10:47
This is a nice square and you have used the wide-angle well to get so much inside the frame. The flowers are a nice inclusion to break the colour scheme. At first I thought the girl might be taking a picture of you, but looking closer I think she was just busy with her phone. People always are.
Royaldevon (34655) 2013-10-11 12:10
The wide angle has spread the whole scene in such a way that the mixture of circles, squares, cuboids and cubes make a stage for this lone figure to hog the centre.
The line of flower containers acts as a guide but also has the curious effect sliding off the screen.
What an interesting outcome!!
Have a great w/e,
emka (89253) 2013-10-11 14:12
Hi, Indeed, two photos from Warsaw! How nice memories of the wonderful day with you. this square looks very strange in your camera. As to exact place, it is the Copernicus Monument near Academy of Sciences and the University which is behind you. You stood probably in the same place as making this one: http://beta.trekearth.com/viewphotos.php?l=8&p=1380175.
Amazing shot, this square seems so big.
npecanhuk (71976) 2013-10-11 19:19
Wide and pleasant-looking urban open space!
Sharpness, exposure, colors, horizontal format, chosen pov, slim black borders and composition are alle xcellent!
TFS - congrats,
Enjoy your week-end,
Silvio1953 (133654) 2013-10-12 2:43
Ciao Craig, great view of fantastic square with beautiful buildings, excellent clarity, wonderful colors, fine details and splendid light, very well done, my friend, have a good week end, ciao Silvio
timecapturer (49288) 2013-10-12 3:04
signature shot from you, with the Sigma lens being used to its most effective. Amazing lines, curves and a feeling of wide openness here. Immaculate light management and a real gem of an image.
Enjoy your weekend - Brian.
marabu61 (9943) 2013-10-12 5:25
Another very pleasing corner of Warsaw here. The ultra wide angle lens has created a great open space here. And I must say, that Warsaw really looks very tidy in all your shots, they have made a great job of conserving their city.
have a great weekend
dkmurphys (54417) 2013-10-12 5:28
Another spectacular POV from one of the city squares. I like the sunny day atmosphere. Well taken, enjoy a nice day.
Noel_Byrne (28158) 2013-10-12 6:49
The more of your gallery I view, the more I want a wide angle lens, the effect of these wide all encompassing views is really brilliant, you;ve taken in so much detail here and of such a beautiful place. the architecture is very regal and imposing, and the line of flower pots off the left are a brilliant inclusion. I love the effect of the sun being right ahead of you, I love those kind of shots generally. Thanks as always for sharing.
All the best
jcpix (13846) 2013-10-12 20:45
THIS is about the best example I've seen of the effects from a wide angle...and I love it! As you well know, it doesn't always work to your advantage with every subject, but this...this has got to be one of the sweetest applications!
What it's done for the distortion with these lines, shapes and pattern is just outstanding. It was many of your images that got me to start using it more and more often, and when you come up with a result that greatly emphasizes the difference it can make, I sure hope it influences others as well...as long as they don't get carried away with it though! :)
The geometry in this square by the use of the lens is a beauty, and even though the directional light may not have been at your back, you've still produced a great amount of detail and precision as always. Very cool shot! Hope you're having a good weekend. Take it easy.
Cheers from PHX,
krzychu30 (15510) 2013-10-14 1:39
I know I wrote many times how much I like your cityscapes taken with wide-angle lens...so Iīll reapeat myself again:)Itīs brilliant shot!
Your wide perspective let appears the square much bigger,than it is in reality(at least itīs my first impression looking at it.Or maybe I just grew up:)
Great sample what a good photographer and wide-angle lens can create together!
mvdisco (17784) 2013-10-14 22:21
Hi Craig, Bonjour,
Nice presentation of the architecture of this beautiful place in Warsaw,
excellent wideangle point of view ,
Perpective and details are well done,,
My compliments. Michel
- Copyright: craig macintosh (macjake) (63128)
- Genre: Places
- Medium: Color
- Date Taken: 2012-07-26
- Categories: Architecture
- Camera: Pentax K7, SIGMA 8-16mm
- Exposure: f/6.3, 1/400 seconds
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- Date Submitted: 2013-10-11 6:12
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