This post is a surprise photo for Malgo :)
Not sure if you're expecting me to post this one Malgo, I hope you like it - but I'm not sure if you enjoy this style of photography or not.
One thing I do know, is i'm sure you know what building this is. It has the Mercedes Benz sing at the very top, so is this some sort of office building for the car company? With a restaurant on the bottom floor?
Malgo knows the history of so many buildings in the city of Warsaw, perhaps she can give us some information on this one. I tried looking it up online, but only found information on the new Modern Mercedes Benz building in a different area of the city.
I'll post a WS photo to show the entire building from across the street. Hope you like it
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RhodieIke (11742) 2014-02-19 23:50
This is awesome, love it, fantastic Pov, and the beautiful blue sky frames three quarter's of it.
One wish a couple of the car showroom young lady's walking past, Mmmm.
emka (80034) 2014-02-20 0:15
Hahaha, I can help you :). This is the building on the Royal Way. It was build in around 1935 for the officers and their families. It is called Dom bez Kantów. Well, Dom bez.. means The house without... But the word 'kant' has two meanings. One is edge - of the building or table. But other is scam, trick. The anecdote is that Marshall Pilsudski told to the architect - build this house without kanty (scam) but architect took it literally and changed the project avoiding edges - what we can see so beautifully on this photo.
It is opposite this place.
Nice shot in your style, I like it.
WArm regrads MAlgo
krzychu30 (15498) 2014-02-20 0:42
haha,and I´ve just praised use of your wide-angle lens in your previous shot.So,what should I say here?:)
I love it!Although you´re right,such perspectives and angles are not for everyone,but I really enjoy it.I know this building and you´ve made it takes on a completely new look.
tyro (20696) 2014-02-20 1:04
Two very impressive photographs of this "building without edges", both with strong perrsepctives as a result of your lovely wide "city" lens - and an interesting note too.
I like the inclusion of the people in the foreground in this one - but what's that shadow on the ground? Is the photographer wearing a big feather in his hat? :o)
This building is superbly depicted against a lovely deep blue sky with spot-on exposure, lovely light and contrasts and your usual exquisite details and sharpness.
P.S. Incidentally, I think that there might at the moment be some problem with adding links to maps here but, if you put these co-ordinates into Google Earth, you can see this place as Malgo describes:
lousat (77896) 2014-02-20 1:30
Hi Craig,now it's all right,Malgo told you what you want and now i must to give you my best compliments for these 2 nice pics,the architechture is original also if ins't a great spectacle,top quality as usual.Have a nice day and thanks,Luciano
SnapRJW (31531) 2014-02-20 2:09
Hi Craig - Love the distortion, it gives the building a quirky, punchy look. The shot looks like a good candidate for a B&W conversion especially with the dark sky and strong contrasts. Warm regards Rosemary
Kamilutka (8095) 2014-02-20 2:14
nicely taken picture of very interesting building - thanks to emka for providing extra information :-)
I like the POV which gives us a little bit different perspective.
Great colors, contrast and sharpness.
Thanks for sharing!
snunney (84983) 2014-02-20 2:21
The distortion occasioned by the ultra-wide angle lens contributes much to the success of this composition; bet you would never hear that coming from me:-) The couple are a definite plus as well. Top class technical presentation. I really like it!
PaulVDV (22753) 2014-02-20 3:11
Compared to your picture of the plaza with the cathedral in Havana, I think that this time you present this building in Warsaw in a much more attractive way on the main image than on the one in the workshop.
According to my personal, humble opinion, this picture shows the building much nicer than it actually is.
I don't want to undermine the architecture. But when I saw your main post I thought immediately that this was a building that I've unfortunately missed during my visit of Warsaw.
I really like the sharpness, the clarity and the way the grey building stands out against the blue sky.
Best regards, Paul
npecanhuk (66382) 2014-02-20 3:46
Very interesting and attractice urban & architecture picture!
Special regards to the vertical format, slim black borders, composition and management of light!
TFS - congrats,
Romano46 (18466) 2014-02-20 3:54
qui il tuo super grandangolo ha sviluppato tutto il suo potere.
La ripresa dal basso e l'angolo arrotondato dell'edificio ne hanno ulteriormente potenziato le sue caratteristiche con il risultato di avere una foto originale nella quale il cielo diviene il protagonista insieme alle forme architettoniche.
Ciao e buona giornata
Gigidusud (16299) 2014-02-20 4:43
Impressive shot on the building against the blue sky. Nice POV on the WS too. Well done!
Have a nice day.
Sergiom (61242) 2014-02-20 5:06
Je suis un amateur de ce genre de photos prise avec cette superbe lentille. La contre plongée donne toute une ampleur à l'ensemble. Le ciel est joliment polarisé. Je vois que Malgorzata a su répondre à ta question.
ikeharel (58275) 2014-02-20 8:43
Found this for you, Craig. All you need is the name of the restaurant, the address and Google-maps, this is the location: 52.2409,21.016 - take the small-orange man on the map and walk with him.
Fine taken clear shot that helped me easily to fine the place.
yquem46 (38746) 2014-02-20 8:54
I like the fish eye effect here. Much impact in the distortion
The 2 ladies passing by were just welcome in the compo
But for sure, I'd have cropped out the shadow at the bottom center
best regards, have a nice day
holmertz (41819) 2014-02-20 10:22
This may not be the most beautiful building I've seen, but your way of dealing with it makes it look quite cool. It's interesting to compare this with the "normal" shot in the WS. Maybe it was just a coincident, or maybe you had realized already in 2012 that it never hurts to include a few persons in the foreground. This looks like a very hot day, by the way, judging from the very dark blue sky.
mirosu (14564) 2014-02-20 19:52
This is excellently captured building from very well selected viewpoint. The view from lover angle makes the building majestic and dominant. The light is perfect, the contrast against blue sky superb.
Very well done.
adidas5nb (5413) 2014-02-20 21:58
great lensing makes this pic so attractive.love the effect created and the architecture.very aesthetically done and nicely thought.
jjcordier (76860) 2014-02-20 22:33
Ton très grand angle donne un aspect original au bâtiment "sans bord". Le WS est intéressant également.
jemaflor (85548) 2014-02-21 7:04
interesting angle, original result to present this building, good effect with the curve and good human presence also, tfs.
mohammad_H (9486) 2014-02-21 7:12
The beautiful facade of the building at a good angle
Pretty good resolution
Silvio1953 (123689) 2014-02-21 8:38
Ciao Craig, great POV on fantastic building, wonderful colors, excellent clarity and splendid light, very well done my friend, ciao Silvio
adramad (38613) 2014-02-21 12:53
That perspective more fantastic, you've got this building .... so rounded lines, typical of the thirties, it is super original, the two ladies get a vital touch to the picture and give us an idea of the proportions of the building .
Great colorful natural.
A bright image with optimum clarity.
Good job. I love it.
Enjoy a good weekend.
annjackman (19937) 2014-02-22 6:27
I love this with the exaggerated distortion and the deep blue sky. The two ladies are a real bonus. Excellent and great fun.
Kind Regards, Ann
wolf38 (31282) 2014-02-23 0:22
Hello Craig. Funny title and original photo. The composition and the viewing angles are very well managed. Malgo will be pleased. Well done. Matching text.
delpeoples (53167) 2014-02-24 22:00
I knew that Malgo could help us out, she really has such a wide knowledge of her home city - and many other places. I love the exaggerated perspective created by the ultra wide angle lens. The way the bokeh has worked on the people walking add to a real sense of dynamism and movement. I like the rich colours and top quality sharpness too.
Excellent job, good to see you mixing up your gallery with all these different countries
ourania (32169) 2014-03-05 9:38
this is an irresistible photo, it has such a dynamic and playful effect in the vertical frame. The volume, perspective and graphism of the building have been exalted by your lens in a stunning way. The delicious colours, the fine definition of textures and details, the depth through the arches of the portico have been pushed elegantly to offer their maximum impact. The ladies add balance, dynamism and interest in a way no one would suspect if they saw them walking down the street quietly. Congratulations and thank you!
All the best, have a great day,
Noel_Byrne (24856) 2014-12-12 11:07
Very cool point of view, it makes it look like the building is dancing. In fact it reminds me of at building in Spain (I think) which looks like fred Astaire and ginger rogers dancing, except this building is more of a loner and break dances alone. Perfect framing and an enviable blue sky too. Class architectural pic, cheers
- Copyright: craig macintosh (macjake) (57074)
- Genre: Places
- Medium: Color
- Date Taken: 2012-07-24
- Categories: Architecture
- Camera: Pentax K7, SIGMA 8-16mm
- Exposure: f/5.6, 1/640 seconds
- More Photo Info: view
- Photo Version: Original Version, Workshop
- Date Submitted: 2014-02-19 23:36