Another picture of the outside of the Riverside Museum of Transport in Glasgow, a modern building of glass and steel designed by Zaha Hadid Architects and only officially opened in June of last year. This is a view along one of the sides, looking toward the River Clyde and the tall ship "Glenlee" moored just beyond the front of the museum at the quayside.
Rather dull and overcast, it was about to rain and I must have looked like some sort of lunatic as I tried to get a suitable viewpoint to catch a reflection of the "Glenlee" in one of the reflective windows of the museum.
If you look at Map:view you will see exactly where I was standing although the Google map must have been taken whilst the museum was still being built and before the "Glenlee" arrived at its docking here.
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bayno (18344) 2012-04-30 21:32
a well-observed scene, and finally you have found a great POV to show it to us, unlike your previous post here we can see past the reflection from the masts of ships, the perspective is beautiful and the vertical lines fall straight down, great shot...
lousat (85018) 2012-05-01 2:38
Hi John,a great choice of point of view to create this neverending perspective,super light management to take so well the reflections and this beautiful cloudy sky.Very well done,i like it!Have a nice day and thanks,Luciano
holmertz (47024) 2012-05-01 3:18
Never mind looking like a lunatic as long as the result is good. You ended up with a fine composition. The ship is perfectly reflected in the window, but I think the most stunning feature is the long curved wall of the building, the long strech of green below and the grey clouds above. It was a dark and gloomy day but these dark colours go very well together.
npecanhuk (71976) 2012-05-01 3:58
Sharpness, management of (difficult) light, colors, chosen pov, black borders, large vertical format and composition are all excellent!
TFS - congrats,
Royaldevon (34655) 2012-05-01 4:17
It just shows that even a supposed lunatic, with poor light at his disposal, can still produce a fine shot; it is the composition that counts so much here. The lines flow beautifully around the frame guiding us to the tall masts. And, what a puzzle; what we see in the distance is exactly what we saw in the f/g. I love to be surprised by photography!
Have a lovely day,
timecapturer (49288) 2012-05-01 4:35
now this is so effective. Wonderful enticing lines that just pull you into the shot, but I love the glass mirror on the right that just seems to anchor the perspective and also adds that little touch of intrigue and magic. Inspired composition and beautifully original presntation. Bravo!
Regards - Brian.
MJR (3360) 2012-05-01 13:10
The renaissance continues !
Another 'out of the norm' shot which is using the poor light to some advantage. It emphasises the grey lines of the building, and you have duplicated what light there was in the window reflection. Moon madness clearly paid off for you here, you found just the right angle.
The Glenlee has presumbably moved as you say, I am sure I saw it moored elsewhere in the past ? Further downstream I'd warrant ? I cannot nake out, is it now moored 'around the corner', or still in the main swim ?
Did you notice the curious effect, polarising maybe, that the window glass has caused. The clouds are much better defined in the reflection than in the open sky, esp just above the roofline which looks a white out by comparison, .
Whichever way you cut it, you have given us a fine portrayal of this must see museum, well must see for me at least. Just a bit far for a mere day trip these days; a mere jaunt in the past !
williewhistler (15785) 2012-05-01 13:45
the regular shapes of the panels in the long curve of the building contrast well against the overcast sky,whilst the pavement and the square blocks give a nice depth.
Actually I find the right side of the image an interesting image in its own right,the boats reflection is just right for me.
Kind regards Les.
ourania (38874) 2012-05-02 13:17
it's obvious that this shot wasn't easy. Apart from the reflection of the "Glenlee", you had to take care of other elements in your composition, like perspective and framing. You did a superb work as everything is placed in the best position possible, the architecture of the museum stands out brilliantly, there's great perspective and the reflection is in its place and looks wonderful. Considering the weather and lighting conditions, the picture is very clear, well balanced and lovely. Well done and thank you!
All the best,
Silvio1953 (133654) 2012-05-04 3:13
Ciao John, great perspective on beautiful building, lovely composition with fantastic reflections, excellent clarity and splendid light, very well done, my friend, have a good week end, ciao Silvio
jhm (146558) 2012-05-04 3:19
These picture is made with a lot attention, you found a wonderful place with the reflections of the two masts in the glass wall.
Also nice dept and perspective image.
Composition and presentation are nice for look at.
Very well done, TFS.
Have a nice weekend,
chrisvek (7001) 2012-05-06 14:21
Very well composed capture with perfect look.Amazing details with very nice lightning.Wonderful reflections on the glass.Perfect result
Have a good night
delpeoples (56002) 2012-05-11 15:44
Ciao caro Giovanni
Thank you for bringing us to the Glasgow Museum today. It's a place I never got around to seeing. The reflections in the right foreground are lovely and provide a nice introduction to the rest of the photo. I like the perspective created by the line of the rest of the building and the ships on the left are nice additional elements. Not your prettiest of photos, but an excellent record of the lay-out of this place, which is very under-represented on TE.
Un caro abbraccio e mille grazie
- Copyright: John Cannon (tyro) (22940)
- Genre: Places
- Medium: Color
- Date Taken: 2012-04-26
- Categories: Transportation, Architecture
- Camera: Canon EOS 5D Mark II, Canon EF 17-40mm f/4 L USM, Hoya 77mm Pro1D UV(0)
- Exposure: f/13.0, 1/50 seconds
- More Photo Info: view
- Map: view
- Photo Version: Original Version
- Date Submitted: 2012-04-30 15:31