This is again a photo from my school. I am sure that some of you may have seen some photos taken from this place before. Here, again. This time with DSLR camera with wide angle lens. My intention of this picture is to show y'all that Texas has amazing sky and also we have yellow time on the trees as you can see. Finally I am showing off y'all how pretty Texas Tech University is.
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fijiphil (1355) 2007-11-19 13:00
It'S interesting in that it's a very symmetrical composition but it still works well, presumably because of the strong colours and wonderful sharpness. Well done.
bulent78 (2317) 2007-11-19 13:03
very good picture.
maximage (15537) 2007-11-19 13:09
Une image magnifique! Compo parfaite, couleurs et lumières extras! un très joli premier plan, et pour finir un ciel de rêve.
Super bien fait, Congratulations!
delic (6735) 2007-11-19 13:13
You live in the interesting half of Texas, close to the Southwest. That also shows in the sky which reflects lack of the extreme humidity of the other half. The low-pov is wonderful here with so many distinct elements in the composition. Truly well done.
leo61 (0) 2007-11-19 13:16
You found a great POV and managed a wonderful shot.Wonderful light and great composition with these nice colored plants in the foreground and this nice tower a bit out of the center.A great cloudformation and very well contrasting colors.A great shot!!!
zmey (7335) 2007-11-19 13:25
hi there, sothy! a wonderful composition that truly gives "the dues" to your university. they should use the photo in their promotion material (with yoru permission, of course). the plants (not sure what their english name is) provide excellent contrast against the blue of the sky... you really have found an excellent and interesting way to show the university structure. great POV too. my compliments and TFS.
paololg (31448) 2007-11-19 13:31
this pic is like in 3D. How do you get these marvellous images? Simply amazing!!! All is perfect, colours sharpnes composition and POV. This masterpiece go right in my rarity favorites.
Well done, my teacher!
broglia (3604) 2007-11-19 13:32
Love that great swathe of pampus grass in the foreground. It provides a nice contrast to the deep blue of the sky. Excellent, Roberto
gilou530 (34) 2007-11-19 13:32
very wonderful saturated colors, the framing well find, well done
melmcree (18) 2007-11-19 13:39
This is one of your best TTU shots. The bell tower is so sharp. You definitely are showing off the school well.
Take it easy,
cherryripe (21033) 2007-11-19 13:54
The sky is not the only thing which is amazing; I love you foreground and the position you've taken the photo in rendering it so dynamic. Furthermore, everything is so sharp. The colours are nicely saturated too.
make (764) 2007-11-19 14:38
simply brillant. Great mix of impressive colors and excellent sharpness and a really nice POV. The sky with the stipes of clouds is like painted. Well done.
tehanu_f (6896) 2007-11-19 14:52
You are right to be proud of your school; it is indeed beautiful. These bright colours are stunning. I also like the way you added a foreground interest, which adds depth to the shot. Very well done.
steliosk (4802) 2007-11-19 15:52
Great composition my friend,
what's that plant in front of the scene?
Great colours, did you use a polarizer filter as well?
Great picture Sothy,
adores (44881) 2007-11-19 15:59
I guess I recognize your school at once. Great shot here, you got wonderful colours and an amazing sky, as you usually get here. The composition is also good with the top of the tower, the different tonalities of the trees and these wonderful plants in the foreground. Great shot!
lilimih33 (9918) 2007-11-19 16:32
Incredible beautiful composition and perfect detail, clarity, colours and point of view!
japiey (10163) 2007-11-19 21:22
Amazing is this place..
And your painting with camera is admirable...
Salutes, dear friend.
avishek_khan (544) 2007-11-19 21:27
It seems that all over the world, the nature wears the same set of jewellary and ornaments in the autumn. Here in India, specially in the state of West Bengal we celebrate this season by worshipping our Goddes 'Durga'. The white flowers in the foreground in this snap brings the message of the festive season here and we call this flower as 'Kaash' in Bengali. Can you tell me what do you call them in your region?
Ayyway the snap is outstanding.
amazon (12112) 2007-11-20 0:03
Wonderful POV and amazing sky colours, good light.An excellent autumn atmosphere. Well done sothy...
jonathan_hart (21276) 2007-11-20 0:50
amazing colours and light, good POV, well composed
patdeph (35748) 2007-11-20 0:50
what a beautiful photo!The POV is great with this beautiful and soft plants on the foreground,the trees behind,and the tower on the background.The colours are splendid,and they do superb contrasts.The sky is really somptuous.Wonderful!
Have a nice evening.
I come back tomorrow
wolf38 (31296) 2007-11-20 2:29
Hello Sothy. A fantastic photo. Very beautifully and worth seeing. Best regards, Wolfgang.
Floydian (30970) 2007-11-20 2:42
Ha, a strong and attractive thumbnail is a message for succes. That blue sky is to good to be true. Those things in the foreground (no idea how you call them) have a symetry with a very good perspective.
An excellent photo, very bright and very good composed and exposed...very nice work.
markstaples (15670) 2007-11-20 6:31
This is stunning work Sothy. I like the way you have built up the shot in many layers. The colours and sharpness are second to none. Excellent work.
branley (3681) 2007-11-20 6:34
I've been away for a while and it's good to come back and see such a wonderful shot such as this. Fantastic perspective from low down and the colours are wonderful, especially the sky. There is so much in here to admire and one for my theme, TE Moments. It's a superb capture Sothy, well done.
kristofk (791) 2007-11-20 7:44
a splendid photo. Not much to add to the other opinions, esp. the foreground (with this great plants) and the sky are really superb.
Best regards, Kristof
vincz (19113) 2007-11-20 8:13
Fantastic! Excellent use of a wide angle. The colours are stunning the quality at the top.
berseph (1758) 2007-11-20 11:00
This is a beautiful capture Sothy. I absolutely love the colors. The foreground is nice, and adds nice contrast to the trees and blue sky behind it.
stego (24132) 2007-11-20 15:36
Decidedly, your school is a gold mine for your talented photographic eyes. A great POV, with gorgeous colours. The trees make a nice lead-in to the tower and those fluffy plants combine with the clouds above, on that deep blue sky that I rarely am able to get.
JorgeCK (2620) 2007-11-20 18:20
WOW.. I don't know what to write. This is just an incrediable shot. Colors, composition,POV,
sharpness.... every is perfect .. you really show the beauty of Texas.
Congratulations. Love this picture!!!!!
Graymond (234) 2007-11-21 18:09
Color and saturation while strong are good in my opinon. Sharp shot with good symetry too. I'd like to see a tiny bit more of the grasses in the foreground.
dareco (17134) 2007-11-22 20:29
A very beautiful picture!! The trees are gorgeous. Wonderful colors, a great sky!! TFS
siolaw (38292) 2007-11-22 20:32
Thar is a superb one! Excellent light and vivid colors, good compo with these FG plants giving graphism and textures, nice university also, as this tower looks great.
stevesaba (8163) 2007-11-23 9:57
Just checking your gallery again...wow, this is a wonderful one! Every aspect of it is just great...the sky, the wonderful pampas grass, and the detail of the building. Great job, take care,
jhm (150812) 2007-11-24 1:49
I admire your splendid composition, I see more a wonderful painting than a photograph.
O so fine and soft, I enjoy of your nice work, my compliments.
Thanks for sharing.
Have a nice weekend,
crckt (7218) 2007-11-24 2:30
Just one word for your shot "wow". You make me breathless with this shot. Awesome colors and composition. I am adding this to my favs.
Thanks a lot for sharing,
batalay (38553) 2007-11-24 6:35
Indeed, you have convinced me that Texas Tech must be beautiful. You've chosen a very good vantage point for this photograph. The tower stands out prominently, the sky is beautiful. The colors and resolution are excellent.
pboehringer (770) 2007-11-24 19:45
this image is perfect to counteract against my stereotypical impressions that I have from Texas. The tower embeded in this magnificent colors of nature and contrasting elements and colors pf the foreground and middlegorund is simply mind boggling. The sky seems to be the icing on the cake. Great image!
ChrisJ (111674) 2007-12-02 0:37
Wonderful repetion of the fg flowering grasses. They also set up a nice color contrast, against the marvellous blue sky. Good sharpness, & tfs.
Standa (1877) 2007-12-03 13:16
your gallery is full of unique photos.
I like this one for its excellent balanced composition, nice colours with great contrast and superb sharpness and DOF!
hamperium (279) 2007-12-03 21:21
great natural layers which gives a nice sense of depth
well coloured picture
axiotea (21651) 2007-12-04 1:06
These plants in FG looking like feathers are a good starting point and leads nicely the viewer to your school, with the tower which dominates the entire scene and colors are well rendered. Good capture as well of the clouds in movement.
jmcl (14535) 2007-12-08 14:35
Spectacular image .. the layers are tremendous .. from this almost macro focus to the infinite sky .. the detail is great .. the balance of color is striking .. spectacular even from the thumbnail .. wondrous.
Gdouble (0) 2007-12-15 1:44
Beautiful and original composition with gorgeous colours.
Greetings from Belgium
anducina (8407) 2007-12-20 11:52
Excellent low POV, beautiful vivid colors and original compo. I like the blue sky and those unusual plants.
Asiulus (1176) 2007-12-27 23:15
Good place to study :-) Simply beautiful - you've brought out the sky accurately and these flamingo-like fluffy plants are such a strong accent. I wonder if the frame wouldn't look better if you'd make some steps to the left and shoot with the "tower" placed more off-centered (more on the left, without that fragment of the building, now on the left side of the tree).
Thanks for sharing!
carper (96) 2007-12-30 0:56
I took this one out your archive,Sothy
it was marvelous to see you groing as a good photographer.
Like this one it is a fantastic piece of landscape photography, fantastic composition and a good qulity and fine colours. I wish you and your family a very good 2008
culp (224) 2008-01-03 6:35
Hey my special friend
I have to say this is one of my most favorite shots. I am really curious to see how you got such great color and contrast.
Well I think it is time to go on another shot out dont you?
Happy New Year
danyy (0) 2008-01-09 14:21
je suis friand de ce genre de prise de vue, un paysage qui capture l'attention et donne de suite l'envie de le fixer quand on s'y trouve plongé en réel.
Magnifique ciel, et des contrastes aussi intéressants dans les couleurs que les lumières.
Une grande qualité dans la mise au point aussi.
sssimon (684) 2008-01-09 18:09
The colors are juste great.
Maybe the sky is a bit too much oversaturated but the result is very impressive!
Hellas (6937) 2008-01-10 4:02
you made a beautiful composition with brilliant elements!
Saturated colours and excellent details everywhere! Great the chosen PoV, Sothy.
Thank you for share,
PixelTerror (0) 2008-01-21 12:19
This is a very clean image your uni could use for advertisement, as you say the sky is great, a deep blue and clouds that dynamize the view, US unis have the reputation to be so expensive that many students cross the big pond to study in France (maybe less now due to the low $$$ but when I was student we had hundreds of US students in my uni), but the view you present ranks it a lot above the average french uni building...
Have a nice day JY
pticaruh (276) 2008-09-01 10:00
This is fascinating! So much colors in the photo. The sky, seen through these plants (what are they?) is vry evocative. The building looks looks my own univarsity, the University of mining and Geology in Sofia, Bulgaria. The toweris nicely centered.
Waylim (25502) 2009-05-19 0:33
This one is really great, love every thing about it, and the pampas grass is really wonder as your foreground, beautiful and soft like feathers. the color of the sky and trees are well saturated but not overdone. One of your best. Congratulations!
ban_man (528) 2009-11-08 10:18
I was looking your shots. They are really great. But I couldn't resist myself from giving an appriciation for it. It's stunning. What a POV. Superb use of light.
kiks (11967) 2009-11-15 10:52
Your choice of POV realy was decisive to get such a great composition. The lines and textures of the pampasgrass frame the bg well and make a good contrast with the strong blue sky. Well seen and executed.
ricardomattos (6533) 2010-01-14 4:08
Wonderful view and photo.Very nice and impressive colors.I like so much the color of this sky.
Regards from Brazil
JugnuToor (159) 2010-07-02 21:27
Hii Sothy, What a wonderful colors you have in your image, nice experiment with the composition. Also the image looks quite sharp considering a kit lens has been used though.
Colombiana (2955) 2012-04-07 18:25
I can almost feel the tender breeze just by looking at your photo. From the colors, to the composition, and contrast, everything is lovely!
Big hugs from Miami :)
npecanhuk (74494) 2012-07-05 18:01
That's a magnificent photograph!
The place itself is wonderful but you managed to create art with it!
Everything's perfect: sharpness, exposure, colors, horionztal format, white borders, chosen pov and composition!
TFS - congrats,
Best regards and greetings from Brazil,
gus72 (3719) 2012-09-02 5:55
Hi Sothy !!
Pampas grass ...... I love it.
You are presenting a strong composition with many interesting elements.
Fantastic use of the wide angle.
Cheers from Australia
- Copyright: Sothy Eng (sothy81) (9590)
- Genre: Places
- Medium: Color
- Date Taken: 2007-10-31
- Categories: Nature
- Camera: Canon EOS 350D, 18 - 55 mm EF-S 3.5:5.6
- Exposure: f/8, 1/320 seconds
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- Photo Version: Original Version
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- Date Submitted: 2007-11-19 12:44
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