Getting back to my roots here :)
Getting back to pure architecture, what I love the most.
And if you're like me, and enjoy photographing modern buildings, its hard to beat a quick trip to Las Vegas.
If you're living in North America anyways, as its a long trip if you're living in Europe!
We stayed at the new Vdara Hotel, and this photo was taken from the pool. The Vdara is the hotel on the left with the large curve.
I guess this is a reminder to always look UP! Something that is a must when taking photos, yet so many people forget :) Look Up, Look Down, Climb Higher, Lay on your Back, Lay on your stomach, do what you must to get the best composition!
Take a look at the WS if you like, for a couple more views.
thanks for looking and have a great weekend
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Royaldevon (21405) 2013-09-21 0:33
Love this composition and pov.
The skyscraper on the left has a very skeletal feel.
A very futuristic impression altogether.
The limited colour palette makes the whole so very akin to sky and clouds.
Have a great day,
jemaflor (74044) 2013-09-21 0:51
Interesting graphical shot with a good idea to take this pov, I like the contrast between curves and lines, tfs.
HimalAnda (6918) 2013-09-21 1:08
I like this kind of composition, playing with the lines and the curves. It gives a beautiful and graphical picture.
subhendu_bagchi (21006) 2013-09-21 2:21
hi Craig, another nice one from you. The upperward angle of the lens created a nice perspective. Excellent depth and sharpness. Light is not easily managable in such cases, but you succeed superbly. Great work. Tfs.
ChrisJ (91238) 2013-09-21 2:31
A well composed architectural shot with excellent sharpness and shadow detail. The light was not conducive to an ideal shot but you've managed the backlight well. There is still good exposure on the buildings. Often when I try a shot like this I get a perfectly exposed sky and washed out underexposed
buildings or fg. Nice repetition of geometric patterns and shapes and good to see the buildings diverging away from the standard and rather boring rectangular blocks. I had to laugh when I read that Gaudi responded to a woman who complained there were no straight walls in La Pedrara for her to place a piano, that she had better learn to play the violin!
jhm (127927) 2013-09-21 2:45
These sky scrapers are nice for photographing, but not great artwork as architect, maybe good paid.
Both workshop pictures are a very nice addition to these picture.
Also a very well detailed picture with a lot sharpness made.
Excellent composition, lovely presentation.
Very well done, TFS.
Have a nice weekend,
timecapturer (37028) 2013-09-21 3:27
wonderful POV this with sweeping and compelling curves. Vegas must have been lip-smacking for you with all these modern buildings to wet your appetite. Mesmerising symmetry and thanks for the Photographic Karma Sutra notes :-).
Enjoy the weekend - B.
PS thanks for your recent comments on latest posts, always appreciated. B.
snunney (72650) 2013-09-21 4:00
The point of view is inspiring, looking up toward these steel and glass monsters. That swirl of cloud is a definite bonus, offering a great focal point. The excellent clarity accentuates the graphism offered by the architecture.
amaryllis (32051) 2013-09-21 6:53
un cadrage superbe de toutes ces tours avec reflets, de quoi nous donner le vertige comme tu le précises, une hauteur incroyable et un beau ciel accompagne l'ensemble de cette belle réalisation
Nicou (105721) 2013-09-21 7:19
Grandiose vue quel effet et image quel graphisme et vue cette partie courbée et image et ces building droit et le rendu sur les verres sueprbe captage.
Bravo et amitié
krzychu30 (12619) 2013-09-21 7:39
so,Back to the roots?
Briliant architectural shot!
I don´t want repeat myself again:)so not a word about perspective(but you know it´s superb!)
Another thing I like so much about this scene is its "metallic" look-just the steel and glas against partially blue sky.For me-superb!
Have a nice weekend
sevy (14267) 2013-09-21 7:54
Nice architectur shot and more than this, a strong and efficient composition and framing. I like it.
You were a bit unlucky for the light which is a bit strong. I wonder what it could look like translated in B&W. It should be also interesting.
Noel_Byrne (13284) 2013-09-21 9:46
I know this probably sounds like a petulant child, but I wanna go, I wanna go, I wanna go!! I have been fascinated with this group of buildings since that TV show I mentioned before, and your shot shows them to be all that I imagined. The vertigo effect is very cool in this too, the building on the left does induce a strange feeling of dizziness. Perhaps the curve combined with the sense of height in the other tower. What it is, its very cool and a beautiful architectural shot. Thanks for the workshops too!
All the best
elenimavrandoni (9965) 2013-09-21 11:17
Craig, you have the eye of the tiger and nothing escapes from your vision..
spectacular and impressive shot!!
tatadalou (3975) 2013-09-21 13:11
This is a vertiginuous shot ! I like the curves of the buildings, underlined by the alignments of glasses. A more blue sky would render the picture even more impressive.
Romano46 (11425) 2013-09-21 14:42
questo è il tipo di foto nel quale metti in mostra il meglio di te stesso.
Una Las Vegas piuttosto insolita perchè anzichè concentrarti sulle luci e le visioni del deserto che le fa da sfondo hai preferito dare priorità alle sue ardite architetture scegliendo delle particolari forme dalle strutture curvilinee che ti hanno permesso di esprimere tutta la tua fervida fantasia in una bella composizione .
Un insieme di linee e di disegni geometrici che contrassegnano il fotogramma in misura notevole e lo rendono piacevolmente gradevole.
Un qualcosa di diverso su questa grande città che aiuta a comprenderne tutti gli aspetti, allontanandosi dalla solita banalità.
Ciao e buona domenica
photoray (6644) 2013-09-21 16:53
Attractive upwards view of the curving and rectangular high-rises, for the glass multi blue tones and clouds reflecting.
My favorite hotel to stay in, is the Luxor for all the Egyptian artworks, especially the swimming pool complex which is over-the top.
Happy Trails to you,
npecanhuk (56358) 2013-09-21 18:26
Beautiful and attractive picture!
Special regards to the chosen pov, composition and management of (difficult) light!
TFS - congrats,
Enjoy your sunday,
jjcordier (67186) 2013-09-21 22:32
Je t'imagine bien allongé au bord de la piscine (les WS m'y aident!) en train de choisir ton cadrage en contre-plongée. Le graphisme de l'image est très attractif. La lumière est un peu dure; la suggestion d'Yves de passer l'image en noir et blanc est peut-être intéressante?
emka (64134) 2013-09-21 22:46
Hi Craig, excellent photo, I like it, but for me the most beautiful sky scrapers are Gothic cathedrals. And to stay in such a big hotel - no, it is not my cup of tea. So here you looked up, but did you on lay on your back or stomach?
The pool looks great :)
Warm regrads from France. M
danos (78056) 2013-09-22 1:40
nice the view of the building and especially this on the left that seeing someone feel a vertigo.I like the well chosen POV as the upload WS that make us know better the place.
bukitgolfb301 (32614) 2013-09-22 16:50
Hi dear Craig
Great shot by fish-eye lens usage. So well balanced composition in great framework. Position of the white clouds and shape od buildings are so fantastic to see, I admire your ablity as always as usual!
All the best and have a good start of a new week! TAKERO
olive224 (2505) 2013-09-23 3:43
A great composition with beautiful curves !
A little bit more contrast would perhaps pleases me ;)
Kugart (1770) 2013-09-23 4:08
Great pov of this large curved hotel building.The clouds in the shot look as though they are swirling around the buildings in a vortex. Nice tones on the glass of the opposite building. Very nice presentation.
mesutilgim (72944) 2013-09-23 12:34
Hello dear Craig,
Amazing ! A perfect lecture of all members of TE, how a perfect POV should be !
TFS and best regards
abmdsudi (32471) 2013-09-26 11:23
It's an entirely creative shot with fine effect that echoes the wonderful architectures of the high rise modern buildings - portion of concrete jungle seen from low ant view point. Full of blueish tones, lines and curves in such a fine clarity and so well detailed to perfection. Thks for the infor notes. Congrats
serp2000 (33067) 2013-09-28 22:27
Perhaps this vertigo began after your win in casino ))
I like your idea to show the skyscrapers from this low pov. Good example of minimalism. Excellent graphic.
Greetings from hot Phoenix!
- Copyright: craig macintosh (macjake) (45588)
- Genre: Places
- Medium: Color
- Date Taken: 2013-07-10
- Categories: Architecture
- Camera: Pentax K7, SIGMA 8-16mm
- Exposure: f/7.1, 1/640 seconds
- More Photo Info: view
- Map: view
- Photo Version: Original Version, Workshop
- Date Submitted: 2013-09-21 0:25