I was inspired to post this photo because of Gosia's latest post of a similar building with a similar upwards point of view.
And Jason was spot on when he commented on his last post how he often has a plan to upload photo A, but then becomes inspired by a TE members post and then decides to post photo B.
I wonder how many other TE members this happens to and how often?
As for this photo, well, black and whites don't often get the same love and attention as full brightly colored photos, so i'm not sure how this will be received.
I've said it a hundred times, and I'll keep saying it...when photographing architecture and high rises, remember to get real close to them and look straight UP! It can often produce some pretty cool views.
So here we have a collection of 3 UP POV's from downtown Las Vegas, 2 of them are in the WS.
Have a great weekend everyone.
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adidas5nb (4007) 2013-10-26 6:45
i really like it.such an odd and wonderful perspective and great choice for b n w.the sunlight reflection across the building looks very nice and provides a break.
snunney (76402) 2013-10-26 7:02
Excellent choice of the black and white to accentuate the graphical lines. I like the lighting and reflections.
krzychu30 (14986) 2013-10-26 7:04
Whoaa,my friend-where to start?
PERFECTION!Starting from your POV and perspective,going further with the reflections on its glass facade and finally your B&W processing.Man-you do not take often B&W photos,but when you decide to take some the result can be only one-our admiration!
Really awesome shot Craig!
Have a great weekend
Romano46 (15614) 2013-10-26 7:16
un bianco e nero di notevole impatto non solo per il particolare punto di ripresa che rende particolarmente slanciato l'edificio e mette in evidenza il raggio di luce che lo coglie, ma soprattutto per l'eccellente postproduzione che grazie ad un sapiente uso dei filtri rende l'architettura insuperabile nel suo alternarsi di chiari e di scuri in un cielo che con grande intelligenza hai trasformato in una massa scura.
Un ottimo lavoro. Complimenti.
Ciao e buon fine settimana
Noel_Byrne (17203) 2013-10-26 7:28
I am a big fan of black and white and this is a really stunning example. Bonus points for making me feel a little ill with this strange viewpoint too, woohoo! Love the shots in the workshop too, when I do finally get to see the new centre of Vegas, it will be thanks to viewing your gallery.
I love the light shining off this majestic tower, and its so smooth and modern and sleek. In fact, you know what it reminds me of? The Borg Cube.
Beautiful shot and remember, resistance is futile!!
All the best
SnapRJW (27048) 2013-10-26 7:33
I love B&W and I know it isn't so popular here on TE but I think it is better appreciated than it was. This shot, with its strong contrast and dark BG is right up my street. The pesky reflection takes on an all together different look here and adds to the overall success of the shot. In colour I don't think it would work nearly as well. All three images are super but #3 is superb. Warm regards rosemary
pyffepa (625) 2013-10-26 7:39
Your picture is the perfect illustration of your thoughts in you note.
We loose the notion of size, it could be macro of electronic part, a satellite in stratosphere or the last award winning highest building.
Technically perfect the B/W option suits very well.
Have a nice weekend,
kabel (1397) 2013-10-26 8:19
Hello, great b/w architectural image. Good lines and angles and perspective. Excellent notes on your technique. TFA,
siudzi (29619) 2013-10-26 9:21
Wow! What a fantastic b&w presentation of this modern design! You know how to play with lines to achieve such a stunning effect. The POV fits absolutely perfectly here and I have no doubt that the building touches the sky. Bravo! Superb and inspiring pic!
Thanks for the title:) -- love it!
cornejo (25499) 2013-10-26 9:54
Hi Craig, great black and white shots of this interesting building, very well composed and captured in these interesting pictures perfectly framed, with good sharpness and light. Excellent and interesting job perfectly done, congratulations my friend. Thanks for sharing.
Good afternoon happy Saturday and Sunday.
Best wishes from southern Spain.
mesutilgim (76776) 2013-10-26 11:13
Hello dear Craig,
Amaing architectorial capture in b&w with perfect pov and great graphical effect. Interesting message in your notes.
TFS and have a nice weekend
SWEETFREEDOM (20804) 2013-10-26 11:21
i am a lover of b/w, so for me this one and the ws are fine, good contrast and light management. original and interesting p.o.v.
Sonata11 (32261) 2013-10-26 21:08
this is striking beautiful composition. Wonderfully composed this image. Fantastic POV. I love it. Tfs.
All the best and have a great Sunday, Barbara
jcpix (9298) 2013-10-26 21:42
For crying out loud, you're doing it to me now as well! :) I have a shot of a building along the lines of this type of perspective, and your conversion to black & white is making me rethink how I want to work it over. How great is this though, being inspired by so many others, even if it's just from viewing their pictures...but it sure does make it difficult to stay with what you had planned though, right? lol
I'm loving this deep, dark vibe with the bright reflection...feels very futuristic and even a bit ominous. Such clean, sharp lines with that touch of pattern mixed in as it ascends upwards. Great job on keeping that highlight in check and not entirely overblown...and if everyone only knew just how much heat is was putting out too!! I think some hotels have had to change their windows because the reflection burns the tourists like ants in a magnifying glass!? Enjoy the rest of the weekend. Take it easy.
Cheers from another hot spot,
By the way, the #3 WS...wicked cool!!
jjcordier (70549) 2013-10-26 23:32
Trois excellentes photos, très graphiques, en noir et blanc de cet immeuble. Chacune a leur intérêt propre avec, pour moi, un petit faible pour le WS1.
timecapturer (41826) 2013-10-27 5:21
a master class in architectural image making and also using B&W to give impact and drama to the shot. All 3 images are worthy of a separate listing here and I have to say I love #2 it has the most punch and atmosphere about it. Outstanding works as always.
Hansaphotos (6329) 2013-10-27 9:58
Wow, superb result! I like a lot all three of them. Excellent lighting and composition. Works really good in this b&w version. Excellent!
Schnappilic (9682) 2013-10-27 14:40
Congratulations for this simple but spectacular frame. Good ray of light.
Kugart (1776) 2013-10-28 1:42
What a wonderful shot of this modern edifice . POV gives nice strong angular lines and deep perspective. The black background makes the building stand out along with the reflections of the sun. B&W format was an excellent choice for the shot Craig . Love it.
mjw364 (6514) 2013-10-28 2:50
Just so you don't feel so lonely I just posted a black n white too though the architecture is many centuries apart from this modern building - which I prefer. Nice treatment of this one Craig modern and sleek - just like me!
jhm (131840) 2013-10-28 5:27
I have with a lot attention also looked to your both extra pictures.
Listen Craig, it's the photographer that takes the decision, about the picture, and not the members of TE.
You know pictures are very subjective and everyone has an other opinion, do not worry, your pictures are nice but I see gladly colour.
Excellent composition, nice captured.
Very well done, TFS.
Have a nice week,
ktanska (23442) 2013-10-28 13:01
Special trio of modern architecture in B&W. The main picture has strong angle. Intense reflection and rather dark exposure of the rest does bother me a little. WS#1 is quite mysterious, and has special texture that look good in B&W. WS#2 has the sky in main role, is open and spacious. And my favourite of these three.
(My latest one could be titled 'It's Craig's Fault'.)
delpeoples (50667) 2013-10-29 3:22
hehehe I can see that Gosia has had an influence on your posting here today. Interesting that you chose B&W, not often we see them from you, so it's really refreshing. Did you balance this one on your forehead or did you just use a tripod like normal people do? ;) Excellent graphism and perspective, I really like the vertical frame.
Great shot, thanks for sharing and thanks Gosia for inspiring the post.
Cricri (96993) 2013-10-29 12:07
Génial les trois images, bel effet donner par le N/B avec le graphisme, le WS 1 me plait beaucoup, compliment
Royaldevon (24324) 2013-10-30 1:31
I have to admit, I am often influenced by other TE members.
I am also influenced by TE member's style and their passions. When I started taking photographs as a hobby (7 years ago), I would never have photographed parts of buildings but now see it as an exciting opportunity! I really do like this! It is modern, it is abstract art, it takes me headlong from bottom to top and that bit of reflective light creates an unusual focal point.
Have a great day,
Mics (431) 2013-10-30 3:19
Your use of black and white, the pattern created by your POV and the reflection of light on the facade of the building made this minimalist-design building interesting. It's a wonderful shot!
Nice day to you!
ChrisJ (93442) 2013-10-31 7:13
Looks like Gotham City! I am half expecting to see Batman on one of the buildings ledges! Good upward pov with superb sharpness and excellent tonal range and graphism. I think we should be congratulating Gosia rather than blaming her! Tfs!
ManuMay (34357) 2013-10-31 12:05
Ha, haa...so let´s thank Gosia!! ;)
This time the option to post B&W fits very well to the subject, enhancing lines and contrasts...great point of view choosen in order to compose the scene...Great!
Have a nice day...
rigoletto (33776) 2013-10-31 13:26
ok, i must write, or i'll forget.
powerful, stunning and amazing are solid adjectives for this one. whenever you feel inspired by such photos, please, do share one of yours. especially on these days when such "dark chocolates" are quite rare on TE.
ourania (22744) 2013-11-01 13:43
a marvellous collection of dense monochromes that feature fascinating architectural compositions. In all three photos I like very much the dynamism of the compositions, the clear interaction of perspectives and the framing that gives significance to the empty spaces as well. In this picture the rather dark tones evoke a mesmerizing sense of depth, the textures come through intriguingly and the strong light is very well placed and particularly attractive. Congratulations and thank you!
All the best, have a lovely weekend,
annjackman (16843) 2013-11-05 0:11
You are absolutely right about inspiration from other TE member's photos. I get plenty and it has broadened my subject material and I have taken on new techniques. My husband is passing on his fairly new 10-20mm Sigma lens to me because he just bought a non-compatible full-frame camera. I can't wait to go to London with it!
Your picture is so full of dynamism and strong contrast - love it!
Kind Regards, Ann
p.s. you mentioned viewing TE meeting pics all together. mkamionka has made a theme of them (accessed via the photo information in my picture)
jmdias (50355) 2014-02-14 0:04
amazing this compo with a strong graphic mood. I liked the way you used the lines, shapes and light here. marvelous job. TFS.
- Copyright: craig macintosh (macjake) (49318)
- Genre: Places
- Medium: Black & White
- Date Taken: 2013-07-09
- Categories: Architecture
- Camera: Pentax K7, SIGMA 8-16mm
- Exposure: f/5.6, 1/1000 seconds
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- Photo Version: Original Version, Workshop
- Date Submitted: 2013-10-26 6:24
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