I previously posted pictures of the Space Needle and part of the roof of the EMP museum, Seattle. This new photo shows the Space Needle through a gap in the curved roof of the EMP museum.
The 605 feet high Space Needle was built as the centrepiece for the 1962 World Fair. The observation deck is at 520 feet from which there are excellent views od Seattle, Puget Sound and the Cascade and Olympic mountains.
The EMP museum is dedicated to contemporary popular culture including the works of Nirvana and Jimi Hendrix. There are interactive activities in a sound lab and stage, and it houses one of the largest LED screens in the world. The building was designed by Frank Gehry.
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snunney (101602) 2014-08-24 8:01
Your point of view makes for an interesting juxtaposition between these markedly different buildings, both of which contribute their distinctive graphical lines to the success of the overall image. The silver and copper tones of the museum contrast nicely with the limpid sky. Ideally exposed with excellent colours and clarity.
PaulVDV (29787) 2014-08-24 8:33
Very well observed and what a wonderful composition of curving lines and shapes!
Excellent clarity, sharpness, colours and colour contrast.
Best regards, Paul
npecanhuk (75592) 2014-08-24 8:51
Very interesting and attractive details that were so masterfully photographed by you!
A wonderful picture indeed!
Sharpness, exposure, colors, horizontal format, black & white borders and, above all, chosen pov and composition are all excellent!
TFS - congrats,
tyro (25902) 2014-08-24 8:56
This is a delightful photograph very much in your "graphic" style - I knew this was yours as soon as I saw the thumbnail!
Glorious light and colours - the complementary colours blue and yellow always go so well together - a fine and well thought out composition and impeccable details and sharpness too.
P.S. Funnily enough, I remember something about the World Fair in Seattle way back in 1962. The Parker Pen Company had what must have been one of the earliest computers there and they had previously circulated leaflets all over the World promoting a scheme whereby this computer could set you up with a pen pal with similar interests to yourself. My Dad filled in one of those leaflets, sent it off and, lo and behold, about six months later got a letter from a guy in Chicago with whom he kept in contact right up until he died four years ago.
Whether the chap from Chicago is still alive or not, I don't know: he was about 94 the last I heard of him. But we did have the opportunity to meet this chap and some members of his family because he came to visit us on a couple of occasions. He worked with United Airlines and could get very cheap flights. Unfortunately, although he had an excellent and very well paid job as chief mechanic at O'Hare Airport, he was almost bankrupt because his wife (who later died) suffered from multiple sclerosis, was bedridden and required constant nursing care - no NHS in the U.S. of A.
lousat (93580) 2014-08-24 9:14
Hi Ann,there is always something of beautiful and original in your gallery and this is another great example! The choice of perpsective is a winner,magnificent exposure,detail and colors,very very interesting way for a pic from this museum,i like it! Have a nice evening and thanks,Luciano
Nicou (145114) 2014-08-24 9:20
quelle beauté quel jeu de vague et de tons avec ce rond quelle vue et captage quel effet on se croirait vraiment dans l'espace superbe vue.
Bravo et amitié
cornejo (43859) 2014-08-24 9:39
Hi Ann, very good picture of this beautiful and interesting composition with interesting metallic shapes of the museum, very well captured in this interesting picture with good sharpness, light and color. Very good and interesting job well done, congratulations my friend. Thanks for sharing this beautiful work.
Good evening and happy start to the week.
Warm greetings from southern Spain.
jean113 (5221) 2014-08-24 10:36
Hello Ann, you have created an abstract from the architecture of this very modern building. The colours,lighting and sharp focus are wonderful.
boa (7493) 2014-08-24 11:20
a creative composition and a good idea! I like how you have captured the soft and curved forms, excellent exposure, the metallic color tones are perfect captured here. It looks like a giant object from outer space or something:) Well done!
Have a nice evening/
willperrett (11242) 2014-08-24 11:25
I couldn't make this out at all when looking at the thumbnail, which is of course intriguing, and makes one curious enough to open the larger file! A beautiful near-abstract is revealed, excellently composed (I bet you were shuffling about - a step to the left, half a step forward), and wonderfully light-managed. If you're into Gehry, there's a photograph by Eleu Tabares "eldancer1" here.
Tue (39404) 2014-08-24 11:30
A gorgeous picture. The roof looks great and like a true work of modern art. Its (warm and cold) colours and shapes are beautiful. The inclusion of the Space Needle is excellent too.
williewhistler (16398) 2014-08-24 11:44
such an imaginative composition with the Space Needle so well placed in the frame,gorgeous curves and complementary colours all perfectly exposed, superb photography which is a pleasure to view.
Kind regards Les.
photoray (13981) 2014-08-24 12:03
Intriguing image with Frank Gehry's unique curvaceous architecture dominant, then the iconic Space Needle behind.
A good representation of the tourist friendly Seattle.
alvaraalto (16160) 2014-08-24 12:18
I think that this beautiful picture of the outside of the museum is worth to be shown inside. The combination of the “Gehry-façade and tower in between gives a astonishing composition. The D.O.F is superb.
carlo62 (50778) 2014-08-24 12:39
bellissima idea, il risultato è fantastico.
Le due architetture si completano perfettamente in questa tua composizione, così come i colori.
La foto colpisce subito l'attenzione ed è piacevole da osservare.
dkmurphys (60683) 2014-08-24 13:56
Superb composition with modern shapes and colors. This modern architecture is amazing. Well taken.
jjcordier (79297) 2014-08-24 23:18
Une architecture vraiment originale que tu as merveilleusement exploitée dans cette photo!
emka (100793) 2014-08-25 0:09
Hello Ann, Stunning photo, the view is so confusing, what is what? Superb shot. And no need to tell it is Gehry's work. One can se it at once. Amazing architecture.
WArm regrad s MAlgo
Royaldevon (40264) 2014-08-25 2:02
In a modern phrase, 'This just blew me away'!
I love it!
It shows excellent composition, combined with flowing lines and amazing textures.
I wish I had taken it!!!
Have a lovely day,
Sergiom (82773) 2014-08-25 6:34
J'aime beaucoup cette composition très originale. On reconnait bien la tour emblème de Seattle mais sous un angle complètement différent qui lui donne un côté aérien.
kasianowak (9407) 2014-08-27 2:56
I'm a big fan of Frank Gehry's designs and your image shows this mind-boggling structure at its best. The building seems to be melting in the heat and the gold colours create lovely contrast with delicate blues.
Well-selected viewpoint to show the Needle as well.
Silvio1953 (146613) 2014-08-27 8:10
Ciao Ann, lovely and original composition, great view of fantastic architecture, splendid perspective and wonderful colors, ciao Silvio
macjake (69765) 2014-08-29 3:54
isn't this place fantastic!
for people who enjoy modern architecture it sure would be.
the light hits that Gehry building in such weir and wonderful ways.
I remember being here not too long ago and trying several up on several of compositions and funky angles.
really like the space needle popping through on this one.
those amber type colors are the best.
CLODO (34880) 2014-08-29 10:06
nice contrasts of shapes and colors taken from a good low POV.
thanks for sharing
siudzi (34141) 2014-08-29 23:46
What a creative and unique presentation of this fantastic construction! Really impressive one taken with superb technique and high quality. Very well done! Like it!
Have a nice weekend!
Cricri (121201) 2014-08-30 11:33
Composition intéressante, superbe architecture pour ces formes , ces couleurs, qui semble envahir la tour, très belle réalisation
adores (45869) 2014-08-31 7:25
I like the Needle, but the roof is surely my favourite part here. I just love the composition, the details of the architetcure and that golden colour. A great idea you had, it's a great shot!
delpeoples (58804) 2014-09-01 4:46
This is a superb photo. I love the way you composed it is original and highly effective. Beautiful textures, colours and perspective. Above all, you nailed the exposure perfectly, perfectly illuminating the internal parts of the photo without blowing out the sky.
Superb shot, congratulations
Angshu (56760) 2014-09-01 4:54
Stunning image...its a creative image and hats off to you for conjuring this composition.
While we've seen the space needle in your earlier posts, I had to google to find how EMP museum looks like in entirity
josepmarin (58359) 2014-09-01 5:02
your framing and the low-angle shot are very efficient visually, and the elements we can see give a bit of surrealistic effect in the composition.
The famous Space Needle of Seatle is perfectly placed between the suggestive curves of the architectural designs of Frank. O. Gehry.
I love the result you have achieved here, it's a great photo.
adidas5nb (5743) 2014-11-13 18:51
fantastic creative shot with amazing details, curves, light.very nicely seen.
Curious_Eye (1320) 2015-03-14 5:22
An interesting POV capturing Seattle's two icons. I like the light here with some of the roof showing cool-coloured reflections and other parts glowing in warm gold. A thoughtful composition and limited, yet complementary colours, create a visual delight.
With best wishes,
- Copyright: Ann Jackman (annjackman) (21899)
- Genre: Places
- Medium: Color
- Date Taken: 2014-07-10
- Categories: Architecture
- Exposure: f/9.5, 1/180 seconds
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- Photo Version: Original Version
- Theme(s): Abstraction [view contributor(s)]
- Date Submitted: 2014-08-24 7:44
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