ENGLISH: This is the Pitt Street Mall in Sydney's central Business District. This is the place where I was caught in the "protest" last week, but this photo was taken a week later. In the left background, you can see Sydney Centrepoint Tower, which for many years was the talles building in Sydney. The older facades are the many shops and arcades that open onto the Mall. Once of those is the Strand Arcade, a photo of which I uploaded some time ago here:
ITALIANO: Si tratta del Pitt Street Mall, nel Centro Commerciale di Sydney. Potete vedere la Torre Centrepoint. A destra é situato il Strand Arcade, una foto di cui, ho postato una foto un tempo fa. Questo é il luogo dové stato "il protesto" dai Muselmani una settimana fa.
Canon 5D MkII
17mm using 17-40mm lens
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Sergiom (45972) 2012-09-26 5:45
Very nice point of view on the busy strret with tall buildings surronding. I like the deformation on the edges specially regarding the man on the left .
Have a nice day
williewhistler (10007) 2012-09-26 6:14
whilst the wide angle lens has had an unflattering effect on the guy walking into the frame it has allowed you to gain a gorgeous perspective with good use of the verticals and I really enjoy the Centrepoint Tower.
The range of tones is very good in what I consider to be a good subject for the mono treatment.
Kind regards Les.
snunney (73090) 2012-09-26 6:53
Another fine composition where the distortion occasioned by the ultra-wide lens works to your advantage. I like the atmosphere here and the choice of black and white.
bayno (18338) 2012-09-26 6:53
vedo che la cosa ti ha toccato molto e ne hai pienamente ragione, la via è molto bella, pedonale e con una architettura variegata, perfetto il tuo POV centrale e la scelta del B&W, spero che i cialtroni non abbiano fatto troppi danni per un film che... ne ho visto qualche stralcio... fà letteralmente cagare ma che grazie alla pubblicità che loro ne hanno fatto lo vedrà molta gente...ottimo il tuo lavoro dietro il mirino...
krzychu30 (12895) 2012-09-26 7:10
excellently composed picture and nice combination of old and modern architecture.Well composed scene.I like more&more B&W photography and really like the way you processed this photo(did you use Silver Efex?I think I´ve already seen some pictures from you processed with this software).Furtheremore this strong contrast looks great.
sabermonajati (8349) 2012-09-26 7:13
you captured this deform composition with wide lens skilful.this perspective is very nice.b&w is excellent idea for this image.
ourania (19076) 2012-09-26 8:01
Ciao cara Lisa,
una composizione molto abile e bella che ha catturato con grande fascino la prospettiva ed i dettagli di entrambi i lati della strada e anche alcuni edifizi piu' lontani. La luce sembra cadere dal cielo luminoso. Nella parte bassa delle due parti la luce non arriva forte ma c'e' un superbo senso di movimento particolarmente intrigante perche' piu' si sente che si vede. La coppia a sinistra entra nel quadro dinamicamente iniziando l' azione e la prospettiva. Hai gestito la scena, lo spazio e la luce molto effettivamente. Complimenti e grazie!
Tanti saluti e buona giornata,
rbassin (13503) 2012-09-26 11:36
une prise de vue originale, le choix du N&B rneforce l'attention sur le lignes, la structure et les contrastes bien marqués ici.
C'est bien fait
jemaflor (74430) 2012-09-26 11:54
Great result with well managed wide angle photo, good idea, perfect with these black & white contrast.
carlo62 (19831) 2012-09-26 14:32
la bellezza del luogo e della tua foto non la tocca nessuno, rimane per tuo e nostro piacere, gli altri arrivano, fanno a casino e passano, peccato che nel frattempo facciano dei danni, ma nei confronti del tempo, è solo una minima cosa.
Matthew-Watt (6037) 2012-09-26 22:59
Cool B&W take on the Pitt Street Mall. Shame about all the upsets taking place there recently (which I saw on the news while in the UK). I like the darkness contrasting with the bright of the top half of the photo. I admire how the historic buildings seem to be closing in on the subjects walking along the path, an overpowering element of the urban form. As far as I know, Centrepoint tower is still Sydney's tallest or is there a new one that's higher? TFS.
kathryn_weir (1746) 2012-09-27 0:30
Hello dear Lisa,
A great B and W perspective shot. I love the way the buildings are all leaning into the shot due to the lens distortion and your excellent choice of POV. Well done,
Have a great week, or what remains of it
mauro61 (52545) 2012-09-27 0:51
immagine molto particolare con la deformazione ottica che incide sui soggetti e sui palazzi.
La scelta del bianco e nero incide bene sulla realizzazione di questo tuo lavoro,
SteveH (6187) 2012-09-27 1:00
Hi Lisa, great us of the WA lens, giving the image converging lines and a sense of depth. Timing was great too with the two walkers well placed in the corner. Cheers, Steve
Noel_Byrne (13790) 2012-09-27 1:14
This is another fantastic Gotham city shot, and a really impressive viewpoint, I have to say, I really love what you have done here. It looks to my eyes like futuristic art from the 20's, but the people on the street add an element of realism and humanity. the contrast of old lower facades and new towers both built and under construction is wonderful.
Thanks for sharing.
dkmurphys (42699) 2012-09-27 1:54
I really like your distortion, the city looks even more impressive. Well taken!
macjake (45914) 2012-09-27 2:18
now where the hell have you been hiding this photo the entire time!!
stay away from those wet beaches - here you can't get your shoes ruined! lol
and look at the results you can get!!
wicked use of the 17mm.
wicked lines and depth
love the height and the tilted buildings!
did i say it was wicked?!
enjoy your day
ManuMay (34021) 2012-09-27 2:39
An amazing effect to lead our view till the end, the play on B&W fits very well to the capture, giving a special mood and enhancing the depth sense. Very good light management indeed!!
Have a nice day...
kordinator (14797) 2012-09-27 3:48
Very beautiful and interesting photo, showing Sydney from a very specific angle.
Feeling as if the image is composed of two parts assembled.
Black and white format is great.
timecapturer (37506) 2012-09-27 4:58
sorry to learn of your recent stressful experience. Good to see that you have returned and taken this stunning image. Love the POV and the effect of the W/A is attractive and compelling as is the use of B&W. Beautifully inviting lines with tantalising tones and shades. Excellent!
Have a good day - regards Brian.
abmdsudi (32845) 2012-09-27 6:58
Distortion in the foreground subjects steals the show and is of my great interest here. The effect and power of ultra wide lens is pretty evident depicting what a 17mm lens can do lending to an overall delightful photographic impact. A well organized look with great perspective and depth, simple but effective street scene and how you use the fg to draw viewers in of a quite an attractive sight with good array of props on both flanks. It's a shot that meets your vision in black & white. Well done, TFS
Oceania (3245) 2012-09-27 7:03
This picture is excellent in B & W. It is given a strong sense of artistic impact.
ACL1978 (6503) 2012-09-27 12:52
Nice use of the wide angle to create an almost canyon-like effect, Lisa. This communicates a bit of the rubbernecking of tourists upon reaching a new city, as well as being a really lovely study of the mix of architecture to be found at this spot in Sydney. I like the B&W choice here; you've got a nice range of tones and shades for it.
tyro (15843) 2012-09-27 17:20
Ciao cara Lisa,
I am pleased that you have recovered from your stressful time here, so much so that you felt able to return and take this fine picture picture of the place itself which also appears to have recovered and to have regained peaceful normality.
Using your wide angle lens at its shortest focal length has certainly exaggereated the perspective here - and to excellent effect though, as Les comments, that fellow on the left looks a tad weird with his long spider-like legs.
But the strong lines of the pavement and the "lean in" of the buildings are very dramatic and all the more so because the picture is in black and white and contrasts are strong.
A beautifully composed and very imposing photograph with contrasts which perhaps just ever so slightly reflects your anger about what happened here?
P.S. On a slightly gentler subject, I've noted that Silvio sometimes uses a 14mm lens on his full-frame camera - he gets some amazing shots with it, particularly in churches, etc, but also for outdoor work too. Have you ever thought of going that wide? The Canon lenses are prohibitively expensive, but I see that the very widest full-frame lens that's made (that isn't a fisheye - I wouldn't want one of those) is the Sigma 12 - 24mm. I've occasionally thought about it but probably won't do anything just now. Just a thought. :)
bergese (6699) 2012-09-28 1:35
Une autre belle image totalement différente.On se croit dans un vieux film américain des années 50.Ambiance trés particulière amenée par le choix du N/B.
COSTANTINO (44369) 2012-09-28 2:58
excellent chosen point of view showing this
street with so high buildings in sepia
nice artistic shot destinated for
art exhibition,nice use of verticals
I like the whole atmosphere here
have a nice week end
Silvio1953 (106096) 2012-09-30 0:39
Ciao Lisa, buon uso del grandangolo per un bianco e nero di gran fascino, sempre delizioso il tuo Lisaliano, brava, buona Domenica, un abbraccio Silvio
npecanhuk (56496) 2012-10-03 17:10
I really loved this one too!
Now, a urban wonder!
Black & white, vertical format, exposure, level of sharpness, chosen pov and composition are all great!
TFS - congrats,
Bluejeans (64243) 2012-10-08 5:09
Ola Lisa ,
Ficou muito bonita esta rua com a tonalidade de preto e branco , boa sensação de altura com as enormes torres quase que tocam o céu :) , bons detalhes de arquitetura nesta rua de peões , parabéns!!
Um abraço Gonçalo
Robert1969 (6650) 2012-11-03 1:23
The wide angle lens creates a beautiful
effect and give "an extra power" to the
diagonal lines and the creates a lots
and lots of depth (I like that).
Timing is also great, the two persons
are a nice extra. Vertical position
creates emphasizes extra the depth. but
makes also (with the B&W) the picture
nice calmness. Light management and the
composition are as always great.
- Copyright: Lisa DP (delpeoples) (48960)
- Genre: Places
- Medium: Black & White
- Date Taken: 2012-09-00
- Categories: Daily Life, Architecture
- Map: view
- Photo Version: Original Version
- Theme(s): Australian Architectural Landmarks [view contributor(s)]
- Date Submitted: 2012-09-26 5:13
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