#215 Architecture

Enter our forum competitions here
Post Reply
Gordon Armstrong
Photographer
Photographer
Posts: 156
Joined: Mon Oct 20, 2014 9:02 pm
Spam Protection: No

#215 Architecture

Post by Gordon Armstrong » Sat Jan 19, 2019 10:44 am

Let's ignore the judges who downgrade images of buildings as "record shots".

We will have some images of architecture and the built environment. I would anticipate some fine houses in all their glory, faded or otherwise' or maybe some detail and pattern in modern buildings.

Two weeks takes us to midnight 2nd February (I will be away so don't expect a prompt judging!!!)/

Enjoy

Gordon
"People say that nothing is impossible, but some times I can do nothing all day"

Gordon

User avatar
Janice Freeman
Iconic Photographer
Iconic Photographer
Posts: 606
Joined: Fri Sep 09, 2011 1:43 am
Spam Protection: No
Location: Astley
Contact:

Re: #215 Architecture

Post by Janice Freeman » Sun Jan 20, 2019 6:03 pm

Liverpool - Old and New
Liverpool - Old and New.jpg
Liverpool - Old and New.jpg (206.46 KiB) Viewed 2739 times
"A good snapshot stops a moment from running away" Eudora Welty

User avatar
John
Administrator
Administrator
Posts: 4665
Joined: Sun Aug 19, 2007 10:34 am
Contact:

Re: #215 Architecture

Post by John » Sun Jan 20, 2019 11:48 pm

046 Astley Green Winding House No 1.jpg
046 Astley Green Winding House No 1.jpg (380.81 KiB) Viewed 2732 times
Light is everything and lighting certainly can transform this building at Astley Green into something special. I shoot a lot of images here, with all sorts of lenses, but this one excited me because of that low, rich sunlight. Corrections for verticals were made in Photoshop. Camera: Sony A7 Mk III. Lens: Sony FE 24mm f/1.4 GM.
Best regards

John

User avatar
JOJO
Elite Member
Elite Member
Posts: 112
Joined: Sat Jan 07, 2017 9:55 pm
Spam Protection: No
Contact:

Re: #215 Architecture

Post by JOJO » Fri Jan 25, 2019 9:25 am

Fleetwood lighthouse.
PicsArt_01-25-08.44.49.jpg
PicsArt_01-25-08.44.49.jpg (255.77 KiB) Viewed 2690 times
Joanne


"Anybody can be a great photographer if they zoom in enough on what they love." - David Bailey

User avatar
melbarnes
Iconic Photographer
Iconic Photographer
Posts: 509
Joined: Fri Jan 25, 2013 10:40 pm
Spam Protection: No
Location: Leigh
Contact:

Re: #215 Architecture

Post by melbarnes » Sun Jan 27, 2019 3:15 pm

Grand old house in Corfu. This is in an abandoned village called Old Perithia. When tourism started in the 1960's, the younger workers in the village left to live and work on the coast where the money was. The houses fell into disrepair, but the village has now become a tourist attraction, and some of the decayed houses are being converted into tavernas.
2X3A5680.jpg
2X3A5680.jpg (463 KiB) Viewed 2651 times
"Aim for the moon - if you miss you'll land amongst the stars."

neilwigan
Member
Member
Posts: 69
Joined: Thu Jun 30, 2011 11:17 pm
Spam Protection: No

Re: #215 Architecture

Post by neilwigan » Wed Jan 30, 2019 7:26 pm

Kagyu-Samye-Ling-Temple.rs.jpg
From the Scotish borders still being built.
Kagyu-Samye-Ling-Temple.rs.jpg (317.31 KiB) Viewed 2632 times

neilwigan
Member
Member
Posts: 69
Joined: Thu Jun 30, 2011 11:17 pm
Spam Protection: No

Re: #215 Architecture

Post by neilwigan » Wed Jan 30, 2019 7:34 pm

IMG_3572-rs.jpg
Joans, from a trip in the moors "Haworth art gallery"
IMG_3572-rs.jpg (278.61 KiB) Viewed 2630 times

User avatar
Paul Jones
Administrator
Administrator
Posts: 2344
Joined: Sun Sep 02, 2007 5:35 pm
Spam Protection: No
Contact:

Re: #215 Architecture

Post by Paul Jones » Thu Jan 31, 2019 5:33 pm

London - old and new architecture
Captured on mobile phone on the way to the office.

Image
Paul
================
http://www.PaulJones.org


"As usual Paul is absolutely correct."
"In short, Paul is an absolutely brilliant mentor."

User avatar
Sue
Master Photographer
Master Photographer
Posts: 281
Joined: Mon Aug 20, 2007 12:19 am

Re: #215 Architecture

Post by Sue » Thu Jan 31, 2019 11:39 pm

Witley Court
023.jpg
023.jpg (382.99 KiB) Viewed 2591 times
Best wishes

Sue

LesleyD
Photographer
Photographer
Posts: 173
Joined: Fri Jun 12, 2009 4:30 pm
Spam Protection: Maybe

Re: #215 Architecture

Post by LesleyD » Fri Feb 01, 2019 2:29 pm

The Fred and Ginger Building, Prague.jpg
The Fred and Ginger Building, Prague.jpg (391.09 KiB) Viewed 2584 times
Apologies for using an older image, but this is the most unusual and fascinating architecture I've ever seen.

mikeaspinall
Master Photographer
Master Photographer
Posts: 459
Joined: Wed Jul 07, 2010 10:18 am
Spam Protection: Maybe

Re: #215 Architecture

Post by mikeaspinall » Sat Feb 02, 2019 9:05 pm

LINCOLN CATHEDRAL GLASS & STONE.jpg
LINCOLN CATHEDRAL GLASS & STONE.jpg (412.72 KiB) Viewed 2568 times

User avatar
John
Administrator
Administrator
Posts: 4665
Joined: Sun Aug 19, 2007 10:34 am
Contact:

Re: #215 Architecture

Post by John » Sun Feb 03, 2019 3:03 pm

The competition is now closed and awaits our judge!
Best regards

John

Gordon Armstrong
Photographer
Photographer
Posts: 156
Joined: Mon Oct 20, 2014 9:02 pm
Spam Protection: No

Re: #215 Architecture

Post by Gordon Armstrong » Mon Feb 04, 2019 5:37 pm

Thank you for your entries and your patience waiting for me to judge.

I like all of these images.

Janice: The Liverpool waterfront is a great place and I like the crowding and flattening of a long lens. The mix of architecture is interesting and the detail through the image is excellent. It has a processed look which makes it a little flat and it is slightly desaturated which I like. I do like the little spots of pink on the left.

John: Good photographer + good camera + good lens + great light = fabulously sharp detailed image. There is an optical illusion quality with the single row of windows, tiny steam engine, giant wheel and people mixing up the visual clues about size and perspective, and for me, I think the verticals are too straight

Joanne: Interesting building. I like the compass in the foreground and the low viewpoint.The detail starts to get a little fuzzy in the top tier and pinnacle. It might be worth cloning out the lamp post on the right.

Mel: An interesting building in harsh sunshine which works in context and the stone work texture is lovely. I like the interior detail visible through the windows. The accompanying story is important to an understanding of the image.

Neil: A nice example of typical scottish borders architecture :lol: This is fascinating building and makes a great imge. I love the colours and the detail. Very symmetrical but I wonder whether you could bring the sides in slightly to lose the part window and the two yellow patches sitting right on the edge of frame.

Joan: Wonderful solid Yorkshire architecture. Flat sky, but this is Yorkshire!!! I love the texture in the stone walls. Good viewpoint looking up the stairs but unfortunately you lose a bit of the ground floor as a result - perhaps you could sit on Neil's shoulders next time you visit :-d .

Paul: My favourite of the modern London buildings dwarfing the older one's at the bottom. Lovely detail in the Gherkin and interesting light on the building behind the church but a bit more light on the church tower would have been great.

Sue: Faded glory indeed! This has obviously been a seriously grand house. It looks to be well preserved but without it's interior must feel rather sad. The bottom half of the picture is all stairs. The most interesting bit is the central area with the people for size and the hints of detail behind. As an architectural image the wings are important but I wonder whether you could crop out the gravel and bottom 4 steps to give a letter box presentation.

Lesley: I agree this is unusual and fascinating but I am not sure that I like it as a building. Your image is a great record with lovely colour tones and detail. It is slightly tight in the frame and I would like to see it slightly more in context but I think that is quite difficult because of it's position. I love the repeating windows in the straight half (Fred??) which all have slightly different tones or reflections.

Mike: Beautiful sense of light and space. I love the contrast between the darker tones to the left and the warm bright central area. Lot's of detail everywhere without crowding and the stained glass is fantastic. If I were a judge I might want to see the tops of the arches.

Many thanks to all. My comments are my own thoughts and I am trying to learn how to analyse pictures for my own benefit. If you don't agree then you are probably right!!!

At the end of the day, which picture do i like best:

2nd: everybody else

1st: Lesley.

Over to you.
"People say that nothing is impossible, but some times I can do nothing all day"

Gordon

User avatar
Janice Freeman
Iconic Photographer
Iconic Photographer
Posts: 606
Joined: Fri Sep 09, 2011 1:43 am
Spam Protection: No
Location: Astley
Contact:

Re: #215 Architecture

Post by Janice Freeman » Tue Feb 05, 2019 12:35 am

Some wonderful images here and a great choice. It’s a building of mixed emotions! Not sure if a like the building, but at the same time it is fascinating. That’s one of the great things about photography. Folk travel to places we never get to, see things that we don’t - but then we do, cos’ a great photo of it has been taken. 😁
"A good snapshot stops a moment from running away" Eudora Welty

LesleyD
Photographer
Photographer
Posts: 173
Joined: Fri Jun 12, 2009 4:30 pm
Spam Protection: Maybe

Re: #215 Architecture

Post by LesleyD » Tue Feb 05, 2019 11:57 am

Wow, thanks Gordon - first time I've ever won a Forum Competition!

I'll put my thinking cap on and post a new competition topic later.

Lesley

Post Reply

Who is online

Users browsing this forum: No registered users and 5 guests