2023-03-21 Photographers Choice

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30 Responses to 2023-03-21 Photographers Choice

Frankie says:
2023-03-27 at 4:11 am
I was drawn to the patterns created by the fire escapes.
New York City, January 2014
ISO 800, 10 mm, f/10, 1/250th sec

Henri says:
2023-03-27 at 1:21 pm
Really like the combination of the different building surfaces and the repeating patterns of the fire escapes. Great example of architectural details.

Frankie says:
2023-03-27 at 9:48 pm
Thanks, Henri!

Henri says:
2023-03-27 at 1:18 pm
Another architecture detail. A door handle. I like this abstract for the curve versus the hard straight lines, as well as the reflections in the glass. I used perspective cropping to make the lines exactly horizontal and vertical. Then used the contrast slider for more drama.

Frankie says:
2023-03-27 at 9:50 pm
Interesting and mysterious abstract! I want that door handle for our house!

Henri says:
2023-03-27 at 1:32 pm
I could not resist adding this abstract. I will remove the first submission to stay within the guidelines. I like this for the stark lines and the warped reflections. Again I used perspective cropping to get the horizontals and verticals lined up. Added just a little bit of contrast and brightness.

Henri says:
2023-03-27 at 1:42 pm
Here is the same image enhanced with the levels tool “black point” and “white point” droppers

della says:
2023-03-27 at 7:11 pm
ice pattern on the pond
ISO 400 102mm f9 1/80

Henri says:
2023-03-28 at 1:20 am
Beautiful abstract!

Della 朱世芸 Ho says:
2023-03-29 at 8:54 pm
thank you. Henri.

della says:
2023-03-27 at 7:42 pm
fallen buildings near Sharple
ISO 800 190mm 17.1 1/1600

judi says:
2023-03-28 at 1:33 pm
I used to ride to work, and this is the cage where I locked my bicycle. It was early in the season, so the entire cage was caked with dust. I was struck by the simple repeating patterns and shadows of the bike posts and the cage itself as the sun was rising. (Taken with my IPhone).

Ron says:
2023-04-01 at 1:15 am
Building on the NW corner of Centre St. and 16 Ave. I like how the unique architectural design causes a myriad of reflections of other parts of the building. The shadows add some diagonal interest as well. ISO 100, f/20, 1/100.

Ron says:
2023-04-01 at 1:21 am
Interesting architectural mural 8 Ave and Centre St. NW. ISO 100, f/20, 1/100.

Ron says:
2023-04-01 at 1:33 am
Here’s a revised version with improved cloning where I removed a sign. Henri, you can replace the one above with this one. Thanks.

Henri says:
2023-04-01 at 12:06 pm
I am going to leave it in, so you can tell us the difference. I can’t see it.

Frankie says:
2023-04-02 at 6:20 pm
I agree. It’s like one of those Can you spot the difference? games. I give up!

Karen Sandra McDaniel says:
2023-04-02 at 2:32 pm
This is a shot of the Lake Bonavista mall stairs going to the second floor. Very Art Deco. AP, 26 mm FL, F8, S1/320, ISO 2000, CW Metering, Auto WB. Would sure recommend a visit.

Karen Sandra McDaniel says:
2023-04-02 at 2:41 pm
Another shot of the Lake Bonavista stairs, this time the walkway. It is very interesting trying to get a clean picture since there is so much movement. The blue glass from one of the stores add an interesting focal point. AP, FL 18mm, F8, S1/000, ISO 2000, CW Metering, Auto White Balance.

Frankie says:
2023-04-02 at 7:13 pm
Same snowy, gloomy day as my SAIT photo. I parked in the sheltered lot behind the North Hill mall and heard a crow (I think). Found her (him?) sitting on a huge nest made of branches on the ceiling pipes. Her mate was 100′ away on the roof of the mall eating something. I took several dozen shots trying to get him with his beak open. I was not expecting to see a tongue!
ISO 3200, 209 mm, f/16, 1/2000, -0.67 ev

Frankie says:
2023-04-02 at 7:22 pm
I had to edit the first one into a silhouette. It was poorly exposed. This one is way better exposure due to zooming in more, although I used spot metering for both shots. Same lighting, one minute apart. (37 shots earlier)
ISO 3200, 400 mm, f/10, 1/640, -0.67 ev

tony campos says:
2023-04-03 at 3:55 am
Rocky Mountain Plaza building
f/5.6, 1/500, iso320

tony campos says:
2023-04-03 at 3:57 am
Salvation Army building – It reminds me of a ship
f/11, 1/500, iso200

Fred Schwering says:
2023-04-03 at 10:08 pm
Florida Southern College is the home to 13 buildings designed by Frank Lloyd Wright. When he visited the campus in 1938, Wright said that he could see buildings on this landscape that would grow “out of the ground and into the light – a Child of the Sun.” The first building constructed was the Annie Pfeiffer Chapel. I took this shot of the interior glass ceiling looking up through the bell tower.
ISO 200, f/6.3, 1/160 sec, 28 mm.

Fred Schwering says:
2023-04-04 at 12:55 am
Here’s the outside of the building. You can see the height of the bell tower in this shot.

Fred Schwering says:
2023-04-03 at 10:13 pm
The buildings of the campus are connected by partly covered walkways. I really like the patterns and how the light comes in.
ISO 200, f/8.0, 1/350 sec, 28 mm.

Joe Horler says:
2023-04-03 at 10:41 pm
To complement my two architectural images, I have included this photo of sunrise in the El Centro area of San Miguel. Taken from the “Casa” where we stayed for the week. The workshop worked out of the Casa ( a private residence with 5 bedrooms 0 where most of the participants stayed for the week. We would spend our days walking from the Casa into the town centre photographing the entire way in varying light conditions.
Fuji XT-5, F 5.1, ISO125, SS@1/40second. Focal length of 80mm.

Beth says:
2023-04-04 at 12:38 am
One of my favourite buildings in downtown Calgary. My mother used to drag 3 kids on the bus down to the Bay to shop for groceries in the basement. My Dad would pick up the groceries on the way home. I thought it was a castle. Taken with my 16 mm lens at f/14, 1/15 sec, ISO 250

Debbie McCluskey says:
2023-04-04 at 8:07 pm
This picture brings many memories back as a child. Every time we came to Calgary to visit, we spent the day at the Bay with my grandma including lunch and a bus ride!

Beth says:
2023-04-04 at 12:45 am
I am not sure if utility lines, pillars, plants, water and walkways fall under architectural details but Devonian Gardens put them all together to create a magical space. Taken with my 16 mm lens at f/14, 1/15 sec, ISO 250