- November 23, 2017 at 10:39 pm #314927
Been wanting to post this one for a while and finally got around to it….
Landmarks – Monuments… Recognized either Internationally, Nationally or Locally. I've posted three examples; one of each.
The Big Nickel is a nine-metre (30 ft) replica of a 1951 Canadian nickel, located at the grounds of the Dynamic Earth science museum in Sudbury, Ontario, Canada, and is the world’s only numismatic coin park.
The Esplanade Riel, named in honour of Louis Riel, is a side-spar cable-stayed bridge which spans the Red River connecting downtown Winnipeg with St. Boniface. It is a pedestrian bridge and is the only bridge with a restaurant (Mon Ami Louis) in North America.
- December 7, 2017 at 5:02 pm #316087
- This reply was modified 1 year ago by davidc.
- December 8, 2017 at 4:25 pm #316196
Really nice David. I haven't seen that view of her before.
- December 10, 2017 at 3:38 pm #316363
Thanks Buckeeet I was on a ferry.
- December 11, 2017 at 5:30 pm #316493
Great image David !
- December 12, 2017 at 3:12 pm #316580
- December 15, 2017 at 5:12 am #316884
A nice and different perspective David 🙂
- December 7, 2017 at 5:05 pm #316088
- December 11, 2017 at 9:26 am #316460
That is a magnificent shot of the Leaning tower of Pisa. I'm always Sooooooo impressed when a photographer captures an often photographed landmark in an expressly fresh and interesting way. Wonderful!
- December 11, 2017 at 9:27 am #316461
- December 11, 2017 at 5:27 pm #316491
Brilliant image Kent !
- December 12, 2017 at 10:11 am #316573
- December 12, 2017 at 3:17 pm #316582
Right place right time great shot.
- December 15, 2017 at 11:25 am #316900
Thanks David. For most of that day, the monument was not visible at all. We returned several times to try and get a glimpse of it. On our last attempt, the clouds opened up just a bit for about 5 minutes, long enough to get this shot- which is one of my personal faves in my portfolio, and then the monument was gone for the rest of the day. So, yes… right place at the right time!
- December 14, 2017 at 10:40 pm #316837
- December 15, 2017 at 11:27 am #316901
That is very true! And boy did it rain that day. In fact, when we came down from the little mountain where the observation area is. We got a flash flood warning on our cell phones. And at the little town at the base of the mountain- what was a stream that ran right through the town when we saw it earlier in the day- was now a raging river that was spilling over its banks and onto the roads. We barely got out of there.
- December 15, 2017 at 5:13 am #316885
Very different perspective here Kent compared to all the close up shots of this mountain I've seen in images before. Also, I like how you have framed the shot 🙂
- December 15, 2017 at 11:30 am #316904
- December 15, 2017 at 3:01 pm #316909
Nice shot Kent. I’m curious….is it two shots combined or some pp magic?
- December 15, 2017 at 7:49 pm #316927
- December 11, 2017 at 5:29 pm #316492
Love your unusual take on the leaning tower Paul – gives it a perspective.
- December 12, 2017 at 10:10 am #316572
I don't know how I missed this earlier. But, I think that shot of the Leaning Tower of Pisa is pretty amazing!
- December 12, 2017 at 3:16 pm #316581
Full set. Cool shot of Pisa. The 5cents would need a big vending machine.
- December 14, 2017 at 10:38 pm #316836
Thanx for the kind words Elin, Kent and David!
- December 15, 2017 at 5:11 am #316883
Like what other members have mentioned, the leaning tower is a totally different perspective from what I've seen so far in other images Paul. Looks like the lean is more prominent here than the others 🙂
- December 17, 2017 at 9:54 pm #317071
Thank you Dahlia. I was also surprised by how much it leans. I think it's the vertical lines of other buildings that provides the perspective. We were the first tour group there (even surprised the people selling the souvenirs). I think there were only two people I had to clone out and they were by the baptistery (middle building). It was probably 20 minutes before other groups started to arrive impossible to get a clear shot of it (even up close).
- This reply was modified 1 year ago by bucweeet.
- December 18, 2017 at 4:57 am #317114
Yeah, usually a very crowded image is what we get to see most of the time. Definitely as you have mentioned, the verticals help to tell how much the tower is leaning. Thanks Paul 🙂
- December 20, 2017 at 12:20 am #317257
I'm on leave now so finally got to play a bit with my DSLR and put into use some of the things I have been learning. This is a shot of the founder of the great city of Adelaide, South Australia, Colonel William Light. He is pointing to the site he selected back around 1836.
Pentax K5, Sigma 35mm lens, 1/125th sec, f/11, ISO 160, Av, spot metering.
Tweaked in Photopad and a bit in Photoshop (still trying to figure it out).
- December 20, 2017 at 12:47 am #317263
I like the light in this image Graham; the way it illuminates the clouds in the background and the statue 🙂
- December 20, 2017 at 12:54 am #317265
Thanks Dahlia. Yes it is a very bright sunny day with the sun almost directly overhead. This irked me a bit because the underside of the statue is quite dark, especially his arm. I decided to go B&W to make it a feature rather than a bugbear. I thought the light on his back matched the cloud behind him also. I thought about placing him on the left of the image but he would have been pointing to bright blue clear skies. This way, you're left wondering what he's pointing at which adds interest.
- December 21, 2017 at 8:54 am #317328
The B&W conversion works really well for this image Graham. And, like you, I like that he's closer to the RH side making the viewer wonder what he is looking/pointing at.
- December 21, 2017 at 9:46 pm #317365
Thanks bucweeet. Its great to get confirmation of one's ideas as I wasn't sure about the positioning of him. All the ‘rules' say to have the subject's eyes, arms or whatever pointing into the image not out of it but it didn't work for me so I broke the rules yet again. (I'm getting good at it).
- January 7, 2018 at 12:10 am #321947
- January 7, 2018 at 9:11 am #322074
Definitely brings back memories for me Robert.
Almost expecting an accompanying photo of the Red Dog Saloon with Henry standing behind the bar.
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