Landmarks – Monuments

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  • #314927

    bucweeet
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    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.

    International:

    Leaning Tower of Pisa
    Pisa

    National:

    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 Big Nickel

    Local:

    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.
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  • #316087

    davidc
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    Iconic
    Liberty New York<script async src=”//embedr.flickr.com/assets/client-code.js” charset=”utf-8″></script>

    • This reply was modified 9 months, 2 weeks ago by  davidc.
    • #316196

      bucweeet
      Participant

      Really nice David.  I haven't seen that view of her before.

      • #316363

        davidc
        Participant

        Thanks Buckeeet I was on a ferry.

    • #316493

      ElinL
      Participant

      Great image David !

      • #316580

        davidc
        Participant

        Thanks Elin

    • #316884

      Dahlia Ambrose
      Keymaster

      A nice and different perspective David 🙂

  • #316088

    davidc
    Participant

    Ferry across the Mersey
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  • #316460

    Kent DuFault
    Participant

    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!

  • #316461

    Kent DuFault
    Participant

    Mount_Rushmore

    • #316491

      ElinL
      Participant

      Brilliant image Kent !

    • #316582

      davidc
      Participant

      Right place right time great shot.

      • #316900

        Kent DuFault
        Participant

        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!

    • #316837

      bucweeet
      Participant

      Great shot @kent ! One of the few positives of rain… few tourists.

      • This reply was modified 9 months, 1 week ago by  bucweeet.
      • #316901

        Kent DuFault
        Participant

        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.

        • This reply was modified 9 months, 1 week ago by  Kent DuFault.
        • This reply was modified 9 months, 1 week ago by  Kent DuFault.
    • #316885

      Dahlia Ambrose
      Keymaster

      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 🙂

    • #316909

      Rob Eyers
      Participant

      Nice shot Kent. I’m curious….is it two shots combined or some pp magic?

      • #316927

        Kent DuFault
        Participant

        Shhhhhhhhh… it is two shots combined. Crowd with the umbrella earlier in the day. Monument… no one was there because the weather was so awful

        • This reply was modified 9 months, 1 week ago by  Kent DuFault.
  • #316492

    ElinL
    Participant

    Love your unusual take on the leaning tower Paul – gives it a perspective.

  • #316572

    Kent DuFault
    Participant

    I don't know how I missed this earlier. But, I think that shot of the Leaning Tower of Pisa is pretty amazing!

  • #316581

    davidc
    Participant

    Full set. Cool shot of Pisa. The 5cents would need a big vending machine.

  • #316836

    bucweeet
    Participant

    Thanx for the kind words Elin, Kent and David!

  • #316883

    Dahlia Ambrose
    Keymaster

    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 🙂

  • #317071

    bucweeet
    Participant

    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 9 months ago by  bucweeet.
    • #317114

      Dahlia Ambrose
      Keymaster

      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 🙂

  • #317257

    Graham Hart
    Participant

    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).

    • #317263

      Dahlia Ambrose
      Keymaster

      I like the light in this image Graham; the way it illuminates the clouds in the background and the statue 🙂

  • #317265

    Graham Hart
    Participant

    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.

    • #317328

      bucweeet
      Participant

      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.

      • #317365

        Graham Hart
        Participant

        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).

  • #321947

    Robert Apple
    Participant

    A important landmark in Buffalo Wy.

    • #322074

      bucweeet
      Participant

      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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