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Discussion in 'Scenic, Architecture, and Travel' started by melonbread, Feb 13, 2013.

  1. melonbread

    melonbread FujiXspot Regular

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    I've always had an interest in architecture (hence why I'm trying very hard to earn that "Architect" badge), and love to see how other people see our built environment.

    It would be great to see some pictures posted here of what people deem as interesting architecture (to them), be it an interior, exterior, ruin, modern building, etc.

    To get the ball rolling I have a few pictures below:

    Below, an interior shot of the Jewish Museum in Berlin, designed by Daniel Libeskind,

    <a href="http://500px.com/photo/25718901"> 4. "Jewish Museum, Berlin by Jannette Le (melonbread)) on 500px.com" border="0" style="margin: 0 0 5px 0;"></a><br/><font style="font-size: 80%;"><a href="http://500px.com/photo/25718901">Jewish Museum, Berlin</a> by <a href="http://500px.com/melonbread">Jannette Le</a></font>

    The Colosseum at dawn,

    <a href="http://500px.com/photo/25532845"> 4. "Colosseum by Jannette Le (melonbread)) on 500px.com" border="0" style="margin: 0 0 5px 0;"></a><br/><font style="font-size: 80%;"><a href="http://500px.com/photo/25532845">Colosseum</a> by <a href="http://500px.com/melonbread">Jannette Le</a></font>

    A shot of the ceiling of one of the most mind-bogglingly beautiful buildings ever created - the Sagrada Familia by Antoni Gaudi

    <a href="http://www.flickr.com/photos/patchesofcolour/8470240533/" title="Sagrada Familia by patchesofcolour, on Flickr"> View attachment 9683 "900" alt="Sagrada Familia"></a>
     
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  2. BBW

    BBW Super Moderator Subscribing Member

    Feb 8, 2013
    NW corner of CT
    BB
    Great new thread, thank you Jannette!

    One of my first X100 photos - this is The Lifesaver Building in Port Chester, NY... Yes, it's where they used to make Lifesavers and when I was a little girl my mother took me to visit the factory which was really cool! We used to love to drive by and smell what flavor they were making. Pep-O-Mint and Choc-O-Mint were my favorites. The factory is landmarked but it's now a condo complex.



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  3. Greyelm

    Greyelm FujiXspot Regular

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    Malcolm
    X100

    Inside
    X100Turkishtentroof.

    Outside
    X100Turkishtent.
     
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  4. hellwill

    hellwill FujiXspot Rookie

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    William Heller
    Love these. After I saw this thread I started looking over in-the-theme pictures of mine--taken with my wife's Panasonic P&S, I haven't had my own camera since my daughter "inherited" my Pentax DSLR--and the quality difference is just depressing. All the more reason to lust after the X20, I guess.
     
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  5. BBW

    BBW Super Moderator Subscribing Member

    Feb 8, 2013
    NW corner of CT
    BB
    They are quite beautiful, aren't they?

    Malcolm AKA greyelm always seems to be in the most photogenic places. Where is that interior? A carpenter's delight!
     
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  6. hellwill

    hellwill FujiXspot Rookie

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    William Heller
    The gear doesn't make the photographer, but it certainly doesn't hurt. I've got some pictures that I really like in some ways, but aspects of the quality are problematic at best... Here's an example from Geneva, umm, last May, straight out of the camera. I took the same scene in black and white, but the blacks are essentially nonexistent....
    P1050125.
     
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  7. ean10775

    ean10775 FujiXspot Top Veteran

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    Eric
    The X-series cameras are often touted for their dynamic range, but I would say that this scene could simply have had too much dynamic range to deal with. in order to expose the detail in the under-bridge area, the rest of the scene gets blown out. I'd like to see the B&W version. Perhaps if the photo was shot underexposed by a stop or two, there would be more shadow areas and then more blacks?, but then of course there would be as much detail under the bridge.
     
  8. hellwill

    hellwill FujiXspot Rookie

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    Feb 5, 2013
    William Heller
    Actually, I kind of like the blown out bit in the sunlight (though more control over it would be nice, at least in hindsight). I suppose at some point I should learn some of the technical stuff (I once, long ago, was a budding photographer with pretty good knowledge of relevant technical issues when film reigned supreme; then life got in the way). Anyway, here's the black and white...
    P1050126.
     
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  9. Greyelm

    Greyelm FujiXspot Regular

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    Malcolm
    The "Turkish Tent" is in an 18th century landscape park about 4 miles away from home. http://www.painshill.co.uk/

    Here is another view, you can just see the Turkish Tent in the distance in the middle arch.
    X100roomwithaview.
     
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  10. ean10775

    ean10775 FujiXspot Top Veteran

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    Eric
    Yeah, that one looks like if you want deep blacks/contrast you may lose some of the blown out sunlight which you liked and some of the bridge detail. Still a nice capture though!
     
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  11. pniev

    pniev Guest

    Great topic! I am nowhere near knowledgeable about architecture photography, but I wish I wish. Here are some X10 shots. Just old buildings, I'm afraid (I love the modern skyscraper with lots of reflection but haven't photographed yet with the X10. Perhaps with the XE1 or XP1 (still have to make up my mind).

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  12. Tdp

    Tdp Guest

    Oh I like that last one a lot.
     
  13. capodave

    capodave FujiXspot Veteran

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    Dave Kavlich
  14. melonbread

    melonbread FujiXspot Regular

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  15. spinyman

    spinyman FujiXspot Veteran

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    Feb 13, 2013
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    Nice pic,RT,where is that?
    Looked it up.San Antonio.I ate breakfast there years ago, stayed at the Gunter Hotel.At that time there seemed to be an emerging art/warehouse district forming around there.Really neat area.I walked along the river by beautiful old southern homes called the King William district.I would love to go back and take pictures now.
     
  16. RT_Panther

    RT_Panther FujiXspot Veteran

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    I've got a few King Williams homes shots....most not on a Fuji though...