Weekly Competition #69 Architecture Competition

Competition Details
Closing Date: 02/11/2008
Judge: kacsoisti

Different styles, shapes and forms of man made buildings.
Competition Entries

davidtrout

Link Posted 27/10/2008 - 20:44
Hi Kacsoisti,
Great subject.
Best wishes, David
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Hyram

Link Posted 27/10/2008 - 21:28
Agreed - a very good topic and congratulations on winning last week's comp.

Now I have to start thinking
Hyram

Bodies: K20D (2), K10D, Super A, ME Super, Auto 110 SLR, X70, Optio P70
Pentax Glass: DA* 300, DA* 60-250, DA* 50-135, DA* 16-50, DA 70 Ltd, FA 31 Ltd, DA 35 Ltd, DA 18-55 (2), DA 12-24, DA 10-17, M 200, A 35-70, M 40, M 28, Converter-A 2X-S, 1.4X-S, AF 1.7, Pentax-110 50, Pentax-110 24
Other Glass: Sigma 105 macro, Sigma-A APO 75-300
Flash: Metz 58 AF-1 P, Pentax AF160FC ringflash, Pentax AF280T

beebee

Link Posted 28/10/2008 - 14:06
Buildings - right. I'll have a look in my old folders OR might even get out and about with this comp in mind - if it would just stop raining for 5 mins. Fab subject, buildings don't move so I can concentrate on composition, exposure, aperture, shutter speed. Good luck everyone, can't wait to see some of the images.
Everything is possible - just not today.
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kacsoisti

Link Posted 03/11/2008 - 05:44
OK, you made my job very difficult.Lots of great shots.
I will try to be short and conclusive , so here are my oppinions:

Belinda B.:Imposing building, i like the lamp post that gives depth to the picture, and the purple coloured sky is also intresting. Think that's the result of the scanning.

Johnriley: Beutiful. Absolut perfect exposure, the light of the candle's are just perfect. HDR paid off. One of my favorite.

Taluca: Nice monochrome effect. It gives an old feeling, wich goes with the german architecture style. Here in Transylvania in some german (sachsis) regions this style is also very common. Nice one.

Hyram: I like the angle, punchy colours (maybe a litttle to punchy), on the side of the bars, and on the window reflections some very strange "things" are happening. Maybe you can explain what you've did there.

Johna: Another favorite of mine. Like the multitude of colours, and vertical lines. Very interesting building.

Coriander: A classic building picture. Nice exposure, sharpness, and coloures.

PentaxAngel: I envy you. I tried to take this shot last week, but on that day we couldn't get in the Parliament building. To many tourists at the gate. Its a good exposure that you've naild with the k200d in that low light conditions.

Chelseablue: You captured the old and the new China. I like the old one better.

Puds52: Great angle, composition, exposure, nice flowy effect. Nice picture.

Prieni: My first impression: WOW. Absolut favorite for me. The fish eyed lens effect goes with this theme. The way that bright coloured form just cuts the deep blue sky, it's amazing.

Scottthehat: Another classic tower, on a cloudy brittish day. That's how i imagine England.

GlynM: Very modern. Nice plane.

Beebee: Like the coloures , the contrast, the saturation, it's a cheerful image.

Davepalethorpe: Another WOW. I just get lost in this picture, in a good way. An amazing composition, the way the modern and the old blends together, the shadows, and the B&W perfect choice for this.

Davidtrout: Your description it's spot on, your picture it's the story of modern life itself. I like the way you used the theme to express something else, this is a very hard thing to do in my oppinion, and you just captured it perfectly. A perfectly simmetrical "boring" modern building with little colour spots, "lifes" here and there.

Ikillrocknroll: I like the angle you have choosed, it transmitts the great dimensions of this beutiful cathedral.

Josh: I like the crowd around the colloseum, it give's life to the picture. An imposing building endeed.

Bill_And: The perfect example of the new, and what man has achieved in architecture. I like the composition, the big blue sky accentuates the greatness of the structure.

Bigcog: The wide angle is a great choice, how the cloudes are just passing by this timeless ruine.

screwdriver: I like the way that the light enters between these huge monsters.

Dr.Mhuni: You can only guess how this building looked like, and what happened to it. This picture raised a lot of questions in me. I like that.

Mikew: Very medditerane. Warm coloures against bright blue sky. Very good composition.

Froggma: Your shot gives me the sense of passing time. I can imagine thru this picture the blacksmith that once existed there.

Cabstar: The little fence that leads me to the bulding is nice.

Galoot: I would visit this pub with great pleasure. It's a happy building, thru the colours and the name. And fisheye does it again for me.

Gartmore: Dreamy. It's like a drawing. Very much like the sand coloured soft lines on the top of the building.

Pnjmcc: How you took that picture? Nice grid patterns, and the two toned coloures.

HowardJ: Very well balanced picture. The exposure, contrast, and saturation is spot on.

Deecy: Nice ideea. If only you could get a more higher position. The overexposed sky is just a little disturbing.

Womble: Yes. You have created with the help of the pound a whole new architectural form. I love the perfect circle. Very intelligent.

Father Ted: It's nice how you captured the play of the light on that flat areas. The different tones of gray and it's simplicity that makes this shot very interesting.

Malo1961: It's a very raw picture. The monochrome for me does the trick, it's big, it's heavy, everything a tower must be.

Weldingblues: Good exposure, and a great sense of DOF.

Bob and his Pentax: Very nice detail shot. I like the geometry in this picture.

Terje-l: The shadows of the trees , and that warm sunlight on the walls is just amazing. The simmetry of the church is also nice.

PentaxAmPho: A favorite endeed. Nice wide angle, and i'm curious what filters did you used, for obtaining those coloures. It's warm and cold at the same time. The framing is perfect. What a great shot.

This is a very difficult task, to choose the winner. All the shots are great ones.

And now the winners:
1. davepalethorpe
2. davidtrout
3. PentaxAmPho
4. Prieni
5. johnriley

Also very recommended: Galoot, Bob and his Pentax and Womble.

Thanx for the opportunity.

PentaxAngel

Link Posted 03/11/2008 - 05:53
Great Judge!
Great competitin!
Congrats all photographer!!
Isti!
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mikew

Link Posted 03/11/2008 - 07:21
Must have been very difficult to judge this one with such a varied range of approaches. Well done davepalethorpe for your winning shot and to kacsoisti for quick and thoughtful judging!

Mike

Prieni

Link Posted 03/11/2008 - 07:46
Well done Istvan,

you certainly set an interesting theme and picked a worthy winner.
And congratulations Dave on a great picture and on winning this week.

Good to see so many very good entries, it's getting tougher week by week.

Prieni
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johnriley

Link Posted 03/11/2008 - 07:58
Well done to our very fine judge and als to our very fine winner davepalethorpe.

Over to you for the next one!
Best regards, John

Hyram

Link Posted 03/11/2008 - 08:43
Congratulations to davepalethorpe and many thanks to kacsoisti for judging a very competitive competition.

With regard to my entry, I have many images of this particular building (it is an office project)and I have become rather 'bored' of looking at them, so with this one I carried out some tweaking to achieve the effect with the colours that you see.
Hyram

Bodies: K20D (2), K10D, Super A, ME Super, Auto 110 SLR, X70, Optio P70
Pentax Glass: DA* 300, DA* 60-250, DA* 50-135, DA* 16-50, DA 70 Ltd, FA 31 Ltd, DA 35 Ltd, DA 18-55 (2), DA 12-24, DA 10-17, M 200, A 35-70, M 40, M 28, Converter-A 2X-S, 1.4X-S, AF 1.7, Pentax-110 50, Pentax-110 24
Other Glass: Sigma 105 macro, Sigma-A APO 75-300
Flash: Metz 58 AF-1 P, Pentax AF160FC ringflash, Pentax AF280T

davidtrout

Link Posted 03/11/2008 - 09:39
Many thanks to Kacso for a job well done. There were some great entries and the winner by Dave was excellent. Thank you for giving me second place, it was much appreciated. I honestly think this is the best position to hold - it means the judge quite likes your picture but you don't have the worry and responsibilty of judging next week's topic.
PPG: http://www.pentaxphotogallery.com/artists/davidtrout

terje-l

Link Posted 03/11/2008 - 10:49
Congratulations to Dave, and thank you to the Judge for encouraging comments.
Best regards
Terry

K20D, Optio I10, DA 18-55 1:3.5-5.6 AL II, A 1:1.7/50, D FA 1:2.8/100 Macro, Sigma 70-300 1:4-5.6 APO DG Macro, Pentax AF 360FGZ

Father Ted

Link Posted 03/11/2008 - 11:10
Congratulations to Dave and thanks for the judging Kacsoisti!!

Thanks for the comments also. I nearly picked this building for another competition, "Ugly" as it is just grey concrete.
Getting there! Thanks to you guys

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davepalethorpe

Link Posted 03/11/2008 - 12:15
Wow with all those fine pics, I can't believe that I got top spot! Thanks to kacsoisti for the judging. Now to pick next weeks competition.....

Coriander

Link Posted 03/11/2008 - 13:12
Great pics everyone! I don't mind coming last Saves me the onerous task of judging these amazing photos.
K10D with Grip, 28mm,50mm,135mm,18-55,18-200,70-300mm, Meade 2000mm catadioptric, dodgy tripod and luck

Dr. Mhuni

Link Posted 03/11/2008 - 13:31
Thanks for the judging, and congrats to the winners. Some great entries this week - in addition to the winners I particularly liked those by MikeW & Malo1961.
Mhuni

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beebee

Link Posted 03/11/2008 - 16:59
I was amazed at the quality and quantity of images - very difficult to judge. Good job
Everything is possible - just not today.
K7, K100d, 18-55mm kit, 50-200mm, Sigma 70-300mm, 50mm f1.4, 16-45mm f4.0, 50-135mm f2.8
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