Beetham Tower


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Some more from the Lensbaby. This of the Beetham Tower, Manchester. The tallest building in the UK outside London. Sunset.
03/07/2014 - 12:17thingsthatihaveseen
CategoryArchitecture
Shutter Speed1 sec
ApertureN/A
LensN/A
ISO80
Focal LengthN/A

RussV

Link Posted 03/07/2014 - 12:25
A curious and attractive image, looks like it's been captured in the process of taking off like a rocket.
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autumnlight

Link Posted 03/07/2014 - 13:51
Like the way you have kept some detail, lovely classy image, i'm presuming this is not ICM? which i have been trying to emulate of late, experimenting is half the fun of photography!
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thingsthatihaveseen

Link Posted 03/07/2014 - 14:44
Thanks vmuch both for kind comments... Maria... hope all going well on the ICM front... you're quite right... this isn't ICM, though it's effects are quite similar... the Lensbaby is essentially a tilt shift lens, with selective focus... ie with it, you can chose a specific "point" of focus in a composition, as opposed to a "plane" of focus with a standard lens... everything else in the frame is blurred out... just started out with it, so early days, but seems to me a fair bit of potential...

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Bill

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Last Edited by thingsthatihaveseen on 03/07/2014 - 14:45

fritzthedog

Link Posted 03/07/2014 - 15:23
Can't quite make my mind up whether I like the effect or not. Although there is something about it that keeps me looking - so on that level it certainly works.

Kind of agree with Russ - although to me it doesn't so much look as if it is taking off - more like it is being demolished and the explosives have just been fired.

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autumnlight

Link Posted 03/07/2014 - 16:53
thingsthatihaveseen wrote:
Thanks vmuch both for kind comments... Maria... hope all going well on the ICM front... you're quite right... this isn't ICM, though it's effects are quite similar... the Lensbaby is essentially a tilt shift lens, with selective focus... ie with it, you can chose a specific "point" of focus in a composition, as opposed to a "plane" of focus with a standard lens... everything else in the frame is blurred out... just started out with it, so early days, but seems to me a fair bit of potential...

Best

Thank you for the info Bill
Kind regards Maria

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davidstorm

Link Posted 03/07/2014 - 23:41
It's certainly very different, not sure if I like it or not!

It's great to see experimental stuff from you though, I must find the time to use my artistic side a bit more!

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davidtrout

Link Posted 04/07/2014 - 10:21
The treatment will divide viewers but I appreciate the abstract effect of this. Its a well known land mark on the Manchester skyline which has always fascinated me when I've visited Salford Quays. Thanks for the background info, I now know its called the Beetham Tower - I had always thought this was the Bridgewater Tower.
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thingsthatihaveseen

Link Posted 12/07/2014 - 20:36
Thanks all for honest and thoughtful comments... Have always been quite interested in the splitting opinion thing... There's an old advertising saying that goes along the lines of "don't stand in the middle of the road... you'll get run over"!

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Bill

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