Take a Seat


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A low viewpoint, wide angle shot within one of the Glasgow University Quadrangles.
06/02/2012 - 23:31RAB
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Link Posted 06/02/2012 - 23:35
WOW!, the great angle of view and composition, all make this a fantastic shot! -mary.

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Link Posted 07/02/2012 - 00:26
Like this!
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Daydreamjay

Link Posted 07/02/2012 - 01:36
Well, what a remarkable shot! Well done!

pauljay

Link Posted 07/02/2012 - 06:24
That is most impressive!
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GIULIO57

Link Posted 07/02/2012 - 07:28
WONDERFUL.....WONDERFUL. What light & compo.
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AxelLuther

Link Posted 07/02/2012 - 08:09
this is really a great HDR and I love wide angle shots - looks like a movie scene
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jeeess1967

Link Posted 07/02/2012 - 09:35
Really good. Looks like a shot from a latest HD PS3 game.

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grahamwalton

Link Posted 07/02/2012 - 10:03
Impressive composition, lighting and treatments. Very gothic.
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pianoman

Link Posted 07/02/2012 - 11:05
Love the trouble you have taken with this and it all paid off the composition is first class and end results very impressive indeed love it
All the best

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autumnlight

Link Posted 07/02/2012 - 13:55
Fantastic and dramatic, i love the angle.
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DaveHolmes

Link Posted 07/02/2012 - 17:02
That's stunning!
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kilmas2

Link Posted 07/02/2012 - 20:09
Pure Brilliance
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sandinista

Link Posted 07/02/2012 - 21:19
Super dramatic angle and POV, really works well, loads of atmosphere
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davidstorm

Link Posted 07/02/2012 - 21:49
What a truly brilliant picture, the comments above are well deserved.

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puma

Link Posted 07/02/2012 - 21:51
One hell of a shot
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Cliff-P

Link Posted 07/02/2012 - 21:56
Cant say anymore than whats been said except perhaps... awesome
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Last Edited by Cliff-P on 07/02/2012 - 21:57

RAB

Link Posted 08/02/2012 - 18:29
Wow - Thanks All. You're all very kind. Let me say a wee bit more about this shot in a self-critique of sorts.

To take this image, my camera (K-5 and 18-135 WR) were actually placed on the ground and hand-held at the required angle. I couldn't use the viewfinder so I framed the image using live-view. A couple of students passing by had a chuckle at this old geezer on his knees, and crouched right over with his head on the ground peering into the back of a camera - oh how we all laughed. (Really - we had a laugh )

I relied on the auto-focus to "do the necessary" and I think it picked up the tower as it's point of focus. In hindsight, perhaps I should have pre-focussed at a point just beyond the bench in order to keep the front parts of the bench and the tower in focus. (I believe this is what is called the hyper-focal distance to obtain the correct depth of field.)

The second issue I have is composition. I should have dragged the bench slightly to the right and re-framed so as not to obscure the base of the lamp post.

I could also have reflected some light onto the left end of the bench to pick out more of the detail. (Axel Luther - this isn't an HDR shot) I dont have the equipment for off-camera flash - any suggestions?

Finally, I'm not sure if the image would be enhanced by a figure sitting on the bench, perhaps reading a book.

Next time I'm in the area, I might try heeding my own advice and try another shot.
"He's not the Messiah, ..."
Last Edited by RAB on 08/02/2012 - 18:31

szgabor

Link Posted 11/02/2012 - 06:22
Excellent shot. Wonderful lights, colours and composition. At first sight I too thought that it is an HDR shot. I like it a lot.
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nonur

Link Posted 21/02/2012 - 11:12
Very powerful and very impressive, I can enjoy looking at it for hours. Perfect in many aspects!
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SlightlySoiled

Link Posted 07/10/2012 - 03:15
Good.Don't want to get American, With AWESOME,and SPECTACULAR. IT'S GOOD. Reserve hyperboliae (?)for really Fantastic Pics. If you start at 10 where have you got to go.I put a pic up and WOMBLE said it's not straight. Correct. But every picture tells a story.I was still drunk from the night before and I took a pic. I took many pics. All turned out OK after Lightroom. WHAT IS A PICTURE.Does it tell a story? My lack of horizontal tells a story as I was still drunk, probably, no driving required,.Sorry Rab it is a GOOD PIC

SlightlySoiled

Link Posted 07/10/2012 - 03:28
It is Bloody good.

alfpics

Link Posted 20/10/2012 - 12:16
Great pic - and deserves its place in the Glasgow Landmarks top 20!
Andy
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