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    Got photos of architecture?

    It's something I've always been interested in. Actually, the only career in photography that I ever dreamed of having was to photograph buildings.

    There are more interesting buildings in Minneapolis (where I grew up) than here in Alaska, so I'll get this started with a photo of the Foshay Tower in downtown Minneapolis. Credited with being the first "skyscraper" west of the Mississippi River, the Foshay Tower was completed in 1929, two months before the stock market crash.

    I took this photo in the mid-1980s with a Cambo 4x5 view camera. I made my first prints of it this past weekend, for a print exchange. Innova FibaPrint Matte paper with a sepia tint....but I guess you won't see the sepia tint in this online image.

    I'd love to see some of your photos of interesting architecture. To this day....buildings are one of my favorite subjects.

    Gary

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    Re: Got photos of architecture?

    Here are a couple more of my photos from Minneapolis, taken in the mid-80s with a Cambo 4x5.

    I know I can't be the only one here at GetDPI who is interested in architectural photography......

    Nicollet Mall YWCA buildings


    A church, somewhere in the Minneapolis area.

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    No, you're not the only one, Gary.

    The first photo is from the Financial District in San Francisco using a Leica M9 and 18mm Super-Elmar.

    The second and third photos are from the City Center in Las Vegas using the M9 and 24mm Summilux.






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    Re: Got photos of architecture?

    Stunning photos David! Makes me realize just how conventional my own images are. I really like the angles and perspectives you've chosen in these images. Thanks for posting them....I hope we will see more here from others soon.

    Gary

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    Re: Got photos of architecture?

    I was always fascinated by architectural photography and still am .
    But somehow I never was going into that type of photography . I just don't know why , but that is the fact .
    Then during last years fall I felt so much burnt out and was attempted to sell all my gear . Fortunately I did not .
    Since then I have been reading a lot about architectural photography and looked at many well known photographers work .
    I found that it is a rather complex part of photography and not just shooting modern buildings , bridges and industrial buildings ,
    not just shooting skyscrapers from ground to sky , not just creative photography with geometrical forms and lines or even documenting buildings .
    You have carefully to find your own style and preferences .
    I do like big buildings of modern architecture , but that genre seems to be what most photographers want to shoot .
    My intention was and is not to shoot what most photographers shoot .
    On the other side , I live in a very small city far in the country side and we do not have any interesting modern buildings here .
    Yes of course , I could travel , but I decided to go for a kind of documentary architectural photography , shooting smaller buildings old and new style .

    I just call it "architectural photography to touch" .
    My project is a kind of learning project .
    So please , all of you , who are interested in architectural photography ,
    put your fingers up and tell me what you think , what I should improve , what I should avoid etc .

    I want to collect up to 100 images and choose the best 30 or 40 for a little booklet or a calendar .

    Here are four examples of what I am currently doing .

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    Re: Got photos of architecture?

    Jurgen: i often get too greedy, wanting to capture too much in the image. I now try and tighten up, maybe focus on more details of the main subject not try and get the entire thing in one shot. helps to eliminate un-interesting surroundings

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    >i often get too greedy, wanting to capture too much in the image.

    Very good point. Think of photographing a person. Often the essence is in the portrait. Try to portrait a building (show it essence).
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    >My intention was and is not to shoot what most photographers shoot .

    I have some issues with this statement.

    - First how do you know what "most" do?
    - Trying to be different does not make good pictures
    - Try to find how you see the buildings and you will be different

    I hope I get my point accross.

    Example:

    Want to be different than Ansel Adams? How does this help to photograph Yosemite. Capture with your own eyes/vision and don't just copy Adams. If then an image looks like Adams be proud (not easy actually). But they likely will be very different.
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    Quote Originally Posted by DavidE View Post

    Love this photograph.
    Thanks for sharing.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Devon Shaw View Post

    Very nice.

    Note: There is a big dust spot :-)
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    Quote Originally Posted by ustein View Post

    Note: There is a big dust spot :-)
    Hey you're right!
    Thanks for pointing that out... don't know how I missed it...

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    Re: Got photos of architecture?

    A shot of the Coit Tower from a recent visit to San Francisco.


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    Re: Got photos of architecture?

    How about some interior architecture?

    Here's a shot of the ceiling lattice at the Encore in Las Vegas.



    And here's one of the escalators at the Aria, also in Las Vegas.


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    Re: Got photos of architecture?

    Buildings of all types are always interesting... Looking back it seems like I like the old Bozeman Stockyards. Some are from jobs and others I just shoot because I like them, and some cross over. The interior is of the library at the Anderson School of Management at UCLA and was three horizontal images stitched from a 17mm T/S. The exterior of the new Kaiser West L.A. wing is done the same way, only hand held with no bracketing - in order to get the shot without being hassled by security. The pool is the original swimming pool of the Marion Davies/WR Hearst beach estate that is now the Annenberg Community Beach House in Santa Monica. That was shot at the end of a day of shooting for them but was really just because we were there and I wanted the shot.

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    Quote Originally Posted by DavidE View Post
    A shot of the Coit Tower from a recent visit to San Francisco.
    Looks just like it did when I was there 43 years ago...

    but the name is slightly different from the one we used, which was more appropriate to the times and the shape. ;-)

    - Leigh

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    Re: Got photos of architecture?

    Quote Originally Posted by DavidE View Post
    How about some interior architecture?

    Here's a shot of the ceiling lattice at the Encore in Las Vegas.


    David
    Very interesting interior , especially because it is B+W .

    Quote Originally Posted by pfigen View Post
    Buildings of all types are always interesting... Looking back it seems like I like the old Bozeman Stockyards. Some are from jobs and others I just shoot because I like them, and some cross over. The interior is of the library at the Anderson School of Management at UCLA and was three horizontal images stitched from a 17mm T/S. The exterior of the new Kaiser West L.A. wing is done the same way, only hand held with no bracketing - in order to get the shot without being hassled by security. The pool is the original swimming pool of the Marion Davies/WR Hearst beach estate that is now the Annenberg Community Beach House in Santa Monica. That was shot at the end of a day of shooting for them but was really just because we were there and I wanted the shot.
    pfigen

    I do love images four and five .
    They would perfectly fit into my project , which I called "architecture to touch" .

    Thank you to you two guys for sharing .

    I hope to see more images from other members as well .
    Regards . Jürgen .
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    Re: Got photos of architecture?

    Okay - I dug up a few more...I think the first is, or was, the BofA building in downtown L.A. sometime in the mid '80's shot on Kodachrome and a Nikon 18mm. I'm pretty sure oil derricks qualify as architecture. This one came from a trip in Santa Barbara sound and was part of an anti offshore oil drilling poster I did for the Sierra Club about ten years ago. And finally a couple from my ongoing Culver City series - the abandoned car dealership and the famous old Culver Hotel.

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    Dorms

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    Re: Got photos of architecture?

    These are some recent architectural photos that I have been working on. Joe
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    From last week in New York






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    A few more from New York








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    Wow, there are a ton of great photos here!

    So how about a little something under construction?



    The new Marlins baseball stadium, on the site of the former Orange Bowl. We parked right next to the construction fence and I stood on top of the car to get this shot. Not a lot of good accessible vantage points available.

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    Another one from New York


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    Re: Got photos of architecture?

    Here are a few from moi...

    Downtown Toronto
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    Bolshoi Theatre, Moscow
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    Taipei 101, Taiwan
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    Royal Ontario Museum, Toronto
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    Vancouver Art Gallery
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    CN Tower, Toronto
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    Cheers,
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    Re: Got photos of architecture?

    Part of my architectural series, for a show in fall. Taken in Las Vegas, last week. Joe

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    Quote Originally Posted by jsf View Post
    Part of my architectural series, for a show in fall. Taken in Las Vegas, last week. Joe
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    Re: Got photos of architecture?

    Thank you Uwe, I tried photographing that metallic triangle in SF as part of this series, but I haven't been thrilled with the result, then I saw how you approached it, and I had the special experiance of seeing someone else's vision, and such a delicate but masterful touch to it. So thank you for the photo (vision), and thank you for the comment. This picture is also of Las Vegas, In some ways to me they don't look like sraight shots but they are. It probably won't be in my show but it is part of the series. Joe

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    A couple of shots from Las Vegas. I was there two weeks ago for the Consumer Electronics Show.




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    Two more from Vegas.




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    Re: Got photos of architecture?

    Lots of terrific images here! Time to update the thread.

    I am finally finding some modernistic design buildings here in Anchorage (besides the usual office towers). The first one is a church (La Luz del Mundo), the second is a condo. Both of these photos were taken with my G1 and 20mm f1.7 lens today.

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    Simple shot
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    Wolubilis Cultural Center, Bruxelles, Belgium


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    David, really nice pictures, I like them. William, I think you handled the curves just right, very tasty. Joe

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    Re: Got photos of architecture?

    Chevron Building in Anchorage, with Drill Pipes sculpture.

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    Re: Got photos of architecture?

    "Modern architecture" in the bavarian country side .
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    Enjoying this thread. Two from Cork, Ireland.


    patchwork and leaning




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    Re: Got photos of architecture?

    I love the patchwork image . It would surely also turn out great when in color .

    Here an emergency escalator from an ancient , but now protected building , a former spinning mill.
    Lens was RODENSTOCK APO-GRANDAGON 4,5/45mm + CFV-39 back .



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    Re: Got photos of architecture?

    Manufacturer's Life Building in Toronto.

    The old (detail from the front of the building)


    The new (detail from the back of the building)
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    all images is so beautiful excellent work

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    Hi Jürgen, thanks for the comment. Turns out the patchwork was all in grey, and so...

    I also love messy architectural details like that staircase.
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    A couple of shots from an April visit to Vegas.

    The Sahara closed just a few weeks ago.




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    That's a fantastic photo - well done! The image is sharp, the cropping is interesting.contras of photographs are awesome.You capture these photographs with nice angle .I must say that you good photographer.keep it up sharing photographs.

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