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Posted by
Ian Bramham (Manchester, United Kingdom) on 19 September 2007 in Architecture and Portfolio.

Another detail from the Imperial War Museum, Manchester by the great Architect, Daniel Libeskind.

This is just a small detail but the building is supposed to resemble the globe broken into fragments by war with the 3 elements of land, sea and air represented at angles to each other and with different tones of metal cladding.

The 3 elements are in this photo - from bottom to top they are land, then sea and finally air.

FUJIFILM FinePix F31fd 1/480 second F/5.0 ISO 100 8 mm

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Kheoh Yee Wei from Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia

absolutely like this simplicity,really came out well !

19 Sep 2007 6:22am

@Kheoh Yee Wei: Thanks very much!

Aaron Schmidt from Auckland, New Zealand

Excellent composition. I wish there a little more contrast, especially seeing as how it's in B&W ... but a wonderful photo nonetheless. Great work.

19 Sep 2007 10:11am

@Aaron Schmidt: Thanks Aaron - I did try increasing the contrast but not too much happened. I'm not sure if its because of the mono-tone metal cladding or just that the photo is too simple or something but both LCE USM and the contrast slider did'nt have much visual effect despite using fairly high settings.

Lorraine from Gatineau, Canada

Sharp, wonderful image :)

19 Sep 2007 11:03am

@Lorraine: Thanks Lorraine!

Morris J. Chisholm from Thunder Bay - Land of the Sleeping Giant, Canada

Very bright and clean feeling to this. I can almost feel the wind from this image being cut by all the sharp edges.Wonderful work.

19 Sep 2007 12:18pm

@Morris J. Chisholm: Thanks Morris - By the way, I loved the photos on your own portfolio page!

yiannis krikis from thessaloniki, Greece

excellent forms and tones bravo

19 Sep 2007 4:15pm

@yiannis krikis: Thank you Yiannis!

Scott Marriott from Cesis, Latvia

I've just come over from the Fuji forum and I have to say, this very likely is the best personal photo site I've encountered. You have a keen eye for "seeing" photo possibilities, something not easily taught. I'll be visiting again.

19 Sep 2007 4:33pm

@Scott Marriott: I don't know what to say really Scott - everyone likes to hear that their photos are appreciated but your very kind words made my day. In fact I feared that I might not be able to leave the building last night as my head had swelled so much I could barely get through the door :-)
On a more serious note; if you are over from the fujiforum then you will know of Hugo Poon - he has been the main person from whom I draw inspiration - he's one of lifes naturaly talented photographers (even though he claims not to be a photographer!) unlike the rest of us who have to struggle with it. Just in case you are new to fujiforum heres a link to one of his sites :-
The other main blog that I use for inspiration is this one called Partial Sight by a genius of a guy called Peter Ferenczi - I love his unique take on life :-
Best wishes, Ian

Brian from United States

Superb! Absolutely stunning!

19 Sep 2007 5:53pm

@Brian: Thanks Brian - thats very kind of you!

Johnny Soedomo from Santa Clara, United States

nice shot

19 Sep 2007 5:54pm

@Johnny Soedomo: Thanks Johnny!

Scott Marriott from Cesis, Latvia

Ha, ha, you made me smile... Yes, I've also enjoyed, and learned from, Mr. Poon. He is indeed in a class by himself with the way he sees. I agree with you that the "seeing" part is the hardest thing. I think you've also got it.

Thanks for the link to Mr. Ferenczi's site. I'll have to spend some serious time there. Photography for me is equal parts satisfaction and frustration. I guess that's true of anything we take on that has such depth of knowledge and history behind it. Like learning a new language in middle age, photography will continue to engage me until the very end. Keep up the good work. You are clearly well on your way.

20 Sep 2007 5:00pm

Claus Petersen from Herfølge, Denmark

A bit more contrast would have been nice, becaus it is a little to grey in my eyes!

21 Sep 2007 7:40am

@Claus Petersen: Thanks Claus - you're not the first person to mention the contrast. I did try to boost it but the tones on all that metal are very flat and the image started to posterize before it gained any real contrast worth the name.

FUJIFILM FinePix F31fd
1/480 second
ISO 100
8 mm