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Libeskind's War Museum, Manchester

Posted by
Ian Bramham (Manchester, United Kingdom) on 8 March 2010 in Architecture and Portfolio.

Architect Daniel Libeskind's Imperial War Museum shrouded in mist at dawn a few weeks ago.

NIKON D40 1/15 second F/8.0 ISO 200 15 mm (35mm equiv.)

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Chris from Seattle, United States

What a superb image. The shading, the balance, the repetition of the angles make this an enormously captivating shot. I find this and other images on this blog to be such an inspiration -- thank you.

8 Mar 2010 6:04am

@Chris: Thanks Chris.....I've taken photos of this building before from this spot but I was never really happy with the results until now. The thick mist made the difference this time.

Mirko Herzner from Germany

Like some battleship from a near future. Very cool perspective. The fog adds a lot...

8 Mar 2010 6:11am

@Mirko Herzner: Thanks Mirko....yes, I agree about the fog.

LM from Aix en Provence, France

nice composition, well done

8 Mar 2010 8:32am

@LM: Thanks!

tsenwei from Sydney, Australia

excellent composition. beautiful photo

8 Mar 2010 9:04am

@tsenwei: Thanks!

k@ from Paris, France

So mysterious out of this mist, splendid rendering

8 Mar 2010 9:21am

@k@: Thanks very much!

Marie LC from Dauphiné, France

Une ambiance fantastique !

8 Mar 2010 10:16am

@Marie LC: Thanks Marie....the mist made the photo for me.

Michael Skorulski from Cigel, Slovakia

A lovely image of interesting architecture with the added softening touch of mist. A beautiful image, Ian.

8 Mar 2010 11:29am

@Michael Skorulski: Thanks very much Michael!

Scene by Sharon Photography from Kingston, Ontario, Canada

Chris said it well - superb job!

8 Mar 2010 12:35pm

@Scene by Sharon Photography: Thanks Sharon!

Ian Smith from London, United Kingdom

Very well captured Ian. Like a dream scene.

8 Mar 2010 1:12pm

@Ian Smith: Thanks Ian....I made more of an effort this winter to try and take photos when it's been misty like this and I'm sure you're right that it does add a certain kind of dreamy or ethereal feel to them. By the way, I've heard today that 'Building' magazine will be publishing this photo in one of the future editions.

Johan Dierckx from Wijnegem, Belgium

Excellent work. The atmosfere with the mist is wonderfull and technically perfect captured. I think B&W suits this picture very well. 5* for me

8 Mar 2010 1:44pm

@Johan Dierckx: Thanks Johan!

Ralph Jones from Detroit, United States

Another beautifully designed building enhanced by the fog.

8 Mar 2010 2:56pm

@Ralph Jones: Thanks Ralph!

Larry Lefever from Lititz, United States

Love the angles piercing the fog and the path inlay. Excellent work.

8 Mar 2010 3:47pm

@Larry Lefever: Thanks Larry!

Ian Smith from London, United Kingdom

RE: Congratulations Ian! Have you thought about getting an agent? I think there are many publications and commercial uses for a lot of your imagery, and it could also be a nice little earner on the side of the day job.

8 Mar 2010 4:07pm

@Ian Smith: I wouldn't know where to start Ian. Do you happen to know any good ones where my type of photos would fit?

I do get quite a few commercial licensing and print sales direct through my website which is nice but as I don't do any marketing it's always a bit of a mystery how buyers find me.

Francine from Buire le sec, France

Great composition and mist.

8 Mar 2010 8:32pm

@Francine: Thanks Francine!

lux from Munich, Germany

Absolutely brilliant!!!!

8 Mar 2010 9:27pm

@lux: Thanks Lux!

Daryl Johnson from Farnham, United Kingdom

This came out really well - that mist, the angular architecture... beautiful!

8 Mar 2010 9:38pm

@Daryl Johnson: Thanks Daryl....the mist was the key I think as I've photographed the building from this viewpoint before in clear weather and the resulting photo was nothing to write home about.

elena from Torino, Italy

fantastic atmosphera... I like the fog!!!

8 Mar 2010 10:53pm

@elena: Thanks Elena!.....I learnt a while ago that bad weather is one of the best times for photography. You can also get the same effect from heavy rain but using the camera is more difficult!

MadScientist from Düsseldorf, Germany

Great ambience! It looks like the beak of a giant bird.

8 Mar 2010 11:18pm

@MadScientist: Thanks....the wide angle lens I used (a Sigma 10-20 at 10 mm) helped to exaggerate the perspective and accentuate that feature of the design of the building.

Betsy Barron from Philadelphia, PA, United States

stunning swathed in fog

8 Mar 2010 11:44pm

@Betsy Barron: Thanks Betsy!

alex centrella from California, United States

fantastic shot !

9 Mar 2010 12:11am

@alex centrella: Thanks Alex!

Polydactyle from Montreal, Canada

Masterpiece!!! Congrats for this one! 5 Stars.

9 Mar 2010 2:37am

@Polydactyle: Thanks very much!

Brian from Irving, TX, United States

Congrats on selling this image to Building Mag. This is awesome.

9 Mar 2010 3:08am

DarkElf from Perth, Australia

great mysterious mood - the fog really adds a lot to the scene here and helps for a very smooth transition of light!

9 Mar 2010 3:17am

Didier DE ZAN from somewhere, France

I like so much thiis atmosphere , this building has something animal , great BW

9 Mar 2010 5:55am

Alun from cheshire, United Kingdom

Really love the shapes, very good image

9 Mar 2010 6:36am

Albert Manso from barcelona, Spain

Great shot! Fantastic composition!

12 Mar 2010 9:01am

Marie from FRESNES, France

très belle géométrie dans cette photo d'architecture.

14 Mar 2010 2:41pm

Alexey from Nikopol, Ukraine

This photo takes my breath away, it makes me imagine some novell story about this place. well done

17 Mar 2010 5:16pm

drphoto from Newcastle upon Tyne, United Kingdom

Like it. the mist adds srama to an already interesting building.


17 Mar 2010 10:45pm

Ian Bramham from Manchester, United Kingdom

Note: Published in 'Building' magazine.

14 Jun 2010 3:48pm

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ISO 200
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