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Library of Birmingham

Posted by
Ian Bramham (Manchester, United Kingdom) on 15 October 2013 in Architecture and Portfolio.

One of the many dramatic spaces inside Birmingham's new city library. This is the view looking downward alongside the glass lift which connects the roof terrace with the main part of the library.

The architects were the dutch firm Mecanoo.

NIKON D800 1/15 second F/8.0 ISO 100 21 mm (35mm equiv.)

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Ainsley from Derbyshire, United Kingdom

A lighter image than your usual but wonderful lines and shapes and the people add wonderful perspective.

15 Oct 2013 7:04am

Annierita & Annisabelle from New Delhi & Belle Ile, India

A perfect circle but not closed, un so good composition, (like usual ... ) Annierita

15 Oct 2013 7:27am

Anna.C from LA ROCHELLE, France

interesting graphic place for photographers ! excellent framing !

15 Oct 2013 7:43am

Eric C. from Un peu partout, France

Excellent !

15 Oct 2013 10:50am

Ian Smith from London, United Kingdom

Quite a view!

15 Oct 2013 12:34pm

Japanalia from Yokohama, Japan

A place that offers lots of photographic studies! I'm sure you'll make use of the location for future creations. This one is a unique point of view!

15 Oct 2013 12:53pm

Gérard Beullac from Paris, France

Pfff... What could I say except that it's so masterfully done ?
Is this 21 mm the Zeiss one ?

15 Oct 2013 3:34pm

@Gérard Beullac: Hi Gérard - No, this lens is my Nikon 16-35vr. Its on my camera most of the time.

Veronique from Tarbes, France

Breathtaking !!

15 Oct 2013 7:25pm

Ted from South Wales, United Kingdom

when you do colour you always do it so well!!
Love the curves and choice of crop Ian.

15 Oct 2013 7:40pm

Denise from granby, québec, Canada

What a great point of view!

15 Oct 2013 9:10pm

Elaine Hancock from Rockville, United States

Fantastic perspective! Beautiful architecture!

15 Oct 2013 11:46pm

DarkElf from Perth, Australia

this is one of the best uses of negative space in a photo that i have ever seen! spectacular composition!

16 Oct 2013 2:49am

tim /\ʌ° from desert lapping at the feet of mountains, United States

Grinned as soon as I saw it. Fantastic image Ian!

16 Oct 2013 6:02am

AMIRBABA from Iran

excellent bravo

16 Oct 2013 7:29am

L'angevine from Angers, France

superbe cette plongée circulaire,bravo

16 Oct 2013 7:54am

CLODO from PESSAC, France

wonderfull framing with the rounded hole, letting us discover the life in a super market.

16 Oct 2013 8:52am

john4jack from Corvallis, Oregon, United States

fantastic composition and graphics!!

16 Oct 2013 11:31pm

Sue-Ann from Quebec, Canada

superbe composition et rendu, bravo.

20 Oct 2013 1:52pm

Jedna Chwila from Poland

So nice place :)
and good photo! like it :)

20 Oct 2013 6:37pm

Daryl Johnson from Worcester Park, United Kingdom

Beautifully balanced, what lovely geometry you captured.

20 Oct 2013 10:15pm

tom from Germany

Excellent! I would like to see that in B&W.

27 Oct 2013 9:33pm

Jeff from Honolulu, United States

Love the composition and use of negative space.

7 Nov 2013 2:14am

Robert from BOUSVAL, Belgium

A science-fiction composition ! Just as Tede says : this time your received permission for colour working and it's well done!

7 Nov 2013 10:52am

Ryan Hammond from Tucson, United States


16 Nov 2013 4:44am

1/15 second
ISO 100
21 mm (35mm equiv.)