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Twisted Tower

Posted by
Ian Bramham (Manchester, United Kingdom) on 15 August 2014 in Architecture and Portfolio.

The twisted tower block in the photo is the 80 storey high Cayan Tower located on the Marina in Dubai.

It was designed by American architects Skidmore, Owings and Merrill who also designed the Burj Khalifa.

This was photographed at dawn - photography after the sun gets up in Dubai in the summer starts to get physically difficult due to the extreme heat.

NIKON D800 1/60 second F/8.0 ISO 100 16 mm (35mm equiv.)

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JacklineG from Béarn, France

Quelle prouesse de technologie l'architecture de la tour centrale ! Et toujours chez toi un N&B et des contrastes magnifiques ! Bon w.e. Ian

15 Aug 2014 6:32am

@JacklineG: Thanks Jackline!

Jeff from Honolulu, United States

Beautiful work, Ian. The way this building is framed by surrounding architecture in your image adds balance and tonality to the main subject. Well done.

15 Aug 2014 8:11am

@Jeff: Thanks Jeff!

Ian Smith from London, United Kingdom

Excellent capture, Ian! Not sure I like the design of this tower - seem to represent 'stress' in a literal way :-)

15 Aug 2014 11:07am

@Ian Smith: Thanks Ian - a bit of a challenge for the structural engineers I imagine!

Michael Skorulski from Toronto, Canada

A super image, Ian. Your treatment is excellent. Here's a link to my image of the same building:

15 Aug 2014 11:21am

@Michael Skorulski: Thanks for the link Michael - fascinating structure isn't it!

danthro from Suburbia, United States

wow, beautiful skyline, and very well captured.

15 Aug 2014 12:02pm

@danthro: Thanks Danthro!

omid from mashhad, Iran

very nice shot!
such beautiful frame, lighting & reflections!
A M A Z I N G !!!!

15 Aug 2014 3:33pm

L'Angevine from Angers, France

superbe celle qui est tortillée

16 Aug 2014 6:44am

DarkElf from Perth, Australia

stunning composition and superb balance as always in your work!

16 Aug 2014 8:14am

Iona@Redpeffer from United Kingdom

I really like the composition of this image-there's something about black and white photography and reflections that adds so much texture and depth. I'm just starting to experiment more with black and white and really enjoying it.

18 Aug 2014 8:02pm

Linda Candilas from Cameron Park, United States

Wonderful image.:))

18 Aug 2014 9:48pm

Focales from Entre montagnes et Bretagne, France

Beautiful realization Ian, its a pleasure to see your photos

21 Aug 2014 3:06pm

Ryan Hammond from Tucson, United States

Beautiful! Love the detail, contrast and framing of the building by the skyline.

11 Sep 2014 10:12pm

shooter from lincoln, United Kingdom

That's an incredible structure

29 Oct 2014 10:50pm

Anita from West Nottingham, Pennsylvania, United States

I am blown away by the beauty, simplicity, design, cleanness of your images.

10 Nov 2015 10:26am

@Anita: Thanks Anita!

1/60 second
ISO 100
16 mm (35mm equiv.)