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Architectural Photography

Discussion in 'Talking Pictures' started by EightBitTony, Jun 11, 2020.

  1. EightBitTony

    EightBitTony Well-Known Member

    We've had several genres (Portraiture - https://www.amateurphotographer.co.uk/forums/threads/portraiture.140635/, Still Life - https://www.amateurphotographer.co.uk/forums/threads/still-life.140633/, Street - https://www.amateurphotographer.co.uk/forums/threads/street-photography.140641/, Documentary - https://www.amateurphotographer.co.uk/forums/threads/documentary-reportage.140766/) so I thought I'd start some more.

    Architectural Photography

    I don't do a lot, and what I do tends to deviate in to other forms but I know at least one person on the forum has a tilt shift lens specifically for this reason.

    I really don't have any good personal examples, but this is an opportunity to post your own. Here's the closest I get,

    [​IMG]Clifford's Tower Cliché Shot by Tony Evans, on Flickr

    [​IMG]Windowrama by Tony Evans, on Flickr
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  2. EightBitTony

    EightBitTony Well-Known Member

    @PeteRob - I'm talking about you in case you weren't sure. Get in here with that tilt shift of yours.
  3. dream_police

    dream_police Well-Known Member

    I do architecture normally as part of holiday snaps only, a memory of a great looking building. When I do though, like you I cross genres into the more graphic but even then not too often.
    These are from a few years ago now.

    [​IMG]angles mono by Nigel G, on Flickr

    [​IMG]Angles by Nigel G, on Flickr

    [​IMG]Angles and reflections by Nigel G, on Flickr

    I have only just noticed now I have seen them together, is the last one didn't have a black border. How annoying.
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  4. dream_police

    dream_police Well-Known Member

    And again, great buildings but I was more interested in the visual art side of things. Someone who takes architecture photos would be horrified with the verticals!

    [​IMG]Shanghai skyscrapers by Nigel G, on Flickr
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  5. Craig20264

    Craig20264 Well-Known Member

    I think if they're so far off as not to be accidental, they're fine. Better to be obviously out in my humblest of opinions.
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  6. Andrew Flannigan

    Andrew Flannigan Well-Known Member

    Some architecture I find interesting.

    Unusual street lamp in Northernhay Street, Exeter...
    Canon 5D_one 8GB 08 IMG_2862.JPG

    Absail tower at Exe Quay, Exeter...
    Absailing tower Haven Banks Exeter A65 DSC01580.JPG

    The Adlerblick cafe on the Zillergrund above Mayrhofen in Austria...
    Addlerblick Zillergrund Mayerhofen R1_02021.JPG

    Roof detail of the St Bridget Nurseries building near Exeter...
    Architectural detail at St Bridget's nursery on the A3076 at Clyst St Mary A65  DSC02254.JPG

    Typical church in the Inntal near Innsbruck, Austria...
    Austrian Village close to the German border near Mittenwald G2 1190835.JPG

    Part of the rebuilt Princesshay complex in Exeter...
    Building at corner of Paris Street and High Street Exeter DSC02909.JPG
  7. Zou

    Zou Well-Known Member

    What's the expression - 1 degree is a mistake, 30 degrees is style?
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  8. PeteRob

    PeteRob Well-Known Member

    Well you won't be impressed as the main reason for the purchase was family history churches, which can be a right pain to get in the frame, but don't really stand out as architectural marvels.

    This is St James Piccadilly, which was an absolute pig to photograph at all because of the sun. It is flared to death.

    [​IMG]BV9R0415.jpg by Pete, on Flickr

    Then being a tourist in London we have our best known bits of stone - LR says these were taken with the TSE on my 1Div - why on earth that should be I don't know.

    [​IMG]BV9R0407.jpg by Pete, on Flickr

    [​IMG]BV9R0406.jpg by Pete, on Flickr
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  9. EightBitTony

    EightBitTony Well-Known Member

    Luckily I get to decide what I'm impressed by :p
  10. Andrew Flannigan

    Andrew Flannigan Well-Known Member

    Some aspects of Canary Wharf, both well integrated and in many cases quite startling...

    Canary Wharf Concourse 1230039.JPG

    Canary Wharf Leica M3 Summit SP3 08.JPG

    Canary Wharf roof and escalator 2160007.JPG

    DLR station at Canary Wharf London 1020056.JPG

    DLR train approaching Panasonic FX55 1020095.jpg
  11. PeteRob

    PeteRob Well-Known Member

    La defense in Paris, which I suppose is like London's canary wharf, is an interesting place. I

    [​IMG]IMG_0145.jpg by Pete, on Flickr
  12. RovingMike

    RovingMike Crucifixion's a doddle...

    Last edited: Jun 14, 2020
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  13. RovingMike

    RovingMike Crucifixion's a doddle...

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  14. EightBitTony

    EightBitTony Well-Known Member

    At 800px it's going to look like this has a massive halo around it, but here you go, from today, Nottingham College (new building in the city centre)

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  15. EightBitTony

    EightBitTony Well-Known Member

    Another shot of the new college


    Spot the errors (in my photograph, not the building).
  16. RovingMike

    RovingMike Crucifixion's a doddle...

    Correcting the verticals has made it look like it is leaning out?
  17. PeteRob

    PeteRob Well-Known Member

    Looks OK to me.

    Edit: if appraisal I’d say it’s a bit tight and a higher viewpoint to see over the fence would be good, or to include the whole fence, but those aren’t errors.
  18. EightBitTony

    EightBitTony Well-Known Member

    I think correcting the verticals has made the font look weird, squished, and the amount of underside visible on the overhangs doesn't look right in the context of the fence for me!

    I don't see that (probably a personal thing?) but the building shape is weird enough to cause other effects!

    It's in a really annoying place to shoot, more lamposts and signposts than is good for any part of the city, your point about the fance is interesting, I found the entire fence distracting, but wonder if including it all would have been better. Can't get any higher without being on a tram (or walking illegaly down the tram line over the bridge, which would be a fantastic angle but I'm not quite up to it).
  19. RovingMike

    RovingMike Crucifixion's a doddle...

    Yes I saw that after I googled pics of the original. It is why I correct verticals with Skew, rather than Perspective.
  20. PeteRob

    PeteRob Well-Known Member

    You said it was the photograph, not the building. Without knowing what the building looks like in real life it is impossible to say how the perspective correction can make it look weird. This passes the obvious checks on perspective correction.
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