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    Posted: 10 December 2023 at 23:31
This is an experiment in processing architectural images. I took a couple of photos shot at the Medienhafen in Duesseldorf and tried a new way to process them. I am curious what you think!

#1 Zollhof (Frank Gehry)



#2 Zollhof (Frank Gehry)



#3 Zollhof (Frank Gehry)



#4 Zollhof (Frank Gehry)



#5 Office building - reflection



#6 Office building


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Post Options Post Options   Quote Jadom Quote  Post ReplyReply Direct Link To This Post Posted: 11 December 2023 at 00:00
It looks like you are experimenting with architecture - sky combo, Harald. And with unknown for me technique. I mean: I saw this kind of pictures post processed this way before but I do not know anything about it. #1 has interesting sky. #3, 4, 5 and 6 look kinda spooky. But I like them all. TFS
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Post Options Post Options   Quote MichelvA Quote  Post ReplyReply Direct Link To This Post Posted: 11 December 2023 at 05:51
To me the buildings are beautiful, but the processing is mainly in the dark skies. I really like the mood, it looks like 10 minutes before very bad weather starts to occur after a sunny day. TFS Harald
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Harald,
Love this set. The architecture, the processing, the presentation.
I think I have previously suggested your post-retirement career should be in architectural photography, although it is a competitive field that's hard to crack.
#1, #4 and #5 are my favourites but it's really hard to single them out from the rest - they are all so good.
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The way the buildings seem to 3D rise off the plane in 3 and 5 is what I find most appealing. In 6 I think the effect slightly misses, maybe the background buildings are a little too busy? I wonder if fully correcting the verticals would make it more "imposing"? Usually the top of the building when fully corrected look ridiculous, here it may be a good effect?

EDIT: fascinating I picked the 3 with the Laowa shift lens....

Good idea for the curvy buildings. I like all of them.

The windows in the Zollhofs remind me of the windows in the Dancing House in Prague.
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Post Options Post Options   Quote Snegren Quote  Post ReplyReply Direct Link To This Post Posted: 12 December 2023 at 08:12
A cracking set Harald. #2, #3 and #5 are absolutely stunning. I'm a fan of black skies, it works very well in B&W architecture but hadn't realized it also works in color.
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Post Options Post Options   Quote AudioDoc Quote  Post ReplyReply Direct Link To This Post Posted: 12 December 2023 at 12:05
Fantastic, Harald! Everything about these photos, the architecture, the photography and the processing has a fantasy look. I admit I have no idea what these building look like in light of day in person, but I like what see here! Pick a favorite? Hard to say, maybe No.4. It looks unreal, like that building shouldn't even be standing and do people actually reside in there? I also really like the composition/framing with lines and reflections of No. 5! You have selected some great subjects to photograph!
Well done as usual, Harald! Keep these great photos coming!

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Post Options Post Options   Quote skm.sa100 Quote  Post ReplyReply Direct Link To This Post Posted: 12 December 2023 at 13:29
I like 'em all.
1 and 2 have a dystopian look to them.
Others have a strongly processed look to them and might look good in B&W as well.

B&W architecture is a pretty strong genre in and of itself. A lot of people try and it's difficult to get it right but some of these might work. And I know you do a great job of B&W anyway.

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Wow, like them all, actually. There is some dark atmosphere around it, which make the buildings jump out of the picture.

Well done!
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Post Options Post Options   Quote waldo_posth Quote  Post ReplyReply Direct Link To This Post Posted: 12 December 2023 at 19:45
Thank you all for your encouraging comments!

As to fully correcting the verticals: Some architecture photographers follow a rule of thumb. If a building is higher than 20 meters and your position is on the ground in front of it don't fully correct the verticals. Of course, there are some exceptions from the rule, e.g., if you have only a partial view of the building, to mention one. But I find that rule quite helpful.
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Post Options Post Options   Quote Phil Wood Quote  Post ReplyReply Direct Link To This Post Posted: 15 December 2023 at 22:43
Just seen #5 in the Exhibition of the Week - this is a superb set of images, any one of them would be exhibition material if you hadn't posted the rest. I have no idea how the jury decided which to show.
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