Hello fellow members
This week, the categories being featured are "Cities and Arquitecture" and "Scapes and Nature".This is the Cities and Arquitecture feature, done by
Interior or exterior; architecture is an engineering art! Be it the whole city skyline or those lovely gargoyles on the facade, capturing the beauty of the original design is in itself an art form. The real complexity in architecture comes from its forms; a hundred columns or arched doorways, these things are the same to a building as a smile is to a face. Focus throughout is important, as an architectural design is meant to work as a whole, not just as a single element. I would recommend (almost) always using a tripod to capture the crispness of lines and forms.
I was shocked when I saw these two photos a few inches from one another in our galley. This shows and exquisite example of the differences of lighting, focus, framing and exposure! Both are exceptionally well done, and both capture a different essence of the same building.And this is the Scapes and Nature feature, done by
In the words of Ansel Adams, one of the greatest photographers of all time, "Landscape photography is the supreme test of the photographer - and often the supreme disappointment". When shooting a landscape, the photographer needs to capture the essence of than scene, the feelings that he had while he was framing the picture. But that's easier said than done; many external factors can interfere: dust, clouds (or lack of), the amount of available light, litter scattered around the scene and so on...probably the most important skill, needed when negotiating a phothoshoot with Mother Nature, is patience.
Congratulations to all those that have been featured, the photographs are really good.
Keep an eye out for the next feature ("Animals" and "Abstract and Surreal").