MARCH THEME – ARCHITECTURE

Forums Monthly Theme MARCH THEME – ARCHITECTURE

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    Pete Robinson
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    The theme for February is now closed

    The theme for March is

    Architecture

    Following on from last months classic theme of Still Life, I’ve decided to have another popular classic theme, Architecture. I think is particularly relevant at the moment with the changing face of Crewe’s town centre. The theme links in nicely with our challenge from Cheshire East to document the redevelopment of the town centre.

    Of course this month’s theme doesn’t just have to be of Crewe. Any buildings, new or old, that you’d like to share with members will be welcome. It’s the way it’s photographed that’s important. Professional architecture often work to a brief dictating that their photograph needs to be technically accurate record shot with no converging verticals or distortion. As amateurs we have the freedom to explore the structure and find an angle that we like without worrying that it might be stretching the imagination a bit. So it’s time to show fellow members what you can do..

    Here’s a few links giving advice on architecture photography:

    Photography Mad’s Guide to Architecture

    Digital Photography School’s advice

    Tips from the Masters!

     

    It’s easy to upload your pictures now. The best way to insert an image is to use the right hand icon in the edit menu. It looks like a picture of a mountain. If you wish you can prepare your picture before hand to have a long side of something like 650px at 72ppi, but the upload dialogue box has a resize option.

    There’s no restriction on when the photograph was taken so search though your archives show us what you can produce. If you would like to suggest any topics for the monthly theme please let me know. Thank you to everyone who contributed to last months’ theme.

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    KEN LAST
    Participant


    Not for the purist record photo. But location and scale more obvious.

    #15934

    Pete Robinson
    Keymaster

    Thanks for starting off this month’s theme Ken. I think this is the sort of picture the History Society would be looking for as it shows the old features of the buildings. I like the contrast of the later tower block behind and older building in the foreground.

    #15949

    wbaxter
    Participant

    Buckfast Abbey taken 2010 with 5D  12to 22mm Lens

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    wbaxter
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    wbaxter
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    #15952

    wbaxter
    Participant

    Some Colorful Houses in Boreno

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    wbaxter
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    wbaxter
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    wbaxter
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    #15966

    Pete Robinson
    Keymaster

    Thanks for posting these 6 images giving us plenty to discuss Wallace. Starting with the first one of the church exterior taken on a dull day. I’ve always found photographing churches a bit of a challenge as they’re so big and you can’t get far enough away to get the perspective correct. So unless you have an expensive tilt-shift lens, you’ve got to use a wide angle lens which is going to give some distortion. This might upset the purists but in this photo I think the distortion is minor and acceptable for the subject.

    Church interiors are often dull and high ideally requiring a tripod and wide angle lens. I like the aisle leading in and the even light shows all the detail. The second interior is very dark, but it shows the window well. I think I would have concentrated more on the window, but perhaps you wanted to show its environment.

    The colourful houses in Boreno are a great subject.  I think I like the last one best because I feel it’s complete. It shows it’s environment with the canal and boat and has some space around it. I feel the first one is a bit too close and in the second one the balance isn’t as good for me. I think it’s the house on the right that is incomplete.

     

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    wbaxter
    Participant

    My choice of the colorful buildings in Boreno was to show the importance of colour in the overall Architestural landscape and how colour defines a place. Nowhere more so than in Boreno, or is colour unimportant in actual Architecture?

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    Pete Robinson
    Keymaster

    I think colour is as important in architecture photographs as it is in all other colour photographs. Colour and composition dictate the photograph.

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    Pete Robinson
    Keymaster

    Here’s few wacky wide angle shot of Crewe. Not everyone’s taste and not a serious record of the buildings, but a bit of fun.

     

     

     

     

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    Stephen Coyne
    Participant

    Here is my addition,

    Stephen

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