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matthew
03-08-2008, 09:01 PM
Communication is more than just words; communication is architecture. Because of course it is quite obvious that a house which would be built without that sense, without that desire for communication, would not look the way your house looks today.
- Mark Z. Danielewski

Architecture has been called inhabited sculpture, frozen music, and as 'forms assembled in the light.' We think of the grand buildings of each of our cultures, the bridges, museums, and opera houses, but it's also our homes, schools, and offices. Every building around us was designed to serve a purpose by enclosing space. Every architect must deal with the problems of lines and shapes, scale and dimension. These are the same issues that we face as photographers, but applied in three dimensions instead of two.

As with anything artistic, we all bring our own style and experience to photography. Architectural photography may be documentary, descriptive, interpretive -- anything we like is correct if there's no client to please. For this assignment, look at the way other people have solved the problem of dividing space, and the problems that you can solve to capture it.

Remember that architecture can be interiors as well as exteriors, and buildings as well as the environment that they're built in.

zbahu
03-09-2008, 05:30 AM
Hre is one from me.

All Saints Church, East Stratton, Hampshire - in the rain!

http://k53.pbase.com/o6/07/527607/1/93900010.Yww6NOL8.cc.jpg

Johannes
03-09-2008, 06:00 AM
Chanel Mobile Art Container debut in HK (at front, http://www.chanel-mobileart.com/), International Finance Centre (at rear, 88 floors, 420 meters in height)

http://farm4.static.flickr.com/3042/2316813750_99c3034206_t.jpg (http://farm4.static.flickr.com/3042/2316813750_99c3034206_b.jpg)

photo_owl
03-09-2008, 10:49 AM
here's one from this afternoon - well the architechiture is about 900 years ago but you know what I mean!

http://farm4.static.flickr.com/3240/2320779029_d15858ddeb_o.jpg

matthew
03-09-2008, 03:04 PM
A church in the snow to answer the one in the rain:

http://i7.photobucket.com/albums/y275/robertsonphoto/27607-snowy-church.jpg

The stairs to a subway station:

http://matthewpiers.smugmug.com/photos/263767071_2i99r-L.jpg

Street level exterior, which is actually a normal-looking building with right angles and square corners. It might have been just to play with the 7mm wide angle:

http://matthewpiers.smugmug.com/photos/262080696_fc5AC-L.jpg

Jonas B
03-10-2008, 07:30 AM
Here is a picture I got that raised some question marks:
http://photos.imageevent.com/jonas_b/dprolyslrkvartal/08010806/99x_overview.jpg
I was traveling and the picture is taken through a bus window while passing by on the highway. I got a bit perplexed when seeing this construction. I snapped away the best I could. Here is a 100% crop (another angle):
http://photos.imageevent.com/jonas_b/dprolyslrkvartal/08010806/99x_crop.jpg

I wish I had a day and a permission to enter the area and get more pictures. From the inside, and...
I hope it is OK with non-Oly pictures btw. At the time I used Pentax equipment and these are taken with a K10D and a 35mm lens.

regards,

Jonas B
03-10-2008, 01:17 PM
A church in the snow to answer the one in the rain:

The stairs to a subway station:

Street level exterior, which is actually a normal-looking building with right angles and square corners. It might have been just to play with the 7mm wide angle:



The church - to much of sharpening artefacts (?).
The stairs - I can like this one, the colors and the snow make it
The normal building - what a weird effect those super wides provides us with! Lol. The eye is easily tricked for a few moments.

regards,

NSX-Nate
03-10-2008, 06:04 PM
A photograph of an old stone church in Cedar City, UT. I only had a few minutes to take this today and I plan on going back soon.


http://natehahn.smugmug.com/photos/264495788_7NJuQ-L-1.jpg

Edit: I changed my photoshop technique, I think this works better.

gregmacg
03-10-2008, 06:36 PM
My wife shot this last August at the location where our daughter was getting married in Indiana. She used the E-500.

8157

cosmonaut
03-10-2008, 07:24 PM
West Side Waffle House
I wanted something fresh so I shot this one yesterday.

http://i84.photobucket.com/albums/k35/cosmonaut1959/wafflehousecontest-5.jpg

MrEd
03-12-2008, 08:48 AM
Derelcit Architecture. A Victorian Hospital chapel, now disused, forgotten and empty. Taken a few years back, only thing i dont like about it are the blown out top windows. It was quite hard to expose correctly.

http://farm3.static.flickr.com/2087/1759283096_2bf1b4de00.jpg

NSX-Nate
03-12-2008, 10:23 AM
I bet that would make an excellent location for an HDR photograph.

MrEd
03-12-2008, 11:25 AM
I bet that would make an excellent location for an HDR photograph.

yeh definately, i didnt think about it at the time tho, oh well, i just love the bareness and the colour and intricacy of the bricks :action-smiley-020:

emmela
03-14-2008, 06:16 AM
I am so glad with the subject of this month contest. I love architecture. I insert two images, both made in The Netherlands. The 1st is in Rotterdam, the 2nd in The Hague.
Regards
Maaike
http://www.pbase.com/emmelafoto/image/86077631.jpg
http://www.pbase.com/emmelafoto/image/73047572.jpg

Henk Peter
03-14-2008, 07:04 AM
I am so glad with the subject of this month contest.


I'm sorry to say but the assignments are not the contest Maaike. You will find the contest thread in top of the "Monthly Contests" forum, the subject of this month's contest is "Creative shadow effects". You can only enter in the contest if you are a paying member.

The assignments are a two-weekly event, no prices and no need to be a paying member.:smile:

P.S.: I like your two architecture shots very much.

matthew
03-14-2008, 07:14 AM
Emmela, Henk's exactly right. The assignments are a fun community activity; no judging, no winner, and no time limits.

I'm really enjoying the variety in this thread. Big cities, abandoned Victorians, and mystery bunkers; and a really cool shot of a humble waffle house that really appeals to me.

Here are a couple of mine, one from last night, and another from last summer:

http://matthewpiers.smugmug.com/photos/265290619_b8bZa-L.jpg

http://matthewpiers.smugmug.com/photos/264744831_dvovA-L.jpg

emmela
03-14-2008, 09:46 AM
The assignments are a two-weekly event, no prices and no need to be a paying member.:smile:


Oh, well, I don't mind. It is just fun to look at other photographers work on a subject I like.
Maaike

snaarman
03-14-2008, 10:07 AM
Here is a classic modernist icon that no-one has done so far :-)

Its the De la Warr pavilion (1935) on the south coast. I shot this a few years back at sunset in January on Provia.

Enjoy!

Pete

crussell
03-14-2008, 04:02 PM
Fantastic images, everyone.

This is a foot bridge in Lake Mary FL.

OlyNik
03-19-2008, 09:56 PM
Out checking a remote still well near this bridge.

juwu
03-19-2008, 10:10 PM
Two pics, if I may: The Blue Mosque in Istanbul, Turkey (6 photos photomerged) and the The Dom in Cologne, Germany. I just love the extremely old structures. Always amazes me how intricate they are and that they were constructed with mostly low tech tools and manual labor.

http://farm4.static.flickr.com/3216/2342972695_bb7753e342.jpg?v=0

http://farm3.static.flickr.com/2367/2343800882_08ac2418ac.jpg?v=0

roger h
03-23-2008, 11:42 AM
Q1, the tallest residential tower in the world, in Surfer's Paradise, Austraila. A different view.

Roger

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