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The Davies Alpine House in Kew Gardens is designed to house alpine plants which grow above the altitude where trees can survive. This is the 4th alpine house at Kew and it was opened in 2006. The first was opened in 1887. It long 16 meters long and the roof reaches 10 meters high. The building’s built-in systems are designed to control temperature, ventilation and moisture levels, and its pyramid shape reflects the mountain landscapes.

I shot it with a fisheye lens and I really like the distortion it adds to the image.

Thanks for stopping to take a look and as always your comments and critique are most welcome.

Greg

Camera:Canon
Lens:15mm fisheye
Recording media:RAW (digital)
Title:The Davies Alpine House
Username:gregl gregl
Uploaded:16 Aug 2010 - 4:58 PM
Tags:Architecture, Davies alpine house, Fisheye, General, Kew gardens, Specialist / abstract
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AlexChu
AlexChu  5 United Kingdom
16 Aug 2010 - 5:00 PM

Great shot!

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16 Aug 2010 - 5:01 PM

Strange and very pleasing. A

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CarolG
CarolG e2 Member 8141 forum postsCarolG vcard Greece18 Constructive Critique Points
16 Aug 2010 - 5:06 PM

An excellent image, very well captured. Carol

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andylea
andylea  637 forum posts United Kingdom1 Constructive Critique Points
16 Aug 2010 - 5:13 PM

brilliant detail and light wonderful colours greg a stunner nice one Wink
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barbarahirst e2 Member 6barbarahirst vcard United Kingdom10 Constructive Critique Points
16 Aug 2010 - 6:12 PM

Its great the way you shot this one..

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bricurtis
bricurtis e2 Member 91911 forum postsbricurtis vcard England48 Constructive Critique Points
16 Aug 2010 - 8:14 PM

View large for the best effect - very good result here Greg.
Brian.

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imagio
imagio  8 England1 Constructive Critique Points
16 Aug 2010 - 10:33 PM

Great shot Greg

Bernie

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Techno
Techno  61009 forum posts England8 Constructive Critique Points
16 Aug 2010 - 11:02 PM

WOW! New glass in the bag Greg, and with the big smoke at your beckoned call cant wait to see future postings, especially if they are of this quality, well done..
Mal
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Thanks for your kind words.

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Imagephotographics

Great image Greg - good effect !

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22 Aug 2010 - 1:18 PM

Excellent use of the fish eye; wonderfully intriguing image.
Rende

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datoon
datoon  4 United Kingdom
25 Sep 2010 - 7:33 PM

Love it, very effective composition.

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