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Taken in Birmingham last week - I rather like this building but, I'm sure will opinions vary!
It would be interesting to return when it's dark to see how it is illuminated and what effects the surrounding lights have.
I may have a 'play' with these images to see what effects can be created at some time.
Many appreciative thanks for all views, clocks and comments on my 'Looking Up at Birmingham Library' upload!Smile
And special thanks to Quoise, Helen(helenlinda), Pamela(pamelajean) and Carol(Caziwinkles) for their treasured UAs!SmileSmileSmileSmile
Have a good Tuesday.
Richard

Brand:Canon
Camera:Canon EOS 5D MkII
Lens:EF24-105mm F/4L IS USM
Date Taken:21 Nov 2013 - 12:53 PM
Focal Length:47mm
Lens Max Aperture:f/4.0
Aperture:f/8.0
Shutter Speed:1/6400sec
Exposure Comp:-1.0
ISO:800
Exposure Mode:Aperture-priority AE
Metering Mode:Multi-segment
Flash:Off, Did not fire
Title:Selfridges
Username:DicksPics DicksPics
Uploaded:25 Nov 2013 - 11:27 PM
Tags:Architecture, Birmingham, Selfridges
Votes:66
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mikbee
mikbee e2 Member 7mikbee vcard Scotland7 Constructive Critique Points
25 Nov 2013 - 11:32 PM

I have always liked this building for the circles and curves Richard.
Good shots.
Mick.

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GeorgePlatis
GeorgePlatis e2 Member 1GeorgePlatis vcard Greece1 Constructive Critique Points
25 Nov 2013 - 11:36 PM

This is an excellent architecture photography, Richard ! Minimal design with the use of singular quality materials characterize this beautiful building that is observed and captured perfectly by you! I like the textures, the geometry and the beautiful distribution of the light in these images!
Regards,
George

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Lynniesefforts
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25 Nov 2013 - 11:37 PM

A very interesting shot Richard, it would be nice to see In person . Unusual but eyecatching Grin

Lynette Grin

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25 Nov 2013 - 11:39 PM

V2 for me today Richard

Bob

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Tish1
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25 Nov 2013 - 11:45 PM

I am fascinated by this building despite never having actually seen it in the physical, both images definitely have merit, but V2 captures my heart Wink.............. and yes, I would definitely like to see an image of it illuminated, look forward to seeing your upload of it.


Tish

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Badgerfred
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25 Nov 2013 - 11:47 PM

Two fine compositions Richard, like the detail captured,
Fred.

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achieverswales
26 Nov 2013 - 12:11 AM

Like both Richard and you could spend some time with Hue Saturation and Luminance sliders for great effects.

Regards

Trev.

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fificat100
fificat100 e2 Member 3fificat100 vcard Scotland2 Constructive Critique Points
26 Nov 2013 - 1:01 AM

Two super shots. I especially love V2, Richard. - Looked up this building on the web, what a spectacular piece of architecture.

Lavina

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gwynn56
gwynn56  377 forum posts England
26 Nov 2013 - 1:17 AM

nice capture , though each time I see pictures of this building I keep thinking it's part of a sketch from monty pythons flying circusSmile

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Jocelia
Jocelia  3 Australia1 Constructive Critique Points
26 Nov 2013 - 1:19 AM

I am an ex-Birmingham person. Knew the old ‘Bull Ring’ and the old open markets.
My great grandfather had a stall there.
Use to catch the Midland Red bus to Shirley where we lived. Going by the old Birds custard factory
and a sweat shop where Mother used to buy boiled sweets…
Thanks for the memory Richard your series is interesting in seeing the modernizations.
My first date with my dear husband was at the TownHall for a ‘Music you love concert’. Long before
Symphony Hall……..WinkWinkWink

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Hermanus
Hermanus  2 South Africa
26 Nov 2013 - 3:54 AM

Amazing and unusual architecture Richard - I like it ! A super image this

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handlerstudio
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26 Nov 2013 - 5:09 AM

They both, but particularly, V2 become strong abstractions.

Peter

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Caziwinkles
26 Nov 2013 - 6:39 AM

Another very unusual but fascinating building Richard - these would all make for a fab minimalist triptych. Smile

Carol

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LynneJoyce
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26 Nov 2013 - 7:33 AM


Quote: This is an excellent architecture photography, Richard ! Minimal design with the use of singular quality materials characterize this beautiful building that is observed and captured perfectly by you! I like the textures, the geometry and the beautiful distribution of the light in these images!
Regards,
George

George has said it all for me.

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26 Nov 2013 - 8:24 AM

Silly as it may sound when I first saw the thumbnail I thought it was some kind of armour/chain mail............GrinGrinGrinGrinGrin

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26 Nov 2013 - 9:29 AM

Super shots, irresistable subject for photographers. Taken so well, Richard.

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Brian65
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26 Nov 2013 - 9:49 AM

I wondered what it was at first, what a great building, and shots Richard.
Brian

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morpheus1955
26 Nov 2013 - 10:45 AM

Two superb images Richard, love them both

Hugh

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EMJAYCEE
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26 Nov 2013 - 10:55 AM

Both excellent but love the V2 close up.
Joan.

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JuBarney
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26 Nov 2013 - 11:15 AM


Quote: This is an excellent architecture photography, Richard ! Minimal design with the use of singular quality materials characterize this beautiful building that is observed and captured perfectly by you! I like the textures, the geometry and the beautiful distribution of the light in these images!
Regards,
George

The V1 shape lets the mind boggle, but love it.
Ju

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termite53
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26 Nov 2013 - 11:44 AM

Super imagies Richard, stare at V1 long enough and it starts to sway..( or is that the gin???)

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26 Nov 2013 - 1:13 PM

2 great images RichardSmile


Cliff

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Chinga
Chinga e2 Member 4Chinga vcard United Kingdom
26 Nov 2013 - 1:21 PM

This must be a spectacular building! Love the silver metalic look against that blue sky in V1 and the abstact brain teaser in V2! I like both...
IB

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kuvailija
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26 Nov 2013 - 2:55 PM

Spectacular images of a spectacular building ! GrinGrinGrinGrinGrinGrinGrin --- Jukka.Smile

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26 Nov 2013 - 2:55 PM

Produces a strange effect if you scroll up & down quickly! Smile Makes a great abstract, a good 'un, Richard Wink
Trev Smile

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ali63
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26 Nov 2013 - 3:17 PM

I love these 2 images, great work,

Ali

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26 Nov 2013 - 4:13 PM

Very well taken Richard. Thanks for comment.
KateGrinGrinGrin

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rayme330
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26 Nov 2013 - 4:30 PM

Two great shots Richard, you either love this building or you hate it. Grin

Ray

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ColleenA
ColleenA e2 Member 2204 forum postsColleenA vcard Australia3 Constructive Critique Points
26 Nov 2013 - 6:34 PM

I love this building, amazing architecture....love your composition in V1 but wow...V2 makes an amazing abstract...... 2 great captures...

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26 Nov 2013 - 6:49 PM

I actually know (quite well), the engineer who was responsible for setting out the brackets that these are supported onSmile

Adrian

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kathrynlouise
26 Nov 2013 - 8:43 PM

Fabulous. I love this building and you've captured it brilliantly. Love both but V2 just pips it GrinGrin

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26 Nov 2013 - 11:09 PM

What an amazing building Richard, excellent images..Lin

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27 Nov 2013 - 10:01 AM

Beautifully composed images of a very intriguing building Richard.
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fentiger
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27 Nov 2013 - 1:43 PM

Great visual impact here.

Albert

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27 Nov 2013 - 1:50 PM

An impressive building indeed and I don't think I have disliked any picture that I have seen of it.
Wonderful repeats and sensual curves.
I agree with Trev, it makes my eyes go funny when I scroll up and down on these two images.
I favour V2 for the more abstract style and the frame-filling circles.

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27 Nov 2013 - 6:58 PM

Well captured images, v2 really stands out.

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27 Nov 2013 - 10:31 PM

Two excellent images Richard, of this amazing bulding. I like the shape, texture and light.
Effrossini

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28 Nov 2013 - 5:13 PM

V2 is the shot for me , this building is a great find Richard and your right about revisiting it in a different light I'm imaging it at dawn or maybe a long exposure on some moving clouds , load of possibilities , but if you don't get there again ( I'm sure you will the way you move around ) you have taken a great shot of it in v2 and most importantly in my book something different , cool stuff Richard , regards Kel

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28 Nov 2013 - 9:10 PM

v2 for me as well - another wonderful Brummy building SmileSmileSmile
Enjoy your trip SmileSmile
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AlexAppleby
30 Nov 2013 - 9:37 AM

V2 for me - love it.

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4 Dec 2013 - 1:19 PM

great duo again, .. I like a bit more V2

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5 Dec 2013 - 6:55 PM

Two excellent views of this iconic building

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