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Inspired by all the comments on The Seagull has Landed, and by a recent picture by Nick_W Gotham City, I thought I would have a go at a similar long exposure (upshot???).

This is the result. Number One Tower Block (Lipstick Tower) in Portsmouth's Gunwharf standing 101metres tall.

A 4.5 minute exposure using a Lee Big Stopper as well as a Lee Solid ND1.2 - giving 14 stops in total (it was a very bright day).

I hope you like the result, I know its still a long exposure, but this style of shot is very new to me and I really enjoyed the challenge.

Thanks for looking and to all those that clicked and commented on yesterdays upload.

Brand:Canon
Camera:Canon EOS 500D
Lens:Canon EF-S 10-22mm f/3.5-4.5 USM
Recording media:JPEG (digital)
Date Taken:14 Mar 2013 - 12:15 PM
Focal Length:10mm
Lens Max Aperture:f/3.4
Aperture:f/14.0
Shutter Speed:259sec
Exposure Comp:0.0
ISO:100
Exposure Mode:Manual
Metering Mode:Multi-segment
Flash:Off, Did not fire
Title:Aerotropolis
Username:marktc marktc
Uploaded:15 Mar 2013 - 5:35 AM
Tags:Architecture, Lipstick tower
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Blurry
Blurry  1 United Kingdom
14 Mar 2013 - 10:34 PM

Great perspective.

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Hermanus
Hermanus  2 South Africa
15 Mar 2013 - 5:42 AM

I got a pain in my neck looking up at this tall building Mark ! SmileGrinGrin Excellent photo !!

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almiles
almiles  438 forum posts United Kingdom98 Constructive Critique Points
15 Mar 2013 - 5:59 AMConstructive Critique!This comment was flagged as constructive critique! 

Long exposures really enhance architecture images I think Mark and this is no exception. The streaking clouds isolate and frame the building whilst simplifying the comp. They also enhance the sleek lines of glass and steel while your mono converstion really brings out the rhythm of the building structure. When you couple that with a less usual PoV and a symmetrical comp you've created a really powerful and effective image with lots of impact. Congratulations and I think you should take this as an end to your 'photographer's block' you were discussing yesterday! Grin

Last Modified By almiles at 15 Mar 2013 - 6:00 AM

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zapar40
zapar40  466 forum posts Wales5 Constructive Critique Points
15 Mar 2013 - 6:12 AM

very impressive shot Mark, well done.
ant

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CarolG
CarolG e2 Member 7128 forum postsCarolG vcard Greece16 Constructive Critique Points
15 Mar 2013 - 6:32 AM

A fantastic image, Mark, very different from your usual seascapes, but most impressive SmileSmileSmile Carol

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WhiteRose1
WhiteRose1 e2 Member 41035 forum postsWhiteRose1 vcard England134 Constructive Critique Points
15 Mar 2013 - 6:47 AM

A wonderful 'wash' sky and tones, Mark. Similar but very different and definitely your style.

Dave

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kel55
kel55 e2 Member 2kel55 vcard United Kingdom6 Constructive Critique Points
15 Mar 2013 - 6:48 AM

Nice shot

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andylea
andylea  537 forum posts United Kingdom1 Constructive Critique Points
15 Mar 2013 - 6:59 AM

this is stunning mark top top shot Wink
andy

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NaturesHaven
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15 Mar 2013 - 8:07 AM

I feel queasy looking at this...................nice image...........GrinGrinGrinGrin

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charlotte
charlotte e2 Member 1034 forum postscharlotte vcard United Kingdom2 Constructive Critique Points
15 Mar 2013 - 9:09 AM

Awesome image Mark.....more of these please!

Charlotte

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Irishkate
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15 Mar 2013 - 11:04 AM

I wouldn't have thought of a long exposure in this respect - excellent work Mark
making the most of the sky and I like your perspective.
KateGrinGrinGrin

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Quoise
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15 Mar 2013 - 12:23 PM

I'm really glad you tried something different, this is fantastic SmileSmileSmile

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AnneWorner
AnneWorner e2 Member 6606 forum postsAnneWorner vcard United States41 Constructive Critique Points
15 Mar 2013 - 1:03 PM

Time flying by above - the structure immobile - nice take, lovely pov.

Anne

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15 Mar 2013 - 1:26 PM

Great change, what a povGrinGrin
Diane

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AnnChown
AnnChown e2 Member 4183 forum postsAnnChown vcard United Kingdom1 Constructive Critique Points
15 Mar 2013 - 2:40 PM

There's a lot to see looking up - something I once promised myself to investigate, but haven't yet! Well taken Mark - I think you're off on a new journey! Smile
Ann

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carper123
carper123  280 forum posts United Kingdom6 Constructive Critique Points
15 Mar 2013 - 7:28 PM

A brilliant image, Mark, one of your best images i reckon, superb composition, well thought out and executed, nice work.
Well done.
Darryl. SmileSmileSmile

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15 Mar 2013 - 11:45 PM

Excellent work Mark - truly impressive
Jason

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16 Mar 2013 - 2:19 AM

Mark, this one came right out the page at me........and moves into my fav Mark shot. A fantastic comp with a great tone to it. A little imagination and could be a wing or a path in the sky......such a 3d effect. Strong detail and line used here.........would be very pleased with this one mate....a little skeet UA..............nice job.

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gajewski
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16 Mar 2013 - 6:32 PM

A very creative POV, Mark. The building almost looks like a pier stretching out into the water.
-=\Walter

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fazzer e2 Member 533 forum postsfazzer vcard United Kingdom6 Constructive Critique Points
17 Mar 2013 - 7:44 PM

I love these types of shot Mark,excellent image really well executed
Jeremy Smile

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LynneJoyce
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21 Mar 2013 - 7:20 AM

Cracking image of one of my favourite buildings.

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