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Exaggeration

By looboss    
Here is one of many of these towers I will be uploading, taken at at an angle with an ultra wide lens to exaggerate the leaning properties of these two towers, so the effect is intentional!
They are to be found at La Plaza de Castilla, Paseo de la Castellana, Madrid Capital, Spain.

Hope you like it, many more exciting ones to come.
Please view large if poss.

ISO 200
F 16
1/125
-0.03 EV
On monopod.

Tags: General Architecture Towers Madrid Leaning Landscape and travel Plaza Castilla

Voters: brownsilent, Hanners, tigertimb and 23 more


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brownsilent 15 7 2 United Kingdom
6 Dec 2007 12:31PM
An amazing shot Luis, very well done,
Johanna
Hanners 16 875 10 Ireland
6 Dec 2007 12:34PM
This is excellent Luis, superb camera work and I love the thought you've put into this Smile
tigertimb 14 40 66 United Kingdom
6 Dec 2007 12:37PM
Great shot, I really love the drama and the intense colours and it definitely invokes an emotional response and a sense of imminent danger.

Maybe personal preference, but I just feel that it needs a very slight rotation to the right so the building in the far distance is upright and the sky line is level.

Tim
looboss 15 3.1k 7 United Kingdom
6 Dec 2007 12:45PM
Tim, what you are asking is impossible as the image is level, the effect it has of one building being taller than the other is because it is nearer to me, if I make the sky level then the ground would be on a slant. If I distort the image it will all go weird and wont have the distance effect and would look false, However I did do some shots where they are face on and square!

thanks for commenting everyone.
jaktis 18 84 Sweden
6 Dec 2007 12:58PM
I first thought that it was an interesting architecture, a real stunner well done

Peter
woolybill1 Plus
15 38 78 United Kingdom
6 Dec 2007 2:23PM
Impressive, both the towers and the image. The colour is excellent, have to single out the lime green 'bus for attention here. Don't remember this plaza, it's clearly about time I went back to Madrid.
Bill
looboss 15 3.1k 7 United Kingdom
6 Dec 2007 2:26PM
Thanks Bill, the Plaza is about a mile north of the stadium ( Bernabeu) so its a fair way away from the usual central tourist routes.
GalleryGirl 14 4 2 United Kingdom
6 Dec 2007 4:14PM
Good job! Well captured and superb colours.
Marilyn x
AnneWorner 14 620 43 United States
6 Dec 2007 5:26PM
Very cool architectural shot. I'm a sucker for these images.
Anne
looboss 15 3.1k 7 United Kingdom
6 Dec 2007 5:30PM

Quote:Very cool architectural shot. I'm a sucker for these images.
Anne



thanks Anne shame only 2 in 10 seem to think so, let's get away from the oversaturated landscapes for a while was my thought!
mrswoolybill Plus
15 3.2k 2521 United Kingdom
6 Dec 2007 6:40PM
Stunning image. I knew about these but have never seen them (never walked that far up Castellana!). Must make an effort next time.
Moira
TyChee 17 275 1 United States
6 Dec 2007 6:58PM
Excellent work! I thought they were really built like that until I read your description.
Ty
looboss 15 3.1k 7 United Kingdom
6 Dec 2007 6:59PM
They are Ty, They are! the angle and lens just exaggerates it a bit more!!! a lot more but not that much Smile LOL!
Goggz 15 2.3k 72 Wales
6 Dec 2007 7:37PM
I thought they were a bridge, like Tower Bridge LOL

Nice.
Goggz
looboss 15 3.1k 7 United Kingdom
6 Dec 2007 8:02PM
No they are real! have a look at my website you will many shots from there before I upload them here, you will see they lean more that the Leaning Tower of Pizza!!! honest!
helenlinda Plus
14 374 22 United Kingdom
6 Dec 2007 8:26PM
Definitely not subtle!
Great shot
Helen
MickyMc 14 8 United Kingdom
6 Dec 2007 8:53PM
WOW This is something I have never seen before - modern day Pisa Great.
Mavis
pmaclll 16 5 Scotland
7 Dec 2007 12:21PM
Have I been drinking again, nice image
paulb20 Plus
15 12 United Kingdom
7 Dec 2007 8:30PM
Fascinating shot Luis which captured my attention.
Paul
imagio 15 12 1 England
7 Dec 2007 10:36PM
I don't know why Luis but your work is very underated? top claas stuff. Deserving of more..

Bernie
looboss 15 3.1k 7 United Kingdom
7 Dec 2007 10:39PM
Thanks everyone!

Bernie, I know Wink
Carabosse Plus
19 42.3k 270 England
8 Dec 2007 1:46AM
This is astonishingly effective Luis - one of the reasons being that the other buildings in the photo are relatively undistorted.

My friend who (allegedly) speaks Spanish has told me to say "Primera clase".......... hope that translates to something OK! Wink
bayleaf 14 8 United Kingdom
12 Dec 2007 2:51PM
Quite amazing effect. Great composition.

John.
pennyspike 19 2.1k 29 United Kingdom
13 Dec 2007 6:51PM
Great fun effect Luis.

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