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Stackhouse Warming Hut made out ICE

By mmz_khan    
The Warming Hut is made of ice and 72 tonne Ice is harvested from Read River. Its a environment friendly green architecture made out of Red River Ice and will melt back in Red River

This warming hut is designed by world-renowned sculptor and artist Anish Kapoor

The sculpting team for Stackhouse was led by Italian-born Norwegian architect Luca Roncoroni, whose recent creations include the Victorian Apartment at Icehotel in Sweden.

Stackhouse is now open along the river trail at The Forks, Winnipeg, Manitoba.

Tags: Ice General Canada Anish kapoor Winnipeg Stackhouse Warming Hut Luca Roncoroni

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dudler Plus
18 1.9k 1933 England
24 Apr 2017 10:34AM
This is a fascinating subject, and you've chosen the perfect angle to show it off as both something beautiful, and as a piece of architecture. The lighting is just right, and you've included enough background (including people) to give it a sense of scale.

Spot metering possibly isn't the ideal choice, unless you took highlight and shadow readings and set an annual exposure to bridge them. You're using aperture priority, so I'm inclined to think it wasn't a good choice. Shooting RAW and careful processing is pretty necessary with a very high contrast subject like this, as well as careful metering. So I've got a question for you: why do you use spot metering in automatic exposure mode?

My mod tweaks the highlights as far as I can from the JPEG file, warms the white balance a tiny bit, and adjust the perspective to reduce the converging verticals that resulted from using a wide angle lens so close to the subject and tilted upwards.
banehawi Plus
17 2.7k 4308 Canada
24 Apr 2017 10:26PM
This is Winnipeg, Manitoba.

Its unique in that ice from the river thats flowing behind forms the building materials.

For me.too cool in tone, and rather too bright where the subject is.

Ive uploaded a mod thats a little warmer overall, highlights toned down, and moe contrast applied to the warming house.

Regards Willie
25 Apr 2017 7:46PM
Thanks for your comments Dudler and Willie

Regarding the Spot Metering in AE mode, I tired to get the exposer from a specific point and play with the difference of light.

Yes you are correct Willie. Location of the pic is The forks, Winnipeg, Manitoba.

dudler Plus
18 1.9k 1933 England
26 Apr 2017 11:51AM
In other words, you took the exposure reading, then locked exposure and recomposed?
26 Apr 2017 3:00PM
dudler Plus
18 1.9k 1933 England
26 Apr 2017 11:11PM
That's the way to do it. Good!
27 Apr 2017 2:50PM
Thanks.... Smile

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