Walking up to heaven

By mrswoolybill
The roof of Oslo's Opera House again.
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helenlinda Plus
11 360 22 United Kingdom
1 Aug 2014 7:47AM
They seem to be slightly ahead of their reflections which is fascinating - obviously keen to get there WinkWinkWink

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1 Aug 2014 7:54AM
Striding onward with a sense of purpose. Everything points to the edge...
mrswoolybill Plus
11 1.2k 1929 United Kingdom
1 Aug 2014 8:14AM

Quote:They seem to be slightly ahead of their reflections which is fascinating

This is because the building is a collection of strange angles, nothing is perfectly horizontal or vertical, everything seems to tilt away from everything else. It makes predicting where reflections will appear quite tricky.

Quote:Striding onward with a sense of purpose. Everything points to the edge...

I was wondering about calling this one The Lemmings. It may still happen...
And good morning EPZ!
RonnieAG Plus
8 154 118 Scotland
1 Aug 2014 8:24AM
These could be sky diving packs they are sporting on their backs, as it looks as if they might need them.
A very original image, so well recorded.
pascalg Plus
10 37 France
1 Aug 2014 9:20AM
this is stunning!
Herge88 11 40 4 England
1 Aug 2014 9:27AM
Not sure exactly what it is, but I really like this image, a very considered composition, the reflection, the low viewpoint and that sky, superb, glad to be able to award you my humble GEA Moira.

Best Matt
mrswoolybill Plus
11 1.2k 1929 United Kingdom
1 Aug 2014 9:29AM
Wow, thanks Matt, that's made my day!
jasonrwl Plus
8 1.1k 10 United Kingdom
1 Aug 2014 9:36AM
Cracking title for a superb image
cats_123 Plus
14 4.8k 28 Northern Ireland
1 Aug 2014 9:46AM
Off for a base jump? Grin
franken Plus
15 4.6k 4 United Kingdom
1 Aug 2014 9:51AM
Another really excellent scene, Moira.

kel55 6 8 United Kingdom
1 Aug 2014 10:31AM
Cool shot , Kel
Ted447 Plus
5 213 1 United Kingdom
1 Aug 2014 10:37AM
Great image. Ted. GrinGrin
rontear Plus
15 8 8 England
1 Aug 2014 11:05AM
It's a fantastic building this !!! Moira and you have made the most of it !!
RobboB Plus
11 132 United Kingdom
1 Aug 2014 11:06AM
The elements and composition work so well: great balance between left and right with the sky at the end creating a sense of walking into the wild blue yonder. Magic 'street photography' Moira
jadus 6 1.2k 3 United Kingdom
1 Aug 2014 11:40AM
Thelma and Louise make their last stand..............
Fantastic image, moira.

mrswoolybill Plus
11 1.2k 1929 United Kingdom
1 Aug 2014 11:48AM
Thanks everyone, and special thanks to Rob for his UA. I think we may be forced to crack open a bottle of wine tonight to celebrate.
Nikonuser1 Plus
5 153 16 United Kingdom
1 Aug 2014 11:54AM
Excellent image Moira, congrats on the GEASmile

mikbee 11 3 8 Scotland
1 Aug 2014 12:30PM
Good graphic shot Moira.
I do not think I will be walking up to Heaven though.
I think I will be getting the lift down to Hell !!
dudler Plus
14 706 1351 England
1 Aug 2014 12:46PM
Somehow, this puts me in mind of that extra verse...

"You'll never get to Heaven
In a Playtex bra
'Cos a Playtex bra
Won't stretch that far."

I'm sorry. I've jsut finished a little battle with HMRC PAYE software and logic, and I'm a touch spaced out. Good thing I'm not on that roof...
bliba Plus
12 2 Austria
1 Aug 2014 12:50PM
what a great scene?
so very well captured and titled

an excellent series......Wink
Joline Plus
12 30 53 United States
1 Aug 2014 1:34PM
I love Dudler's interpretation GrinGrinGrinGrinGrinGrin
What a well crafted composition you have chosen.
Daisymaye Plus
9 23 16 Canada
1 Aug 2014 2:07PM
They are definitely on a mission. It has a mystical feel to it. Like in another world. Love the title and the composition.
Alison_S Plus
12 339 United Kingdom
1 Aug 2014 2:12PM
Fantastic work, love your composition and that's such an amazing looking building!
TrevBatWCC Plus
9 12 12 England
1 Aug 2014 3:40PM
Great composition, and like the lines and angles here Smile The figures really add to the shot Wink
Trev Smile
SUE118 Plus
10 8 1 United Kingdom
1 Aug 2014 4:31PM
That's brilliant, a super capture.SmileSmile
1 Aug 2014 4:31PM
Great perspective here Moira, smashing shot. Think they might be over the edge soon though, so they might get to Heaven a little sooner than they think Wink

JawDborn Plus
6 1.2k 1 England
1 Aug 2014 6:50PM
Walking up to heaven? Must be going for a bottle of broon.
saltireblue Plus
8 8.0k 33 Norway
1 Aug 2014 8:48PM
Oh yes, Moira.
This is so far the best from the opera house roof, without a doubt.
The tonal processing you have used gives a surreal, dream-like appearance to the scene.
The emptiness is somehow emphasised, you sense they are totally alone here.

stevenb Plus
14 265 6 England
1 Aug 2014 10:13PM
Cracking shot Moira well seen

Irishkate Plus
7 41 114 United Kingdom
1 Aug 2014 10:29PM
Great title - amazing image.
Kate GrinGrinGrin
Source 7
1 Aug 2014 11:53PM
A fantastic pic and title.Makes me think of the end of the 'Vanilla Sky' film
- source
2 Aug 2014 5:58PM
you achived to use people very well in your composition for dynamic depth and perspective, congrats
Sezz 13 617 15 England
5 Aug 2014 11:33AM
Perfect compositions and love the reflections in the glass - congrat's for your awards! Smile

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burnaby6 4 1 England
7 Aug 2014 6:36PM
Superb futuristic image, well spotted , like this very much.

Glostopcat 12 255 2 England
17 Aug 2014 8:27PM
The highway to heaven Moira! Those cloud formations and reflecitons are wonderful. I bet the opera house roof is a great vantage point to see the city and the surrounding area

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