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jacomes Plus
6 28 38 Portugal
3 May 2021 9:49AM
The lead for me John, the versions look overexposed. A good case for slanting verticals.
3 May 2021 9:57AM
An interesting trio, John with your lead version coming out tops for me.

dudler Plus
17 1.6k 1841 England
3 May 2021 10:22AM
Cheers, both.

The lead is the processed version: one of the standard filters, plus a slight crop from one of the versions. As ever, Apple's responsible for the wayward EXIF!

Incidentally, though the building isn't actually very beautiful, it's a marvel of Seventies ecological design: it's heated by the lights and the occupants, with the only heating (peripheral, with the warm air coming up through floor slots around the outer walls) being needed around 20 days a year. Cooling in summer is more of an energy challenge: but it's way ahead of more recent American-style glass towers.
cooky Plus
17 6 3 United Kingdom
3 May 2021 10:45AM
Really like the lead processing and for all the reasons above plus the narrative you've just posted!

Will look for the Blog. Image maybe proves it really is who is behind the camera, not the type of camera that often makes the difference...


3 May 2021 11:01AM
when I saw the notification email with the title I thought there would be one of your artist pics of the Mamas and Papas... wrong decade... wrong century... wrong genre? All the best Andy!

ps I like the lead image best.. bit brutalist, with the PIR flood, CCTV... sign of the times..
dudler Plus
17 1.6k 1841 England
3 May 2021 11:08AM
The blog's now up, here:

It was actually a good building to work in, when I did, around 1985. Back then, they used the air scrubbers and chillers exactly as needed: one summer after I'd moved back to the Council House, they switched the chillers off to save electricity, and it became a very large sweatbox. But you had to count air temperature and quality above panoramic views, as most windows were a foot wide, triple glazed, and not more than one to a medium-sized office.

I think the image proves that wayward choices can be OK, if parameters are right: depth of field is fine at f/1.8, with a 4mm lens...
Chinga Plus
10 3 2 United Kingdom
3 May 2021 11:16AM
Nice work !! I like the linear look.
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Irishkate Plus
10 45 121 United Kingdom
3 May 2021 11:52AM
I see huge mathematical problems to solve here!
mac Plus
19 12 Scotland
3 May 2021 2:29PM
It looks like two eyes looking down on the World.
saltireblue Plus
11 11.8k 75 Norway
3 May 2021 4:42PM
The small amount on view suggests an example of Brutalist architecture, especially with your description of the small windows.
3 May 2021 9:02PM
textures look more prominent in the lead
davyskid 4 2 Scotland
3 May 2021 9:27PM
Great set lead for me John. Wink
pablophotographer 9 1.9k 405
3 May 2021 9:56PM
At a snap of the finger the picture drops 90 degrees to the right. Landscape framing for architectural theme and the sky is still up there top right corner.
Bingo Ringo!
4 May 2021 2:41AM
Intersting POV, John. And for imagery....I think the lead takes it by a mile. An interesting play of angles.

4 May 2021 9:13PM
Interesting geometric image, like the angle. Interesting too to the read the history.

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