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The Davies Alpine House

By gregl
The Davies Alpine House in Kew Gardens is designed to house alpine plants which grow above the altitude where trees can survive. This is the 4th alpine house at Kew and it was opened in 2006. The first was opened in 1887. It long 16 meters long and the roof reaches 10 meters high. The building’s built-in systems are designed to control temperature, ventilation and moisture levels, and its pyramid shape reflects the mountain landscapes.

I shot it with a fisheye lens and I really like the distortion it adds to the image.

Thanks for stopping to take a look and as always your comments and critique are most welcome.


Tags: General Fisheye Architecture Specialist and abstract Kew gardens Davies alpine house

Voters: AlexChu, accipiter, CarolG and 22 more

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16 Aug 2010 5:00PM
Great shot!

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16 Aug 2010 5:01PM
Strange and very pleasing. A
CarolG 11 199 20 Greece
16 Aug 2010 5:06PM
An excellent image, very well captured. Carol
andylea 9 37 1 United Kingdom
16 Aug 2010 5:13PM
brilliant detail and light wonderful colours greg a stunner nice one Wink
barbarahirst 9 27 12 United Kingdom
16 Aug 2010 6:12PM
Its great the way you shot this one..
bricurtis Plus
12 2.2k 49 England
16 Aug 2010 8:14PM
View large for the best effect - very good result here Greg.
imagio 11 12 1 England
16 Aug 2010 10:33PM
Great shot Greg

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9 2.7k 8 England
16 Aug 2010 11:02PM
WOW! New glass in the bag Greg, and with the big smoke at your beckoned call cant wait to see future postings, especially if they are of this quality, well done..
Thanks for your kind words.
17 Aug 2010 3:47AM
Great image Greg - good effect !

Rende 11 38 4 Netherlands
22 Aug 2010 1:18PM
Excellent use of the fish eye; wonderfully intriguing image.
datoon 7 United Kingdom
25 Sep 2010 7:33PM
Love it, very effective composition.

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