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Concrete and Glass

By Potra  
Thanks so much for your comments and votes on my previous upload. I am glad you liked the vertigo. Answering Malc's question: My heart was racing and I was nauseated, I let myself go on my back to the ground to fight the vertigo after shooting. I was not standing to take the shot I was on my stomach on the concrete wall (which is very thick, fortunately).
I HAD to take that shot, knowing there were no more chances of going up there. Wink
Thanks for your support, always so kind my dear fellow EPZrs.
Marian

Tags: Reflection Glass Architecture Buildings Concrete Black and white Venezuela Caracas

Voters: debu, handlerstudio, gwynn56 and 21 more


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Comments


debu 6 India
10 Feb 2014 1:14AM
Very nice mono.
debu

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Sorry about the vertigo, Marian. This is an amazing photo. It has a great sense of verticality and altitude, as well as abstraction. I love it. So,sorry you will not make it up there, but I think that you are not sorry?

Peter
Irishkate Plus
5 38 98 United Kingdom
10 Feb 2014 1:21AM
Don't think I fully appreciated how you took yesterday's image.
Do take care of yourself Marian.
Another amazing image today.
I'll certainly look differently at buildings and architectural images
after all these uploads.
Kate GrinGrinGrin
taggart Plus
12 46 13 United States
10 Feb 2014 1:23AM
Congratulations for this fine try, and yesterdays-- nothing I could accomplish!
Potra 3 Venezuela
10 Feb 2014 2:02AM

Quote:Sorry about the vertigo, Marian. This is an amazing photo. It has a great sense of verticality and altitude, as well as abstraction. I love it. So,sorry you will not make it up there, but I think that you are not sorry?
Peter


Yes, I am sorry because it is a wonderful view of the city and the mountain. I wish I had a clear day. The mountain is the best we have in Caracas.

Quote:Don't think I fully appreciated how you took yesterday's image.
Do take care of yourself Marian.
Another amazing image today.
I'll certainly look differently at buildings and architectural images
after all these uploads.
Kate GrinGrinGrin


I am so glad these shots have had an effect on you! Smile
I am honored and grateful for your sincerity. Not to worry about my safety I am at ground level most of the time! Smile
Thanks for commenting the pictures, I will always be happy to explain anything you want to know.
Marian
Mollycat Plus
3 11 2 United Kingdom
10 Feb 2014 4:26AM
Another amazing image Marian. The reflections seem distorted in the glass, and once again taken from high up.
Peter GrinGrinGrin
10 Feb 2014 5:58AM
Very dramatic and detailed picture, Marian.
If you suffer from vertigo, these shots are even more worthy of praise.
Andysnapper 8 109 25 England
10 Feb 2014 6:42AM
Another interesting and different shot Marian, excellent work.

Andy
10 Feb 2014 7:28AM
This is well up to your usual high standard, Marian... a wonderful image, so cleverly composed.
Makes me think of the New York images of Ernst Haas.

(And you are so brave in your approach to grasping opportunities...dog attacks..vertigo...but no gun-toting gangsters I hope!!!)


Alan
mrswoolybill Plus
9 949 1479 United Kingdom
10 Feb 2014 8:47AM
This is disorientating rather than vertiginous for me, I am trying to see where reality gives way to the illusion of reflections and there's no clear cut-off. I love it when that happens!
Very cleverly composed, particularly having the nice, neat, correct vertical glazing bars on the left to hold everything in place. Really strong.
Moira
woolybill1 Plus
9 22 67 United Kingdom
10 Feb 2014 8:55AM
LOVE those distorted reflections!
I salute you for taking full advantage of a situation that you obviously found difficult.

For many years I organised school visits to the Paris region; the visits inevitably included going up the Eiffel Tower (this was before the opening of EuroDisney which has regrettably proved a greater attraction since).
Now my head for heights has never been good so I approached the experience of taking the lifts right to the top with trepidation. Not good to let the children see that I'm scared stiff. But I got over the experience, glad all the while not to be going back for another year.
The next year was easier - just - and the year after easier still. The time came when I found queuing for the lift back down less pleasant than the nervous tension; and one year I got so fed up with waiting that I decided to take the stairs down. And of course the stairs, while well protected, are open to the air!

Bill
NDODS Plus
5 4.9k 125 United Kingdom
10 Feb 2014 1:28PM

Quote:This is well up to your usual high standard, Marian... a wonderful image, so cleverly composed.
Makes me think of the New York images of Ernst Haas.

(And you are so brave in your approach to grasping opportunities...dog attacks..vertigo...but no gun-toting gangsters I hope!!!)


Alan



Technically superb, creatively brilliant...

Regards Nathan GrinGrinGrin
Nikonuser1 Plus
4 56 13 United Kingdom
10 Feb 2014 3:27PM
Excellent mono image MarianSmile


Cliff
Source 6
13 Feb 2014 11:36PM
Wow!An amazing scene and capture.
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