<<< o >>>Buzludzha #2 13 comments + add yours

I processed another shot of the interior of the Buzludzha monument yesterday, looking out through the lozenge shaped windows you can see in this shot, and think that it will probably turn out to be my favourite of the set. In the meanwhile though, here's a shot of the exterior. As you can see, it's a quite extraordinary building.

Craig has just posted a shot taken from a similar vantage point here:


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10.47am on 22/10/10
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1x1 + travel [Bulgaria] + show the original
comment by Carlos Garcia at 05:29 PM (GMT) on 28 October, 2010

Looks like something from the planet Vulcan. Excellent processing and toning. The contrail adds to the "other-world" feel. This would make a great poster.

comment by Dan Kaufman at 05:34 PM (GMT) on 28 October, 2010

You are definably developing a "toning style". so very well done, of course.
The contrail is so appropriate to the scene, to the shot. I'm so glad you didn't "clean up clone it" out.

comment by marc at 06:10 PM (GMT) on 28 October, 2010

I'd be interested in seeing a BW version. This sort of toning makes me cringe a bit, but that's just a personal preference.

comment by Simon Jenkins at 07:18 PM (GMT) on 28 October, 2010

Great composition Dave, looks like the home of Captain Scarlet, imposing I like the plane trail and smooth sky tones.

comment by beeveedee at 09:44 PM (GMT) on 28 October, 2010

Love the low angle—really emphasizes the peak and the tower... but not fond of this reddish tone.

comment by Chris Yakimov at 10:00 PM (GMT) on 28 October, 2010

Awesome. I love how you brought out the rocks on the path in the foreground. The toning is just fantastic.

comment by David Leland Hyde at 03:15 AM (GMT) on 29 October, 2010

You visualize well what you are looking to end up with. In my opinion, your low point of view improves the composition and makes the photograph more memorable.

comment by Tony at 08:57 AM (GMT) on 29 October, 2010

Now that I like.

comment by Sakis at 02:20 PM (GMT) on 29 October, 2010

Nice tones and scape!

comment by djn1 at 04:27 PM (GMT) on 29 October, 2010

Thanks everyone.

comment by mooch at 05:53 PM (GMT) on 29 October, 2010

I really like this the detail is super accentuated. Great light too. Not sure about the saturation of the sepia though, a little too much?

comment by Jason at 10:11 PM (GMT) on 5 November, 2010

Excellent choice of toning and the contrail really makes the shot! Seriously cool shot :)

comment by Antony Pratap at 10:21 AM (GMT) on 8 October, 2012

Wow, this looks like a scene from movie Riddick :)
Totally loved the processing on this! \m/