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As I had a bit of free time at work today I wandered around one of our more recent buildings. This one was built about two years ago and unless I’d been deliberately looking for shots I would never have seen this. It’s taken from a right-angled corner that isn’t on any of the paths, nor near a door, but I was determined to find an unusual angle.

What’s a bit odd about this shot is that aspects of it (to me at least) look faked (the strong while line between the sky and the edge of the building, and the underlighting on the wood), but, other than some Levels and Curves adjustment (and a very minor colour correction), it’s actually a straight shot.

And the building, in case you’re interested, appears to be made of some form of aluminium (or aluminium alloy). In this shot it looks almost plastic, but the light was quite amazing this morning, and it lit this building beautifully.

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comment by lou at 07:35 AM (GMT) on 20 February, 2004

Wow, I love this shot! The colors and perspective are/is amazing..

comment by Tom Brandt at 01:35 PM (GMT) on 20 February, 2004

Very cool abstract looking shot. Nice find.

comment by tom at 03:05 PM (GMT) on 20 February, 2004

i love this! and the quality of your shots are amazing... i'm thinking of getting a decent digital camera, would you recommend the G5? is there any chance you have any full sized images anywhere that i could peruse? there are some at dpreview.com but the pictures are pretty doggy.

comment by Keith at 04:16 AM (GMT) on 21 February, 2004

Wow, beautiful shot. Great colors and composition.

comment by djn1 at 08:09 AM (GMT) on 21 February, 2004

Thanks all.

And tom: yes, I'd definitely recommend the G5. While it doesn't have the resolution of a DSLR, I do think it's one of the best compact 'prosumer' models. And if you don't need to produce prints bigger than 14x11", it's more than capable of producing excellent results. It's also dropped quite a bit in price recently (in the UK at least)so it's also reasonably affordable now. Oh, and go for the kit with the 1GB microdrive, it's quite a saving on the standalone price, and will hold around 220 RAW images – with is more than enough for most circumstances.