Some interesting houses/buildings

Discussion in 'Scenic, Architecture, and Travel' started by hannahntilly, Dec 16, 2012.

  1. hannahntilly

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  2. bilzmale

    bilzmale Super Moderator Emeritus

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    Bill Shinnick
    An interesting selection Peter. I suspect they may look good in B&W too.
     
  3. Luckypenguin

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    Nic
    The second one looks like a perfect candidate for a haunted house!
     
  4. hannahntilly

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  5. hannahntilly

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    A couple more from Upper Norwood in South London :


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    A lovely old Victorian house near the Beulah Spa (circa 1831) - I guess they're fond of the Buddha.




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    Yes, that's a full-size marlin - apparently stuffed. The occupant has history - he also used to keep an ex-WWII tank and a giant model of Winston Churchill in his suburban front garden.
     
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  6. Ghosthunter

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  7. greyelm

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    Royal Horticultural Society, Wisley, Surrey

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    The Gothic Tower, Pains Hill, Surrey

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    Titsey Place, Surrey

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    Chartwell, Kent

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  8. hannahntilly

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    The sun came out again today though it has been bitterly cold. We're a bit spoilt for historic old buildings in Surrey & Kent. This is Tenchley's Manor in Limpsfield, Surrey. A very picturesque 16th century gem in a wonderful spot.

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    This is Ightam Mote in Kent. 14th century. (Shame I hadn't packed the 14mm lens....)

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    These were conceived a bit more recently. When I visited BedZed, an eco-friendly development, a couple of weeks ago, it was a cold grey day. It looks a lot better when the sun shines.

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  9. Lawrence A.

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    Nov 8, 2012
    New Mexico
    Larry
    Albuquerque Deco

    I stumbled across this building yesterday, and immediately thought of the heyday of Route 66, though this is a couple of block away from its route through Albuquerque. I hope it will be preserved, unlike so many of building from early and mid twentieth century here. I think it, though not its color, is charming.

    First two with X20, third one with E-M5 and 12-50 kit (I needed its wide capacity)

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  10. ReD

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    Lawrence I like these Deco buildings a lot

    As a matter of special interest to me thinking of an X10 purchase how close can you get & still frame the building? I need to photo buildings & avoid exaggerated convergence

    The first two are what I need, although the 3rd isn't bad at all it does distort slightly & in the wrong direction on the tower for me- I don't mind stitching a panorama
     
  11. Lawrence A.

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    Larry
    The 3rd is with the 12mm on the kit lens; I did not try to fix in in LR, although I probably should have. Skewing in Photoshop did not work. It was the only lens I had on me that allowed me to get the top from the same side of the street as the building. The 24mm equivalent just squeaking it in. The 28 eq. in the X20 did not get that wide. The middle of the street would probably have worked, but it's two blocks away from the Convention Center (where I'd gone to the car show), so the lanes were pretty busy.

    I like these sort of deco building too, and they are getting harder to find as "progress" has its way.
     
  12. hannahntilly

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    Peter
    A Folly

    This is an old long-abandoned folly that I pass on my regular cycle route. I tried to correct the perspective in LR4 - not entirely successfully.


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  13. ean10775

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    This is part of the relatively recently renovated Hillcrest Hospital in Mayfield, Ohio on the morning my daughter was born. I liked the way the sky looked though the opening in the front facade while standing in the courtyard behind. This was shot on my smallest Serious Compact - my iPhone, which I really tend to like for outdoor shots.
     
  14. ReD

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    Mar 27, 2013
    Posted in another thread but repeated for the art deco interest

    Beresford Art Deco : Glasgow

     
  15. Lawrence A.

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    Larry
    ReD

    Here's a distortion corrected version of the earlier posted building. It does look considerably better, I think.
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  16. ReD

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    Mar 27, 2013
    Very good

    That's another thing on the learn to do list
     
  17. Lawrence A.

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    Larry
    the only thing I don't like about the corrected version is the closer crop. I seems "cut off" to me.
     
  18. ReD

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    Mar 27, 2013
    I wonder how much the tilt of the camera plays a part - get that level & the shot should be less distorted

    Once you know the limitations of the procedure it should be possible to take a few steps back to account for it
     
  19. ReD

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