7 | September
"Modern Reflections"
General: 6:38 PM on 9/2/05 | Canon 20D
Technical: 1/60sec | f/4.5 | 18mm (29mm) | ISO-200
Lens: EF-S 18-55mm f/3.5-5.6
Exposure Mode: Av (Aperture Priority)
Exposure Bias: -1/3
Flash: No

I'm no architecture expert, but to me this building has a distinct "modern" look. I have a feeling that look is what will make it look dated 10 or 20 years from now. This is the final of the architecture series (from downtown Phoenix). As you can see, this photo is a slightly wider, non-symmetrical view of this shot. As for the strange color of the windows, I'm not exactly sure why the strange rainbow patterns, but the reflectiveness is due to the polarizer. Polarizers either eliminate or enhance reflections...in this case the latter.

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categories: architecture

Thoughts of: Chantal
September 7th, 2005 at 4:42 AM

I like the angle - looking up to the building.

Thoughts of: JM Snell
September 7th, 2005 at 10:15 AM

I love the contrast of the building to its self and to the sky.

I think the rainbow in the window is cool. It may be caused by left-over window cleaner.

Thoughts of: Betsy
September 7th, 2005 at 11:38 AM

yeah, the reflection in the window is my favorite part of the shot. oh, well. sometimes mistakes are beautiful.

btw, you've got some sort of a link problem in your comments above.

Thoughts of: Ryan
September 7th, 2005 at 12:41 PM

Thanks for the comments. The link problem should be fixed...not sure why it was that way.

Thoughts of: Bekah
September 7th, 2005 at 5:31 PM

I agree on the modernism of this building. You captured a good angle with several points of interest. I like the reflection of the clouds. :)

Thoughts of: Lady of the House
September 7th, 2005 at 6:02 PM

I love the reflections of the sky in the windows. It makes it seem like you're looking right through the building.

Thoughts of: Dennis Rogers
September 7th, 2005 at 10:55 PM

It may be dated 20 years from now, but it looks darn cool now. Nice job on allowing a sliver of sky through the round hole at the top. For some reason, that makes the whole image for me. I do love the style of this building.

Thoughts of: ak
September 9th, 2005 at 12:41 AM

i especially like the rainbow colours in the 2 right windows. and the perspektive is perfect, too.

regards

/alex

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