Monday, October 31, 2011
This is the Kunsthaus Graz in Graz, Austria. Proof in my mind that just because we can do something doesn't mean we should - It think it is quite an ugly thing.
Generally I don't like it when people say of a building 'It looks like a _____'. Always seems to me that a building should look like a building not what ever folks want to liken it to. This however had even me trying to search for a comparative descriptor. Looks like a giant Haggis or part of a very large persons intestines. Neither a good thing to be compared to aesthetically and therefore it ranks as a very spooky building.
Sunday, October 30, 2011
Saturday, October 29, 2011
Friday, October 28, 2011
Thursday, October 27, 2011
Wednesday, October 26, 2011
Tuesday, October 25, 2011
Each is constructed from crudely cast concrete and is about 8 or 9 stories high. Up close they are distinctly weathered and look very unwelcoming.
These are flak towers built by Hitler after he realized how much damage allied bombs could do. The towers were equipped with anti-aircraft guns.
It would cost too much to take them down so there they stand.
Monday, October 24, 2011
Sunday, October 23, 2011
Who would travel thousands of miles to wind up doing this?
That's my lovely wife Terri. I had my picture taken along side the figure two rows back.
Saturday, October 22, 2011
His still-bloodied uniform is also on display.
Friday, October 21, 2011
Thursday, October 20, 2011
Wednesday, October 19, 2011
Tuesday, October 18, 2011
Monday, October 17, 2011
There are various ways of creating a High Dynamic Range photo - usually with some sort of specialized software made for the purpose. The results can be a little weird or even hyper-weird. I have 2 software programmes for creating HDR Images...well 3 I guess if you count Photoshop. I prefer to have control over the weirdness and for that my new favourite tool is Oloneo Photoengine.
Here is a sample photo created by blending 3 exposures in Oloneo Photo Engine. Sort of has an old postcard look to it.
Canon 5DII with Canon 17mm TSE; shifted for perspective control and tilted to control the depth of field.