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AlanJakarta PRO+
 
AlanJakarta April 04, 2014
Superb image taken from a good perspective. Congratulations.
AnthonyAlpha PRO
AnthonyAlpha April 04, 2014
Thank you.
Chasingthelight_67
 
Chasingthelight_67 April 04, 2014
Fantastic POV.
AnthonyAlpha PRO
AnthonyAlpha April 04, 2014
Thanks.
drakkardarkblade
 
drakkardarkblade April 04, 2014
congrats, fantastic, please check out my works
tricialynntomasky
 
tricialynntomasky April 04, 2014
Supreme Court?
AnthonyAlpha PRO
AnthonyAlpha April 04, 2014
It's the 'Palais de Justice' (=supreme court) in Brussels
iceman2
 
iceman2 April 04, 2014
Beautiful POV.Congrats!
AnthonyAlpha PRO
AnthonyAlpha April 04, 2014
Thanks
akhtarkhan
 
akhtarkhan April 04, 2014
Brilliant composition, fantastic detail, wonderful architect and amazing two tone colours.......terrific capture. Congrats on the feature.
SusiStroud PRO+
 
SusiStroud April 04, 2014
Great composition! Congrats on your Feature.
RenaeSoleil
 
RenaeSoleil April 04, 2014
Absolutely breath-taking! Love the POV!
diporzio
 
diporzio April 04, 2014
Your photo and title reminds me one of Ibsen play, the Norvegean playwriter of 19th century. As in the drama of Ibsen The pillars of society, the power in his photo is looming, overwhelming. In the Ibsen's play, as in most of our comtemporary world, hypocrisy and lies are the elective system to get ahead and get public recognition, so that Bernick, the protagonist of this corrupt world, has become even console and an admired and respected person.
Beautiful and very powerful pct. Congrats on your award
rmr731 PRO+
 
rmr731 April 04, 2014
Very cool capture! Nice work! Congrats!
tinekeziemer
 
tinekeziemer April 04, 2014
Wow, love the lines!
catini
 
catini April 04, 2014
Great perspective, congrats on your feature!
RoseA
 
RoseA April 04, 2014
Absolutely stunning shot - well done!
Dragonflies_Dream
 
Dragonflies_Dream April 04, 2014
Name is so applicable - very powerful shot.
Chrism
 
Chrism April 04, 2014
Excellent Image and congratulations on the award :)
kirstengamby
 
kirstengamby April 05, 2014
Great perspective
tsambaproductions
 
tsambaproductions April 05, 2014
congrats
vaszabadosgyarmatin
 
vaszabadosgyarmatin April 06, 2014
Wonderful .:)..!!
mikemalak
 
mikemalak April 06, 2014
Nice shot!!
Jacc
 
Jacc April 06, 2014
great shot
redwriter PRO
 
redwriter April 08, 2014
Great shot. Congrats. - Jake
BillSepik
 
BillSepik April 20, 2014
Great shot, almost makes me dizzy to look at.
Jamie235 PRO
 
Jamie235 April 21, 2014
very nice
michaeltillman PRO+
 
michaeltillman July 22, 2014
Two tone black and white, and color. Fantastic. I love it.
jvcron
 
jvcron August 17, 2014
This is a stunning shot! I love the angle and the focus throughout the image. The lighting is great as well. It looks like it may be a HDR shot and if so it's very well done. Very impressive indeed.
AnthonyAlpha PRO
AnthonyAlpha August 18, 2014
Thank you. Much appreciated.
fotogalmexican PRO
 
fotogalmexican December 26, 2014
love the post edit
JoanLoBo PRO
 
JoanLoBo March 02, 2015
interesting perspective
cclaude PRO
 
cclaude September 12, 2015
Amazing depth of field, and well composed!
olgashvanskaya
 
olgashvanskaya October 01, 2015
So cool color range! Love it!
AnthonyAlpha PRO
AnthonyAlpha October 01, 2015
Thanks!
nandicmb
 
nandicmb October 01, 2015
Congratulations on your Runner Up win in Classical Architecture Photo Contest!

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Behind The Lens

Location
This photo was taken in Brussels at the Justice Palace/Law Courts, 'place Poelaert'.
Time
The picture was taken end of the day but before sunset.
Lighting
The reason for taking the picture end of the day was to make sure the light from outside wasn't too harsh but nevertheless sufficient to illuminate the inside of the building and the part of the ceiling which was not artificially lit.
Equipment
This was taken with my a99, a sigma 24-70mm @24mm and a Manfrotto tripod. No flash used.
Inspiration
The building is absolutely colossal (the largest building constructed in the 19th century!) and I wanted to try capture just how impressive it is without giving everything away. The angle was supposed to accentuate the immensity of the pillars while using the good old leading lines and rule of thirds (more or less, anyway).
Editing
Post processing was fairly limited. A little adjusting to the tone curve and slight reduction of the saturation. I also removed a little bit of unwanted pigeon feces from the net in the background...
In my camera bag
I always have my a99, a 24-70mm f2.8, an extra battery and my filters. I often bring along my favourite prime lenses: 50mm f1.4 and 15mm f2.8 fisheye. Whenever possible I drag along the tripod.
Feedback
Hmm, I'd just say keep on experimenting..! :-)

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