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I took a ride to Espoo, Finland with *Toope to shoot this exquisite water tower that consists of four large water tanks and several columns. All the tanks were lit with yellowish light (artificial light).
I usually take pictures of landscapes, so this must be the very first architecture shot I have in my gallery. It's a funny thing they always seem to build all neat structures in the middle of woods here, so I had to go very close to the tower to crop out all the trees. The picture was taken with Peleng 8mm fisheye which I borrowed from *Toope. I hope you like it.

No filters nor HDR technique were used in the shooting process =)
And this is not a 3D rendering although for some reason it looks a lot like one.
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:iconreclusivechicken:
ReclusiveChicken Featured By Owner Oct 5, 2015  Hobbyist General Artist
Is this a dream?
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fractalhead Featured By Owner Apr 1, 2013
very nice
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:iconhydrocean:
hydrocean Featured By Owner Mar 6, 2013  Hobbyist Photographer
Great photo!
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elisabethhiljainen Featured By Owner Jan 6, 2010   Digital Artist
Featured : [link]
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:iconicyaero:
IcyAero Featured By Owner Apr 19, 2009
Simple but damn nice, my way to like things. :love:
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tigress-phan Featured By Owner Feb 18, 2009
Hi! I’ve featured this lovely photo in my journal: [link]
I hope that’s ok ^^
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RoganDerrick Featured By Owner Jan 31, 2009   Photographer
It's pretty awesome. No HDR, you said? Because the colors pop out like... something that pops out. It's really neat looking.
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:iconroxysweetie7:
roxysweetie7 Featured By Owner Oct 25, 2008  Hobbyist Photographer
Beautiful symmetry :)
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Hyperized Featured By Owner Mar 18, 2008  Professional Photographer
This picture has been featured in my journal [link]
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:icondwth:
dwth Featured By Owner Mar 8, 2008  Student Artist
This photo have been featured in Thumbs of the Week 10th.:wave:
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dwth Featured By Owner Mar 1, 2008  Student Artist
:+fav:
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drawerx Featured By Owner Jan 7, 2008
NICE WORK, YOU HAVE DO IT AGAIN, A MASTERPIECE OF PERSPECTIVE, THE BUILDING IS BEAUTYFUL TOO, YOU'R RIGHT IT LOOKS LIKE A RENDER, BUT THE SOFT COLORS DO THEIR OWN JOB.

ILL KEEP AN EYE ON YOUR GALLERY... YOU ARE ONE OF MY FAVORITE ARTISTS HERE... :CLAP:
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:iconeltasia:
Eltasia Featured By Owner Dec 24, 2007
Beautiful, great lighting ;)
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Yume-Megami Featured By Owner Dec 23, 2007
:/ looks like 3D rendering :shrug: I don't know how people saw that
....I guess it's hard to imagine how some scene look with a long exposure.
This is very beautiful. I love the symmetry and contrasting colors!
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Atsil Featured By Owner Dec 21, 2007
:wow:... is never enough.. :heart:
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Behindmyblueeyes Featured By Owner Nov 25, 2007  Professional Photographer
very good architecture shot :) the sky looks amazing. and the angle you chose couldn't have been better
where can I buy a Peleng?:D
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sidh09 Featured By Owner Nov 1, 2007  Hobbyist Photographer
Great perspective
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HOUSEisHOT Featured By Owner Sep 11, 2007   Photographer
very Star Wars...

From a land far, far away, ageofloss took this shot...
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whitexchocolate Featured By Owner Aug 24, 2007
marvellous composition! I love the symmetry in it!
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idyllis Featured By Owner Aug 21, 2007  Professional Photographer
the aperture of 1.8 seems to denote a shallow DOF, yet, the photo shows sharpness overall. it confounds me! would you mind explaining why this happens? is it due to the short focal length?

beautiful shot btw. lovely
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:iconageofloss:
ageofloss Featured By Owner Aug 23, 2007   Photographer
peleng 8mm is completely manual, it doesn't send any info to the camera. I'm not quite sure why my camera makes up these weird f-numbers. I can't remember which aperture stop I used in this picture :) Thanks for your comment.
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idyllis Featured By Owner Aug 23, 2007  Professional Photographer
you're very welcome :)
and thanks for clarifying.
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kicimici Featured By Owner Aug 10, 2007   Filmographer
Wow! :w00t:
Great perspective, nice shot! :+fav:
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:iconaaronkor:
aaronkor Featured By Owner Jul 5, 2007   Photographer
Nice abstract
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Juzma Featured By Owner Jul 4, 2007
Hieno kuva :) Pitkä valotusaika on tosiaan tehnyt tehtävänsä, mutta miksipä aukko vain 1.8?
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dust-digital Featured By Owner Jun 29, 2007
Fantastic :clap:
love this kinda thing.
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Realityfoible Featured By Owner Jun 27, 2007
The lighting! the colors! Its... Its... beautiful!
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TheEndMyDear Featured By Owner Jun 26, 2007
amazing!!!
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:iconjet-sun:
JET-SUN Featured By Owner Jun 21, 2007
very nice ..graphic image and great color
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shermanphotography Featured By Owner Jun 20, 2007   Photographer
Really nice shot I like the point of view and the sky in the background. Also love the camera. :rofl:
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Aimelle Featured By Owner Jun 20, 2007  Professional General Artist
wonderful light ! :clap: I also like the shapes and colors. Great shot and point of view :clap:
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Tommygun-feth Featured By Owner Jun 16, 2007
great.. just great..
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TrollDesBois Featured By Owner Jun 12, 2007
Wonderfull

+fav
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altjeringa Featured By Owner Jun 10, 2007
Really impressive. Not to be rude but it's the first thing that's really gotten my attetion of yours in a long time. Not that your other work isn't great, but it's always so much the same thing.
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ageofloss Featured By Owner Jun 17, 2007   Photographer
Thank you so much. I'm actually glad that I tried something different for a change =P
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Keithager Featured By Owner Jun 9, 2007
This is great, and I don't even know why! =P
Amazing. =D
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:iconchoantro:
choantro Featured By Owner Jun 9, 2007
just awesome...like 3D:clap:
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UFOSTYLE Featured By Owner Jun 8, 2007
hey this is really nice i love the colours....
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Fairybeams Featured By Owner Jun 4, 2007  Hobbyist Photographer
This looks so good!! The colours, the angle and composition. It just all comes together! Be proud!
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snowmask Featured By Owner Jun 3, 2007  Professional Traditional Artist
I -love- this shot. The fact that the architecture is pretty interesting in itself makes this all the more awesome and inspiring. Really digging the perspective and dead-centred alignment. Very nice. The colours and the sharp clarity are gorgeous. And the imaginative part of my mind (which takes up a huge portion) just can't help but see myself as being really tiny, looking up at mushroom umbrellas.

Fantastic stuff :heart:
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webgringa Featured By Owner Jun 1, 2007
wow, that is awesome. at first i did think it was a 3-d graphic design. :) i love the angle!
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Ashenden Featured By Owner May 29, 2007
:wow: perfect composition!
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linteli Featured By Owner May 28, 2007
This is probably the first time I've thought that these water towers looked beautiful. To speak the truth I really like those things for some reason but beautiful, no, not necessarily. Quitting the chit-chat.

I really like the angle you've used here to create such a wicked illusion, to me this looks like a huge glass-walled tube you could walk in in some strange space station or something. That's pretty neat.

And yes, a bit different from usual style but it still has that quality you tend to have in your shots and I'm not quite whether it is in the colours or framing or what but there's something that makes me think this is yours. Something typical to your style but can't put it into words. Babbling again. Hope I didn't confuse you too much. :3
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starshiiine Featured By Owner May 28, 2007
the colors are lovely!!!
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turtletrx Featured By Owner May 27, 2007   Photographer
I love the angle and shear beauty of the shot! wonderful!!!!
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Deeevilish Featured By Owner May 27, 2007  Hobbyist Photographer
:clap:
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lennuk Featured By Owner May 24, 2007
This photo has the "out of this world" feeling. Nice detail too.
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AndreasResch Featured By Owner May 23, 2007  Professional Photographer
Amazing shot .... wonderful ... :+fav:
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imagodei Featured By Owner May 23, 2007  Student
that sky is beyond textbook. and your shutter speed reads "30/1 Second", surely it should read "1/30" right? Unless this was in the evening, with a crazy blue color sunset!?!? haha...

that f/1.8 on the fisheye is amazing!

niiiiice work.
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ageofloss Featured By Owner May 24, 2007   Photographer
This was in the evening yes, Date Picture Taken: May 19, 2007, 10:05:52 PM. The sun had set some time ago, but the tower was lit with artificial light (see it coming from several directions). Thanks for your comment.
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