I especially like the photo used to illustrate "Shoot In Bad Weather"point

Discussion in 'Photography' started by Fred, Aug 28, 2011.

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    Robert Coe Guest

    : http://www.photographymad.com/pages/view/7-landmark-photography-tips-for-avoiding-cliched-photos

    It's an OK shot, but it's emphatically a cliché in its own right. It's been
    customary to include the sun in pictures of Stonehenge ever since it was
    discovered that the structure functions as a giant calendar. And what's "bad"
    about the weather? A little snow on the ground? Big deal.

    Moving right along to the shot of the Washington Monument, what was the
    photographer thinking? In such a picture, you have to get the vertical
    orientation of the monument right. If that means that the flagpole and the
    cell tower will be slightly off, so be it.

    The picture of the gargoyle raises an OT question: Is it really true, as the
    shot seems to imply, that almost all buildings in Paris are exactly the same
    height? Is that a zoning law, or just a tradition, or an optical illusion, or
    what?

    Bob
     
    Robert Coe, Aug 28, 2011
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    Irwell Guest

    Maybe accidental, but Paris has fantastic vistas,
    and a wonderful skyline with domes, spires etc.
    The high rises are on the periphery of the city,
    apart from the Montparnasse Tower.

    London OTH has allowed the skyline to be dominated
    by the glass/steel structures so that even St.Paul's
    Cathedral is hard to see. Even in spite of Prince Charles'
    efforts some twenty years ago to limit the developers
    in there designs.
     
    Irwell, Aug 28, 2011
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    Dallas Guest

    It was law.
     
    Dallas, Aug 31, 2011
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