Last week you were tasked with returning with a photo that was of some sort of interesting architecture, here's what we got! A lot of people participating this week which is awesome!

First off we have ttyymmnn:

This structure should be instantly recognizable to all Jalops. It's the tower at the Circuit of the Americas here in Austin. I photographed this last July when I was there performing with the Austin Symphony for the 4th of July concert. Just one of those moments when you're walking along and you look up and see something that you think will make a good photo.

Canon 40D, Tamron 17-50 f/2.8 @ 17mm, Program Mode, ISO 200 (f/10, 1/320)

Next up is Happy Panda:


I love how the curve of the building and the slant of the exterior wall seem to 'capture' the clouds.

Fujifilm X-Pro1, XF18 f/2.8, Manual mode (trying to learn simple Sunny16), ISO200@f2.8. Processed in Lightroom with the built-in Fujifilm Velvia profile and a little bit of exposure/contrast tweaking

And now a couple shots from I'll take 911 RS for $5000:


There are a few places I want to get out to, but this week is looking busy and the weather is cruddy, so I'll just post a few old shots this week.

First, one I think I've posted before, but I like a lot.

A7 w/ Minolta 58/1.2 - ISO 400, probably f/2, 1/60


Second is a shot from a trip over the holidays to New York. I'm fairly sure this was in aperture priority mode so I wouldn't fall too far behind. I'm also amazed at how little noise is evident, considering it was taken at ISO 1600.

Does it seem a bit over the top HDR wise? I can't decide if I like it a lot, or if it's just a bit much.

A7 w/ Sony 28-70 f/3.5-5.6 OSS - ISO 1600, f/11, 1/500. Processed in Capture One - dust removal, increased shadows, decreased highlights.


CB also participated with a few shots:

First one is a simple photo I took today of the centre block of Parliament Hill here in Ottawa. I used auto settings because I'm still really new to photography.


Second is a picture of the Rideau Canal. While not exactly what comes to mind when you think of architecture, the Canal consists of a series of locks originally build to connect Kingston and Montreal, since ships in the early 1800s didn't have the power to get up the St. Lawrence River and the country wanted a waterway that could be easily protected in case of attacking Americans: apparently there used to be lots of fortifications, but those have been taken down over time. Currently, it is acting as the world's largest skating rink, since it's hard as hell to boat through ice.

Both photos were taken with my Nikon D70s with an 18-70 mm lens that I know nothing else about.


Stephen the Canuck gave us this shot:

This is a local church. I have always like the architecture of churches, and I think an old church would make a pretty cool home.


This picture (it's pretty bad) is a composite of 4 pictures. Each of the photos were taken at ISO 100, f8, and 1/250th on a T3i with an EF-S 24mm f2.8 lens. It was very sunny with the Sun behind the church so the sky is blown out.

The distortion is pretty bad, and I used autostitch so the picture didn't really line up very well at the top of the church tower. I tried to correct for it in Lightroom and it didn't work so well.

I had only my 24mm lens with me, or I would have tried my 18-55 at 18mm.

I am H4v0c! added a few Texas shots!


Ernie raised some questions and added a few shots:

Shooting architecture is fun, but I find it a bit hard. What makes a good architecture photo? Composition? Point of view? The subject itself? Does it have to be interior or exterior, or does it not matter? Am I over thinking it?


McSeanerson added a couple night shots:


T2i Nikkor 24mm f2.8 iso400 4 seconds, adjusted white balance and then played with the highlights, shadows, blacks, and whites.

T2i Nikkor 24mm f2.8 iso200, 13 seconds, cropped, adjusted white balance. I can't recall the aperture I used on either of these but I mainly stuck to f 2.8, 8, and 22 throughout the night so they're both one of those three.


And last but not least, Jared East Photography, with a pic from DeLand, FL.

Thanks again everyone! Looking forward to this weeks challenge!