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Turning Torso
Lens: SMC-K 135/2.5 Camera: K-7 Photo Location: Malmö 
Posted By: J_han, 09-23-2010, 01:59 PM

Shot on a still summer evening in Malmo. The Turning Torso skyscraper is one of Sweden's tallest buildings (190m) and is designed by Spanish architect Santiago Calatrava. Metering does not work well using the old manual lenses stepped down so I shot a series with increasing exposure time. I like how this one came out.

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Looks nice! Those kind of shots are kind of a crap shoot, so you need to use your manual mode, I find, and take a few shots to get your exposure set properly. I like what you have done here!
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Thank you. I find that manual mode and step-down metering work very well when shooting open but as I step down the result is typically underexposure even in well-lighted situations. For this particular shot I stepped down a lot to try to get the star-effect on the lights and to get a sharp result.
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really great work with that legacy glass, super night time vista of that stunning architecture.. dave m

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Thank you very much. A do love using my old manual glass.
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Excellent composition. Not often one can juxtapose the land and buildings against a wide open sky. And besides that, I think the slow gradation of blue and red make this image work even better.

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