Looking upwards in Brisbane Arcade

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    I took five photos of this and think this is the best – a case of fifth time lucky!  My settings were f11;  1/160 sec;  ISO200;  18mms.  We were on holiday from Auckland for a week.  Brisbane is a lovely, very busy, vibrant city, easy to get around – walking, public transport including ferries.  At this time of year temps ranged from 21-24 deg Celsius during the hotter part of the day, so short-sleeved shirts just right.

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    Steve Walker

    Goodness! I keep staring at this, trying to decipher it, match the title to what I’m seeing. One presenter at the local camera club a few years ago said that the test of a photograph was the amount of time a viewer looked at it. I’m not at all sure that’s the most valid test, though.

    All those lines and the 18mm lens and the angle you had (did you kneel down in the lobby? in the atrium? The lines don’t exactly match or give a symmetry I normally expect to see in architectural images. That bottom support isn’t level and the pieces of the verticals don’t match. These are small things that I notice when studying the picture.

    The amount of glass and its lighting also create (I think) reflections. These add to my confusion, not sure of the perspective or how those items actually wound up appearing. Are they glass floors? Dark interiors reflecting objects from other spaces?

    Maybe I’m simply not ready to deal with my own confusion.

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    Hi Steve, what you say, though substantially less, is my experience.  Each of the five images I took had unique perspectives.  Essentially, I think that the main thing is that the windows and surrounds on the left and right are not the same.  This confuses the eye which essentially wants them (or seeks them) to be mirrors of each other, which tends to happen in these circumstances, more often than not.  The symmetry, which we tend to like, is not there.

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