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The Bastion

I am spending a few days in West Texas to get away from the office, the internet, and the daily grind. In the meantime, here is a view of my favorite building in downtown Houston. I hope you will agree that this one is from the dry powder bin.

I'll be back on Monday. Have a wonderful weekend!

The Bastion

I am spending a few days in West Texas to get away from the office, the internet, and the daily grind. In the meantime, here is a view of my favorite building in downtown Houston. I hope you will agree that this one is from the dry powder bin.

I'll be back on Monday. Have a wonderful weekend!

comments (36)

  • Ted
  • United States
  • 19 Mar 2008, 02:51
Again, a nice shot. This one and the one before have been very interesting in terms of processing. I'm not sure what you're doing, but they have this strange, very dramatic look to them. Very cool.
  • ray
  • Thailand
  • 19 Mar 2008, 03:36
Strong! Looks pretty dry to me.
I want the building to continue up to a point.
an architectural likey, I not only love the way it points the the amrvelous sky, but indeed your processing and light are very special, love the perspective and composition too
  • Astrid
  • The Netherlands
  • 19 Mar 2008, 05:10
Martin I am not familiar with the expression, but when I saw this picture, I loved it at once, I don't have those buildings close by, I am impressed by the majestic look, love the angle, the sky and the color of the building, this is a very strong picture. Hope you will have a great time in Texas and that you find what you are looking for.
  • Ginnie
  • Atlanta, GA, United States
  • 19 Mar 2008, 05:26
You know I love images like this, Martin, and often try to replicate them! I especially love lowering skies with attitude (even if they're NOT in the original!) and in this building, the architect sure had fun planning those "rectangle" cutouts!

Have a wonderful get-away!
Martin: Thanks, Ginnie! The sky is the original, just processed separately from the building. IMO this is the best skyscraper in Houston. The architect surely had fun designing it.
  • Jeroen
  • netherlands
  • 19 Mar 2008, 06:15
Nice building, it is a shame we don't have that high buildings in the Netherlands
This is good, I like the clean lines and the PP
  • Louis
  • South Africa
  • 19 Mar 2008, 06:55
Excellent - the angle shows the cutouts very well. LOve it when you dig around in the bin.

To things I am wondering about - the middle pane below the lowest cutout has a black thing - maybe dirt on the lens? Same cutout lower left a white thing peeking around the corner.

Otherwise I will look for a building that fits and try this angle.
  • Roz Sears
  • Great Britain (UK)
  • 19 Mar 2008, 07:28
I love the drama you have created with your processing. It looks like something from a dark, sc-fi film. (:o)
Beautiful dramatic capture. Looks like a stela to me!
  • anniedog
  • Great Britain (UK)
  • 19 Mar 2008, 08:12
An impressive edifice! I like the neck-craning POV.
Ingrid
  • Shakara
  • Here ..
  • 19 Mar 2008, 08:25
Lovely perspective ...
  • Ruth
  • United States
  • 19 Mar 2008, 10:06
I don't know what you mean by the dry powder bin, but I like this.
Martin: Thanks, Ruth! I was babbling on about wanting to keep some powder dry and therefore having to post from the damp powder bin a few days ago. This is some of the dry powder referenced back then. Of course this doesn't make a whole lot of sense to anyone who hasn't seen the other posts. I'll try to make the write-up more self-contained going forward.
  • martie
  • US
  • 19 Mar 2008, 10:17
Great perspective of this huge building. The sky is interesting and certainly adds to this photo. Enjoy your time away!!
  • Reza
  • Canada
  • 19 Mar 2008, 15:24
The perspective is GREAT.
Love the picture Martin the sky and the dramatic angle. Why you like the building is lost on me. Looks like any other Lego building to metongue
Strong clean lines Martin ... and this sort of shooting angle always adds that extra ingredient. richard
  • PhotoSam
  • London, U.K.
  • 19 Mar 2008, 17:30
loving it...
  • blackdog
  • on the dreaded dial up!
  • 19 Mar 2008, 18:09
Have a good break Martin - it's no country for old men ;o)

Great photo.
  • tim
  • United Kindom
  • 19 Mar 2008, 20:42
wow awesome perspective and processing, dry bin ehsmile can you empty it a bit more oftensmile
superbe point de vue, pour cette belle image.
Marie
Très impressionnant, une fois encore très belle photo. Pascal





Very impressive, one more time very nice photograph. Pascal
You always get to the point...and such a dramatic sky!
POWER-FUL!!
  • mal
  • 20 Mar 2008, 00:02
super shot dude! mal
  • Stunner
  • Jamaica
  • 20 Mar 2008, 01:35
A fantastic PoV of this immense building!
  • Aussie
  • Brisbane
  • 20 Mar 2008, 10:07
fantastic angle
  • Porcsin
  • Hungary
  • 20 Mar 2008, 21:34
Excellent composition!
Good one!
  • Kay
  • United States
  • 21 Mar 2008, 02:26
Striking architecture shot, Martin. One of your finest wink
  • Iain
  • Toronto, Ontario, Canada
  • 21 Mar 2008, 14:20
Wow, what an interesting picture. Demonstrates achievement but looks dark and spooky. Good choice of building and angle for this. I really thing it is a great photo.
OH, Stars Wars !!!
Hope you're having a good break, Martin. Great image.
Very impressive perspective : Bravo !
  • didier
  • France
  • 24 Mar 2008, 19:17
Superb graphics and what a sky!
Framing is dynamic, beautiful realization.
stretching up into the heavens... Wow those clouds are crazy cool.
  • Rxan
  • 28 Mar 2008, 18:59
beautiful work on the sky! I love the angle of this shot and the lighting.

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