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Old Jul 20, 2003, 10:21 PM   #1
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Folks,

I'll stick my proverbial neck out and start this new forum going.
The following picture of our City Hall recalls the period in Hawaii History when buildings had a Spanish Colonial Style to them. The newer government buildings are concrete and glass primarily - a pity.



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Old Jul 21, 2003, 1:45 AM   #2
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woooo hoooo

(breaks a champagne bottle on the new forum)


That is a very nice and personal city hall. You are right, they don't make them like that anymore. Something about the palm trees just makes me laugh. I guess I just assosiate palm trees with beaches and tourist photoes of exotic places....not serious things like city halls.
It looks very quiet there. No people or action. I would never have guessed that was a city hall.


A good first post for the forum.
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Old Jul 21, 2003, 6:34 AM   #3
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Long live to the newborn forum !

Intersting shot.

Selvin, I'm impressed by the horizontal lines of the building.

It's pretty much linear for a shot of that extent.
I mean, no visible deformation there, one of the main problem when u are taking architectural shots.

How did you get it ?

1) Woderful lenses
2) It is a small central part of a much bigger photo
3) You have made perspective or lens correction via software.
4) ?
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Sergio,

Except for cropping some useless stuff in the foreground no other post editing was done.

The Minolta S404 lens is actually quite good and has done quite well in a wide variety of circumstances.

In taking tall buildings there is some perspective distortion and that does need some correction but no significant barrel distrotion that i can detect.

Folks, thanks for all your kind comments.
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Thanx for the reply, Selvin.
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Old Aug 21, 2003, 4:09 PM   #6
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Something about the palm trees just makes me laugh. I guess I just assosiate palm trees with beaches and tourist photoes of exotic places....not serious things like city halls.
I know, old topic, but I just surfed in and found this commend t bit odd. I had to look back to find the palm trees because at first glance I didn't pay much attention to them.

How come???

The original poster will probably relate to this too. Living in the tropics (Puerto Rico), palm trees are literally everywhere and I am used to seeing them in every place, including "serious" things. That's why they didn't jump out to me like they did to you. Palm trees are commonly used for landscaping in the tropics. The town square in my home town is lined with two rows of beautiful tall palm trees - not the kind shown in the above picture, though.
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Luis,

Thanks for your comments re the palms. Yes, to someone in the tropics, palm trees of whatever variety are old hat not suprises. If you look carefuly you'll note that on the left there shoudl be some large areca palms and on the right is a healthy "travellers palm".

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