DrAjao

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photoblog image view from alfoscar

view from alfoscar

believe me i tried a version with a straight horizon

just wasn't as interesting as this for some reason


the view from one of the hotels we stayed in during one of our medical outreaches

view from alfoscar

believe me i tried a version with a straight horizon

just wasn't as interesting as this for some reason


the view from one of the hotels we stayed in during one of our medical outreaches

comments (18)

  • tia
  • Baltimore, MD
  • 1 Aug 2008, 00:31
Was that Lagos? It looks like a much calmer part. Nice shot!
DrAW!: thanks luv
  • Ada
  • United States
  • 1 Aug 2008, 00:34
Yeah...I agree with Tia. Looks very calm. Love the clouds Draw.
DrAW!: thanks smile
  • Marcie
  • United States
  • 1 Aug 2008, 01:18
Love the sky!!! Incredible panoramic image. Really nice!
DrAW!: thanks marcie smile
Loving it, but where be this?
DrAW!: igando
lagos
nigeria
nice shot but my city is tilting to the left a bit smile
DrAW!: thanks bro
you obviously didn't read my intro to the pic wink
  • Bill Phillips
  • Droitwich..warm and a bit muggy!
  • 1 Aug 2008, 07:50
Fair enough Doc....anyway the world isn't flattongue

I'd like to see more pictures of your part of the world (think I've said this before)
DrAW!: i'll see what i can do bill smile
This certainly looks an impoversihed place to me, doc. Perhaps that is because I can only see two vehicles rather than twenty thousand. Then perhaps they are rich in that way.
DrAW!: compared to the more developed parts of the world, yeah you can say it's ipoverished
but not cos of the number of cars on the street grin
  • Aussie
  • Brisbane
  • 1 Aug 2008, 10:17
The clouds are wonderful. Lovely conversion.
DrAW!: thanks aussie
they're the real star of the shot actually
  • Kathryn
  • Germany
  • 1 Aug 2008, 11:27
Tipping the horizon is a job for the gods, Doc.
DrAW!: lol!
luckily i in the world that i create with my camera, you could say i'm the god grin
The clouds are awesome!!!
DrAW!: thanks mary
i totally agree grin
  • Ginnie
  • Atlanta, GA, United States
  • 1 Aug 2008, 15:08
Some views are tipped on purpose, DrAW, so when it looks better that way, just go with the flow, is my motto. smile

And yes, the clouds are spectacular...kinda like Holland's.
DrAW!: thanks gin
i helped a bit with the clouds tho grin
  • Martin
  • United States
  • 1 Aug 2008, 16:03
The tilt accentuates the curve of the street and keeps this from being too static. I think it works because it is tilted enough to look intentional. Good idea to leave it this way.
DrAW!: thanks martin
  • dotun
  • United States
  • 1 Aug 2008, 16:12
of course I did, that was just another perspective of a viewer, especially after leaving there for 15years....
You see when landscapes are shot especially with no human subjects as your point of focus, a viewer tends to want to appreciate the city for what it is. So when a landscape or cityscape is tilted. The first question is why is tilted? or they may just accept that the city is maybe tilted in real life. in my litle experience of shooting these sorts, to get it looking more interesting, instead of tilting to the left or right, tilt your camera up or down along the Y-axis and you will watch your landscapes change form. These are just guidelines to landscapes and not rules,obviously you the artist loves this particular shot tilted so just take my .02 cents for what it's worth.
DrAW!: love your cents man always have, so keep em coming

your previous comment did not tell me anything new(especially since you knew i knew it was tilted)

your second comment however gives me the insight i crave

now that you mention it, i've studied some of the perpendicular poles in this picture, and almost all the poles on the left hand side and even people standing, are perpendicular so it's possible your city is actually tilted in real life (and that's a very strong possibility in these parts of town)!
either way it looked more engaging this way, than the generic flat landscape
just saw my typo...living not leaving smile
DrAW!: cheers bro
  • Raffi
  • Maryland USA
  • 2 Aug 2008, 03:12
Now this is what I call a b/w! This is hot! I love it! Im truly inspired!
DrAW!: lol
thanks raffi smile
  • Fotografa
  • Great Britain (UK)
  • 3 Aug 2008, 10:38
Interesting that Chad defined this scene has impoverished due to the lack of cars. Bearing in mind that we both (myself & Chad) live in a society where it is widely accepted that the car has done more harm than good over the last 50 years, and people are taxed a high premium for owning and driving them. I guess that's irony for you.

Lovely conversion, clouds to die for and the tilt adds a bit of drama to the overall scene. Nice one Dr smile
DrAW!: thanks foto smile
it's ironic but true, i guess, that cars stand for affluence
  • zohre
  • UAE
  • 3 Aug 2008, 11:23
Wonderful shot,great B&W
DrAW!: thanks zohre smile
Very nice B&W conversion. I love the clouds too. The relative serenity of this part of Lagos is something I wish the whole state had.
DrAW!: yeah
i guess serenity is inversely linked with population density smile

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