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Spinnaker tower

Spinnaker tower
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Copyright: Michael Halliday (pompey) Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 391 W: 156 N: 602] (8359)
Genre: Places
Medium: Color
Date Taken: 2005-10-19
Categories: Architecture
Camera: Canon EOS 300D, Canon EF-S 18-55mm f/3.5-5.6 II
Exposure: f/9.0, 1/200 seconds
More Photo Info: [view]
Photo Version: Original Version
Theme(s): Golden, Spinnaker Tower, Pompeys HPP work [view contributor(s)]
Date Submitted: 2005-10-19 14:25
Viewed: 1526
Points: 28
[Note Guidelines] Photographer's Note
I had the pleasure of going up this new tower today, the following story was featured in the Daily Mirror.
THE jinxed £36million Spinnaker Tower opened yesterday amid high farce - as the boss got trapped in its lift 100 feet up.

Embarrassed council project manager David Greenhalgh and two colleagues were stuck in the glass viewing pod for almost two hours.

It had shuddered to a halt just 15 minutes before the first customers were due to go up the 558-foot tall attraction in Portsmouth, Hants.

It was the latest setback for the tower, which is £11million over budget and should have opened six years ago - in time for the Millennium.

After engineers finally freed Mr Greenhalgh, he admitted the hitch had been "very embarrassing and upsetting". Unusual wind conditions were blamed for a mechanism failure, but trouble with the lift has been one of the reasons for recent delays in opening."
The sky was very dramatic (but not this dramatic, I may have helped it on it's way a little).
Sepia toned added saturation and a frame.

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  • Nao Silver Star Critiquer/Silver Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 42 W: 20 N: 69] (1117)
  • [2005-10-19 14:30]

I reallu love the yellow color...It is really nice. The architecture is particular, looking like a piece of art...TFS! and Congradulations! Nice frame too!


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  • Fisher Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 1089 W: 331 N: 902] (5752)
  • [2005-10-19 14:54]

Hi Michael,

Excellent capture and well done on the composition and details. maybe you can get some of that quid with this shot, it's worth a try. Beautiful work.
LOL to the note. What a bunch.!!! Hey, they should of had Mr Bean go up there and get stuck with his teddy. LOL


All are perfect, but frame?
Well done

The sky background sets the structure off really well. Thanks for the story too.

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  • LuciG Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 1206 W: 151 N: 655] (8171)
  • [2005-10-19 17:39]

olŠ Michael!
antes de mais quero realÁar a perspectiva nesta foto porque estŠ realmente fantŠstica!
depois as cores de funo est„o magnificas, com aqule amarelo radiante.

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  • toni Gold Star Critiquer/Silver Note Writer [C: 132 W: 0 N: 32] (793)
  • [2005-10-19 18:05]

HI Michael
Joli ciel j'aime le cadrage et le PP

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  • nova Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 2441 W: 250 N: 873] (8693)
  • [2005-10-19 22:03]

Great shot,Michael and very interesting storey! I guess you were not one of the "hostage"! The picture is very beautiful! A nice postcard! Great colors,great pov! Very well done! Michel

Hello Michael, another beautiful sunset with great pov of this nice futuristic tower. It may have cost way more than budgeted but at least, it makes a nice subject for a photographer's delight :)

Well captured, and well seen.

Cheers, Yan

Thats a tower! Unbelievable! It's simply like a scultpure... But when i saw the middle part, i saw it look bigger then i think! It's an observatory?

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  • artabb Gold Star Critiquer/Silver Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 341 W: 34 N: 182] (3637)
  • [2005-10-20 12:41]

Very impressive picture and what you did to the sky complimented the shot.
I agree with you, I wonder if all this money couldn't have been spent in a different and probably better way, but...

Lovely postcard you have made of this impressive tower. Maybe they should use it as as an advertisment. Well done.

I may have been "very embarrassing and upsetting" but well worth it IMHO. The tower looks amazing especially with this sky. All good things take time to be made and when it comes to constructing something like this it's doomed to be late as soon as the blueprints are approved. It's still a great piece of architecture eventhough 6 yrs late. What is 6 yrs in comparison with how long it is going to be there?

Great shot, good PP work.

A place I would like to get to this summer for some shots :o) Hopefully the lift will be working!

Seem to me that this tower if your fav. subject to photograph.

An incredible structure, which can be captured loads of times, every time under diff. light conditions, diff. colour effects, from diff. sides.

A structure, item or any subject has to be interesting enough for it to be photographed so many times, and every time it looks diff., more interesting, more mysterious.

Very nice.

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