E.J.Wilkins

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Funnels at Expo/Parque das Nações


Nautical theme, ventilation shafts looking like ship's funnels.

Seen on one of the buildings at Parque das Nações / Expo in Lisbon.
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Funnels at Expo/Parque das Nações


Nautical theme, ventilation shafts looking like ship's funnels.

Seen on one of the buildings at Parque das Nações / Expo in Lisbon.
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comments (22)

  • Larry Bliss
  • Raleigh, North Carolina, USA
  • 12 May 2008, 01:50
A nice example of rhythm and repetition.
EJWilkins: It's a very good design isn't it. smile
  • ray
  • Thailand
  • 12 May 2008, 05:23
This is great, Ellie...visually spectacular, for the subject and your fine composition work.
EJWilkins: Thanks for the whopping compliment Ray - is there something you're after? wink
This does indeed look incredible industrial and nautical at the same time Ellie: lovely shot
EJWilkins: It does doesn't it. I think, not altogether sure, that these are on a building I've shown before, one of a pair that has something resembling a prow or a sail on the roof. They look amazing, incredibly clever design.
  • chad
  • In front of a computer
  • 12 May 2008, 07:37
For a minute I thought it was the Pompidou Centre, Ellie.
EJWilkins: Now you've got me thinking, not that I've seen the Pompidou Centre, but to do with the architect of these buildings - this is one of a pair, they're quite magnificent for 'modern' buildings.
  • vintage
  • Australia
  • 12 May 2008, 07:44
They are very large,good capture,Ellie
EJWilkins: They're absolutely huge! You're right. Thanks smile
  • Tracy
  • Great Britain (UK)
  • 12 May 2008, 07:54
There she blows, great composition Elliesmile
EJWilkins: grin ... thanks
  • Ginnie
  • Atlanta, GA, United States
  • 12 May 2008, 08:04
LOL at Tracy! smile

They almost look too shiny and clean to be functional, Ellie. Are you sure this isn't a musical instrument. grin
EJWilkins: I'd hate to hear a tune played on them Ginnie, they're massive!
  • anniedog
  • Great Britain (UK)
  • 12 May 2008, 08:04
This looks so much like a ship - shame you couldn't have found a seagull to place in the sky next to it!
Ingrid
EJWilkins: I didn't think of that! Tsk, I lose marks wink
  • martie
  • Okinawa, soon to be US
  • 12 May 2008, 09:28
Wow! These must be huge! Excellent and interesting photo.
EJWilkins: They are, massive.
Love the shapes you have found here Ellie and the way in which you have presented them against a lovely light blue sky.
EJWilkins: When I look at this picture it reminds me how important it is to look up! I'm sure loads of people walk beneath them without even realising they're there.
Makes me think of noise, believe it or not. Living on an Island that until a few years ago had only ferries, I think of the deafening noise the horns would make when they pull out. You would always look up and of course see the stacks.

Lovely photo with it's repeating subjects and perspective.
EJWilkins: Yes, I can see why you think that. I did too. smile
  • Mike
  • 12 May 2008, 13:10
Cool! Look like exhaust pipes for a BIG car!!
EJWilkins: A car the size of a shopping centre perhaps? grin
  • Martin
  • Houston
  • 12 May 2008, 13:40
This is a good architectural detail!
EJWilkins: Im fairly sure it's at the base of a building I've shown before, the one with the 'sail' or 'prow' on the roof, so it fits in well with the nautical theme of the Expo/Parque das Nações area of the city. Very cleverly designed, I thought.
  • Aussie
  • Brisbane
  • 12 May 2008, 14:00
Great capture Ellie.
EJWilkins: Thanks smile
You deserve to be blowing your own trumpet with this one Ellie. richard
EJWilkins: Toot do tooot! wink
  • Sheila
  • Spain
  • 12 May 2008, 15:41
An exciting picture. The midn boggles at all the possible scenarios.
EJWilkins: Oh go on ... tell at least one scenario!
Great capture Ellie! Very clear and neat.
EJWilkins: Yes, I was pleased with the clarity
  • Louis
  • South Africa
  • 12 May 2008, 21:11
Excellent composition and with the angle I was thinking it is on a ship.

Have you been to Portugal again?
EJWilkins: Do you remember the building with the prow/sail on the roof? I think it was that one.
No, this was taken last year, won't be back there again until the summer.
Well seen Ellie, I like this very much...wonder how it would look in b&w?
EJWilkins: There you are, I've made one specially for you
http://ellie.shutterchance.com/photoblog/Funnels_at_Expo%A3!;slash%A3!;Parque_das_Na%A3!;231%A3!;%A3!;245%A3!;es_/1/
Not sure of the quality because I'm not used to colour -> mono conversions. Please feel free to comment and advise, but bear in mind I don't use PS unless really necessary.
Blimey, they must have some big kitchens wink
EJWilkins: Might be, might be for car parking. I'm really not sure, but they must be for something useful, surely?
  • Catalpa
  • Newcastle
  • 12 May 2008, 22:29
Yes, I like these on buildings as well as ships. Well seen.
EJWilkins: Would they have as many on a ship? You probably know better than I do.
  • Ron S
  • home - at last
  • 12 May 2008, 23:07
I like the repeating shapes and the pattern they make. not so sure about the 'bland' sky.

I think I might also have cloned out the windows above the shafts, I find them distracting.

Well seen Ellie.
EJWilkins: The sky was bland, at least it wasn't raining!
Interesting thought about the windows, it hadn't crossed my mind but perhaps a different angle would have been better. I have a feeling it'd have involved playing dodgems with the traffic, which isn't recommended in any capital city wink

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