Monolith

I think this is my favourite building in Calgary. It’s called Palliser South, and sits just south and east of the iconic Calgary Tower. It’s definitely not the tallest building in the city, nor does it have the most grand foyer, but there’s something about the lines of the exterior that just sucks me in. I find myself staring up at it every time I pass by…which is twice a day since I park just across the street from it. Shooting it from any angle just makes me happy.

I’ve posted much more complex compositions of this building in the past, but today I thought I’d go with something simple.

Chris Wray - July 7, 2011 - 7:17 am

Great minimalist photo! Love how you’ve captured a hint of golden light on the receding lines of this building.

Brian Matiash - July 7, 2011 - 7:19 am

Right up my alley with this type of shot. You know what, though? It would be cool to try to mask in a sky with some clouds and apply a motion or radial blur.

But, that would kill the minimalist look you went for, too.

Jim Denham - July 7, 2011 - 7:45 am

Great light and like the simplicity of the frame! Well done!

Jim Nix - July 7, 2011 - 8:09 am

just a cool shot Heath, great POV

Brian Furbush - July 7, 2011 - 8:12 am

Cool shot Heath – I like the composition and always can get down with a nice repeating pattern. I agree with Brian – might be interesting to experiment with some sky masking or FP, etc., but I like the simplicity this offers.

Chris Frailey - July 7, 2011 - 8:29 am

Love the the subtle light at the top. Adds just enough to the simplicity.

Jason Hines - July 7, 2011 - 8:52 am

Nice symmetry

Adam Olson - July 7, 2011 - 8:56 am

Great simplicity Heath!

Rich Williams - July 7, 2011 - 9:07 am

Great perspective and light, Heath.

A.Barlow - July 7, 2011 - 9:38 am

I like it this way. Simple sometimes works best. I think in this way you captured the design of building a bit better by the center framing; given that it’s blocky and all.

Jesse Pafundi - July 7, 2011 - 9:51 am

Love that light. Love the lines. Love the minimalism.

Scott Ackerman - July 7, 2011 - 11:07 am

I could see this blown up huge on a wall somewhere. So simple but yet so good! Great shot Heath.

Chrisdmrf - July 7, 2011 - 12:49 pm

Really simple and effective, love those lines

Justin - July 7, 2011 - 5:06 pm

Really nice Heath. I love the hues in this one.

Edith Levy - July 7, 2011 - 9:36 pm

Very striking in its simplicity Heath.

Simplyness - July 8, 2011 - 9:38 am

Simple but stunning. I like the way it was framed, and I love that little warm sunlight on top. Great shot.

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