Another View of the Towers

View Towers reflected, Victoria, B.C.
(Camera: Pentax ME Super; Lens: Pentax 50mm f/2; Film: Fuji Acros 100)

This monolith monstrosity has cropped up in a few of my photos and is a subject that I’m not alone in fixating on. Fellow Victoria photographer ehpem is similarly drawn to it. You can see several examples at his web site.

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5 Responses to Another View of the Towers

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  2. ehpem says:

    Hi Gary. Thanks for the mention. Funny that we should both take reflection photos of View Towers at the same time. Trying to make something photo-worthy of this slab requires peripheral vision and indirect viewing.
    I sure like the results you get with the ME but I swear I won’t be buying one.

  3. Gary says:

    So you say…

  4. Taking photos of slab apartments (I like that name) is challenging. I often try to include just the top of a tree or a small piece of sky in the frame for contrast and emphasis.
    I remember flying into Seoul for the first time in 1995 and being flabbergasted by the thousands of identical white apartment buildings covering the city like RAM chips in a logic board. The government has recently said ‘no more perfectly rectangular apartments’ but construction companies just add little flourishes to the top or fancy up the entrance a bit to get around the regulation. I’m not sure how much can be done to such a building anyway.

  5. Ehpem says:

    So Gary, I see that I said I wouldn’t be buying one (ME, that is). True to my word, I haven’t done that. However, I just bought two MEs, plus several lenses, flash, filters, many rolls expired film and so on – someone’s kit, hard case included. Now, to figure out how to take as good pictures with them as you do with yours.