Good Morning Everyone,
As talk of celebrations for Queen Elizabeth's Diamond Jubilee gain momentum, it reminded me of a photograph that I took of something which was built to celebrate a previous milestone, The Milennium.
This is The Spinnaker Tower, situated at the entrance to Portsmouth Harbour. It was conceived as part of the Milennium Project and, being taller than Blackpool Tower, taller than The London Eye, is the tallest publicly accessible building in the U.K. It is 170 metres tall and has three viewing platforms. On a clear day, it is claimed that, views as far away as 23 miles can be seen.
I took this shot from the cross-channel ferry when returning from France.
Many thanks for stopping by to view Portsmouth's icon.
This place has a special place in my heart as my son went to university in Portsmouth. My best wishes, Bev :-)
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lousat (67159) 2012-04-01 2:05
Good Morning Bev.A beautiful pic and a very nice and strange architechture,remember me a little the modern buildings od Dubai...ehehe..great capture whit a perfect light balance to not burn the white and impressive details too.Have a nice Sunday and thanks,Luciano
ChrisJ (92128) 2012-04-01 2:29
Good Evening Bev
Wow! Never knew that was at Portsmouth! Now every time I play Mike Oldfield's song, this will come to mind instead of old ships & sailors. It has a passing resemblance to the famous hotel in Dubai. Tfs!
timecapturer (40290) 2012-04-01 2:37
a great shot of this now famous landmark. You have captured its magnificence and presence perfectly. Executed and composed beautifully. It stands out so superbly against the blue sky and the tones of the surrounding buildings. Excellent!
Regards - Brian.
Budapestman (82620) 2012-04-01 2:38
great view, the composition is very spectacular and I like the fantastic architectural details and the POV, splendid shot, Tfs! Have a nice Sunday! Kellemes Vasárnapot kívánok!
SnapRJW (26134) 2012-04-01 2:57
Good Morning Bev - The tower seems to capture the elegant look of sails straining under the wind. Lovely curves. I've not seen a shot of this before tower before. Love the composition, clean and clear with flattering light. Warm regards Rosemary
Fis2 (78808) 2012-04-01 3:08
A very curious tower.
I like vertical frame and composition.
Good light and colors.
Have a nice day
prasun984 (5590) 2012-04-01 3:10
excellent POV and frame.Wonderful architecture.
Lovely colours and light.
ikeharel (47000) 2012-04-01 3:12
An immaculate photojob on the unique tower, Beverly, entering the harbour.
Fantastic standing tall above town roof-tops. Collected well in contrast light and sharp details.
SWEETFREEDOM (20590) 2012-04-01 4:51
the vertical format suits very well to this subject, excellent light and details.
Sergiom (49008) 2012-04-01 5:10
C'est une structure des plus impressionnante et doit faire un site d'observation privilégié sur la région. J'aime la légèreté de la structure et son imitation d'une voile bien gonflée.
francio64 (38256) 2012-04-01 6:16
davvero bella l'architettura di questa torre.
Ottimo POv con un buon taglio verticale.
Luce ben gestita e ottimo cielo blu di sfondo.
npecanhuk (58246) 2012-04-01 6:27
Very interesting and beautiful tower!
Very attractive picture too!
Sharpness, exposure, colors, chosen pov, vertical format and composition are all excellent photo qualities here!
TFS - congrats,
williewhistler (10899) 2012-04-01 6:28
Hello Bev,I like your chosen POV that shows off the Tower in all its` glory without intrusion.
The exposure is spot on with the whole image sharp and clear,a really nice post.
Best wishes Les.
rychem (15472) 2012-04-01 6:45
Very attractive architecture, great capture with excellent light
Nicou (109742) 2012-04-01 8:20
quelle belle forme avec la courbe et l'arrondi et ce pic qui monte dans ce beua ceil superbe compo et iamge fantastique cpatage.
Bravo et maitié
saxo042 (35202) 2012-04-01 12:03
I like this kind of creative architecture! This is a very good picture and a very fascinating tower. I wish we had an equally progressive building here in Gothenburg too.
jjcordier (69609) 2012-04-01 12:06
Superbe photo de ce monument élancé qui se détache merveilleusement sur le bleu du ciel.
gildasjan (40034) 2012-04-01 12:44
Une architecture moderne bien mise en valeur ici dans ce cadre vertical et sous ce beau ciel bleu.Un bel équilibre de couleurs est créé par les teintes chaudes des immeubles.
siudzi (29053) 2012-04-01 12:44
You have presented an amazing modern tower. Really like your idea to show its beauty on the clear blue sky. The visual effect is exceptional. Bravo! TFS.
Bartleby (13246) 2012-04-01 13:36
didn't know about this tower...cool. ANd I like your composition here.
Sonata11 (31883) 2012-04-01 13:44
what a beautiful and impressive architecture. An axcellent quality photo. Wonderfully executed with fabulous vivid colors, sharpness, clarity, POV and depth of field. This view is lovely and striking beautiful. Perfectly well done. Love it a lot.
All the best and have a nice Sunday,
emka (67325) 2012-04-01 23:04
Spectacular view! The tower is so huge. Looks impresive against the blue sky. I can imagine the view from it must be fantastic.
Warm regards MAlgo
Graal (93606) 2012-04-02 0:17
unusual architecture of tower here. Amazing modern construction. Good vertical format and composition. Photo I like.
Have a nice day.
CLODO (27504) 2012-04-02 1:28
Good morning Bev
The color contrast and the position in the frame are striking. Amazing architecture well taken.
rmajum (1081) 2012-04-02 3:15
Nice shot of this unique architecture and landmark. The whole tower and the surrounding has been taken with natural colours and good sharpness and a good POV. TFS,
danos (80288) 2012-04-02 4:14
very nice and modern the Spinnaker tower,as dominates the Portsmouth Harbour.A really eyes catching view with the white tower to outlined against the blue of the sky.I like the clarity and the sharpness of the image as the brilliant light and colour management.
Have a good week,Danos
tyro (16768) 2012-04-02 8:07
This is a lovely shot, now nearly three years old, which perfectly obeys all the classical rules of composition. As your son studied here in Portsmouth, I presume that you must have visited the Spinnaker Tower and enjoyed the views from its different levels?
Lovely colours, perfect exposure and excellent detail and sharpness - technically excellent considering that it was taken from a moving ship.
vasilpro (40685) 2012-04-02 12:41
Wonderful composition with an interesting modern architecture, I agree with my friend Luciano about the Dubai buildings, excellent POV, lovely light and contrast, vivid colors, very good clarity and sharpness, TfS!
Have a nice month, Vasilis.
Didi (52437) 2012-04-03 1:01
I tought it was Borj el Arab :)
Very good POV on this nice architecture.
Cricri (95421) 2012-04-03 6:08
Une architecture moderne de la tour bien prise du bon côté, impressionnante par sa hauteur a coté des bâtiments, un fond bleu qui la met super bien en valeur
delpeoples (50271) 2012-04-03 18:20
Hi dear Bev
This is a great...er... erection in the middle of Portsmouth. As I don't know the city at all, is this type of moern structure in keeping with the rest of the architecture? Anyway, your photo issuperb, with excellent crisp lines and contrasts, together with skillful control of the strong ligt. COngrats.
mesutilgim (75580) 2012-04-04 0:35
I'd missed this beautiful capture of "Spinnaker" in Portsmouth.
Perfect pov and very nice deepblue sky as perfect background contrasting with the bright white tower.
TFS and best regards
sacavem (18608) 2012-04-04 8:54
You have chosen a great place to take this shot. Great modern architecture composed perfectly here. Well executed composition.
Superb clear view, and enchanting environment surrounding's.
Bluejeans (64247) 2012-04-05 11:43
Ola Beverley ,
Beleza esta torre neste porto tem uma bela arquitetura , bom contraste com o céu azul , parabéns!!
Um abraço Gonçalo
jemaflor (76624) 2012-04-07 1:26
Nice architecture well taken from this pov, beautiful light and bg with the blue sky, tfs.
- Copyright: Beverley Robinson (Royaldevon) (23412)
- Genre: Lieux
- Medium: Couleur
- Date Taken: 2009-06-04
- Categories: Festivals, Architecture
- Camera: Nikon D200, NIKKOR AF-S 18-70mm f/3.5-4.5G ED DX, 62 mm HOYA Circular Polarize
- Exposition: f/7.1, 1/250 secondes
- More Photo Info: view
- Versions: version originale
- Date Submitted: 2012-04-01 2:03