February 10, 2010

A lesson in perspective

Two more luxury residential condominium towers in Rockwell Center, and the last of the series for now. On the left is Hidalgo Place, which is across the Ateneo Professional Schools. On the right is the Rizal Tower. This photo is deceiving in two ways. One, Hidalgo Place is a long, rectangular building and this is only its narrow end. Two, Rizal Tower is much farther than it looks here. It is 47 floors high, compared to Hidalgo's 24.

Hidalgo Place and Rizal Tower
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21 comments:

The TEFL Don said...

Hilda great example.

Kaori said...

They look like they're right next to each other and the same height! Magic :)

James said...

Playing with perspective and perseption are fun aspects of photography as you have shown here. The buildings along with the sky and trees makes a very nice picture.

Vernz said...

I can't imagine myself living at the top ... paano kung may lindol ... another human marvel....

Jacob said...

I like looking up at them. Lois Anne would love to live at the very top with a flimsy little balcony to look out over.

That I could not do!

A truly beautiful photo, Hilda!

ρομπερτ said...

A truely impressive photography of yours !

Chapeau !

Please have a wonderful Wednesday.

Leif Hagen said...

Tricky, tricky! You sure did find some fancy buildings to show us but then, based on their size, you didn't have to look very hard to spot them!
Ahhh, palm trees!

Yellow Bells said...

if you didnt mention the floors, i would have not notice that one is taller than the other. hmmm.. good perspective huh!

Olivier said...

rien ne vaut un bel exemple, bravo

Deden said...

Now this is what we called an optical illusion, that's the magic of our lens indeed... great view.

mia said...

Wow I've never looked at those buildings this way! Weird how they look the same.

Hey Ma'am Hilda! I've a new photoblog (yet again) and I'm determined to keep it up. Hopefully I'll get to register at CDP too! It's at www.in-manila.blogspot.com

Mia S.

brattcat said...

This has been such an interesting architectural tour. thank you.

Halcyon said...

It looks like you might be able to peer right into your neighbor's abode. But I think that's just an effect of the perspective!

Cezar and Léia said...

It's beautiful and so modern!I think the view from the top is breathtaking!
Thanks for this cool lesson! :)
Hugs
Léia

Paula said...

That's a really cool photo - without the info it would be a whole other idea about both of them.

George said...

Thanks for showing a couple more of Manila's beautiful buildings. I've really enjoyed this series.

arabesque said...

the thing an angle can do, i'm amazed how your mind works, not only is it well photographed, you really do think about it before taking a shot.^0^

Lois said...

I'm sure they both have amazing views, but I still would rather be on the first floor!

JM said...

After reading your description I can only say this is a fantastic shot!

Dina said...

That is amazing about the perspective a photo can make.

VP said...

Nice perspective trick, more than twenty floors shrinked in...