its surrounding buildings are
fairly high, until observed from…
…from the dizzying heights of the Burj Khalifa’s
124th-floor observation deck.
The outdoor observation deck on the
Burj Khalifa’s 124th, of 148 floors, is 1,483 ft high.
Looking down from that height it appears
that visitors are looking down on a toy town.
The photographer kept telling her subjects to
move closer to the edge.
I think the Burj Al Arab is
a fantastic design both
in and outside.
In comparison, the Burj Khalifa is just plain huge.
The geometrical pattern on the exterior of Melbourne’s
National Gallery of Australian Art…
…exacerbating Melbournian’s love/hate relationship
with the building.
Prior to the 2006 Commonwealth Games
being held in Melbourne,
Spencer St Railway Station was renovated
Its most notable feature is the waves and arches
which now support a similarly shaped roof.
It was also renamed Southern Cross Station.
Around the corner, Flinders Street Station remains
as it was at the beginning of the twentieth century.
To change the exterior facade of
Flinders St would cause a public outcry…
…similar to the outcry when the Flinders Street
clock faces were digitised.
Public backlash forced local authorities
to change the clocks back to analogue faces
with digital workings.
Now Melbournians and visitors alike
are still able to meet under the
Flinders Street clocks as they
have done for many, many decades.
All images were taken with…
Camera: Nikon D90
Lens: Sigma 18-253mm
Focal Length: 18mm
Dubai’s, Burj Khalifa.
On the 148th floor is the
public observation deck
from where the following set
of images were taken.
Focal Length: 250mm
At 250mm we are looking at part of a building,
the size of which can only be estimated.
Focal Length: 52mm
At 52mm it appears reasonably tall
and on par with its neighbours.
Focal Length: 18mm
At 18mm we can see that the building is
of average size when a
neighbourhood comparison is made.
However, we can also observe that all
of these six buildings are comparatively tiny
when we take in the height of the camera.
The arrow indicates building
in the first image.
Looking up to the top of the Burj Khalifa.
Can you see how the concrete in
the middle foreground of this image,
(bottom) looks a bit like a kidney bowl?
My first image…looking up…was taken
while walking along that area.
The London Eye could be easily mistaken for that.
Ben does not appear that big from atop the Eye.
Two years, two months and 5 days to complete the Eiffel Tower.
Paris from level two of the Eiffel Tower.
Auckland’s Sky Tower…
…where we gathered for dinner to celebrate our
daughter-in-law’s birthday, a few days before…
…No 1 son wed an Auckland girl…D-in-Law#2.
All that aside, whether day or night
the Sky Tower
provides excellent views of the
Auckland Harbour Bridge.
Black and White Challenge.
Burj Khalifa…the largest/tallest building
I have ever been in.
An elephant’s ear…rather larger
than any other ear, I have seen.
However, those ears look right at home
on their owner.
Californian Redwood in Geelong Gardens
Lekhubu Island, Botswana.
The Burj Khalifa is the largest subject
I have ever photographed.
Although a large elephant it barely makes
the medium category of my photos.
My smallest subject…a dung beetle.
Small, medium and large.
830 metres to the very tip of the Tower.
22mm focal length
52mm focal length
250mm focal length.
Camera Nikon D90
Taken from the public observation deck
on 148th floor.
Immediately two buildings
came to mind.
…Dubai’s Burj Khalifa Tower, and…
…Sydney’s, Opera House.
All images shot with a Nikon D90 DSLR
fitted with a Sigma 18-250mm lens.
I have included the 35mm equivalent for comparison.
Marvellous how a lens can manipulate distance.
These images capture from
the Burj Khalifa’s 148th level.
Focal length 22mm. (equals 35mm eqiv)
…and with 250mm focal length. (equals 400mm eqiv)