Muslim women on a lower balcony of the Petronas Towers, Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia. Built in 1998 by architect Cesar Pelli, this twin-towered skyscraper was, at 1483 feet (452m) tall, the tallest building in the world at the date of its completion, measured to the highest point...Amateur Photographer.Two Muslim women on a walkway of the Petronas Towers in Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia. The subject began as the building, but the contrast of tradition (the women’s dress) against the almost futuristic architecture was hard to resist, and I changed my attention to this. The architecture had to dominate as much as possible, but the question was, how far could the contrast of scale be pushed without losing the women from attention? In other words, I wanted the attention to be taken first by the building and then, as a slight surprise, settle on the women. Closing in with the zoom would lose this surprise. The solution was to make use of the lines of the architecture to guide the eye, using a wide angle (20mm) and adjusting the camera position. The large curved mass at left dominates at first glance. Then the repeated curved lines lead the aye along them inwards and down, where they meet the low baseline of the walkway. ‘Positioning’ the figures at the base of the thin white vertical reinforces this..
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