Climbing the Tower

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Uploaded 26 Aug 2009 — 21 favorites
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© David McKenzie
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On the shore of Taiwan's Sun Moon Lake is an observation tower dedicated by Chiang Kai-shek to the memory of his mother. On this day, the view inside was more fun than the view outside.

I used a super-wide-angle lens (18mm on the 35mm camera, equivalent to 12mm on most DSLRs) to widen the shot, so I could include the steps leading up the tower to frame the central portion.

Looks pretty good in Lightbox too.

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17 responses

  • Susan Littlefield

    Susan Littlefield gave props (26 Aug 2009):

    Great POV, super shot! Very unique capture.

  • Angelo Narciso

    Angelo Narciso gave props (27 Aug 2009):

    awesome shot!

  • Brian Mabasa

    Brian Mabasa gave props (29 Aug 2009):

    nice perspective, great shot !

  • Bruce Miller

    Bruce Miller (Deleted) gave props (14 Sep 2009):


  • Jason Platt

    Jason Platt   gave props (27 Sep 2009):

    very nice shot david!

  • Dawn Duffield

    Dawn Duffield (Deleted) gave props (28 Sep 2009):

    Excellent composition!

  • Charles Rushton

    Charles Rushton said (14 Oct 2009):

    I like the inclusion of the people. They establish a sense of scale.

  • David McKenzie

    David McKenzie said (14 Oct 2009):

    Thanks Charles! That's my family up in there. My wife climbed the highest, there at the center of the frame. Her outstretched arms always seem to me to have such unbridled joy, it cracks me up.

  • Cris Ann

    Cris Ann gave props (15 Oct 2009):

    This is just amazing! Wonderful to have the family element.

  • George Papachristou

    George Papachristou said (28 Oct 2009):

    Excellent capture & POV!!!

  • Zbigniew Markowski

    Zbigniew Markowski gave props (1 Nov 2009):

    outstanding composition, light and colours! Great shot David!

  • Marcus Hammerschmitt

    Marcus Hammerschmitt   gave props (7 Aug 2012):

    Oh yes.

  • Ma. Dolores Guillén Solís

    Ma. Dolores Guillén Solís   gave props (7 Aug 2012):

    Great entry! Good shot.

  • Pedro Teixeira

    Pedro Teixeira gave props (8 Aug 2012):


  • Peter Meade

    Peter Meade said (9 Aug 2012):

    Reminds me of an MC Escher print. Very well done.

  • Peter Meade

    Peter Meade gave props (9 Aug 2012):


  • Susan B. Griffith

    Susan B. Griffith said (9 Aug 2012):

    Wonderful capture of the stair patterns, color, and people.

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