Port 1010 Building - Architects: Ashton Raggatt McDougall

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An optical illusion. The horizontal lines are in fact straight as can be seen when zoomed in. The phenomenon is called The café wall illusion.

The key is that the stripes or mortar separating the horizontal layers must be of an in between shade.

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Comments (178)

Paul Strasser on May 1, 2011

Wow! Thanks Marlene! That's so nice of you!

Enjoy your spring as we're enjoying our autumn.

Cheers, Paul

Jordi Carbonell on May 1, 2011

Very good contrast between the old tram and the facade of the building. Greetins, Jordi

Paul Strasser on May 1, 2011

Hi Jordi

Thank you so much! I was very lucky to have that tram pass by at that moment. There are not many of the old ones left, most of them driving around are modern and grey. The contrast just wouldn't have been the same.

Cheers, Paul

Malko on May 1, 2011

No doubt: it's a great photo. Like it!

nice shot like

Paul Strasser on May 1, 2011

Thank you Christiane, and you're welcome :-) I had great pleasure browsing through your gallery.

Have a wonderful Sunday, Paul

Paul Strasser on May 1, 2011

Hi Malko

Thank you very much! Nice of you to be so assured :-)

Greetings, Paul

Paul Strasser on May 1, 2011

Thank you Fardin! I appreciate that.

Greetings, Paul

Zsolt Fábiánffy on May 1, 2011

Fantastic view!!

Paul Strasser on May 1, 2011

Thanks very much Fábiánffy!

T NL on May 1, 2011

Great contrasts again Paul! Quite different from the 'lamp post photo', but equally beautiful if not even more beautiful.

Cheers, Tomas

bdeh on May 2, 2011

Prachtige opname Paul, de oude tram en het nieuwe gebouw. LIKE! Groeten Berend

Ria Maat on May 2, 2011

Amazing composition Paul! Breathtakingly beautiful! Big LIKE!

Best wishes, Ria

Philippe Buffard on May 2, 2011

Excellent composition, well seen !

Annemarie131 on May 2, 2011

A building like a checkerboard,excellent composition,you've waited a good moment,like!

themachinist on May 2, 2011

Great picture, Y/S!

Paul Strasser on May 3, 2011

Hi Tomas

Thanks for the praise and appreciation!

Cheers, Paul

Paul Strasser on May 3, 2011

Bedankt Berend!

Deze oude trams zie je in Adelaide niet meer, tenminste, ik zag er geen een. Sydney heeft ze al lang niet meer, zijn ook alle rails weg. Gelukkig dat ze in Melbourne nog rijden want ze geven wel sfeer vind ik.

Groeten, Paul

Paul Strasser on May 3, 2011

And a big Thank You to you Ria!

That green pole was begging for a green counterpart to come into the frame :-)

Best wishes, Paul

Paul Strasser on May 3, 2011

Patience is sometimes handsomely rewarded, but luck also plays a major role. Thanks very much Annemarie!

Warm regards, Paul

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  • Uploaded on April 30, 2011
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    by Paul Strasser
    • Camera: Canon EOS 350D DIGITAL
    • Taken on 2011/04/28 09:58:16
    • Exposure: 0.002s (1/500)
    • Focal Length: 135.00mm
    • F/Stop: f/13.000
    • ISO Speed: ISO200
    • Exposure Bias: 0.00 EV
    • No flash

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