VIPA 2016 is a competition open to professional and amateur photographers worldwide. The competition includes 6 disciplines each of them takes place in two rounds. The focus of the photographs in the discipline "Architectural Photography" should be directed to: bridges; buildings; urban spaces; industrial buildings; interior; panoramic view; other. Your art look at buildings Use a wide-angle lenses. Shoot from different angles and different perspectives. Watch out for the light and look for the right time during the day when the building is enough and evenly lit from all sides. Avoid taking pictures when there are people in front of buildings coming out, entering, waiting, unless they are part of your idea. To take pictures of people, you must have permission. Use features HDR when shooting of architecture. Use a tripod. Try to make night shots. Shoot same building at different times of day and night. Be careful with mirrored surfaces. Seek different perspectives. Be creative Use different combinations of manual settings, aperture, speed, ISO. Show your perspective. Experiment! Participate and win cash prizes The best 5 photographs will win the amazing 6000 euros. Contest winners with the highest total score will be paid these cash prizes in euro: 1st place - 2000; 2nd place - 1500; 3rd place - 1000; 4th place - 800; 5th place - 700. From 6th to 20th place each qualified contestant will receive an encouragement prize of 20 WINGS. Entry fees and deadlines The entry fee for each photo is 20 WINGS - 9,60 euros. The deadline for applications is January 15, 2017 The first round of voting by the users and jury team starts on July 9, 2016 and ends on January 31, 2017. The second round of voting WINGS begins on February 01, 2017 and ends on February 15, 2017. What is WINGS? VOUBS operates its own virtual currency WINGS, which is added to your online wallet and through it you pay the entry fees to participate. 1WINGS equals € 0.32. Any registered user may participate by paying an entrance fee. To participate, you must have in your wallet at least 20 WINGS (at a price of € 9.60 euro) for each photo. How you can purchase from the virtual currency? This is done through PayPal and ePay. Architectural photography in two rounds In the first round of the contest 10-member jury and users will vote for the 50 best photographs. In the second round of the contest, users rate the best 50 photographs from the 1st Round only through paid WINGS votes. Jury ranks the best photographs from 1st to 50th place, but you have the opportunity to influence the final result. Use virtual currency to purchase additional voices and promote your participation or that of your favorites. How VOUBS helps you develop your hobbies? This is the place where, while having fun and developing your hobbies, you can win cash prizes, great products and virtual currency WINGS. But that's not all. Here every registered user can create their own contests and to offer prizes in all disciplines.
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This view is in the Hintze Hall, part of the Natural History Museum in London. It was made in the late afternoon close to closing time and I waited till people moved out of my foreground.
Probably the greatest spiral staircase in the world, the modern Bramante Staircase can be found in the Vatican Museum. It is actually a double helix staircase that was designed by Giuseppe Momo in 1932 and was inspired by the original Bramante Staircase. The balustrade around the ramp is of ornately worked metal. A canopy located above provides the necessary light to illuminate the stairs. The staircase is located at the end of the museum.