Editor’s Choice: Towers

Photographers sure do love towers. And towers are easy to find—for example they’re scattered across the landscape in the form of the places of worship for a variety of faiths. So why not include them in one of our selections of the best photos on the Zonerama web galleries? No reason at all, so here they are!

Small towers are towers too! We picked this pic for its very pretty color contrast—blue-white-orange. But we do have to note that the composition could be better—the author ignored the Golden Mean. Author: libor4u

Small towers are towers too! We picked this pic for its very pretty color contrast—blue-white-orange. But we do have to note that the composition could be better—the author ignored the Golden Mean. Author: libor4u

These towers need no introduction. The photo itself is very nice from the technical standpoint. The photo’s yellow lines superbly supplement and enhance it. Author: SkyWanderer :)

These towers need no introduction. The photo itself is very nice from the technical standpoint. The photo’s yellow lines superbly supplement and enhance it. Author: SkyWanderer :)

This “tower” is the work of Nature, not Man. The nicely chosen composition gives the picture depth. Also worth mentioning: the excellent technical quality and the sun shining through the tree. Author: Ondra Mikšovský

This “tower” is the work of Nature, not Man. The nicely chosen composition gives the picture depth. Also worth mentioning: the excellent technical quality and the sun shining through the tree. Author: Ondra Mikšovský

Age has not robbed this old photo of its beauty. In fact, its analog film stock has filled it with interesting colors. For now we’ll overlook the spots caused by scanning. Author: Appling

Age has not robbed this old photo of its beauty. In fact, its analog film stock has filled it with interesting colors. For now we’ll overlook the spots caused by scanning. Author: Appling

It’s one of the world’s best-known towers, so we can hardly leave it out of today’s selection. But we did choose an unusual take on it. Our hope here is that you too will be inspired to envision “ordinary” things in extraordinary ways. Author: navarama

It’s one of the world’s best-known towers, so we can hardly leave it out of today’s selection. But we did choose an unusual take on it. Our hope here is that you too will be inspired to envision “ordinary” things in extraordinary ways. Author: navarama

Last updated 12. June 2015

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Author: Majo Elias

I’ve been taking pictures since 2004. When I was starting out, I photographed almost everything. Later my style solidified and I began photographing people almost exclusively. At the moment my main genres are fashion and advertising.

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Comments

  • TerryB

    You criticise image #1 for ignoring the “Golden Mean” but make no adverse comment about #2 and which, to me, is a mess of a composition. Image #1 is infinitely preferable, IMO.

    I’m surprised that the photographer took no pains to clean up his scan. I’m actively scanning many of my old 35mm negatives and as they have been looked after, the vast majority don’t show the defects as here. But it is amazing what the scans can reveal, even with what I believe are pristine negs when viewed 100% on screen. Blemishes totally undetectable to the naked eye become glaringly visible. This is where I find Zoner’s healing brush and clone stamp to be immensely helpful, and quick.

    • Aja Vorackova

      You’re right with the composition notes. The descriptions are short, so I suppose it should pick just few things, why it’s been chosen.

      About the scan picture – we still see many ZPS users who like this kind of defects, so maybe it was laziness, maybe it’s on purpose. :)