Brasilia 10h00

Brasilia 10h00 Brasilia 10h00
Copyright by: Wave Faber , Brazil
made for the book: One Minute on Earth 2013
This is the Brazilian National Congress by the great Brazilian architect Oscar Niemeyer. Oscar Niemeyer designed the National Congress during the late 1950s and early 1960s while he served as chief architect for Brazil's new capital city, Brasília. The complex is composed of the domed Senate building on the left, the Parliament office tower at the center, and the bowl-shaped Chamber of the Deputies on the right. This is a view from the side mirror of my Fiat Uno.

My original project was to take a picture of a very scenic valley three hours away from Brasilia, but unfortunately I could not travel on the day of the shooting. Without great ideas in mind, 20 minutes before the fixed time, I took my Fuji XE1 and ran to the city centre, where many of Niemeyer's beautiful buildings are. The challenge was to take a not too obvious shot. At 9h51, I took a shot of the Itamaraty Palace (the Ministry of Foreign Affairs) but was not completely convinced: I did not want to replicate one of the many postcards of the city! Time was running. I took the car again and immediately saw the Congress in the side mirror. I needed no more: I stopped the car, waited for 10h00 and took the shot you see above!

Wave Faber

Technical Information:
Camera : X-E1
Focal Length : 27 mm
Shutter Speed : 1/340 s
Aperture : f/9.0
Copyright : Wave Faber
Taken : April 6, 2013, 10:00 am
Uploaded : 6 years ago
Category : Urban Exploration
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Votes : 19
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