Building of Gold

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  1. CanadianMe

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    Head Office of the Royal Bank of Canada. Each pane of Glass is sheeted in real gold.

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    Hah, nice.. I wonder how much gold was actually used.. Hmm...


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    Good old wiki... Just incase anyone else was curious..

    "The exteriors of the structures are largely covered with glass; together they have more than 14,000 windows. Each of these windows is coated with a layer of 24 karat (100%) gold. At a cost of about $70 per window, the total value of gold in the windows is over $1,000,000 but, due to the manufacturing technique used to make the glass, the gold is unrecoverable. The gold gives the windows a distinctive colour. Gold was used as an insulator to reduce heating costs."
     
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    Thanks ......
     
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    thats amazing!
     
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    very very cool capture.....
     
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    Great capture, works well. :)

    Shame the other building is sneaking in on the right hand side.
     
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    Amazing shot. It looks like the building will go all the way to heaven...
     
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    Wow, awesome shot!

    Can you explain any post processing you did? It almost looks like HDR!
     
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    It looked pretty much the same but was slightly over exposed and lacked vibrancy so just did those two adjustments and I got this. Its a funny building to shoot, the way the sun and sky reflects off it make a huge difference on what colour the building appears. A few minutes earlier it was overcast and looked nothing like it did in that shot. So far the only program I am using for my photos is Aperture and I use it for exposure and some vibrancy correction usually.
     
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    I love pictures that have a story behind them. Good capture!
     
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    loves it. reminds me of a line from a book.
     

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