Kista Science Tower
 

Kista Science Tower

Kista Science Tower[a] is the second tallest building in Sweden with its 117 meters. For those of you who only have seen Kista in the 21st century, I can't emphasize enough the transformation from suburb to Kista Science City[b]. Back in 1990-something, Kista had a boring indoors shopping mall with a few stores that, besides the grocery stores, always seemed to be on the verge of bankruptcy. Then, around 2000, the mall was rebuilt, the tower went up, and suddenly this immigrant-dense suburb was hot stuff.

2011-07-29 21:31

HDR, Kista Science Tower

2011-07-29 21:49

HDR, Kista Science Tower

2011-07-29 22:03

HDR, Kista Science Tower

The tower in the foreground is an Ericsson Tower Tube[c].

2011-07-29 22:25

HDR, Kista Science Tower

This is one of the few photos that I've shot RAW[d]. In this case not for the dynamic range, but for the flexible white balance. I realized that I'd need a different white balance setting for different parts of the image. At the time, it was raining in short showers, so I figured I had a minute or so to set the camera up, take the shot and then pack it back into my backpack again. Instead of doing white balance bracketing I decided to just shoot RAW and solve the color problem at a later and drier point. I still stand by my evaluation of the usefulness of shooting RAW - most of the time it is just adding hassle, but occasionally you come across the rare situation that calls for it.

2011-07-29 22:49

Kista Science Tower

[a]

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Kista_Science_Tower

[b]

http://en.kista.com/

[c]

http://www.ericsson.com/campaign/towertube/

[d]

https://monochrome.sutic.nu/2011/07/08/raw-vs-jpg.html