Weekly #759 - Architectural Adornment Competition

Competition Details
Closing Date: 27/03/2022
Judge: Nigelk

I'm after your images taken with your Pentax camera at anytime that show "Architectural Adornment" the pieces of work, embellishments that go beyond the purely functional. A few examples might be wood or stone carving, fancy plasterwork, painted embellishments that are directly on the fabric of the building, fancy metalwork etc, etc.
Images can have been taken at anytime for the weekly competition, they must be taken with a Pentax camera. The winner of the competition is expected to set and judge next weeks competition.
Good luck, I very much look forward to seeing your images
Nigel
Competition Entries

Nigelk

Link Posted 28/03/2022 - 07:35
I've got to go out sharp this morning. I'll do my write up on my return later today.

Nigelk

Link Posted 28/03/2022 - 20:17
Sorry for the delay.

Adornment on Coventry Cathedral by Perspicador
I've never been to Coventry Cathedral but this image gives me a good idea of its style and design as well as showing the magnificent wall sculpture. The school group gives scale to the scene. Lovely first shot.

St Andrews, Hornchurch, Essex by MHOL190246
What an unusual piece! I've never seen anything like it and on a church! A fascinating adornment.

Brickburn Mansion Ballroom by johnriley
Lovely contrasts in this shot between the remaining fineries and the rough stone construction. You've also thought about your position in the room and the framing of your image.

Sistene Chapel Rome by vic cross
Naughty naughty I like the jaunty angle of the shot and the colours but, the slow shutter speed/ covert taking has given a slightly blurred image. It still gives us a good idea of how amazing the ornamentation is.

Adornment by sueriley
A lovely detailed shot of the panel clearly telling part of a story, nicely framed like a picture by the surrounding stonework in the frame. Just love the cherub with the flowers.

Hey You! by RayW
What a fascinating and exuberant sculpture, not many modern buildings make space for such flamboyant expression. The slight angle of the shot suiting the artwork very well. I personally would like to see a little more of the building and the environment to show me the overall context but, I sat for quite a while enjoying the goings on and details of the characters.

The Snog by garethjmorgan
I like your framing, whilst the mural in on the side of the image there is no doubt that it is the primary subject, the rest of the frame giving context within the surrounding environment.

Tyne God by davidtrout
Another strong image of an impressive sculpture. Waiting your moment to press the shutter as the two people walk across the frame adding more than just scale they add to the composition. Incidentally I really like the shadows of the arms, the top one looking as if it's holding him in place.

Horse in the wall by Noelcmn
Whilst not quite so sharply detailed as some of the other entries it looks like a well crafted sculpture framed by its alcove, giving a good contrast and depth between the dark and the light horse head.

I really have enjoyed this group of entries a fascinating collection of art and architectural exuberance however, I have to choose the podium places.

1st The Snog by garethjmorgan
2nd Tyne God by davidtrout
3rd Adornment on Coventry Cathedral by Perspicador

davidtrout

Link Posted 29/03/2022 - 09:28
Thanks for the subject and your judging Nigel Well done to Gareth on his excellent winning picture, thanks for my second place and congrats to Perspicador on his 3rd place. Pity there hadn't been more entries, it was a good enough subject to encourage greater support.
David.
PPG: http://www.pentaxphotogallery.com/artists/davidtrout

garethjmorgan

Link Posted 29/03/2022 - 18:46
Thanks for picking my image - glad you enjoyed it.
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