Crystal Palace Abstracts


McGregNi

Link Posted 18/08/2018 - 22:24
Right in the middle of Crystal Palace Park is this enormous complex, the grandly titled 'National Sports Centre' . Perhaps on a dull day, and given the surrounds, it has more of the atmosphere from a provincial backwater in the Ukraine but there's no doubting the impressive scale here's a wider view of the front .





I saw potential for some zoomed in abstracts, and the light was quite favourable for that sort of thing

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I should probably try some mono conversions also, what do you think....?
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Chrism8

Link Posted 19/08/2018 - 07:36
Nicely shot Nigel, I like #2 and #3 the best, particularly with the triangles against the glass and the abstract #6

The white triangles look a little over-exposed thou, a tricky subject to shoot, but worth maybe 2 exposures and blending perhaps ?
Chris

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derek897

Link Posted 19/08/2018 - 08:44
Interesting set
Last one for me.
Well spotted
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Last Edited by derek897 on 19/08/2018 - 08:44

pschlute

Link Posted 19/08/2018 - 09:41
Last one for me too.
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McGregNi

Link Posted 19/08/2018 - 09:46
Thanks for the replies guys. ..."Interesting" yes Derek. But you wait for my next set, "Crystal Palace Wildlife" !

Ha, Chris, the whites ... Just shows how easy it is in photography to see things in such different ways. One main point of the set was that the whites were correctly exposed .... It's up for grabs now!
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Last Edited by McGregNi on 19/08/2018 - 09:53

MrB

Link Posted 19/08/2018 - 10:38
Interesting, Nigel. I like the composition in number 2, for the reflections in the building and for the irregularity of the triangles in the bottom third.

In the real scene, what is the point (!) of the white pyramids?

Cheers.
Philip

davidstorm

Link Posted 19/08/2018 - 13:53
Lovely set Nigel, technically speaking I don't think the whites are over-exposed, but I would tone them down a bit, especially in the third image.

My favourites are 2 & 3.

Regards
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McGregNi

Link Posted 19/08/2018 - 16:49
MrB wrote:

In the real scene, what is the point (!) of the white pyramids ?

Good question Philip, and I couldn't find any answers . it was built early 60's, so I can only assume they are there to attract passing Abstract Photographers with their Spotmatic's and rolls of HP4 !

Here's a few conversions to take us back to that time .
















Thanks also David, glad you saw them
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Pentaxophile

Link Posted 19/08/2018 - 21:36
I really like 3 & 4 from the colour set. Not really feeling the mono versions. (The pinkish colour of the concrete showing through adds something).
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Last Edited by Pentaxophile on 19/08/2018 - 21:36

Tyr

Link Posted 20/08/2018 - 01:31
3 is just stunning in its composition, just feels/looks right. I'm also fond of 4, 5 & 6. Great shots!

Personally, not keen on 1 & 2. Mostly because they pale in comparison with the others.
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StephenHampshire

Link Posted 20/08/2018 - 18:22
Is the giant stone head of Paxton still there, or did I imagine it?? It always reminds me of Zardoz
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thingsthatihaveseen

Link Posted 20/08/2018 - 20:33
What a great set Nigel... there's a simplicity to 4, 5 and 6 that is really strong to my eye, but the whole set is really well seen...

Best
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McGregNi

Link Posted 25/08/2018 - 19:07
Thank you also Will, Dan and Bill! Stephen, yes, the big stone head is still there between the sports centre and car park and would no doubt reward some close up photography, next time.

Will, yes I see, the colour does bring something into the very monotone mx.
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