Spiral Staircase

Spiral Staircase

Photo Information
Lytes Cary, South Somerset
01/07/2010 - 10:37bwlchmawr
CategoryBlack & White
Shutter Speed1/30
Aperturef/8
LensN/A
ISO800
Focal Length28mm
Views/Likes67/0

sam-joseph

Link Posted 01/07/2010 - 12:48
Andrew, I feel that you've captured a visually interesting radiance of lines, enanating from a central point at approximately the left-hand third of the frame. A clever juxtaposition of light and shadow, rough edge and smooth step, vertical and horizontal. In short, a "nice shot".
Regards
Sam-Joseph
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pink

Link Posted 01/07/2010 - 17:26
Andrew I don't know how you do it,

see beauty within a cold stone structure as Sam said visually interesting radiance of line

The B&W conversion is excellent just the right amount of contrast how ever I think if you cloned out the light from the window it would improve it.

James
My Fluidr

"To see in colour is a delight for the eye, But to see in black and white is a delight for the soul" ANDRI HERY

bwlchmawr

Link Posted 01/07/2010 - 20:19
Thanks both. It was a quite impossible shot to manage contrast-wise. I'm always getting myself into these situations. The light from the window is really badly burnt out but I thought the odd glazing bar shadows just interesting enough to get away with!
Best wishes,

Andrew

"These places mean something and it's the job of a photographer to figure-out what the hell it is."
Robert Adams
"The camera doesn't make a bit of difference.  All of them can record what you are seeing.  But, you have to SEE."
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wadna

Link Posted 02/07/2010 - 08:12
G'day Andrew. It will come as no surprise to you that I also feel the blown area really detracts from the image. Without it this would be a great image with it's wonderful lines & texture.
Regards, Ian.

bwlchmawr

Link Posted 02/07/2010 - 20:36
No argument from me about that Ian. It is a fully reshootable image and I'll have another go later in the summer.
Best wishes,

Andrew

"These places mean something and it's the job of a photographer to figure-out what the hell it is."
Robert Adams
"The camera doesn't make a bit of difference.  All of them can record what you are seeing.  But, you have to SEE."
Ernst Hass
My website: http://www.ephotozine.com/user/bwlchmawr-199050 http://s927.photobucket.com/home/ADC3440/index
https://www.flickr.com/photos/78898196@N05

KatieW

Link Posted 05/07/2010 - 17:44
Ok, I'll make a controversial comment here and say for me (humbly), the light in the steps draws me in, without it I'm not sure I'd feel the same atmosphere. Nice image indeed.
Regards
Katie
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