I've walked past this wall several times a week for several years (it's just outside the entrance to where I work), and I've occasionally photographed it but never been happy with the result. This time though, with this particular balance of ambient and artificial light, I'm pleased with how it turned out.
On an unrelated matter: today's shot, tomorrow's and Sunday's are being automatically posted as we're down in London for the weekend. I may get the opportunity to post a comment or two, but I may not, so don't expect to hear much from me until Monday.
Fascinating photo, but the lines make me dizzy.
Less in certainly more and I really like the graphic, minimalist approach here. You are also right about the light being very nice. One negative point though: get rid of the path. Cheers
i love this kind of work! This is beautiful! Have fun in London!
How is it "automatically" posting entries?
Miklos: In Daves absence let me explain. Dave has already chosen and processed a number of pictures and has instructed his software to upload them at set intervals to cover the period he is away. Hope that helps. Cheers
I really enjoy images such as these; abstract perhaps, but based more on visual design than photographic principles. I'm still not 100%, but think that I agree with Darrell about getting rid of the path. Just a slightly tighter crop perhaps. Although having said that, the path does give it some grounding as a real location/image, and not simply an exercise in visual design. Hate it when I can't make up my mind! Either way, an excellent image.
Ben: I think a crop would spoil the image a tad. The little pillars need some ground to stand in as far as I'm concerned. A lower viewpoint when shooting or, post capture, a little cloning would be the way to go for me. Cheers
The reflected colors in the windows make it work, absolutely.
I'd have been thrilled to have taken this shot!
And yeah, gotta love that scheduled posting:-)
I use it fequently myself.
Yeah I've just got comment from a couple of people (thanks guys) that MT does automatic uploads? Wow. Way to cheat the system :)
I think I might incorporate it into my site's framework and fool everyone! :D I'll still be uploading posts in 2342AD
Excellent. I loved it as soon as it appeared on screen. Though it will probably work better as a print than on screen - less moire, I'm thinking.
i dont think it actually uploads a file, but rather makes a posting live at a certain time, as per the cron job.
the two different windows convey different meaninga according to they're colours
frisky: yeah, it sounds like just a flag in the database that gets switched .. sounds simple actually now that I think about it. Thanks for the enlightenment guys.
one of my faves of yours, dave.
Those windows look like Bang & Olufsen remote controllers =)
Beautiful compositon... it's very pleasing!
Whoa, the lines make me a little dizzy. Very cool effect though. I love the way you framed the whole shot -- one of my favorites of yours.
You could compose this a million different ways. I like yours.
Amazing shot. I think the path adds tons to the overall image. If it didn't make me so dizzy... ;-)
I wonder how this would look as a print or in B&W.
Really cool shot. I love the difference in light between the two windows and there position in the frame. A minor point: would a little more cropping at the bottom have worked to remove the paving in the bottom-right corner?
Well spotted and great mix of ambient and artificial light.
great shot bro! love the composition and lighting. dead nuts on.
By the way... As I'll be out of town this weekend, I'm automatically posting this comment to your blog. Haha..
(good shit, that is.)
wow. David, i can't get over how well you set up this shot! this is one of the hardest things for me to do, to see and align everything beforehand so that the horizontal and vertical lines in the image are straight. it always seems as if i have to go back and realign and crop in Photoshop.
was this a straight shot or was there much 'fixing' in PS?
I love this shot. I would like to see it without the path as suggested as well though. But I'm loving the lines!
I love the graphic lines in this image interrupted by colour. Great shot.
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