Still Life, Portraits, Urbex
Posted on 2012/05/11 at 06:18 in Architecture & Urbex, Black & White, Photography | RSS feed
WOW! The light amazingly has been captured. I loved this B&W shot… so impressive… But your all photographs are always so impressive… Fascinating. Thank you dear Robert, Love, nia
Thank you, Nia! I was hoping the lighting would come out right when I was taking this photo.
Thank you, Shimon!
The tonality of this shot is amazing, have you merged bracketed shots? If tis has been done with HDR it is a masterpiece
Thanks Russ! Yeah, it was merged and HDR’d. The lighting was really perfect that day, it was about 5pm and not many clouds. I was tempted to leave it in color, but I really wanted the focus to be on the lighting. The color distracts it from that, I think.
Thank you Jess!
A great one.
This is a terrific shot, Robert. The sliver of sunlight is very nice.
Thank you, Ken!
Miami, Florida has no real architecture of interest like this. It is a shame that I can appreciate such things only in photos of other places. But at least you provide the photos on your blog.
I hear you – it’s hard to find places in the States that have interesting architecture. We tend to like demolishing them and building something new.
Amazing place!!! Great picture…
Thank you, Lazaro!
I have to echo everyone else because this photo is truly amazing!
Great shot, Robert – like how I imagine hyper-reality to be.
Thanks, Richard, and ditto! Wouldn’t mind stepping outside and seeing that every morning, haha.
Escher – esque
Absolutely! When I converted it to black and white I thought the same thing.
It reminds me of that Escher print too, Robert, except that the staircase actually goes somewhere, and there aren’t any strange creatures slinking around…besides the photographer, of course!
Haha, I try not to slink around too much! Well, at least until everyone cleared out and let me take the photo. Thanks for your kind words and comments, rprtphoto!
Painting like, nice.
Thank you, MJ!
Absolutely stunning image! The ‘Like’ option goes nowhere near fare enough to do the image justice! As sedge808 and rprtphoto say, this is very Escher, and it’s actually hard to identify this as a photograph, rather than a piece of art! Very well done!
Thanks CK! I agree about it not really looking like a photograph.. In the full resolution it really looks more like a painting. I like the processing on this one, the lighting that day really begged for HDR. I was very pleased how it came out. Thanks for your kind words.
Beautiful…beautiful…beautiful…Wow. Details, tonality, how the light leads to the door. Man this is really a great shot!
Thank you, Assisi – for both your visit and nice comments! Great blog!
Thank you, Suzy! For some reason I’m not receiving any notifications about your new posts.. I’m going to unfollow then refollow, that usually works.
Wow! The light in this shot is beautiful
Thank you for your visit and comments, Stacy! I like your blog! I’m going to check out some more of your posts.
¡Preciosa imagen Robert!. me encanta ese rayo de sol
Precious image Robert!. I am charmed with this beam of the Sun
Gracias Manoli! Yo estaba muy contento de cómo la iluminación era ese día. Estoy contento de que el procesamiento salió bien también.
Thank you! Your blog is filled with beautiful photos!
Thank you! Your photos of Utah are breathtaking!
Wow! The image looks — dreamed rather than photographed.
Hi Robert. HDR color images frequently disturb me because they often look so obviously ‘false’ and authors don’t usually tweak the colors to take advantage of this, but in B/W, as here, you have created an art form which tonally is beautifully controlled. Once again your mastery of placement, division and conscious cropping of the base of the left hand section of building has created a tension between the left and right sides giving us a sense of mystery and imminence. Even Romeo and Juliet dare not perform on this stage. Visionary work. Tell me, do you know what you want from the outset, or does the image metamorphose through different forms until you discover the one that you want?
Indeed, I’ve seen some over-saturated HDR that my eyes needed a few minutes to recover from! Adjusting all the settings and levels really lets you ‘own’ (for lack of a better word) that image, to finish giving it the mood you’re conveying.
As far as your question, it’s really both. There are some times where I just will wander and purposely get lost, just to discover a new area and to experiment. Other times I’m fairly planned out. I do a decent bit of traveling and don’t have too much time to take photos so I usually have to be fairly methodical when it comes to timing and planning. This particular shot was one of the later. I really suppose that’s true for all photographers though.
Post processing wise, it’s also both. I’ve been to many areas where everything was beyond mundane and not interesting in the least. Those are the days I’m thankful for software. Haha.
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