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  Mini#48 Monochrome
Entry 6 of 22
   
 
Ubiquitous       ©2021 Jade O.
Panasonic DMC-FZ30       6th place, 124 points
1/320s, f5.6, ISO 80, 35mm, Normal Program, Pattern, no flash
 
Post-Processing: Perspective tool to align verticals, rotate tower onto side, curves, desaturate, duplicate layer, merge, darken underside of building for ground effect, crop, resize, sharpen       Extra Info: None
 
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forkcandles
10 days ago
    you made a ugly building look good. the architect you mentioned lives in Bristol and was always frank about some of the efforts made in Bristol. One set of flats were described as retro east german social housing. I agreed with him.

Jade O.
10 days ago
    jc I noticed you had to me tops twice!Thanks. I thought the tones worked out well on this one.

Thank you all for your votes and especially your comments. Each one is appreciated. See outtakes for the correct orientation of this shot.

johncomyn
11 days ago
    Well well, just realized I voted you no.1 here too. Stunning composition tones are just perfect.

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Jade O.
11 days ago
    Lo Your assumption is correct. I thought this orientation was more interesting and playful since at first glance it looks like a horizontal structure....and to me it looks architecturally superior had it been oriented that way too.

Phil99 I had not thought of an overhang effect as for me it looked more like aoc's confused reflections but you clearly have a discerning eye and good spatial perception.

Lo
12 days ago
    Am I correct in assuming that the building is on it's side? Awesome! What an interesting effect you have created with all that repetition disappearing into nothingness.

Phil99
12 days ago
    I had to look up the meaning of the word 'Ubiquitous' - so I learnt something there! I like the way it is framed with the overhang of the building at the bottom. In my top 5.

Jade O.
12 days ago
    Thanks Old Finn. I tried to keep it simple.

kerszkavet If you turn your head and look at the image in portrait rather than landscape mode, I think my thinking will be clearer. I simply added a grey layer on top of the existing building and flipped it on its side ...because I like the design in a horizontal presentation as it recalled for me, the courtyards and palaces of old European cities. In the vertical as built, it is just another faceless uninspired tower, which could be found anywhere.

Maike Thanks. I'd be interested in knowing if you like it less once it is oriented as it is in real life.

fc Never thought it presented as massed concrete but I now see how in b&w it could appear that way. I just learned brutalist is from the French for raw concrete (" beton Brut") which English word was evidently a term coined by a British architectural critic to describe the horror Brits felt with the appearance of this new form of architecture. (I am generally strongly adverse to Brutalism as a style since for me, it is contrary to everything architecture should be which is welcoming, comforting, accommodating, and deferential to the human condition and the people who use it.)
Edited on Feb 15, 2021

Old Finn
12 days ago
    In my favorites. Well composed, well composed.

kerszkavet
12 days ago
    Great idea, emphasises the pattern, high in my TT
Not sure about including the bottom - especially the dark part on the right - would be interested to know your thinking.

Maike13
13 days ago
    Love all the repeated shapes. Interesting composition too.

forkcandles
13 days ago
    great brutalist architecture may have cropped the LH edge tighter

Jade O.
13 days ago
    aoc If you rotate the image 90 degrees counterclockwise you should be able to figure it out...

ysal I felt the subject needed to breathe a bit. At first I was going to add a figure, or a tree since, the lines lead your eye there but decided against it because it would distract from the building and ruin the aha moment (see comment to aoc above).

Steve A positive like from you is always extra special. I was thrilled to see you liked it since I respect your discerning eye and understanding of what makes an image good.

aoc46
14 days ago
    A striking view of the building, enhanced by the negative space. I'm trying to understand the diagonal lines in the foreground; they appear to be patches of light, but from where?

ysal
14 days ago
    This is a super dramatic building perfect for B&W. Trying to decide if there is too much white to the right side. Very nice.

SteveBee
14 days ago
    I really like the pattern and repetition in your image. I would think about cropping the left side up to the beginning of the section that repeats.
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