It´s just a common scene taken under the archway of Cultural Centre of Hong Kong.But after two very colorful and vivid photos I posted last week,I´ve just wanted to show something in B&W.
I hope you like it.
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CLODO (28924) 2013-02-08 0:47
I like the diagonal parallel lines and their shadows, making a special framing for this lonely woman. very good B&W mood.
Hansaphotos (6415) 2013-02-08 1:04
This is a beautiful b&w shot. I like ths simplicity of this fabulous composition. The diagonal lines of the columns and how the light falls on the floor together with the person walking in a nice position in the frame are great features here. The stonework on the floor adds nice texture. You have managed the light excellently. Great choice of title too. Congratulations, Krzysztof - you have produced a reall winner with this shot:) Have a nice weekend.
Best regards, Erling
bayno (18342) 2013-02-08 1:11
this is the shot that i love...wonderful compo with so nice graphic element and a perfect managed of the light, also greta quality and dept....super good work my friend...and in B&W :)
kasianowak (4840) 2013-02-08 1:45
Wcale nie taka znowu zwykla scena! Swietnie zaobserwowana gra swiatel i cieni, wspolczesna wersja techniki chiaroscuro z obrazow Caravaggia. Podobaja mi sie tez ukosne linie dodajace zdjeciu dynamiki oraz w odpowiednim momencie uchwycone sylwetki ludzi.
npecanhuk (60794) 2013-02-08 1:51
Very interesting and attractive picture!
Black & white, exposure, sharpness, vertical format, chosen pov and composition are all excellent!
TFS - congrats,
ikeharel (52153) 2013-02-08 2:44
Due to strong backlight, the choise of a B&W pic. was in tact, Krzysztof.
Nice take the diagonal shaped wall, when people stroll along and gave a good dynamic scale.
DOF and clarity were excelent collected.
annjackman (17747) 2013-02-08 2:49
I love this. I too took some pictures here a few months ago and posted one of the steps on TE. The people are so well placed in the frame and the graphic lines of light and shade are wonderful. Very well done.
Kind Regards, Ann
timecapturer (45095) 2013-02-08 3:11
an effective B&W shot this. It has such a powerful light inside it and the human elements work excellently making the scale and depth so irresistible. Perfect detailing and I love the angular shadows. An original and spectacular presentation. Well done!
Have a great weekend - Brian.
marina7 (8049) 2013-02-08 4:32
yes, it was definitely worth waiting for:) The shot's a killer. Magic in graphic. Fantastic composition, you sure have a talent for cool street pictures. Just amazing!
jhm (135042) 2013-02-08 4:33
I am no great fan of black and white, but everything have to can on TE.
You chose a very well angle, this care for depth and perspective
Sharpness and clarity be superb.
Very well done, TFS.
Have a nice weekend,
Sonata11 (33137) 2013-02-08 4:33
kolejne ciekawe zdjecie przechodzacej osoby pod ciekawym przejsciem. Interesujaca architektura ktora prezentujesz dzisiaj. Bardzo ladna i ciekawa kompozycja. Podoba mi sie. Bardzo ciekawa praca z ciekawego POV.
Serdecznie pozdrawiam i zycze milego dnia,
lousat (72137) 2013-02-08 5:24
Magnificent idea this geometric perspective,they walk in this trangles made by this architechture,i like the details and the perfect exposure to create this original tunnel whit a hard light at the end.Very well done,have a nice weekend and thanks,Luciano
Kamilutka (8095) 2013-02-08 5:28
podoba mi sie geometryczna kompozycja tej pracy zaburzona z lekka (w bardzo pozytywny sposob) sylwetkami przechodniow. Czarno-biala kolorystyka bardzo ciekawie podkresla charakter tego zdjecia. Swietnie ustawiona ostrosc i dobrze gra swiatla.
ACL1978 (7467) 2013-02-08 8:15
A really perfect shot for a high-contrast B&W conversion, Krzysztof. The light really emphasizes the height of the pillars and casts exceptional patterns on the walkway. The woman is perfectly placed in the frame, and is counterbalanced well by the man walking in the opposite direction in silhouette. Very nicely seen and executed.
jlbrthnn (79791) 2013-02-08 8:57
B & W and architecture create an atmosphere of science fiction. A beautiful and vivid graphic image. Good quality. Bravo.
Have a nice day
rychem (19383) 2013-02-08 9:07
Podoba się i to bardzo, ukośne linie tych filarów i światło pomiędzy nimi dają pierwszorzędny efekt
mesutilgim (79916) 2013-02-08 10:53
Nice b&w capture of this archway in Hong Kong.
Very good graphical effect.
TFS and best regards
macjake (51972) 2013-02-08 11:10
what a great looking scene.
it has a super futuristic kind of look to it.
love the super sharp angled lines and play of light and shadow.
this is a very unique post, not sure how many other people have captured this same pov and subject.
10 out of 10!
siudzi (32323) 2013-02-08 11:16
Witaj Krzysiu - znakomita kompozycja!! Jestem pod ogromnym wrażeniem jak fantastycznie poradziłeś sobie ze światłem i uzyskałeś tak piękny kadr. Super praca!
Noel_Byrne (20682) 2013-02-08 11:50
Greetings from Ireland
I know your note says this is a common scene from Hong Kong, but for me, this is surreal, futuristic and fantastic. I dont know if perhaps I watch too many movies, but I see this almost like a portal. In the background, the traditional city in the distance but in the main frame, what looks like a time travel airport, or a space station! Its ana amazing effect to combine two worlds together like this, and to do it so smoothly.
The girl brings life to the scene, reinforcing for me the idea of this being a portal of some kind, and the light in the pillars is incredible. This is a fantastic scene, so much texture and uniqueness. You chose a perfect point of view and crop, and of course a black and white is always a wonderful choice. This makes me ache to see this beautiful place, wonderful shot, and thanks for sharing.
All the best
cornejo (27915) 2013-02-08 12:02
Hello Krzysztof, Excellent photo of this interesting scene in black and white, very well composed with a great POV. A nice picture with good clarity and quality. A perfectly charming and good job done, congratulations my friend. Thanks for sharing this interesting work.
Good night and happy weekend.
Warm greetings from southern Spain.
federico (2169) 2013-02-08 12:12
very nice B&W ,good composition and vertical frame
raszid62 (18583) 2013-02-08 16:26
Bardzo dobrze, że zdecydowałeś się pokazać ten obraz w B&W - dzięki temu bardziej uwidoczniają się
linie- poziome skośne i pionowe, które są tu najbardziej przemawiającym elementem. Dwoje ludzi w pasażu łamie symetrie linii i to tez bardzo dobrze. Doskonała kompozycja.
SnapRJW (29230) 2013-02-08 22:00
Hello Krzysztof - What a fabulous B&W shot. The strong graphic elements are perfectly suited to monochrome which highlights the light and shade really well. Excellent composition with a good feel for depth thanks to the perspective and lighter tones in the distance. The isolated figures complete a fine shot. Top class work. Warm regards rosemary
dkmurphys (46140) 2013-02-09 1:04
What a great effect of the diagonals. I like the artistic result in great contrasts and textures. Well taken, have a fine weekend.
amaryllis (33426) 2013-02-09 5:59
une superbe photo en noir et blanc de cette femme qui marche dans l'ombre et la lumičre en alternance
une réalisation soignée
eldancer1 (25085) 2013-02-09 7:49
From what I've seen on TE, China has some very interesting combination of architectures. I like your pov and it has good dof with nice contrast. Good use of the shadows to create depth. Very well done, tfs.
abmdsudi (39470) 2013-02-09 9:01
I like the graphic feel of this scene, enjoy the pov and so well framed to dramatize the parallel lines and graphic elements in it with the figs to make it happening. The mono treament is appropriate with excellent tonal contrast and the subtle shadows adding the depth, but above all I love the atmosphere, I reckon you excell here and you just seem to have that very keen eye. The 'feel' of the place is nicely captured with mystery fig. Excellent work :))
JFS (32459) 2013-02-09 10:05
Wow!!!!! That's amazing!!!!I LOVE IT! Sorry, I've been in Milano and Cuggiono those days, I met Giorgio and Luciano, and Letizia. Great people all of them. I like mnore and more B&W shots my friend, we have to keep on posting them even TE people do not like them very much.
All the best,
adramad (35251) 2013-02-09 11:12
Extraordinary composition, creative and beautiful .... I like the big picture perspective and geometric nice game of it. Great potential is studded with these beautiful diagonal, that have great graphics. A success in this case the B & W.
Enjoy a happy weekend.
Cricri (101149) 2013-02-09 12:06
Trčs bon le cadrage, le jeu de lumičre de l'architecture, les reflets sur le sol, la présence des personnes chacun dans des sens différents, belle présentation en N/B
lpi (4857) 2013-02-09 16:15
Un excellent cliché en noir & blanc!
Bravo et joli coup d'oeil!
jcpix (11398) 2013-02-09 22:55
This was an easy choice of photos to comment on, it's fantastic. What a wonderful graphic image, the black & white format suits this extremely well. A compelling composition and splendid recognition of the subject matter. I especially like the patterns and strong lines, and the shadows and silhouettes are an added bonus effect. Impressive shot!
dush (0) 2013-02-10 0:06
Love the way the arch forms grey shadows in the grayscale composition. Absolute brilliant guise by the use of monochromatic shades.
ManuMay (34357) 2013-02-10 10:44
Yes, this is a very good work!!!
Superb composition and use of architecture, the subject placement is the best possible, and the black silhouette at left side offers a very good contrast too...Excellent work!!
I love it!!
Have a nice day...
pajaran (48331) 2013-02-10 10:58
Lep pogled i trenutak ...
Dobra ostrina snimka, kontrast, perspektiva.
Dobra kompozicija, lepo pokazano.
Prijatno vece i sve najbolje.
Nice view and a moment ...
Good image sharpness, contrast, perspective.
Good composition, nice revealed.
Good evening and all the best.
Ninello52 (7503) 2013-02-10 14:09
Congratulations! Fantastic image, great composition with beautiful light and be beautiful diagonals of the porch! Excellent choice of black and white! Bravissimo!
Best regards, Nino.
tedesse (25045) 2013-02-10 14:14
Dobry tytul! Interesujace czarno-biale foto.
Doskonaly POV i wspaniala perspektywa, ladne swiatlocienie, super ostrosc.
chrisvek (7001) 2013-02-10 14:20
Very good capture with B&W filter usage!Perfect composition and so clever look!Nice lightning usage too.Well done!
Have a nice evening
delpeoples (52443) 2013-02-10 21:33
Witaj dear Krzystof
Wow, this is a stunning photo, and of all your beautiful modern architecture photos, is probably my favourite. Excellent choice with the B&W, the depth, the dynamic range and the contrasts are superb. What great graphism and you;ve introduced a very striking human element too. Great job, congratulations.
danos (83031) 2013-02-10 23:05
nice the B/W scene from the archway of Cultural Centre in Hong Kong.
I like the beautiful scenery with the presentation of the passing by woman to adds life in the image.
Have a good week,Danos
Silvio1953 (115815) 2013-02-11 6:25
Ciao Krzysztof, fashinating B&W composition, splendid light, excellent clarity and wonderful perspective, very well done, my friend, ciao Silvio
claudeD (30405) 2013-02-11 11:17
Very fine picture very well composed and a perfect choice for b+w mode. I like th vertical format and the very good contrasts. Very well done.TFS.
With regards from Luxembourg
COSTANTINO (51208) 2013-02-11 11:21
simplicity in sepia,
perfect detailing and
excellent combination of the light
first shot quality,special framing
for this lonely woman
you did your best
s_lush (16134) 2013-02-11 22:20
This is a highly aesthetic composition with strong graphics, which is intensified with the black-and-white mode. Perfectly well done!
everlasting (14317) 2013-02-12 5:02
fantastic play with light and shadow. Good work!
mirosu (12514) 2013-02-12 23:43
A great use of diagonal lines. The deep depth of field is perfect. A well presented crop allows eyes to remain fixed on the diagonal structures. This is a really excellent photo, and is a good example of architectural mode. The great light and shadow play also lends a lovely contrast to the scene. Well presented in portrait format. Extra high quality monochrome photo.
Curious_Eye (962) 2013-02-16 4:00
Gratulacje, to zdjecie jest znakomite! Swietne swiatlo, bardzo ciekawa kompozycja, czarno-biale medium podkresla zarowno grafike jak i emocje. Brawo!
adores (34330) 2013-02-20 16:01
Really well captured!- the pavement, the diagonal lines, the light and shadows, the people so well placed... A good capture, with a good conversion to b&w!
Robert1969 (6858) 2013-02-22 0:24
A picture with a nice "game" with lines, contrast
and shadows and that makes the picture the picture
exciting. The B&W emphasize that extra and it
makes the picture extra calmness.
Light management and composition are very good.
serp2000 (37841) 2013-02-25 2:18
Splendid composition! It reminds me a Korkut's style. Good idea to make this picture in b&w version. Just an art work, original presentation of a Hong Kong daily life.
manatee (4658) 2013-04-27 13:10
Excelent picture, I like the B&W gives elegance and nostalgy to this picture in a modern city this contrast mixing marvelous here.
mjw364 (6998) 2013-07-30 13:14
Its not such a common scene in the way you have composed and processed this shot. Clear sharp and excellent in b n w. Excellent!
Indrasish (2805) 2013-08-14 9:47
How are you!! Like the composition and the superb BW mode.. Great shot.. I like the toggling between light and shadow area.. excellent image quality too.. Very well done.. thanks for sharing this one..
Good night from Kolkata and wish you all the best..
ourania (26236) 2013-10-16 11:43
you've observed and rendered this architectural environment very effectively and created an elegant graphical composition that's instantly appealing. I like very much how the monochrome has given emphasis to the patterns that surround the people but has also set the mood of the scene. There's a discreet but interesting juxtaposition of rhythmical and random patterns, the play of light and shadow is very charming too. The rhythmical patterns accentuate the sense of movement. There are three people in this scene and the title could refer to each and all of them. Congratulations and thank you!
All the best, have a great evening,
subhendu_bagchi (25240) 2013-12-24 0:46
wow, a nicely composed shot indeed. Great graphical elements here in this shot. Like the light and shadowed portions in the frame, they are contrasting nicely. Excellent presentation in monochrome. Tfs.
fabbs99 (15681) 2014-01-17 21:00
This is a classic shot in monochrome.Lovely piece of work.I love to see the lady walking alone.TFS.
- Copyright: Krzysztof Kusy (krzychu30) (15332)
- Genre: Places
- Medium: Black & White
- Date Taken: 2013-01-23
- Categories: Daily Life
- Camera: Nikon D3100, Nikkor 18-105mm f/3.5-5.6 G AF-S VR, Hoya CIR-PL PRO 1 DIGITAL 67mm
- Exposure: f/4.8, 1/15 seconds
- More Photo Info: view
- Photo Version: Original Version
- Date Submitted: 2013-02-08 0:32