Garisenda tower in Bologna, seen from the top of two times higher Asinelli tower. Same POV as here. This time, instead of taking the wide angle view, I preferred to focus on the tower itself, and on the shadow of the higher tower, which is seen at the bottom of the frame. To emphasize the graphism of the shadows and the textures of the pavement and of the stone walls, I converted to B&W and pushed the contrast.
Scanned from printed photo
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ktanska (28134) 2006-08-01 5:40
I think this is more striking than the previous version. Steep POV combined wit lines of the tower, shadows and roads make this mysterious. The tower seems sort of useless next to a much bigger one.
maki (0) 2006-08-01 5:56
Interesting POV. I like all the shades and light here and the fact that people are so small from that distance. This picture has a big space, it looks like 3D.
Great one for me, good idea,
marianita (3455) 2006-08-01 5:58
nice POV! great height created from this angle. The black and white creates an impression it is old!
falves (1405) 2006-08-01 6:17
I like this much more then the other. Inspite of the fact that the POV is the same this one allow us to take a better look on details. The B/W tones is very well chosen and it increases the mystic of the city of Bologna.
s_a_s_h_a (607) 2006-08-01 6:27
It's nice BW photo, but I think that previous (color) version more better.
bantonbuju (51815) 2006-08-01 7:35
well, well, well, more and more interesting povs from you, aljek!
this is superb, really stands out, exceptional view;
maybe some additional work on contrasts would help, i'd dare much higher contrasts, no worry to have some parts of the image burned;
best wishes, j.
luisafonso (862) 2006-08-01 8:24
Amazing pov Alexander. Love your b&w choice here. The shadows really cast a wonderful mood to the entire scene. Beautiful!
Lynette (1615) 2006-08-01 8:35
hi Alex, i could not figure this out till i read the note. Nice idea and great pov. love the b&w.
: ) lynette
ben4321 (9875) 2006-08-01 8:41
Your vertiginous viewpoint combined with the strong shadows produced by the harsh lighting has created a very graphic composition, an effect enhanced by your decision to convert to black and white. Even the people are almost hidden by the shadows that they have cast.
A great combination of shadows and shapes. I really like this shot.
Budapestman (82620) 2006-08-01 13:11
So because I have been in this tower which from captured another one, I know so good this photo. I try to make similar one but due to agoraphobia its failed. Good choice the B&W!
Great shot! Thank you, nice days
nwoehnl (122) 2006-08-01 17:37
Very interesting and unusual POV on this one, Alexander. The sense of height and perspective is well conveyed, and again you have a variety of patterns and textures going on that deliver impact in their own right. Good choice to go for a contrasty b&w with this one.
yannick (1471) 2006-08-02 2:57
This is an interesting perspective, and a very good composition. I like this central element, surrounded by a multitude of details, that suggest the environment, more than they show it, such as the shadow, the zebras, the pavement, ... I also like the disalignement of the tower with the streets and roofs. I think that, in this picture more than in your former one, the interest is raised by the graphix treatment, and therefore the B&W is well chosen, whereas in the other picture the real colours is more informative.
jinju (14265) 2006-08-02 3:31
it looks really good in b/w. Very raw and the increased sense of graphism is really powerful because there is no color to distract us from the strong lines. Another impressive aspect is the POV which was well worth achieving.
Clairedelune (4923) 2006-08-02 10:20
I just can't comment your previous photo of the tower. To high a point of view for me to be able to stand it. You know, to give a critique, I have to look at the photo!!! Well, you'll have to know that I am scared of heights easily... :(
To tell you the truth, I thought at first it was a lead pencil drawing. It could be. I really like the shadow of the other tower. I agree with Jerzy, the contrast could have been a notch higher. Ok. I'm done. Can't take more than that!
donluicu (24724) 2006-08-02 16:32
incredible image Alex..
this is like a Vazarely painting, we don't know what is in relierf..and what is not..
riclopes (35577) 2006-08-03 6:55
You surprise me everytime I open your gallery. This POV is really fantastic and it worth well this second post in b/w. I agree with the others that defend more contrast here. But still, this result is great as it is.
yanseiler (20) 2006-08-03 17:55
Hi Alexander, this is a very nice BW conversion, I also like the tiny people walking down there, very nice to see you posting in BW...
dolin (15619) 2006-08-14 7:47
Je trouve que ce pov mélangé à cette tour de pierre offre une image bien sympa.
Sacré effet cette tour avec une impression étrange avec ces lignes qui partent.
J'aime bien l'idée, c'est bien vu.
Un impact intéressant je trouve.
hickthom (358) 2006-10-21 17:14
Very good and intriguing shot. The unusual point of view make it seem as if you were looking down a street bollard. The peaple have become small insects wiyhout much significance. Other than that, I like the composition with the diagonals and the shadows of the various street elements...
BennyV (18047) 2016-04-03 12:08
Impressive scene, great idea to convert into bl/w, adding even more drama to it. The picture has maximum effect if you know where it was was taken from (looking at the shadow). Top work!
- Copyright: Alexander Pasternak (pasternak) (15185)
- Genre: Places
- Medium: Black & White
- Date Taken: 2002-09-00
- Categories: Architecture
- Camera: Canon EOS300, Canon EF 28-80 f/3.5-5.6
- Photo Version: Original Version
- Theme(s): My B&W photos [view contributor(s)]
- Date Submitted: 2006-08-01 5:11