I loved the smooth worn texture of this section of paving at a road junction in Herculanium and had to stay there for almost 3 hours longer than needed to get the contra jour light that the shot needed.
Tech: shot in B&W mode so I only had to create a S-Curve in the curves pallet, and sharpen and add a boarder.
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Cool-ice (5289) 2004-09-01 11:23
I don't know what to say more about your B&W, Richard : they are always perfect and without any defaults ;-)
Here the textures and the light are really nice, as also the composition.
Proxilva (2157) 2004-09-01 12:26
i like the silver tone the stones in the light have... three hours well spend i hope, you're a persistent fellow Richard :)... I like the framing aswell the small white line in the frame is a real good idea...
p.s. what is an s-curve?
Hanssie (10886) 2004-09-01 12:27
I agree with Yves' words....
This one is perfect sharp, a very nice Roman road, "details are in the street"...
RandomCameraGuy (3071) 2004-09-01 14:11
The light is worth it. Wonderful texture, I can almost feel the stones! I like the close up framing and diagonal comp. Cheers Richard!
Mrg (825) 2004-09-01 15:55
A powerfull b&w picture, fantastic different textures in the floor.Nice prespective and composition
piozac (2065) 2004-09-01 15:56
Hi Richard! I missed some of your latest posts! I really like the perspective you chose in this picture. Lighting and b&w tones are like always superb.
All the best!
erthmuffin (1551) 2004-09-01 17:20
interesting textures, great angle and light. well seen!
naxius (16685) 2004-09-02 3:29
Simple shot but very effective! I like the B&W mode that works perfectly for this composition. The light on the paving stone is excellent.
Toonboy (2539) 2004-09-02 10:45
A great mixture of light and rustic textures well woth the wait Richard
wilkinsonsg (8662) 2004-09-02 13:03
Great B&W composition IMHO, the stone work of the road and the shadows form a very appealing whole.
RGatward (20086) 2004-09-07 9:57
Still catching up. Nicely seen texture, well presnted without burning out, whilst still keeping the detail in the shadows. Classy work.
kaychambers (1198) 2004-09-12 21:01
The silver colouration, those pine needles, the stonework's texture and the shadow falling onto the footway above all make for a great image here.
danielswalsh (13599) 2004-09-14 19:27
Great POV on this one. I really like the diagonal lines of the rocky road.
Fantastic detail, and great "curves" work.
dsidwell (9783) 2004-09-24 7:48
The texture and detail found in the foreground stones is superb. I am again impressed with both your composition and your camera, and perhaps the lens choice. The diagonal at the top of the curb works well to take the eye to different places. I'll have to look up what contra jour light means! My suggestion would be to try the shot without the shadows in the back, but then again, I like the darker spots that capture my interest, too.
annagrace (2467) 2005-05-17 17:13
Wow, that's a lot of work for such a beautiful photo! It's great to see someone who appreciates black and white. I love it, too!
The extra three hours was worth it to get the great shadows on the road. Nice post!
- Copyright: Richard Birkett (merpb) (2001)
- Genre: Places
- Medium: Black & White
- Date Taken: 2004-08-12
- Camera: Fuji Finepix S2 Pro, MicroNikkor 105mm f4, Digital RAW, Nikon L37C
- Exposure: f/16, 1/90 seconds
- Details: Tripod: Yes
- Photo Version: Original Version
- Date Submitted: 2004-09-01 11:14