The steps that lead up to the De La Warr Pavilion and part of the King George V colonnade that graces the seafront in the East Sussex town of Bexhill-on-sea, England.
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Royaldevon (37633) 2014-03-27 2:05
Good Morning Brian,
I am a sucker for shadows and the patterns that they make. You have found a stunning example, here, where there is a super combination of shapes and lines to create shadow patterns that appear full of movement.
It all results from your excellent viewpoint; we are carried seamlessly from the f/g to the dome.
Have a lovely day,
chrislo (4155) 2014-03-27 2:20
Superb shot ! I really like this point of view. The lines and perspective make this photo full of interesting features. The diagonal line of the stairs is a strong element in your composition that nicely leads the eye towards the pavilion. The shadows created by the railing add a nice dynamic touch and I like the use of black and white which accentuâtes the play of light and shadows. Well controlled light and perfectly composed to give a fine graphical impact.
dkmurphys (57047) 2014-03-27 2:35
Very attractive composition. I like the contrasts and the idea for this artistic shot. Well done!
williewhistler (16310) 2014-03-27 2:47
a superb photograph that has been expertly composed with full advantage taken of the graphic shapes and their shadows,the conversion to mono was a master-stroke accentuating these lovely features.
There is a full range of tones and exquisite detail throughout,it`s a stunning shot.I like it a lot.
All the best Les.
Giustiniani (3632) 2014-03-27 2:52
Bonjour Brian, une belle composition graphique avec un jeu d'ombres et de lumières très intéressant. Excellent choix du N&B.
Une bonne journée.
snunney (96733) 2014-03-27 3:32
A composition packed full of atmosphere. Ideally cropped to extract the utmost from the strong graphical lines of the architecture and making superb use of the shadows. Judicious choice of black to accentuate the tonal contrast. I wonder what those cavities at the top of some of the steps are designed to do, at first I thought they were the result of damage or wear and tear, but on second glance they look quite deliberate.
Nicou (139126) 2014-03-27 4:11
quel escalier et ocmpo quel jeu de lumirèe et ce zig zag desde la barrière sur l'escalier quel bel effet sueprbe.
Bravo et amitié
Romano46 (18472) 2014-03-27 4:20
un bianco e nero che valorizza molto ben un bel gioco di luci e di ombre.
Un susseguirsi di figure geometriche che riempono il fotogramma in misura perfetta.
Molto ben dosata la successione di bianchi e di grigi.
Ciao e buona giornata
HimalAnda (10651) 2014-03-27 5:39
As usual, the composition is elegant, playing with lines and shadows.
The B&W is very nice.
carlo62 (45872) 2014-03-27 10:21
questa scala ti ha ispirato in modo particolare, ogni scatto un centro.
Bellissimo questo gioco di prospettiva con luci e ombre a disegnare il soggetto, una bella inquadratura e ottima scelta del b&w che fa concentrare l'osservatore sulle linee.
jcpix (13908) 2014-03-27 16:15
So, what exactly did you mean by not being accustomed to opening your mouth that wide? I'm afraid you're going to have to elaborate on that, sir! hehe Okee dokee, we'll leave that one alone now. :)
On to this beauty. After a week of abstracts and graphics myself, this one really caught my eye this afternoon. Super choice for black & white, makes the shadow play more emphatic. The shapes and lines are outstanding as they've been arranged in this composition, with a few sexy curves in the background to garner some attention in contrast. Oh yeahhhh. :)
You've made excellent use of this area, which goes to show a keen eye can produce an incredible amount of original pictures from just one spot. Well done mate, this is another winning shot!
Don't get any on ya', take it easy.
Cheers from across the pond,
tyro (24056) 2014-03-27 18:13
You have shown us pictures of this place before but this one is a totally different composition and a very graphical one at that.
I think that many photographers would have been "put off" by the very strong sunlight but you have cleverly made the very most of that (nowadays) rare commodity to produce a very appealing image. The strong regular and angular lines of the shadows of the foreground railings on the concrete steps are stunning - full of interesting angles and triangles - and those lines are continued in the railings higher up and also in the distant row of steps which lead us up to the beautifully lit dome on the right.
In some ways this picture is almost reminiscent of the magnificent drawings of M.C. Escher - though this one is believable! Gorgeous light, tones and textures, perfect exposure and your usual impeccable attention to detail and sharpness.
Mics (936) 2014-03-27 19:52
Just like what others said, I also like the patters and symmetry created by the shadows made by your composition and POV. Nice work as usual :-)
shreya2000 (2361) 2014-03-27 23:40
I like the B&W pic taken by you. Nice architecture seen by you. Thanks for sharing.
jjcordier (79297) 2014-03-28 0:56
Très beau noir et blanc. L'architecture et les ombres créent un graphisme vraiment très intéressant et ton cadrage est magnifique.
kasianowak (8699) 2014-03-28 3:27
Superb graphic image with the shadows adding yet another eye-catching pattern to the mix. Looks fantastic in b&w.
Have a nice weekend
ChrisJ (111674) 2014-03-29 3:42
Superb graphism tonal and textural details in this outstanding b&w image. Good sharpness and the sidelight from the right has provided interesting complimentary shadows. Punchy light contrasts with good graphic elements and I like the lead in lines and perspective. Tfs!
annjackman (21813) 2014-03-29 7:26
This is a super subject for a b/w conversion. The zig-zag shadow lines down the steps contribute to the patterns of the architecture. I like the creative viewpoint of this well known Pavilion. Excellent sharpness and tonal range - very well done.
Kind Regards, Ann
CLODO (33860) 2014-03-29 7:47
a fantastic composition well framed and converted in B&W: we follow the differnt lines and surfaces to reach to the tower.
top class picture
janneman (2812) 2014-03-30 3:26
All the lines, shapes and contrast between light and dark are together a magical play for the photographer!
Well done and thanks for sharing this!
mjw364 (838) 2014-04-04 6:05
Love the lines and shapes that construct this image in a way that makes me think of elements of a graphic design. Great range of tones with a nice balanced degree of contrast between them throughout. Really like it.
- Copyright: Brian Denton (timecapturer) (49288)
- Genre: Places
- Medium: Black & White
- Date Taken: 2014-03-05
- Categories: Daily Life, Architecture, Artwork
- Camera: Sony Alpha 850 DSLR, Sony F20mm F2.8 SAL
- Exposure: f/20.0, 1/250 seconds
- More Photo Info: view
- Photo Version: Original Version
- Theme(s): Monochrome [view contributor(s)]
- Date Submitted: 2014-03-27 1:56