The magnificent Regency masterpiece that is the Royal Pavilion in the city of Brighton, East Sussex, England; a monochrome version taken late afternoon, with the low spring sunshine and shadows making its beauty and artistry all the more distinct.
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krzychu30 (12833) 2013-09-12 2:21
a real architectural gem!
I like your framing and the way you processed it in B&W.In this case it helps you to bring out better and more expressive play of light&shade.
Have a nice day
olive224 (2653) 2013-09-12 2:57
I like you B&W too , you should do it more often ;)
Nice capture, i could not imagine to find such a place in England ...
williewhistler (9955) 2013-09-12 3:19
a masterclass in composition and conversion.
Simply superb,the range of tones is first class and clarity superb.
A stunning shot,without doubt one of my favourites.
All the best Les.
subhendu_bagchi (21332) 2013-09-12 4:01
hi Brian, a beautiful architecture. Well captured with nice symmetric frame. Like your treatment in monochrome. A very good one. Enjoyed it a lot. Tfs.
dkmurphys (42697) 2013-09-12 4:14
The architecture is surely amazing! A mix of a lot of styles. The b&w choice gives a spectacular result to your capture. Well done.
ChrisJ (91360) 2013-09-12 5:11
I know this place! Spent a few minutes wandering around the outside and the adjacent museum. Wonderful tonal range and good sharpness. The choice of a vertical frame worked well here. Excellent lighting and shadow detail. Good composition and perspective. Tfs!
mirosu (8378) 2013-09-12 6:22
Outstanding monochrome detail photo. The pavilion is in perfect light and the view up is excellent. Brilliant photo with many nice details.
kasianowak (3474) 2013-09-12 7:01
Nice take on this popular subject! Great variety of tones and pleasing contrast really make it. Good idea to present it in b&w.
Nicou (106187) 2013-09-12 8:50
Fantastique contraste et architecture sueprbe le NB et ce rendu quelle coupole et image sueprbe vue avec toutes ces tourelles quelle vue quelle image sueprbe.
bravo et amitié
Romano46 (11845) 2013-09-12 9:33
un bianco e nero dal soggetto originale che con i suoi toni fiabeschi porta la mente lontano dalle coste della Manica per portarlo nel lontano oriente.
Una scelta ottima del soggetto e della luce che lo colpisce che permette di ammirare le mille sfumature di grigio che danno ampia valorizzazione alle forme poliedriche del soggetto.
Un ottimo lavoro!
Ciao e buona serata
Bartleby (13238) 2013-09-12 11:44
stunning architecture indeed. I like the light here and the subtle B&W conversion. If I had one tiny pick, it would be that I'd like to see a little more sky. Give it some room to breathe so to speak...
pyffepa (625) 2013-09-12 11:46
A chance you gave a note about the subject, I expected an oriental palace ;o)
Exceptional piece of architecture, exceptional photograph: 15/15 ;o)
Nothing to add: good light, well sharpened image and good choice of B/W.
mesutilgim (73148) 2013-09-12 11:52
Very nice b&w capture of this oriental architecture in Brighton with nice side light.
TFS and best regards
jjcordier (67540) 2013-09-12 13:18
Surprenante architecture pour ce coin d'Angleterre! Une photo en noir et blanc de très belle qualité.
wolf38 (29126) 2013-09-13 2:11
Hi Brian. Black and white in the photograph is a wonderful thing. Here everything is reduced to the essentials. The subtle nuances between black and white are very nice. Overall a masterful shot.
jcpix (6766) 2013-09-13 20:13
Even without seeing a color version, I think this is a fantastic choice of format...the black & white really plays up the contrast and brings out the form and dimension in a strong way. Good choice of subject to utilize the monochrome. This tight framing also makes the architectural design stand out, it looks to be quite a regal building, and something a bit unexpected. It has very much an Arabian vibe about it, and not to diminish it's beauty with this reference...and I hedge to even do so, but it reminds me of the old Aladdin casino in Vegas. This however, is much more stunning and classy! Enjoy the weekend. Take care.
You'll just have to come back for another visit to the U.S. I suppose...two weeks is a good chunk of time, but yes, we are pretty spread out. :)
Indrasish (2355) 2013-09-14 21:01
Excellent shot here.. I like the composition and the long vertical frame.. Superb image quality AND NICE bW MODE TOO.. and thanks as ever for attaching an interesting note with it.. Very well done..
good morning and have a nice sunday..
tyro (15805) 2013-09-15 4:40
Once again your impeccable planning and timing have allowed you to achieve some wonderful lighting on this fine building: lighting which brings out all the details and nuances of the striking architecture and the textures of the stonework.
Although you have, of course, previously shown us pictures of this lovely structure in colour, nonetheless black and white conversion suits this image perfectly. Gorgeous light, tones and contrasts, perfect exposure, lovely composition and your usual exquisite detail and clarity.
annjackman (15645) 2013-09-16 8:34
Lovely b/w photography. The wonderful light and shadows really makes the Pavilion pop out from the page.
Kind Regards, Ann
batalay (33461) 2013-09-23 6:27
THis is a first rate image of the magnificent Royal Pavilion. In B&W the shapes and patterns work especially well unencumbered by colors that may distract from the shapes.
As for the concern about "highjacking" of images, it is unfortunate. Since I am not interested in making any money from my photography, I usually share high resolution versions of my photos for legitimate scholarly works with other authors. A couple of my image, including Domes of San Marco found their way into scholarly books on Medieval Music, and in turn, when National Geographic Books published my book, "Leonardo's Universe," Sabrina Pezzoli, allowed me to use her image Ponte Buriano. Leonardo used the bridge in the background of the "Mona Lisa." At the end of the day, it is a matter of using good faith and credit that matters to me most.
SnapRJW (23932) 2013-10-08 7:05
Hello Brian - So you're still having connection problems. I see TE is very quiet at the moment so perhaps you are not the only one. I have been looking through galleries that I missed when I was away and I have found a couple of yours I like very much and wish to comment on. This is superb in B&W. The details stand out brilliantly here with the play of light and shade. I love the way the ribs on the central dome are illuminated along with the lattice-work. So clean and crisp. Great contrasts and a very good range of tones, a shot to savour. Warm regards Rosemary
- Copyright: Brian Denton (timecapturer) (37406)
- Genre: Places
- Medium: Black & White
- Date Taken: 2012-03-12
- Categories: Daily Life, Architecture, Artwork
- Camera: Sony Alpha 850 DSLR, Sony 28-75mm F2.8 SAM, Hoya Super UV
- Exposure: f/16, 1/60 seconds
- More Photo Info: view
- Photo Version: Original Version
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- Date Submitted: 2013-09-12 1:49
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