It is not often that I post a monochrome image but this shot lends itself to this medium perfectly I think. The image itself was taken in Liverpool Gardens in the town of Worthing in West Sussex, England. These two busts are part of a series of four that overlook the gardens from a plinth on the Montague Centre. They are called the "Desert Quartet" and are 4 bronze busts fashioned by the late British sculptor Dame Elisabeth Frink. Installed, controversially in 1990 they were Grade II listed in 2007 an unprecedented achievement for a public sculpture, as there is normally a 30-year waiting period before gaining such status. Dame Elisabeth drew inspiration for the sculpture after a trip into the Tunisian Desert.
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SnapRJW (31629) 2012-05-04 2:24
Wow Brian - A B&W shot which is so obviously one of yours despite it not being in colour! This is spectacular, the contrast with white, whites and black, blacks and all the tones between is really excellent. The shot has taken on a strong graphic feel where shapes and volumes are perfectly displayed. A really excellent shot. I am very impressed! Warm regards rosemary
PS. I shall have to come for a lesson is conversion!
JFS (32459) 2012-05-04 2:32
Fantastic play of light and shadows, top class B&W, the heads are a plus to your fantastic work. Love it!
Hasta luego amigo!
everlasting (15358) 2012-05-04 3:36
A fabulous play with light and shadow and contrast Brian, not to mention lines!
Royaldevon (41819) 2012-05-04 3:50
Good Morning Brian,
The clarity and the contrasts are awesome. I so much approve of your chosen pov which places the busts proud but also takes every advantage of the contrasts between the straight lines of the plinth and the repeating curves of the building.
Have a lovely w/e,
patdeph (35748) 2012-05-04 5:37
a superb perspective in B&W, where I love the strong contrasts and the incredible brightness givent by the white walls.Superbly done!
npecanhuk (76927) 2012-05-04 6:00
Adequate black & white with superb management of light!
Chosen pov and composition with façades and those two heads are highlights and outstanding features here!
Sharpness and vertical format also pleased me a lot!
TFS - congrats,
mirosu (16273) 2012-05-04 6:05
Superimage with excelent light and contrast. Perfect POV and DOF. Very well done.!!
vasilpro (41661) 2012-05-04 7:13
Wonderful B&W composition, excellent light management, great clarity and contrast, superb tones of gray, I love it, TfS!
Have a nice weekend, Vasilis.
ChrisJ (117199) 2012-05-04 9:56
Incredible graphism here with good sharpness & a superb upward pov. A nice tonal range & I like the repetitive scalloped design & patterns of the bg white buildings. The diagonal lines add dynamism. Tfs!
Budapestman (82620) 2012-05-04 13:41
a superb B&W photo, the composition is elegant and I like the attractive details and the lights, the contrast is fantastic between the black sky and the white building, Tfs! Have a nice weekend! Kellemes hétvégét kívánok!
golus (2893) 2012-05-04 14:12
Apart from the excellent point of view, strong composition with repetitive patterns and masterful lighting, what impressed me most here is the perfect B&W rendering technique you've performed, such a beauty, I'm speechless. I'm adding this to my favorites. Many thanks and regards,
mauro61 (52857) 2012-05-04 15:07
un insolito B%W per chi ti apprezza e ti conosce.
Immagine dalla forte tonalità di chiaro scuri ottimamente presentata,
delpeoples (59434) 2012-05-04 17:49
Hi dear Brian
Yes, we don't often see B&W in your Gallery, so this is a treat. And what we don't often see ion monochromes is the dark sky like that. I really like the effect. The monochrome really accentuates the graphsim and the plays of light and shade. The cherry on the cake are the sculptures of Dame Elizabeth which provide an excellent contrast to the hard lines of the architecture behind.
Thanks for sharing this interesting photo
jjcordier (79297) 2012-05-05 0:26
Un noir et blanc très réussi avec des noirs profonds contrastant de belle façon avec les blancs purs. La composition de la photo est excellente, mettant bien en valeur l'architecture du bâtiment et les deux têtes sculptées à l'air sévère.
jhm (157892) 2012-05-05 1:24
I think that you took these picture in color, perhaps one advice placing these color picture as second image.
Nevertheless a very good picture, excellent acrhictecture image.
I love your contrast between the white round facades and the dark sky.
Sharpness and clarity are pleasant.
Very well done, TFS.
Have a nice weekend,
CLODO (35362) 2012-05-05 1:49
A harsh B&W picture with almost no grey hues to enhance the contrast between the 2 statues and the white house.
jga (1062) 2012-05-05 21:21
Impressive B&W shot. Nice details and I like the black sky.
dkmurphys (62855) 2012-05-05 22:27
Very beautiful composition with this impressive perspective. I love the lines and the shapes. Well taken.
emka (104216) 2012-05-05 23:58
The black and white choice works here very well. I like the diagonal lines of the buildings, enhanced with the presence of the heads. Pleasant composition.
rigoletto (34279) 2012-05-06 11:39
as you emphasize in your note, this photo goes very well with the b&w choice. the repetition of the façades along with the heads give a powerful graphical impact. i love the drama added with the blackness of the sky.
tyro (26142) 2012-05-06 12:37
An interesting note and a wonderful photograph which really does work very well indeed in black and white.
Excellent composition, perfect exposure with wonderful tones and fabulous strong contrasts. Exquisite details and sharpness too.
carlo62 (53282) 2012-05-06 15:27
un B&W molto netto che risulta essere vincente.
Bello il taglio ed ottimo POV.
RhodieIke (11744) 2012-05-07 23:55
Hi Brian, Catching up after holl's, love this fantastic in B&W,gives it a classy mood, fantastic Pov, as ever super management and presentation, Trust you are well, Cheers Iain.
- Copyright: Brian Denton (timecapturer) (49288)
- Genre: Places
- Medium: Black & White
- Date Taken: 2012-04-30
- Categories: Daily Life, Architecture, Artwork
- Camera: Sony Alpha 850 DSLR, Sony 28-75mm F2.8 SAM, Hoya Super UV
- Exposure: f/18.0, 1/80 seconds
- Photo Version: Original Version
- Theme(s): *Asterisks*, Monochrome [view contributor(s)]
- Date Submitted: 2012-05-04 2:12
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