A monochrome image of two of the old black lampposts that grace and provide light in Liverpool Gardens in the town of Worthing in West Sussex, England.
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Budapestman (82620) 2012-09-26 2:00
a splendid B&W photo with fantastic lights, the compositionn is very attractive, superb details and framing, Tfs! Have a nice week! Kellemes hetet kívánok!
macjake (68480) 2012-09-26 2:13
perhaps one of your best.
what a classic ol' time feel and the monochrome work is A+
everything looks solid and so visually attractive.
mjw364 (1224) 2012-09-26 2:19
Neighbours today! Such a modest note - a picture of two old black lamp posts... really, what about the stunning way you have captured the building and the curved line of the lintels and balconies which act as leading lines from the upper right and lead your eye in? What about the great exposure given the light colour of the building which must have played havoc with your camera's metering averages? What about the tonal range of the black and white which is perfect.
Cracking shot Brian... two black lamp posts...whatever!
snunney (100076) 2012-09-26 2:24
Excellent choice of black and white to heighten the mood and accentuate the graphical lines of the lamps and the very attractive background architecture. Very well framed and benefiting from a fine range of tones and excellent sharpness. We used to visit Worthing quite often when we lived in Godalming, but I don't remember seeing these fine properties. Thanks for sharing.
dta (78558) 2012-09-26 2:26
Hello BRian ,
You love vivid colors , as I can see on your posts . But you can do an excellent work using B&W . This is the case here . Very god choice . With a perrfect angle of view and remarkable contrasts .
SnapRJW (31629) 2012-09-26 2:56
Wonderful shot Brian - I love the composition and especially the contrast. Everything is so crisp and clean. Beautiful subject too with those lovely curved façades. Love this one! warm regards rosemary
krzychu30 (15512) 2012-09-26 3:14
magnificent B&W shot!The graphical effect you achieved here looks awesome.I like this strong contrast.Well composed scene.
Have a nice day
Yassou (466) 2012-09-26 3:31
Splendid! Beautiful composition!
jga (1062) 2012-09-26 5:00
Beautiful b&w photo, I like the lampposts and the very dark sky.
Lewis88 (126) 2012-09-26 6:12
Fantastic B&W with superb tonal depths and contrast. The framing and clarity are both excellent and contribute to making this an arresting image.
JFS (32459) 2012-09-26 6:14
I love this B&W shot, it is so elegant! The shadows are very important here and you know that. A profesional shot my fiend!
thanks and best regards,
Nicou (143158) 2012-09-26 6:15
Grandiso captage et iamg euspervbe vue quelle compo NB fantastique avec ce blanc et ce noir ces formes arrondies sur le bâtiment une emrveille splendide compo.
Bravo et amitié
LOOOK13 (19046) 2012-09-26 11:48
Good idea and beautiful result.
carlo62 (49225) 2012-09-26 14:03
un B&W molto B&W ed il risulatato mi piace, bella anche la composizione, le facciate tondeggianti danno sinuosità ai contrasti violenti creando un'immagine forte e piacevole.
tyro (25328) 2012-09-26 16:04
This is a truly striking photograph. Of course, we don't see what it was like in colour but I very strongly suspect that it appears very much better in black and white.
The strong lighting and strong contrasts suit this subject perfectly. But what I really love is that, on close examination, we can see the fine textures on those voluptuously curved walls. We can also see every single detail of the railings, windows too and the two tall lampposts hold the composition together perfectly.
An excellent and very striking photograph which again demonstrates your successful quest for technical excellence.
jlbrthnn (76037) 2012-09-26 16:25
The contrasts are remarkable. The composition is very clever. I love the use of shapes and graphics. The lamp is obviously a very visible element of the photo. The quality is excellent. Bravo.
Have a nice day
jjcordier (79297) 2012-09-26 22:42
Une très belle composition pour ce noir et blanc aux noirs profonds et une lumière splendide. Une excellente photo de très belle qualité.
dkmurphys (59243) 2012-09-27 1:47
What a spectacular image. The contrasts are great and the black sky is perfect for showing the shapes of the buildings. Well taken, very artistic work!
delpeoples (58314) 2012-09-27 2:07
Hi dear Brian
Oh yeah the lamp posts are attractive but it's that wonderful architecture that takes the cake for me. It looks like these apartments have fat tummies! And they remind me so much of the Poirot films. Excellent B&W which really brings out the beautiful clean lines and detail in the architecture. Lovely shot and great light management.
wolf38 (31296) 2012-09-27 3:14
Hi Brian. Wonderful b&w picture. Best contrasts and light. I like it.
francio64 (39888) 2012-09-27 5:27
a perfect light to enhance the contrast of this excellent black and white.
ACL1978 (7511) 2012-09-27 12:29
I'll add my voice to the chorus here, Brian - outstanding shot, and a really beautiful work of b&w art. Deep and attractive contrasts really highlight the forms, and the way you've arranged the curves of the building and matched them with the lampposts of your title is lovely. The dark nature of the sky creates a kind of graphism with the buildings themselves. Really nicely done.
baddori (20147) 2012-09-28 0:56
In these images are my absolute favorite, polarized sky (even if you used the PP and a UV).
It reminds me of my youth in the darkroom. (contrasts and volumes)
The sharpness and color curves as soft and perfect as graduation perspective.
As always your care Dellac omposition, towers to climb.
The two elements of an asynchronous, the house with the roof and the street lamp.
Noel_Byrne (31424) 2014-09-20 7:43
I have been coming to like more and more lately the high contrast black and white images, I I've a real appreciation for this, the gentle curve of the buildings has created some magical shadow effects while the decorative lamps are like inky black spies from the dark sky breaking into the scene, perfect vantage point for the shot too, class.
- Copyright: Brian Denton (timecapturer) (49288)
- Genre: Places
- Medium: Black & White
- Date Taken: 2012-04-30
- Categories: Daily Life, Architecture
- Camera: Sony Alpha 850 DSLR, Sony 28-75mm F2.8 SAM, Hoya Super UV
- Exposure: f/18.0, 1/125 seconds
- Photo Version: Original Version
- Theme(s): Monochrome [view contributor(s)]
- Date Submitted: 2012-09-26 1:54