A bit of a different shot from Memphis here; this old brick façade was the original of the building that stood on this property in the 1930s, 40s, 50s. At a certain point the Hilton Doubletree hotel chain bought the property and remodeled, but in a nod to Memphis' history, kept the original façade inside its lobby, creating a very cool and dramatic effect. I spent a while trying to get this one just right, and while I didn't succeed as well as I'd hoped, I like this monochrome result. A full view of the lobby and façade is in WS.
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krzychu30 (15512) 2013-04-28 6:40
indeed,something different from what you´ve presented to us so far from Memphis.And I must admit the architect had really great idea to preserve the old wall within the new building.The end result is eye-catching!I like also your upward POV and angle you chose to capture this scene.Works well with B&W.
Have a nice sunday
manrezaei (1837) 2013-04-28 6:42
Excellent interior shot of Memphis. The lights and composition superbly well managed here. The clarity, sharpness and contrast very well done.
Noel_Byrne (31666) 2013-04-28 8:14
I love that they preserved this, and it does make for a very unusual and eye boggling shot. It does work perfectly in Black and white, particularly the way the light hits the back of the old facade. Realy nice, cheers.
mjw364 (1316) 2013-04-28 8:30
Having glanced at the workshop I have to say you have tried to create a more creative shot here with this particular POV and frame. I think black n white was a good choice too and the greys are clear though the highlights are a little on the high side. It does though have a "silver" effect kind of tone which I think is perfect for this shot.
Original and thinking outside the usual compositional styles. Like it.
SnapRJW (31629) 2013-04-28 8:47
That's pretty clever Andrew. I like the idea of retaining the old brick facade, it has become an art installation and probably more appreciated now than it ever was in its former life. You WS shows it off very well and I like the result of your B&W conversion. Overall, I think the shot is a tad overexposed and I would like to see some true blacks in the shot which would add a little contrast. Of course this is entirely a matter of personal preference. Excellent contribution to TE. Warm regards Rosemary
JFS (32459) 2013-04-28 9:16
Teh kind of work I like! Perfect B&W and light management. Another good work Mik1!
thanks and best eregards
tyro (25710) 2013-04-28 11:31
You have given us a very interesting pair of pictures here, as well as an interesting note.
Your main picture I agree works very well in black and white and clearly demontrates the contrast between the rugged and worn brickwork of the old façade and the sleek and smooth lines of the modern architecture. Your composition is excellent.
I like your workshop picture too and it, by contrast, has some lovely light and lovely warm colours.
I presume that you must have used a tripod for these pictures as this one was taken at a shutter speed of two seconds. I presume that the staff of this posh hotel didn't object to your setting up a tripod in the middle of their lobby?
I see that Rosemary believes your (main) picture is just a tad overexposed and I must confess that I tend to agree. Not by much, mind you, but some of the details in the old brickwork appear to be a little "blown out" as they say. I'm going to upload a workshop picture in which I have darkened the whole image a little - probably no improvement at all, just different, but it might make an interesting discussion point!
karacabeylis (1465) 2013-04-28 12:03
really bright idea to display it in b&w. truly efficiant!
bukitgolfb301 (42690) 2013-04-28 14:05
Hi dear Andrew
Sorry for my late reaction , as I just back to Tokyo.
Another so artatsic image of the best and reasonable aangle setting in tasteful B&W color touch. Sharp and clear image as usual!
Thanks a lot for your sharing with good work and have a good start of a new week!
Takero, just back to Tokyo
worldcitizen (8810) 2013-04-28 16:01
Very cool idea to have this facade actually inside the building! I like your POV, with the two different types of architecture converging at an angle. Looking at the WS photo, it seems that there is a small platform in front of the old, brick facade. It looks like some westerns could be staged there! It would be funny to have hotel guests put on some shows in the lobby. LOL!
adores (45715) 2013-05-01 17:56
It's a good idea to keep the old facade inside. The lobby looks really different with it and I like the composition here - we can see very well the contrast between the old and the new. B&w was surely a perfect option. Good shot and good note also!
- Copyright: Andrew Lipsett (ACL1978) (7511)
- Genre: Places
- Medium: Black & White
- Date Taken: 2013-02-20
- Categories: Architecture
- Camera: Nikon D3100, Sigma 10-20mm F4-5.6 EX DC HSM
- Exposure: f/10.0, 2 seconds
- More Photo Info: view
- Photo Version: Original Version, Workshop
- Travelogue: Tennessee & Arkansas, February 2013
- Theme(s): Black and White [view contributor(s)]
- Date Submitted: 2013-04-28 6:26