Back to California, back to San Francisco.
You may remember a photo i uploaded with a similar presentation, but with a Piano.
This is a photo of the Carpet Floor in the Hyatt Regency Hotel in San Fran. I'm shooting this from 10 floors up, pointing the camera almost straight vertically downward to the floor.
The designs, forms, shapes made for an excellent photo shoot. The only problem were the dark dark lighting conditions, and every shot had to be handheld - the tripod wouldn't hang over the ledge in a vertical position, so it was hard to get a decent shot at such a slow shutter speed and without too much noise.
I hope you like the look of it.
Enjoy your weekend everyone!
Thanks for looking.
Critiques | Translate
vasilpro (40735) 2011-11-25 8:50
Wonderful composition with lovely graphic sence, excellent diagonal POV, interesting decoration details from the carpet floor of a luxury hotel, very nice B&W presentation.
Have a nice weekend, Vasilis.
korbee (6615) 2011-11-25 8:59
Very interesting motives Craig,at first when I was seeing the thumbnail I was thinking of Australian aboriginal art,the lines are very simulair ...
PaulVDV (20385) 2011-11-25 9:02
Wonderful composition in b&w of lines and circles and with the diagonal line going from one corner to the opposite one.
Great graphical effect.
Best regards, Paul
Zolive (5915) 2011-11-25 9:29
Great graphic picture. The diagonal gives a beautiful base line. Well done.
Bluejeans (64247) 2011-11-25 9:50
Ola Craig ,
Beleza o efeito criado com este chão a preto e branco , bela diagonal, parabéns!!
Um abraço Gonçalo
Bom fim de semana
ricochet (9696) 2011-11-25 10:03
Beautiful design and graphic picture with a framing in millimeter, very nice diagonal, excellent point of view and rendering of texture with a great Black and White post processing
Have a nice WE
williewhistler (12381) 2011-11-25 10:05
Hello Craig,the amount of effort you put in has not been in vain,as you say in your note the shapes make for a super shot and you have composed and presented it masterfully.
A very good job well done.
finlay (1549) 2011-11-25 10:14
Wow, thats a striking pattern. Well worth the difficulties you had getting into position for the shot. The diagonal runs perfectly from top to bottom corner. Great sharpness.
yquem46 (38380) 2011-11-25 10:25
I remember the similar one, where without reading your note I commented that the piano should have been a bit less close to the bottom edge !
I wont do the same mistake twice ! Anyway there's no piano in this one, LOL !
A nice graphic image with excellent definition
Have a nice WE
TRB (13559) 2011-11-25 10:28
Graphical features, a simple and elegant framing .... congratulations, greetings
carlosmarin (11954) 2011-11-25 11:38
Very graphical and interesting image.
I like the composition of circles, and the strong diagonal that crosses them.
Your informative note helps to understand the image and the way in which you took it.
The B/W works very well.
JFS (32459) 2011-11-25 11:52
Creative shot, extremely graphic, I like the diagonal strap dividing the image. Lots of geometry here...I love it!
rychem (19395) 2011-11-25 12:17
Great effect, I like the graphism and the diagonal composition
RhodieIke (11512) 2011-11-25 12:31
Hi Craig, Fantastic, well spotted, love it awesome, Cheers Iain.
siudzi (32325) 2011-11-25 13:36
This is an awesome and creative composition with extremely strong graphical patterns. Like it very much. Excellent work! Bravo!
francio64 (38264) 2011-11-25 13:59
una foto molto diversa da quelle che siamo abituati a vedere nella tua galleria, ma senza alcun dubbio, molro bella e ben eseguita.
Eccezionale l'effetto grafico ottenuto, ottima la linea diagonale a spezzare l'equilibrio.
Well done my dear friend and TFS!
mesutilgim (79934) 2011-11-25 14:46
Hi Craig !
Great capture of this carpet floor. Perfect graphism.
Now I am playing since a few minutes with it; just scroll the mouse up and down, all the pattern starts to vibrate ! I hope I won't need to visit my optician tomorrow :-))
TFS and have a nice weekend
bukitgolfb301 (34474) 2011-11-25 20:54
Hi my dear Craig
Sorry for my dull reaction weekday as usual, but I still enjoy your garalley very much.
Another wonderful shot via your own unique point and strategy. Sharp and clear presentation as usual.
Thanks for sharing with your finest work and have a good Satyrday,
Takero from early winter Tokyo.
jjcordier (73194) 2011-11-25 21:15
Le cadrage est excellent et tu as exploité de la plus belle façon le graphisme de ce pavage.
snunney (79491) 2011-11-26 1:16
A fascinating graphical composition perfectly composed and with superb sharpness. Well spotted.
CLODO (28938) 2011-11-26 1:42
An interesting pattern, well taken with the straight diagonal lines in harsh conditions.
peppe59 (14551) 2011-11-26 3:10
beautiful mosaic of this presentation, a great black and white, good cut.
congratulations and good WE
corjan3 (2025) 2011-11-26 3:14
Beautiful strong composition. Well done.
timecapturer (45107) 2011-11-26 4:03
mesmerising shot this and one that I really like but for me optically challenging. These sort of shot can trigger a migraine for me. Technically perfect and a powerful visual expression. Blink! Blink! Well done.
Enjoy your weekend - Brian.
npecanhuk (60816) 2011-11-26 7:52
Very interesting and quite original picture!
Wonderful graphical results!
Sharpness, exposure and composition really pleased me!
TFS - congrats,
adores (34348) 2011-11-26 17:35
You did a nice job in such conditions! This reminds me of the the pavement we have in the portuguese streets:)!
I like the pattern and the your composition with that diagonal line!
danyy (0) 2011-11-27 0:03
ce qu'un oeil normal peut voir tous les jours, l'oeil du photographe peut le présenter de manière toute autre, bien plus graphique et esthétique.
Preuve ici avec une réalisation très bien pensée.
Nicou (116170) 2011-11-27 2:48
Fantastique diagonale et iamge superbe quel effet quel dessin avec ce rond et ce contraste, sueprbe cpatage super compo.
Bravo et amitié
cagla (3932) 2011-11-27 2:49
Hi Craig, the graphic effect here is very impressive, to present it in B&w adds much to it. I also would like to thank you for the explanations about how you shoot your photos, they are very useful. Have nice WE.
kiks (11749) 2011-11-27 3:08
Fatntastic floor and a plasure for a fotograaf. Beacuse i know you othe post i can imagine the scale of it and that maes it more amazing. Very well executed.
faletiz (10759) 2011-11-27 6:36
great pattern and excellent composition. I appreciate the choice of the BW. Very well, I like!
delpeoples (52445) 2011-11-27 7:08
Hehe I thought you were taking this shot of the carpet whilst passed out at the bar, but I see from your note you were actually well above the carpet and not passed out. What a great piece of graphism, so well-seen and beautifully executed. I would've missed something like this for sure. I love the simplicity and impressive symmetry.
Enjoy your Sunday,
elkab (4951) 2011-11-27 8:28
Minimalist and perfect. Super composition of architectural details. Fantastic sharpness. Super play of lines, whits and blacks.
barrufeto_77 (28876) 2011-11-27 13:32
What an envy!!! This picture is enjoyable. Simple, but amazing.
worldcitizen (6473) 2011-11-27 13:53
I have been looking at this photo for a while, and here's what I think...it is technically perfect, and the execution and patterns are amazing. The high POV allowed you to capture perfect symmetry, too. In my gut, though, I feel like something is missing. What I mean is that I feel the strong desire to see a person, especially walking on the diagonal line! I almost expect a man to walk into the frame from the lower right-hand corner. Someone in a tux would be perfect. ;-) O.k....enough babbling...
annjackman (17751) 2011-11-28 22:51
Full marks for not only seeing this opportunity but managing to take it well in such difficult conditions. A strong diagonal through the composition and a great b/w oportunity. It is interesting that there is absolutely no sense of scale as the place seems deserted so that without your note I would not know what I was looking at.
Full marks for good technique of an unusual subject.
Kind Regards, Ann
tatadalou (5641) 2011-11-29 15:22
A graphical photo highlighted by diagonal symmetry. Success so clearly without a tripod, congrats !
desy65 (576) 2011-12-05 12:06
How fantastic effect make this your photo mosaic. Nice composition with diagonal line who divide in tho parts the frame. Really good idea. :)
Greeting's, have a nice Monday Desy
adidas5nb (4480) 2013-04-02 18:03
great graphical pic.....very nicely executed and thought out.really like the pattern and the diagonal.
carlo62 (27512) 2014-01-16 16:26
oggi ho visitato la tua galleria, molto bella e molto ampia, ci sono molte foto di successo e tanti luoghi interessanti che hai visitato e fotografato.
Non ho visto niente dell'Italia, non può mancare nella tua galleria, devi provvedere al più presto :)
Questa è una bella foto, molto curata nel taglio e nella presentazione, compreso la scelta del b&w.
Complimenti di nuovo
- Copyright: craig macintosh (macjake) (52014)
- Genre: Places
- Medium: Black & White
- Date Taken: 2011-06-16
- Categories: Artwork
- Camera: Pentax K7, Pentax DA 17-70mm F4
- Exposure: f/5.6, 1/8 seconds
- More Photo Info: view
- Photo Version: Original Version
- Theme(s): Favorites continue... #5 [view contributor(s)]
- Date Submitted: 2011-11-25 8:46