Jim Hagan  

The Atrium by Jim Hagan

October 2019 - The Atrium

October 2019 - Jim Hagan


About the Image(s)

I photographed the Atrium of a Marriott Hotel using a wide angle zoom lens -
at 15mm, 1/200, f/6.3 and ISO at 250. I photographed the atrium at several
floor levels but found the photos taken at the third floor level were best
as it allowed me to keep my camera level and thereby minimize distortion.
But, even so I thought the walls angled in. I corrected for the distortion
and converted to mono using a Nik silver effect filter.

This round’s discussion is now closed!
6 comments posted

Sharron Leppien   Sharron Leppien
Lines and light and loads happening! Beautifully exposed Jim. I have nothing to add.   Posted: 10/04/2019 20:43:04

Allen Tucker   Allen Tucker
Not having the symmetry axis at the center of the image keeps my eyes moving back and forth between the two sides instead of stuck in the middle. Good work (as usual) getting the vertical lines straight.   Posted: 10/16/2019 00:18:27

Tom Pickering   Tom Pickering
(Groups 53 & 86 & 95)
The geometry of this image is amazing! And the off-center composition actually leads to a bit of optical illusion - or maybe I need my meds adjusted again! d;¬{D

My only issue with this is the lack of tonal variation from your conversion of the greenery, though you may have intended that in order to keep the focus on the geometry. Hmmmm. For me, the foliage being tonally merged into the scene makes it look kinda messy. I tried finding a good tonal balance, but it eluded me I'm afraid. Definitely need to get them meds checked! d;¬{D   Posted: 10/17/2019 00:29:06

Jim Hagan   Jim Hagan
Tom, I agree with the idea of trying to make the foliage more distinct but could not come up with how to do it. I will have to work on the image some more.   Posted: 10/20/2019 19:21:32

Jim Bodkin   Jim Bodkin
Excellent composition, Jim. The centering of the viewer's focus and the converging leading lines make a great photo. To me, the diminished green contrast only increases the effect of the bright horizontal lines convergence.

  Posted: 10/20/2019 23:33:36

John Roach   John Roach
(Groups 52 & 64)
Very nice image. I was taken by it and led into the frame immediately.   Posted: 10/24/2019 10:33:57