Jerry Biddlecom  

Behind the Mall by Jerry Biddlecom

April 2021 - Behind the Mall

April 2021 - Jerry Biddlecom


About the Image(s)

When I get the chance I’ll drive around in the early morning when the

sun’s shadows are still long and are casting shadows that add leading

lines to the composition. In the case of these images I found an interesting

spot behind a local strip mall and the light presented nice but not too strong contrast

to the scene. I set up my Nikon D750 vertically on a tripod and although there

was plenty of light allowing depth of field and a fast enough shutter speed, i

decided to use a shutter release cable. I liked the resulting color pic but I thought

I would experiment with conversion to black and white. I went to ON1 effects and

used the chrome filter, and added a slight vignette and stroke. Of course this might

be a “50 - 50” situation where some will prefer the color original over the black and

white; the color was exhibited at the Cornell Museum in Delray Beach and I have the

black and white hanging in my living room.

4 comments posted

Mike Patterson   Mike Patterson
A very sharp exposure. I think anytime you put the camera on a tripod, it's going to sharpen the image. I love the conversion to black and white. The lines and contrast are excellent. I can see why the museum would want to showcase your color version. Hopefully you can find a nice place to display your black and white vesion.   Posted: 04/08/2021 11:49:55

Marti Buckely   Marti Buckely
Nicely done with the B/W version. I like the contrasts of the whites and blacks along with the shadows. I will say I think I like the color version better. Crisp colors that add some punch to the image.   Posted: 04/08/2021 17:30:55

Al Swanson   Al Swanson
I think the black and white conversion was a plus here. I wonder what the image would look like if you had moved to the left just a bit to cut off the blue sky in the upper left-hand corner which is a bit distracting. Still, converting to a black-and-white did mute this distraction quite a bit.   Posted: 04/10/2021 10:13:51

Joseph J Zaia   Joseph J Zaia
I must say that I am enjoying both versions of your find Jerry. The color version give the red pipes for the eye to rest on, but the B & W makes the eye wonder all over. What I love the most is the multiple triangles created by the image and its shadows; including the distracting left-hand corner. I started to count them and lost track after 30 or more.
  Posted: 04/12/2021 12:52:42


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