Bill Foy  

Shadows in The Conservatory by Bill Foy

October 2020 - Shadows in The Conservatory

About the Image(s)

This image was made a few years ago in The Conservatory at Longwood Gardens in Kennett Square, PA. I'm used to seeing all the colors and beauty of Longwood, but I'm rarely inside there, so the shadows really jumped out at me that afternoon.
All processing done in Photoshop CC. Nikon D300s, Tamron 18-270mm lens @ 30mm, F/7.1, 1/640, ISO-500, handheld.

6 comments posted

Stephen Levitas   Stephen Levitas
(Group 32)
This is a really interesting shot, because as I see it, it is a combination of a color shot and a monochrome shot, and the two work very well together--quite rare. Congratulations.   Posted: 10/12/2020 13:11:42
Bill Foy   Bill Foy
Thanks, Stephen. I never considered there to be any monochrome in this image. The concrete path is imbedded with small pebbles, the grates are, while not actually rusty, a rust color, and the shadows, obviously, grayish, so I guess monochrome could be implied by those characteristics.   Posted: 10/12/2020 14:08:49

Bob Legg   Bob Legg
Nice patterns, shapes, shadows and colors in this image Bill. We exposed and acceptably sharp. I can't offer any suggestions to improve. Well done.   Posted: 10/12/2020 15:10:37

Karen Harris   Karen Harris
This is just a really pretty image. I would like to go there. This image was also fun to play with. I cropped out most of that floor register which was a bit distracting. I also selected the sidewalk area and increased the contrast there. I also then increased the saturation a little. It's probably no better, but I had fun playing.   Posted: 10/13/2020 21:04:59
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Stephan Debelle   Stephan Debelle
Gorgeous place and capture! Love the different colors and the path and shadows from the windows add to the story . The registers did not bother me but seeing the image without them works too.   Posted: 10/16/2020 16:20:33

Judy Burr   Judy Burr
My bias is that this is in Delaware since Pierre duPont made the gardens for the public and my HS was named after him; it is now an ES and was renovated a few years ago. I like the patterns and think they add to the image. I hadn't really noticed the grate until I saw Karen's version which I like too. This could be part of an essay on the gardens. I wish we lived closer as they are a favorite place.   Posted: 10/16/2020 17:04:45


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