Ray Henrikson  

Lines Shadows Stairs by Ray Henrikson

August 2019 - Lines Shadows Stairs

About the Image(s)

Photographed this summer at Chautauqua where I was participating in a workshop on architectural photography. The place is full of photo opportunities but this image of the side of a building is unusual. Taken with an Olympus Tough 8000 set on "program" (ISO 400). Image was gently edited in Picasa and changed to monochrome in edit. The original color version was very similar to what we see here.

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8 comments posted

Don MacKenzie   Don MacKenzie
Nice photo of lots and lots of lines which look very sharp. With nothing but black and white in the photo, I would agree that monochrome is probably best. Did you do any cropping?   Posted: 08/04/2019 10:33:57
Ray Henrikson   Ray Henrikson
Image was cropped on the left - I got rid of some blank wall.   Posted: 08/05/2019 13:49:30

Cindy Lynch   Cindy Lynch
First, congratulations for seeing the photo in all the lines and shadows. It's a study of geometry and very effective. I might suggest increasing the contrast a little to give it more drama.   Posted: 08/05/2019 18:01:54
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John Gardiner
I really like this image of the stairs. My eye follows so many lines; vertical, horizontal and diagonal. For me, the image seems to be divided into two halves along the stairway; the lower is darker in shadow and the upper brighter.   Posted: 08/07/2019 07:44:22

Lisa Cirincione   Lisa Cirincione
(Groups 3 & 85)
Hi! Visiting from another group... your image caught my eye as I was passing by the thumbnails. I love geometric lines and angles. And the black and white presentation is great.   Posted: 08/08/2019 17:35:08

Charlie Yang   Charlie Yang
good eyes, and take the initial move of taking the photos, I'd have pass it without second thoughts, learn something, thanks.
It might not be an option any more, but keep wondering if you shot that photo from a few steps to the left, thus allow the post to block the window(?), so they won't be in the frame and what'd be the image like!?   Posted: 08/12/2019 10:55:07
Ray Henrikson   Ray Henrikson
If I had "worked the scene", I probably would have tried that.   Posted: 08/15/2019 20:04:03

Bai Chuang Shyu   Bai Chuang Shyu
The oblique shapes and lines produced by stair cases and shadows gave an interesting geometric pattern. I agree that a bit increasing in the contrast would help to be more impressive.   Posted: 08/20/2019 01:13:04