Jerry Hug, APSA  

Untitled by Jerry Hug, APSA

November 2019 - Untitled

November 2019 - Jerry Hug, APSA


About the Image(s)

Color or B/W? I shot the color image of the famous Rookery Staircase during the Chicago Open House where you get a chance to visit and in some cases take a photo. Because the line was 200 deep, I got one minute or less. I used the new ProCamera app which now contains the old VividHDR app. This is looking up from the bottom side of the staircase. Which version do you like best?

8 comments posted

Donna Paul   Donna Paul
(Groups 24 & 61)
I like the color because the wood make the photo feel warm and welcoming.   Posted: 11/04/2019 11:19:25

Bob Barley   Bob Barley
I think I might have been dizzy looking up at the staircase. Nicely done. I agree with Donna Paul about the color version being warmer, but the BW is more about the structure and the design - which I like.   Posted: 11/08/2019 08:23:43

Dave Edwards   Dave Edwards
Both make for a nice photo. I prefer the colored version which gives it a historic appearance. Strong composition.   Posted: 11/08/2019 16:22:00

Pamela Hoaglund   Pamela Hoaglund
I also prefer the color version. The brown tones of both the staircase and the surrounding building really draws me into the image. Beautiful composition.   Posted: 11/11/2019 10:16:33

Richard Sprott   Richard Sprott
I like them both, but the black and white best since as Bob says it emphasizes structure. A side note, I liked the color version better when I looked at the small version, but less when I made it as large as the B&W version as the details outside the windows don't seem as distinct in contrast to the warm browns.   Posted: 11/11/2019 15:26:53

Lynne Royce   Lynne Royce
The brown version adds another effect to photo cause when look out windows see that building frame also has the rust color border. Can't imagine climbing the stairs cause get dizzy just looking at pix. Good composition particularly since had less then minute to compose and snap photograph. The 200 people were in line going up staircase?   Posted: 11/15/2019 06:44:10

Mark Southard   Mark Southard
(Groups 8 & 18)
I like them both but prefer your B&W version a bit more   Posted: 11/16/2019 15:32:44

Sol Blechman   Sol Blechman
I've been going back and forth with the color vs B&W. I've come out on the color side because it seems to me the color help focus the eye on the center spiral best.   Posted: 11/17/2019 17:40:48


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