Stuart Ord  

Concentration by Stuart Ord

November 2019 - Concentration

About the Image(s)

This also was taken, like my photo last month, in Shrewsbury. I spotted this painter in a timber-clad building painting the lead in the leaded window. I was attracted to this because of the pattern, and the timbers seem to point to him, and I got his eyes and mouth in the glass regions. (The latter just by luck.)

Olympus OMD-EM1ii, Olympus 14-150 mm lens at 80mm, f4, 1/100sec, ISO 800. Processed in Affinity.

7 comments posted

Jerry Funk   Jerry Funk
I like your image very much. My wife, who is experienced with stained glass, informed me the workman is regrouting to strengthen the glass panels. That is needed periodically.   Posted: 11/02/2019 22:28:53

Jerry Snyder   Jerry Snyder
The shapes and patterns are very nicely composed to form a compelling image. I enjoy the contrast between the building brick and timber work and the patterns of the window panes. I like how the shapes of the painter, door, and ladder in the room are readily recognizable but the bright shape of the ceiling light in the upper portion of the window (dormer?) is truncated by the hexagonal shapes of the glass panes, yet still recognizable. Nicely seen and captured.   Posted: 11/10/2019 08:28:12
Jerry Snyder   Jerry Snyder
Make that octagonal shapes, not hexagonal in my comment.   Posted: 11/11/2019 08:44:39
Stuart Ord   Stuart Ord
Thanks, Jerry.

Well, some are octagonal, the same number are square, so I make that hexagonal on average!

  Posted: 11/11/2019 13:54:01

John Roach   John Roach
There is a fine story here, Stuart. I like how you composed and toned the image. Well done. I have no suggestions to offer to improve on it.   Posted: 11/10/2019 15:45:59

Stan Bormann   Stan Bormann
I think this image puts everything together very well. The person in the window makes the image, but the wall on the right also contributes a lot to understand the structure the window is part of. There is a good tonal range. Now that we know what that person was doing, you might want to consider a new title to help explain what is going on. Well done.   Posted: 11/10/2019 16:48:40

Don York   Don York
I like the expression on the workman's face, who is definitely in serious concentration. The surrounding windows and wall give the feeling of an aged structure.   Posted: 11/12/2019 09:38:39


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