Tom Lee  

Manhole Cover by Tom Lee

November 2023 - Manhole Cover

About the Image(s)

This close-up image captures a manhole cover found in Passau, Germany. I was pleasantly surprised to discover such a beautifully crafted and intricately designed manhole cover. The attention to detail, the ornate patterns, and the quality of craftsmanship in this unexpected find left a lasting impression.
Equipment & Technical:
Camera: Panasonic Lumix G9
Lens: Leica 12-60 mm
Focal length: 13 mm
Aperture: f/5.6
Shutter: 1/40 sec
ISO: 200

This round’s discussion is now closed!
6 comments posted

Karen Botvin   Karen Botvin
Love the patterns and textures in this image. Maybe consider adding a vignette to keep the viewer's eye from wandering outside the rim of the manhole cover. I will be in Passau in mid March for a river cruise.   Posted: 11/12/2023 06:27:30

Tom Lee   Tom Lee
Karen, thank you for your suggestion. I just came back from my river cruise last Monday. It was a very pleasant experience, except it's been windy and rainy most of the time, but the weather didn't kill the fun. Hope you enjoy yours too.   Posted: 11/12/2023 07:21:24

Ruth Mayer   Ruth Mayer
I too love the patterns. It's is centered great. You might try upping the contrast just little to bring out the colors more. Nice image!   Posted: 11/13/2023 12:17:03

Doris King   Doris King
The design element of your image is quite pleasing. I agree with Karen about adding a vignette.   Posted: 11/21/2023 16:22:02

Charissa Lansing   Charissa Lansing
Happy Thanksgiving, Tom! what great find. The craftsmanship of the manhole cover is impressive. The focus looks tack sharp to me and the square crop is pleasing. Thanks for sharing this one.   Posted: 11/23/2023 17:16:40

James Silliman   James Silliman
Tom, I too share your fascination with the art of manhole covers around the world. I have several images in my collection. It is amazing how ornate some of these simple objects are. Interesting image.
  Posted: 11/23/2023 20:29:00