Bill Foy  


Cram Hotel Staircase by Bill Foy

July 2021 - Cram Hotel Staircase

About the Image(s)

This image was made in the Cram Hotel in Barcelona with my smartphone. I was attracted to all the lines and angles, and wondered at the time if it might be a candidate for monochrome conversion. Processed in ACR and PS 2021 - conversion to monochrome, slight crop and straightening, adjustments to shadows/highlights, added a bit of vibrance. Samsung S9, f/1.5, 1/20, ISO-250.


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11 comments posted




Arne Skinlo   Arne Skinlo
This is a minimalistic strong graphical composition. You have chosen the right camera point, all lines are vertikal or horisontal and with a few exceptions, the vertical lines are not overlapping.   Posted: 07/10/2021 00:17:59
Bill Foy   Bill Foy
Thank you, Arne. I have always liked minimalism photography.   Posted: 07/20/2021 10:25:52



Ata Kemal Sahin   Ata Kemal Sahin
Amazing graphical shot and I agree with you to photograph stairs instead of waiting to climb:) Handrail and balusters are so elegant. Thanks for sharing Bill.   Posted: 07/10/2021 04:08:03
Bill Foy   Bill Foy
Thank you, Ata.   Posted: 07/20/2021 10:26:16



Haru Nagasaki   Haru Nagasaki
Hi Bill,
Thank you for sharing.
This is like the image in the BW text book.
It is simple, but powerful composition. I like it very much.
Lighting is good, too.
Tonal value is well balanced - Dark tone vs. Grey tone - my eyes are pleased to stay in the image hopping from grey to dark, dark to grey, etc.
Super!   Posted: 07/10/2021 21:48:07



Bill Foy   Bill Foy
Thank you, Haru. Sometimes you just get lucky and walk into a scene that fits your eye.   Posted: 07/20/2021 10:27:46



Bill Foy   Bill Foy
Thank you, Haru. Sometimes you just get lucky and walk into a scene that fits your eye.   Posted: 07/21/2021 13:28:02



Tevor Harvey   Tevor Harvey
I have tried for a long time to get similar images but find mine are always cluttered. The simplicity and the cleanliness is super and I love the symmetry   Posted: 07/27/2021 15:36:32



Bill Foy   Bill Foy
Thanks, Trevor. I've been drawn to minimalist images since I first picked up a camera, about 60 years ago. I don't go looking for them, I happen upon them. I think it's the about uncluttered, clean lines and/or colors.   Posted: 07/28/2021 10:35:58



Bev Caine   Bev Caine
(Groups 48 & 80)
Nice image Bill. Well done.   Posted: 07/30/2021 09:53:22
Bill Foy   Bill Foy
Thanks, Bev.   Posted: 07/30/2021 14:43:56