Login or Join Now

Upload your photos, chat, win prizes and much more

Username:
Password:
Remember Me

Can't Access your Account?

New to ePHOTOzine? Join ePHOTOzine for free!

Incarceration

Join Now

Join ePHOTOzine, the friendliest photography community.

Upload photos, chat with photographers, win prizes and much more for free!

Upgrade to e2

Tired of clicking to see a large version? Upgrade to e2 to browse all photos automatically at their largest size.

Took a very interesting tour of Lancaster Castle - part of which, up until March this year, was used as a prison.

This is a shot of the Female Block C - looking upwards.

Brand:NIKON CORPORATION
Camera:Nikon D3100 Check out Nikon Nation!
Lens:18.0-55.0 mm f/3.5-5.6
Recording media:RAW (digital)
Date Taken:26 Aug 2012 - 11:14 AM
Focal Length:18mm
Aperture:f/4.5
ISO:800
Exposure Mode:Aperture-priority AE
Metering Mode:Multi-segment
Flash:No Flash
Title:Incarceration
Username:WeeGeordieLass WeeGeordieLass
Uploaded:16 Oct 2012 - 9:07 PM
Votes:Voting Disabled

Comments

This photo is here for critique. Please only comment constructively and with suggestions on how to improve it.
Jestertheclown
26 Aug 2012 - 10:23 PM

Just has to be black and white, doesn't it?

Nominating Constructive Critique

Please ensure that you understand what is meant by Constructive Critique - see FAQ here. If you still wish to nominate this comment click Yes

chavender
chavender e2 Member 3216 forum postschavender vcard France1 Constructive Critique Points
27 Aug 2012 - 7:49 AM


Quote: Just has to be black and white, doesn't it?

I agree 100%
Cracking image.

Bill

Nominating Constructive Critique

Please ensure that you understand what is meant by Constructive Critique - see FAQ here. If you still wish to nominate this comment click Yes

WeeGeordieLass
WeeGeordieLass e2 Member 2344 forum postsWeeGeordieLass vcard England
27 Aug 2012 - 11:19 AM

Hi Bren and Bill,

Thanks both for taking the time to let me know your opinions.

I think it looks more atmospheric in black & white. I wanted to portray the feeling of confinement you get when you walk through the door to that place. Urghhhh - just got shivers down my spine!!!

Cheers

Elaine

Nominating Constructive Critique

Please ensure that you understand what is meant by Constructive Critique - see FAQ here. If you still wish to nominate this comment click Yes

Philip_H
Philip_H  2 United Kingdom
27 Aug 2012 - 2:25 PM

Wonderful and dramatic pov. Great image which definitely works best in b/w.

P.

Nominating Constructive Critique

Please ensure that you understand what is meant by Constructive Critique - see FAQ here. If you still wish to nominate this comment click Yes

PinkK
PinkK  580 forum posts United Kingdom1 Constructive Critique Points
27 Aug 2012 - 3:45 PM

Looks great in mono

Nominating Constructive Critique

Please ensure that you understand what is meant by Constructive Critique - see FAQ here. If you still wish to nominate this comment click Yes

WeeGeordieLass
WeeGeordieLass e2 Member 2344 forum postsWeeGeordieLass vcard England
27 Aug 2012 - 6:34 PM

Hi Philip and Pink,

Thanks for your comments - looks like mono was a good call.

Glad you like it.

Cheers

Elaine

Nominating Constructive Critique

Please ensure that you understand what is meant by Constructive Critique - see FAQ here. If you still wish to nominate this comment click Yes

pamelajean
pamelajean Critique Team 8799 forum postspamelajean vcard United Kingdom1613 Constructive Critique Points
27 Aug 2012 - 7:48 PM

I've looked at this quite a few times, Elaine, and am now convinced that you considered your composition extremely well and produced an exceptional image that does convey the idea of incarceration. You have included strong lines, grids and a nice curve to break up the straight lines, and have a strong dark foreground area behind which is a lighter one, and this is so effective, giving a lot of depth to the image, and by using a vertical format, a lot of height as well. You have cleverly placed the foreground stairs symmetrically in the frame, and those stairs lead the viewer's eye into and through the image so perfectly.
I usually go for colour and do like your original version, especially the touches of blue throughout. But I admit that mono works well here, and also aids in the atmosphere that you wish to create.
Pamela.

Nominating Constructive Critique

Please ensure that you understand what is meant by Constructive Critique - see FAQ here. If you still wish to nominate this comment click Yes

WeeGeordieLass
WeeGeordieLass e2 Member 2344 forum postsWeeGeordieLass vcard England
27 Aug 2012 - 8:25 PM

Hi Pamela,

Thanks for giving so much time and also for your great critique.

When I walked into the prison this was the first scene that caught my eye, and like you described I was struck with the lines and curves. I knew the scene had the potential for a good shot and I'm so pleased that I've done it justice.

I like the colour version too, but think that the mono version just edges it because of the purpose of the building.

Thanks again

Nominating Constructive Critique

Please ensure that you understand what is meant by Constructive Critique - see FAQ here. If you still wish to nominate this comment click Yes

- Original Poster Comments
- Your Posts

Add a Comment

You must be a member to leave a comment

Username:
Password:
Remember me:
Un-tick this box if you want to login each time you visit.