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The living-room floor of my brother's house in mid-Wales. Only minimal adjustment of the mid-tones in Levels has revealed some amazing colour.

Brand:Nikon CORPORATION
Camera:Nikon D7000 Check out Nikon Nation!
Lens:Nikkor 16-85mm f3.5-5.6G AF-S ED VR DX Check out Nikon Nation!
Recording media:RAW (digital)
Focal Length:45mm
Lens Max Aperture:f/4.8
Aperture:f/4.8
Shutter Speed:1/50sec
Exposure Comp:-1/3
ISO:5000
Exposure Mode:Aperture-priority AE
Metering Mode:Multi-segment
Flash:Off, Did not fire
Title:Quarry tiles
Username:woolybill1 woolybill1
Uploaded:7 Apr 2011 - 8:44 AM
Tags:Abstract, Digitally manipulated, Photo journalism
Votes:48

Comments

gingerdelight

What a floor! Some wonderful colours and it makes a lovely abstract.
Carol

bliba
bliba  9 Austria2 Constructive Critique Points
7 Apr 2011 - 9:25 AM

great less is more work

super comp

ollie

KingBee
KingBee Plus Member 8403 forum postsKingBee vcard Scotland2 Constructive Critique Points
7 Apr 2011 - 9:29 AM

Lovely tiles, lucky brother! Wonderfully observed, as always, and shooting on the diagonal was inspirational. It totally makes this. Regards. Bob

Last Modified By KingBee at 7 Apr 2011 - 9:30 AM
RysiekJan
RysiekJan Plus Member 8155 forum postsRysiekJan vcard United Kingdom
7 Apr 2011 - 9:33 AM

KingBee's comments say it for me as well.

Richard

P.S. thanks for the UA.

Alvar
Alvar  8 France2 Constructive Critique Points
7 Apr 2011 - 10:02 AM

I like this Bill. I get strange looks when I take this type of image eg Yesterday I was taking shots of a rather nice Hedge !!!!
Alvar

davewaine
davewaine  8115 forum posts England3 Constructive Critique Points
7 Apr 2011 - 10:07 AM

Jonathan always had excellent taste.

Dave

Richsr
Richsr Plus Member 790 forum postsRichsr vcard England215 Constructive Critique Points
7 Apr 2011 - 10:38 AM

Makes a good abstract Bill, the colour and strong lines work so well.
Regards Richard

Lucy_Locket
7 Apr 2011 - 11:03 AM

Nice abstract Bill
Lucy Smile

morpheus1955
7 Apr 2011 - 11:29 AM

Superb Bill, simple yet very effective, great colours and textures.

Hugh

mikbee
mikbee Plus Member 7mikbee vcard Scotland7 Constructive Critique Points
7 Apr 2011 - 11:46 AM

My brother in law has similar tiles in his kitchen Bill,but I never thought of taking a pic !!
Perhaps it is best.He thought I had a screw loose taking a pic of his rusty padlock and hasp on his garage door !!
Good shot.
Mick.

Joline
Joline Plus Member 8Joline vcard United States52 Constructive Critique Points
7 Apr 2011 - 12:09 PM

This makes a grand geometric abstract.

Adrian_Reynolds
7 Apr 2011 - 12:38 PM

Well picked out Bill, makes a fine abstract image,
Adrian

SlowSong
SlowSong Plus Member 64899 forum postsSlowSong vcard England29 Constructive Critique Points
7 Apr 2011 - 2:05 PM

What a fabulous floor. Very satisfying photographically. Smile
Chris

AnnChown
AnnChown Plus Member 5195 forum postsAnnChown vcard United Kingdom1 Constructive Critique Points
7 Apr 2011 - 2:12 PM

Beautiful.

taggart
taggart Plus Member 1046 forum poststaggart vcard United States12 Constructive Critique Points
7 Apr 2011 - 2:17 PM

Fantastic colors and composition here!

barbarahirst
barbarahirst Plus Member 6barbarahirst vcard United Kingdom10 Constructive Critique Points
7 Apr 2011 - 2:40 PM

Love these tiles ... What some please
Greatshot from you

Daisymaye
Daisymaye Plus Member 6Daisymaye vcard Canada9 Constructive Critique Points
7 Apr 2011 - 3:23 PM

Lovely tiles, well seen Bill. Really like this image...........Sandy

LexEquine
LexEquine  8 United States19 Constructive Critique Points
7 Apr 2011 - 4:19 PM

Excellent abstract image frame, Bill, with wonderful colors, hues, textures, & diagonals. Well-seen & performed. Stay well.
Ciao...Peter Wink

baclark
baclark  53740 forum posts United Kingdom24 Constructive Critique Points
7 Apr 2011 - 4:28 PM

YUM!! I love a good bit of flooring, especially on an angle (you may remember my Herculaneum and Pompeii floors?), you've ticked all the right boxes for me with this one Bill. Super textures and tones.
Barbara

paulb20
paulb20 Plus Member 8paulb20 vcard United Kingdom
7 Apr 2011 - 4:57 PM

Good abstract Bill, the blue tiles on the diagonal make the shot work for me.
Paul

Sezz
Sezz Plus Member 10617 forum postsSezz vcard England15 Constructive Critique Points
7 Apr 2011 - 5:05 PM

I like the lines, colours and textures - pleased to be 30th Bill Smile

Sarah *

danbrann
danbrann Plus Member 10512 forum postsdanbrann vcard 15 Constructive Critique Points
7 Apr 2011 - 5:19 PM

Good one BIll for all the right reasons.

jonwebber
jonwebber  6 United Kingdom1 Constructive Critique Points
7 Apr 2011 - 5:43 PM

Wonderfully taken.
Cold on the feet.
jon

imagio
imagio  8 England1 Constructive Critique Points
7 Apr 2011 - 5:50 PM

Love the pattern and the detail Bill

Bernie

lifesnapper
lifesnapper Plus Member 8lifesnapper vcard England1 Constructive Critique Points
7 Apr 2011 - 6:16 PM

Well the blue ones in the centre might be Quary tiles Bill, but the others look like Chinese Slate to me. We have them in our Conservatory, and all the different colours in any light, look just stunning. Well I might be wrong, but they're certainly not Welsh Slate Smile

John Smile

Glostopcat
Glostopcat Plus Member 8247 forum postsGlostopcat vcard England2 Constructive Critique Points
7 Apr 2011 - 7:56 PM

A superb abstract image Bill, I never knew the Lifesnapper was such an expert on tiles, does he work at B&Q or Topps Tiles?

jaktis
jaktis Plus Member 1184 forum postsjaktis vcard Sweden
7 Apr 2011 - 8:07 PM

A great diagonal and pattern

Peter

oldgreyheron
oldgreyheron Plus Member 8124 forum postsoldgreyheron vcard United Kingdom6 Constructive Critique Points
7 Apr 2011 - 9:08 PM

As ever Bill the observant eye spots the opportunity and the eye and hand get the composition and colour right!

Mike

GlynnisFrith
GlynnisFrith Plus Member 8GlynnisFrith vcard United Kingdom3 Constructive Critique Points
8 Apr 2011 - 6:28 AM

The tones are super on the tiles & some nice colours
Glynnis

Scottishlandscapes
Scottishlandscapes Plus Member 1068 forum postsScottishlandscapes vcard Scotland35 Constructive Critique Points
8 Apr 2011 - 7:52 AM

Wonderful colours in the floor tiles Bill, A closer view might tell more about the viewer, especially after consuming a bottle of whisky?

Dougie

helenlinda
helenlinda Plus Member 7338 forum postshelenlinda vcard United Kingdom22 Constructive Critique Points
8 Apr 2011 - 9:29 AM

Really like the compositionand colours here Bill - gets my award
Helen

frz67
frz67  5 Italy32 Constructive Critique Points
9 Apr 2011 - 8:22 AM

simple and strong!
excellent

francesco

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