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14 May 2021 6:43AM
Lovely mono shot,
Dave.
14 May 2021 6:55AM
YUP SPLENDID TONE FADE
14 May 2021 7:38AM
Outstanding tonal range here.. adds to the texture of the concrete and echoes across the shot.
Tony
franken Plus
19 5.3k 4 United Kingdom
14 May 2021 7:57AM
Both are very good, Tony.
ColleenA Plus
9 500 7 Australia
14 May 2021 8:43AM
Great mono shot
saltireblue Plus
11 12.4k 78 Norway
14 May 2021 8:45AM
From a distance, it reminds me of pebbledash, which I remember was popular on private houses in the late '50s, early 60s. There is, though, more of the brutalism school of architecture about these columns. Their sheer bulk and the fact that there are several in close proximity to each other adds to the brutal look.
I have to add that no matter how they tried to pimp the surfaces, bare concrete was never other than ugly when used in building construction. Having said that, there is a certain fascination to the style...
ZenTony Plus
5 10 1 United Kingdom
14 May 2021 9:13AM

Quote:From a distance, it reminds me of pebbledash, which I remember was popular on private houses in the late '50s, early 60s. There is, though, more of the brutalism school or architecture about these columns. Their sheer bulk and the fact that there are several in close proximity to each other adds to the brutal look.
I have to add that no matter how they tried to pimp the surfaces, bare concrete was never other than ugly when used in building construction. Having said that, there is a certain fascination to the style...



Its around 60 years old now Malc and compared to lots of building put up in the 50/60s it has lasted at least. Although it was built for private rent to middle class professionals at the time; Thatcher's "Right to Buy" scheme allowed the tenants to make huge profits from their option to buy at 30-50% discount. Apparently there are just a couple of original rented properties left.
cooky Plus
17 6 5 United Kingdom
14 May 2021 9:29AM
I love Marmite and this is very good Tony. The textures work for me and that human element in your version. I love that low tone, dark B/W and I will probably be back for another look see!

Kath
14 May 2021 9:44AM
Another well chosen view point for your lead image, Tony and I like the candidness of your version.
Great mono processing.

JohnSmile
Minty805 Plus
5 43 9 United Kingdom
14 May 2021 10:10AM
It works for me. I love the gritty nature of this, plus your observance of the rule of odds in the lead, which for a reason I've never understood does chime with our appreciation of aesthetics. The version includes an interesting human element. The processing plays to the strengths very well.
af1 8 United Kingdom
14 May 2021 10:34AM
Well captured Tony sure works well in B/W
14 May 2021 10:51AM
Great shots Tony, I really like the version.
Cheers Roland
adagio Plus
3 3 2 England
14 May 2021 12:01PM
Lovely lead image Tony, great tones with a deep and dark finish.......works for me, big time!!

Angela😄
Lovely mono Tony

Harry
dark_lord Plus
17 2.9k 786 England
14 May 2021 3:38PM
Very good image Tony, well processed.
At least the texture adds some interest to what would otherwise be blandness.
bliba Plus
16 2 Austria
14 May 2021 6:45PM
Excellent
dales Plus
5 13 Australia
15 May 2021 1:07AM
Superbly composed mono images Tony , I have Vegemite and love it 😁
Ian
Wonderful image Tony: textures, processing, reflections.. Reminds me of the 'new obejectivity': cool, no frills, modern..
My award for this striking photo,
Viola

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