Lamps And Posts

By woolybill1
This view was taken outside the old Mawson, Swan and Morgan building (now Waterstones) on Grey Street in Newcastle, looking towards Grey's Monument. Sir Joseph Wilson Swan invented a form of incandescent electric light bulb, and the building was one of the very first to be entirely lit by electricity. Only the edge of the fašade is visible on the right.

Swan was also responsible for the Dry Collodion photographic process.

18mm, 1/80th sec @ f10, RAW converted in PSE5

Tags: Newcastle Architecture Black and white Lamps Lamp posts Grey and s monument Mawson swan and morgan

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phillj 15 2 England
24 May 2007 8:25AM
Like the perspective. Works well in B/W.

field 15 Wales
24 May 2007 10:21AM
I too like the perspective, and the placement of the two figures each side of the front lamp post. The contrasty conversion seems to suit the scene well. Phil
mikbee 14 3 8 Scotland
24 May 2007 10:54AM
Congrats on RC award it was a belter. Good comp' in this one.
Like the way the posts and monument are lined up.Like the leaf detail on the front post.Another goodie. Mick.
c_evans99 18 7.0k 1 Wales
24 May 2007 11:37AM
Just a bit too contrasty for my tastes but the composition is excellent; bringing the coulmn into the row of lamp posts is a neat touch.

angryrebel 15 16
24 May 2007 12:29PM
Good b/w work Bill you have captured an image that can only be b/w
davewaine 14 141 3 England
24 May 2007 12:56PM
Ah, but the column belongs to Earl Grey of Parliamentary reform and satisfying cuppas fame. Good shot, Bill. I haven't seen it from this viewpoint since I was four. How are your knees?
dianah 15 24.5k 4 United Kingdom
24 May 2007 1:38PM
Fabulous mono shot..wonderful angle and perspective,.
A Booth 19 11 4 United Kingdom
24 May 2007 1:53PM
low angle view works well in this composition.
Herge88 14 40 6 England
24 May 2007 2:04PM
This is a brilliant shot Bill, love the low angle and the mono conversion. Deffo one of my favourite of your images.

Best Matt
oppo 15 6 2 Scotland
24 May 2007 3:50PM
I like the low view point which gives attention to the lamps and the Grey's monument. Nice sky and clouds. A little bit unusual. I like it.

GlynnisFrith 15 23 3 United Kingdom
24 May 2007 5:24PM
Love the perspective & works great in mono, like the history lesson too
dark_lord Plus
17 2.9k 786 England
24 May 2007 6:32PM
Good mono shot.
Rende 14 38 4 Netherlands
24 May 2007 10:05PM
Good composition; works well in B&W.
Loved your conclusion that the left side of the boat would sink first Smile
GeorgeRusky 15 1 4
25 May 2007 6:31PM
Hi, Bill
Interesting B&W shot
Sharp and well developed.
Thank you for your comments.
TyChee Plus
16 275 1 United States
25 May 2007 6:43PM
This is great! I love the repeat of the lamp posts. Excellent B&W shot!
25 May 2007 9:26PM
Excellent B&W with strong structure - great Bill!

nobby2sheds 15 50 England
25 May 2007 11:00PM
Nice post(s)
peg 14 1 1 United Kingdom
26 May 2007 8:14PM
A terrific shot. I agree that B&W is the making of a picture like this. Regards Edmund
TonyFrith 14 3 6 United Kingdom
30 May 2007 9:14PM
Good composition & agree the B&W makes a it good impact
daringdaphne 17 82 United Kingdom
7 Jun 2007 11:09PM
Works beautifully. Lots of lamps. I liked the write up too. Very good B/w picture very imaginative.

MartaHari 14 1 Spain
13 Sep 2007 4:15PM
wow!! i do love this one

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