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Who'se holding the strings?

By saltireblue    
Hello again,

Another image of the bridge that featured in my previous upload.
Needless to say there is a mono version, which will come as no surprise to those of you who know my liking of mono architectureSmile
Unusually for me, I actually prefer the colour version, as the low sun gives some superb reflections, but felt compelled to post the b&w as well.

Thanks for all the recent comments, they are all appreciated.

Thanks most of all for bothering.Smile


Tags: Norway Building Bridge Reflections Architecture Drammen Glass facade

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SlowSong Plus
13 9.8k 30 England
3 Dec 2011 4:10PM
I think we need the colour for this shot. I feel the bridge needs to be differentiated from the b/g and it is in danger of getting lost in mono.
franken Plus
19 5.3k 4 United Kingdom
3 Dec 2011 4:13PM
Colour version for me.

It's a pain free bother to view an image like this Malc, the colour version looked quite contrasty till I found the monochrome version and wham. I too prefer the colour here, the bridge takes pride of place against the building not vice versa.

AnnChown 11 207 1 United Kingdom
3 Dec 2011 4:36PM
Difficult choice for me - I love the colour and reflections but there is more texture in the b&w.
Jasper87 Plus
11 2.8k 158 England
3 Dec 2011 4:52PM
Colour for me, lovely dynamism to the image, great lines and shapes.

woolybill1 Plus
14 38 78 United Kingdom
3 Dec 2011 5:06PM
I have to agree with you and prefer the colour version, Malc. The black & white is in fact very powerful as a graphic image but it's about the building and the contents of each glass frame rather than of the bridge.
I am relieved to notice that the unseen row of puppeteers were not actually pulling the strings when you took the photo Smile

P.S.: I'm afraid the young persons in my latest upload were either American or Canadian, as was their guide (probably their teacher). They may not have absorbed much history but they had certainly cottoned on to the necessary look of insouciance very fast!
PatriciaWilson 17 617 58 Greece
3 Dec 2011 5:08PM
V2 for me once again.
mrswoolybill Plus
14 2.9k 2455 United Kingdom
3 Dec 2011 6:02PM
Interesting comparison. I wasn't expecting to favour b&w because of that gorgeous golden glow in the windows, but I think the background is actually stronger in V2.
LexEquine 15 1 19 United States
3 Dec 2011 7:10PM
'Prefer the v1 color version of this superb architectural capture,' Malc.

Have a nice Weekend,...Mate~ Smile

~ Peter
mikbee 14 3 8 Scotland
3 Dec 2011 7:14PM
Good mono working Malc,
but I will stick to the colour !!
imagio 15 12 1 England
3 Dec 2011 8:17PM
Like all the lines Malc..
jasonrwl Plus
11 1.1k 11 United Kingdom
4 Dec 2011 7:46AM
I agree about the colour Malc - cracking shot.
taggart Plus
17 47 14 United States
4 Dec 2011 12:28PM
A great POV< I love the color for the reason you do, it is picking up the warmth of the sun--rich golden colors!
4 Dec 2011 1:17PM
Colour for me, the bw version seems cluttered.

TrevBatWCC Plus
13 13 19 England
4 Dec 2011 2:10PM
Great composition and capture, Malc Smile Like both versions, but as Chris says, the bridge tends to get a bit lost against the background in mono, so the colour version just wins for me Wink
After clicking on your link in your comments on my bears, I found myself singing Teddy Bear's Picnic the rest of the day! Wink
Trev Smile
User_Removed 13 26 2 United States
4 Dec 2011 8:39PM
My answer would be "George Soros", if you really wanted an answer, Malc!
V1 for me - great lines but the color is needed too.
Glostopcat 15 255 2 England
4 Dec 2011 9:49PM
The colour version just has the edge for reasons already mentioned.
pamelajean Plus
15 1.6k 2237 United Kingdom
5 Dec 2011 12:46AM
The colour version appeals to me much more than the mono, excellent shot.
Richsr 14 91 223 England
5 Dec 2011 9:43AM
Colour version has the bridge standing out well Malc, it is lost in the background in the mono
Regards Richard
5 Dec 2011 4:20PM
Super shot Mal - colour for me !

RonnieAG Plus
11 154 119 Scotland
5 Dec 2011 4:50PM
I too like the colour version better, Malc (today I seem to be in accord with everyone else, quite unlike yesterday).......the sunlit bridge stands out well against the soft warm colouring of the building behind.
NeilWigan Plus
11 17 16 England
5 Dec 2011 5:40PM
colour for me Malc ,should have been around in Elizabethan times ,it was all black and white and you could getaway saying it was the building that was leaning.
15 13 1 United Kingdom
5 Dec 2011 8:33PM
Good work Malc, colour for me though.

barbarahirst 13 27 12 United Kingdom
6 Dec 2011 1:09PM
Great title ... but whats the answer ? Smile
Mono is the one for me today ... love all those lines
6 Dec 2011 6:38PM
Good title for this striking image Malc.

John Smile
AnneWorner 13 620 43 United States
7 Dec 2011 7:43PM
I also have a love of architectural shots in mono, but do agree that the light in the colour version is particularly nice, and the bridge itself seems to stand out more in the colour than in the black and white.
31 Jan 2012 10:38PM
Like the tonal range in V1 , but also like the mono, two great images with great lines

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