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The Lowry

By ade_mcfade      
Some of you may have seen this little mono gem hidden behind a technicolor version of this shot on Wednesday.

Most preferred this mono version, I did.

My laptop seems to have broken so I've nothing else to process at the moment, so I thought it a good time to give this an airing all of its own.

A square on shot is unusual for me, I like to get some angle on a building to show depth to the structure, but the lowry is just wierd enough to look good from any angle... and has a nice grate in front of it for a lead line!

My last day at work before Xmas too - whooppee

Tags: Architecture Black and white Landscape and travel Night and low light

Voters: picturistic, Imagephotographics, GERRYGENTRY and 25 more

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picturistic 8 7 7 Wales
18 Dec 2009 9:51AM
top shot Ade


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18 Dec 2009 9:56AM
Excellent shot Ade

18 Dec 2009 10:10AM
Nice mono with excellent detail when viewed large. Chaz.
Stewy Plus
11 103 2 England
18 Dec 2009 10:14AM
Looks just as good as it did yesterday.

Take-a-View 14 293 5 United Kingdom
18 Dec 2009 10:21AM
The subtle selective colouring makes this.
ade_mcfade 14 15.2k 216 England
18 Dec 2009 10:45AM
Cheers Dave Smile

My first GE award !
CathyI 13 344 3 United Kingdom
18 Dec 2009 11:43AM
Much prefer the B&W version - the colour version is a bit toooo colorful for me! Pleased to see it getting an airing of it's own...
Grampy 8 507 71 England
18 Dec 2009 12:31PM
A beautiful b&w but I don't think the camera is dead center on the grill, which lets down this very geometric image, it's a question of an inch to the left but it changes things
NEWMANP 10 1.6k 574 United Kingdom
18 Dec 2009 1:10PM
have a good christmas, well done on the GEA
ade_mcfade 14 15.2k 216 England
18 Dec 2009 2:28PM

Quote:camera is dead center on the grill, which lets down this very geometric image,

it was a bit of a toss up really,

get the building central


get the grill central

The grill is not exactly perpendicular to the building you see - so it's one or the other with this shot

Blame the architects Wink
18 Dec 2009 2:57PM
very nice work
love the depth in this

congrats on the GEA
They'll probably dig it up in a few months anyway.

There are two areas of almost toned light, one left and one right at the tall doorways? Intrigued me in the original and again here? Any thoughts. Mark you as your last day at work for Christmas you might not see this very well tonight.


I'd drink some water before falling into bed.
wamp 12 276 8 England
18 Dec 2009 8:22PM
Like this Ade, the low viewpoint works a treat and the mono brings out the lines nicely.

Hoping to get down there tomorrow morning for sunrise. Got a few viewpoint that might be worth a try! Smile

Cheers, Sean
rontear Plus
15 8 8 England
18 Dec 2009 9:37PM
Direct perspective Ade. Have a super Christmas/New Year. All the best for 2010. Ron.
Strobe 10 1.3k United States
20 Dec 2009 4:19PM
I have looked at both a few times now, I really like this in mono it is a great image and to be honest I am not fond of the colour version.

The mono really enhances the architecture and the geometry whereas I find the colour distracting.

ade_mcfade 14 15.2k 216 England
21 Dec 2009 12:49AM
I don't like the colour version either

But being the cynical type, I thought the masses on EPS would flock to a colourful shot over a mono one even if it was worse.

You see it so many times - awful landscapes, flowers and birds, over saturated, out of focus, 80 clicks.... so thought I'd see if a colourful shot of the lowry would do the trick

alas no - Its just that I don't click on photos very often any more I guess

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