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24 Jun 2009 7:46PM
Excellent image - great POV. Works really well in B/W.

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Hanners Plus
12 875 10 Ireland
24 Jun 2009 7:47PM
i really like this, it makes for a superb abstract, very well spotted and very well taken Smile
24 Jun 2009 7:47PM
I have seen this in colour but the other day but from the top, It looks just as good from the bottom
Mynett Plus
9 142 6 United Kingdom
24 Jun 2009 7:52PM
wow this is one for the TATE..... great work Sarah, I would love this on my wall

conrad Plus
13 10.9k 116
24 Jun 2009 7:56PM
Great architectural abstract!
24 Jun 2009 8:08PM
I like this too Sarah, great in mono.

John Smile
gregl Plus
13 19 1 England
24 Jun 2009 8:28PM
Great shot Sarah. Excellent pov and composition of the image - it is particularly effective in B&W.
cassiecat Plus
9 39 46 England
24 Jun 2009 8:53PM
nice POV but for me doesnt have the same appeal as the colour shot.lesley
BillyGoatGruff Plus
10 191 199 England
24 Jun 2009 9:02PM
A very striking graphic, Sarah!

All the more so since it seems, to me at least, that you have abandoned the HDR approach. Which is a good thing in my book!

This is beautifully framed, shot and coverted.
For me, this is possibly the best I've seen in your PF to date.

Outstanding work!!

Sezz Plus
13 617 15 England
24 Jun 2009 9:04PM
Thank you for your votes and comments Smile

Lesley - I prefer the colour too but for me this was about getting out of my comfort zone and trying something new. I had some great critique yesterday from Ian (Take-a-View) on my PF - Mono has always scared me a bit so I took the 'Bull by the horns' so to speak - don't know if I'll do it again though Wink

Edit: Thank you Bill, that means a lot Sir!
Sarah x
f11digital Plus
15 98 1 United Kingdom
24 Jun 2009 9:07PM
This works really well in mono, nice clean lines and a marked change from your HDR work.
BillyGoatGruff Plus
10 191 199 England
24 Jun 2009 9:13PM
This really is that good!!


Sezz Plus
13 617 15 England
24 Jun 2009 9:16PM
Thank you John, appreciated!

Bill - wow I shall have to come out of my comfort zone more often, thank you so much for your award, am really chuffed Smile

Sarah x
rontear Plus
14 8 8 England
24 Jun 2009 9:29PM
As good in mono Sarah, it is so photogenic. Ron.
maryg Plus
9 66 18 Scotland
24 Jun 2009 9:38PM
Love this , perfect in mono.
Hanners Plus
12 875 10 Ireland
24 Jun 2009 9:40PM

Quote:Wow this is one for the TATE.....

Yep, I have to agree. Have a "Hanners" for what it's worth Wink
Sezz Plus
13 617 15 England
24 Jun 2009 9:44PM
Thank you so much guys!
Tony - what can I say? Your 'Hanners' is worth a lot to me! Thank you so very much Smile

Sarah x
dmhuynh72 Plus
10 44 3 United Kingdom
24 Jun 2009 9:48PM
This is fantastic Sarah, and well spotted. Worked well in mono, so beautifully composed.
User_Removed 10 485 13 England
24 Jun 2009 9:54PM
brilliant, brilliant, brilliant

BillyGoatGruff Plus
10 191 199 England
24 Jun 2009 9:54PM
It's a cracker, Sarah.
I really hope this does well for you.

You have a gift for composition.
Personally, I think the HDR stuff isn't worthy of your talent. Trust your instincts; they will serve you well, and not 9 shots at 1ev (or whatever it is you've been using)!!!

All the very best
Sue_R Plus
11 11 6 United Kingdom
24 Jun 2009 9:55PM
Mono works well here.

User_Removed 11 11 11 United Kingdom
24 Jun 2009 10:49PM
Nothing wrong with this Sarah, you should come out of your comfort zone more often. I prefer this version to the colour one previously uploaded. Cracking mono!

Chris C
C_Daniels Plus
13 399 10 England
24 Jun 2009 10:49PM
A great abstract Sarah - well converted, has a raw quality...
baclark Plus
8 3.7k 24 United Kingdom
24 Jun 2009 10:50PM
I've seen a similar shot looking up at this structure in colour but your mono has far, far more impact. The strong diagonal works well too. Beautiful image.
24 Jun 2009 11:22PM
Excellent vision that kinda draws you in.
And this is much better than the previous because you've left out all that clutter.
Well done Smile
iancatch Plus
11 4 45 England
24 Jun 2009 11:27PM
Nice reflection and geometry in this and like the fact that you presented in mono.


OMG Plus
9 51 2 United Kingdom
25 Jun 2009 12:30AM
The others have said it all Sarah, this is superb and yes you must get out of your comfort zone much more often.
Rgds Derek
TelStar Plus
12 116 United Kingdom
25 Jun 2009 12:54AM
A great Art Deco feel to this. Lovely. Very streamlined.

Buffalo_Tom Plus
11 2.3k 9 Wales
25 Jun 2009 5:51AM
An excellent abstract Sarah.Superb.
James_C Plus
8 36 56 United Kingdom
25 Jun 2009 6:55AM
There's no doubting it Sarah, you have a very good eye. This is a fantastic composition, very cleanly taken and makes a wonderful abstract image. I'm so glad you went downstairs and took this shot. Its quite different to your colour shot and works in a different way - this is clean, simple and intriguing whereas the colour image is made by the red and orange chairs at the bottom - I don't think it would work in b&w because of this.

Keep it up Sarah, I don't think you can go far wrong in this new area of experience. You can only get better and that is something for us all to watch and enjoy.

All the very best,

dathersmith Plus
10 558 12 England
25 Jun 2009 8:59AM
An excellent abstract image Sarah and for me it works so well as a mono. I'll look forward to more of your work in this new arena Smile

very simple very chic
love it
derekhansen Plus
9 210 24 United Kingdom
25 Jun 2009 10:27AM
This is one of the best images I have seen you produce Sarah. It may have been simple in the execution but your vision in 'seeing' the image and the way you have composed the elements within the frame is outstanding. IMO the mono version is the stronger of the 2.
Diana Plus
11 2.0k 19 Netherlands
25 Jun 2009 11:43AM
out of your comfort zone works Sarah,

get out of it more often this is fab Wink

Sezz Plus
13 617 15 England
25 Jun 2009 1:33PM
Thank you so much everyone, I'm really surprised at how well this has been recieved Smile I should trust my own judgement more!!

Sarah x
tigertimb Plus
10 40 66 United Kingdom
25 Jun 2009 1:44PM
Excellent shot Sarah; a great abstract feel to the composition and love the reflections changing from disc to disc
FeatherFriend Plus
10 38 217 England
25 Jun 2009 4:37PM
HDR, or mono you always come up with excellent images, like this a lot and yes I think you should trust your own judgement more,
mickp Plus
11 9 7 United Kingdom
25 Jun 2009 6:44PM
Lovely abstract view. Well spotted.
25 Jun 2009 7:05PM
Another Masterpiece.

25 Jun 2009 9:12PM
super clarity good comp , great choice in mono
Sezz Plus
13 617 15 England
25 Jun 2009 10:06PM
Tim, Geoff, Mick, Gazza and Tony - thank you very much for your time and comments, thanks to those who voted also Smile

Sarah x
Black and white seems to suit the subject well - quite cool and clean looking.

piccy Plus
11 8 Wales
25 Jun 2009 11:22PM
Always wondered where this was. One like this did very well in my camera club for a long time.
oll1e Plus
10 57 2 United Kingdom
26 Jun 2009 12:18PM
ahhh this is wonderful sarah ,you should do more like this ,and leave that tonemapping alone, this for me is one of your best Smile
very well done
ollie Smile
LesF Plus
11 182 9
26 Jun 2009 1:09PM
This mono works really well Sarah and the subject is made fot it.

Sezz Plus
13 617 15 England
26 Jun 2009 6:03PM
Thanks so much Smile

Sarah x
helenlinda Plus
10 360 22 United Kingdom
26 Jun 2009 8:00PM
That is superb!!!!
Take-a-View Plus
14 293 5 United Kingdom
27 Jun 2009 10:58AM
Stepping out of your comfort zone Sarah has worked and I like this a lot. I might possibly have cropped a small amount from the bottom. Some great reflections and the mono definitely gives more emphasis to the lines and curves.
User_Removed 14 17.9k 8 Norway
27 Jun 2009 4:31PM
Simply first class Sarah - like so much of your work.
Sezz Plus
13 617 15 England
27 Jun 2009 6:23PM
Helen, Ian and Mike - thanks Smile

Sarah x
TrevBatWCC Plus
9 12 12 England
28 Jun 2009 12:27PM
Another cracking capture, Sarah, and again, top quality.
TrevB Smile
backbeat Plus
12 134 1 United Kingdom
28 Jun 2009 10:26PM
great work sarah.....clean, sharp and with loads of impact

Mari Plus
14 1.8k United Kingdom
2 Jul 2009 10:04PM
Hey this is rather good Sarah, especially in mono

Dave87 Plus
10 42 5 England
3 Jul 2009 9:22PM
Following some time away enjoying photographing the lake district (no uploads at the moment - but on my wish list for the future) came to see what Iíve missed during the time away Sarah and came across this smashing mono image. Not all pictures work well in mono - but this does. No hesitation giving this shot a click. When you can spot a mono picture like this - you have landed!! Smashing piece of work.

Sezz Plus
13 617 15 England
4 Jul 2009 9:54AM
Trev, Phil, Mari and Dave - thank you so much!
Dave - your user award really does mean a lot to me - a huge thank you Smile

Sarah x
Nigel_95 Plus
11 262 2 United Kingdom
8 Jul 2009 8:09PM
Very powerful image Sarah. I'm well impressed.


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