The cellar floor

By mrswoolybill
In the basement at Seaton Delaval Hall. I liked the way the shadows showed up the uneven earth floor.
Thanks for looking,
Moira

Tags: Black and white Specialist and abstract Seaton Delaval Hall Saturday shadows

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SlowSong Plus
10 8.0k 30 England
11 May 2019 7:37AM
Mind your step walking down there.

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ColleenA Plus
6 405 6 Australia
11 May 2019 7:38AM
Oh I do like this. Great shot
11 May 2019 7:51AM
the wavy shadows work great together with floor textures and a cigarette butt is a bonus
11 May 2019 7:52AM
Hmm... while you were down there did you allow yourself the guilty pleasure of a little game of Hopscotch?
11 May 2019 7:53AM
A good pic' for Windows Eleven when it comes out.

JohnSmile
11 May 2019 8:04AM
You have tried to portrait the atmosphere of a prison, the darkness, the light of the window on an uneven floor and the cigaratte butt, a perfect scene of a crime thriller, and to me you have succeeded with your minimal approach...
cats_123 Plus
15 4.9k 28 Northern Ireland
11 May 2019 8:19AM
Make a great book cover 😁
franken Plus
16 4.9k 4 United Kingdom
11 May 2019 8:36AM
Different and it works really well, Moira.Smile
To me a sinister shadow - fear of imprisonment I suppose
Great image 👍👍👍🤗
dudler Plus
15 861 1489 England
11 May 2019 9:41AM
Eleven?
mac Plus
17 1 Scotland
11 May 2019 10:27AM
This could be a jail cell floor. Great example of light and shadow.
Ian
RonnieAG Plus
9 154 118 Scotland
11 May 2019 10:44AM
After yesterday's castle, you are back to your more customary type of image, Moira, and so appropriate for the Saturday theme.
R.
mistere Plus
5 4 3 England
11 May 2019 10:55AM
Wonderful Moira, all set for a very confusing game of
noughts and crosses. SmileSmile

Dave.
11 May 2019 12:18PM
Fine texstures on the floor. Looks like a place i would not like to sit for so long time.
Good work!

Arne Smile
TrevBatWCC Plus
10 13 12 England
11 May 2019 1:07PM
Lovely textures in that floor too, Moira, a well-seen image 👍
Trev 😀
Herge88 Plus
12 40 5 England
11 May 2019 1:17PM
Looks like a dark version of the Windows logo.

Best Matt
mrswoolybill Plus
12 1.5k 2054 United Kingdom
11 May 2019 1:23PM
Thanks everyone, and thanks to Torge and Vincent for adding there UAs here.
The prison comparison is interesting. The basement is only partially below ground level, hence the windows high up. This structure was designed in order to give a raised 'ground floor' level for the main hall, with a grand entrance up an imposing flight of steps and more elevated views over the grounds.
So accommodation (which included work areas and also the housekeeper's private room) is actually much airier and better lit than in many old houses.
I guess I could have called this Windows... Wink
And yes, I deliberately left the cigarette end, and other bits, for atmosphere...
Chinga Plus
8 3 1 United Kingdom
11 May 2019 1:54PM
Superb !! Excellent image Moira, well seen...
Isabel GrinGrin
Joline Plus
13 30 53 United States
11 May 2019 2:11PM
Like all good abstracts, this conjures up many an imaginary tale.
11 May 2019 3:19PM

Quote:Thanks everyone, and thanks to Torge and Vincent for adding there UAs here.
The prison comparison is interesting. The basement is only partially below ground level, hence the windows high up. This structure was designed in order to give a raised 'ground floor' level for the main hall, with a grand entrance up an imposing flight of steps and more elevated views over the grounds.
So accommodation (which included work areas and also the housekeeper's private room) is actually much airier and better lit than in many old houses.
I guess I could have called this Windows... Wink
And yes, I deliberately left the cigarette end, and other bits, for atmosphere...



We have a prison called Cellular jail located at Andaman and Nicobar Island, it resembles with that atmosphere, so my first thought came in my mind of that prison, so i really sorry for interpreting like this...
11 May 2019 3:52PM
Excellent B&W composition , the detail of the cigarette is so storytelling.

Lory
JuBarney Plus
8 33 4 United Kingdom
11 May 2019 5:08PM
It looks more like a dungeon, and terrific shadows.
Ju
mrswoolybill Plus
12 1.5k 2054 United Kingdom
11 May 2019 5:24PM
Thanks again, and Somnath don't worry about 'misinterpreting', I'm interested in the background to an image but I'm more interested in people's personal response! With an abstract or detail, it's about what the imagination reads into the pixels.
dark_lord Plus
15 2.3k 577 England
11 May 2019 8:53PM
Basement, well, my first thought was the shadow you'd see in a dungeon, so incarceration is the feeling this portrays. I see I'm not the only one to thnk of that. Maybe my choice of movies and TV?
taggart Plus
14 47 13 United States
11 May 2019 9:46PM
Outstanding shadow story!
12 May 2019 7:37AM
Like a scene from a very scary movie.

Dougie
mrswoolybill Plus
12 1.5k 2054 United Kingdom
12 May 2019 8:13PM
Thanks for the UA Somnath, and thanks again everyone.
bliba Plus
13 2 Austria
13 May 2019 10:06AM
Love it
mrswoolybill Plus
12 1.5k 2054 United Kingdom
13 May 2019 12:02PM
Thank you Ollie!
helenlinda Plus
12 366 22 United Kingdom
14 May 2019 9:46AM

Quote:This could be a jail cell floor. Great example of light and shadow.
Ian


or as it has a rather soft feel to it, it could be a shadow on a piece of cloth - if you ignore the cigarette ends GrinGrinGrinGrin
Helen
mrswoolybill Plus
12 1.5k 2054 United Kingdom
14 May 2019 5:05PM
Thanks for the UA, Helen! That was a nice surprise.

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