The Brotherhood

By mrswoolybill
Details in a Masonic Hall. A weird place – gloomy, sterile, depressing, disturbing.
Which reminds me, I must start uploading my Great Yarmouth pictures soon.
Thanks for looking,
Moira

Tags: Photo journalism Black and white Specialist and abstract

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Comments


helenlinda Plus
9 344 22 United Kingdom
7 Nov 2012 8:13AM
"gloomy, sterile, depressing, disturbing" - they are all conveyed in this well composed shot Moira - I'm unsure about the border, though white seems the right colour.
Helen

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7 Nov 2012 8:13AM
well nice gritty b/w anyway...

border : effex pro2 ?
rontear Plus
13 8 8 England
7 Nov 2012 8:22AM
Dark detail Moira, a sinister crop.
Ron.
mrswoolybill Plus
10 990 1514 United Kingdom
7 Nov 2012 9:03AM

Quote:order : effex pro2 ?

Can't keep anything secret from a Frenchman... Spot on Pascal, but I considerably reduce the white strip. (I also add canvas space first, because otherwise the border eats into the composition).
Thanks early birds,
Moira
WhiteRose1 Plus
6 1.6k 148 England
7 Nov 2012 9:10AM
Very good arrangement of the strong shapes, the content is less important to me here. Sombre low key image and well presented, and excellent description GrinGrin

Dave
7 Nov 2012 9:18AM
Great description..............GrinGrinGrinGrinGrinGrin The Brotherhood..........lots of secrets of the lodge.............SmileSmileSmileSmileSmile
Details in a Masonic Hall. A weird place – gloomy, sterile, depressing, disturbing.
Which reminds me, I must start uploading my Great Yarmouth pictures soon.

I just had to laugh at this ......Moira you are priceless....

I hope you don't get a black ball,

John
franken Plus
14 4.0k 4 Wales
7 Nov 2012 9:55AM
Wonderful range of tones - impressive work Moira.

Ken
costas Plus
9 2 2 Greece
7 Nov 2012 10:08AM
The tones are superb, excellent composition and if you are handheld with 1/25 sec......well what can i say !!
cats_123 Plus
12 4.6k 26 Northern Ireland
7 Nov 2012 10:57AM
some `brothers' are more equal than `others' though? WinkSmile
Marvellous atmospheric image and it tells the story so well. The allusion to Gt Yarmouth is special indeed Moira.

Now they'll never see your knee.

Dougie
Chinga Plus
6 3 1 United Kingdom
7 Nov 2012 11:07AM
Powerful! Very good image! So well spotted... Most impressive. Well done you. IB
mrswoolybill Plus
10 990 1514 United Kingdom
7 Nov 2012 11:35AM

Quote:The tones are superb, excellent composition and if you are handheld with 1/25 sec......well what can i say !!

Hand-held, Costas - I have a steady hand! (I've managed 1/5 second on occasions.) Thanks so much for your UA, and thanks to everyone else who's visited here.
Moira
danbrann Plus
12 629 17
7 Nov 2012 11:48AM
Dark, sombre and well picked out and processed. Why is your hand not so steady when you spill my coffee?
mrswoolybill Plus
10 990 1514 United Kingdom
7 Nov 2012 12:02PM

Quote:Why is your hand not so steady when you spill my coffee?

That's just the effect that you have on women Danny...
Moira
7 Nov 2012 12:27PM
weird indeed!
Joline Plus
10 27 53 United States
7 Nov 2012 1:19PM
This certainly brings out the darker aspects of the lodge.
AnnChown Plus
6 199 1 United Kingdom
7 Nov 2012 1:29PM
The processing is very appropriate for this place with its strange ways and secrets. It makes me feel uneasy and a feeling of being excluded....
Ann
BarryC123 8 43 25 Ireland
7 Nov 2012 1:59PM
Great composition, and atmosphere. I must admit I get no sinister or depressing feel from this. Sombre probably fits best.
As for your yarmouth comment, that is a true classic, although I doubt the good citizens of that town will thank you.
TrevBatWCC Plus
8 12 10 England
7 Nov 2012 3:03PM
Another beautifully processed mono, Moira, and like the border Wink
Trev Smile
mikbee 9 3 8 Scotland
7 Nov 2012 3:45PM
Dark and gloomy indeed Moira,
and all the better for that !!
A good shot in a depressing sort of way I think !!
Mick.
SlowSong Plus
8 6.5k 29 England
7 Nov 2012 4:27PM
Interesting and mysterious. I'm surprised you're allowed to take pics in a masonic lodge, but perhaps they didn't know. Smile
7 Nov 2012 6:13PM
Atmosphere is the key word here Moira, a place with a dark past.

John Smile
There's a wee funny handshake from me Moira.
TongueTongueTongue
RockArea 10 18 3 United Kingdom
7 Nov 2012 6:47PM
That's a well crafted image, Moira, and I'm looking forward to Great Yarmouth!

David
AnneWorner 9 620 43 United States
7 Nov 2012 7:19PM
Love that Efex Pro border Wink - I also really appreciate the software from NIK, there's power in those sliders.

A very moody and dark image - wonderful rich blacks. Superb detail, and just enough dof to let us read "Brotherly Love" in the background.

Anne
7 Nov 2012 7:45PM

Quote:Details in a Masonic Hall. A weird place – gloomy, sterile, depressing, disturbing.
Which reminds me, I must start uploading my Great Yarmouth pictures soon.
Quote:

Been to both, have to agreeWink Although the the weirdness and gloominess of Yarmouth can be surpressed by Alcohol, i speak from experienceTongue

Great image

Den


saltireblue Plus
6 6.2k 33 Norway
7 Nov 2012 8:05PM
I have to ask what you were doing ina Masonic hall, Moira...bbut then again, perhaps not. Not visitiong the gents facilities, camera in hand?
Recognised the efex border as Pascal did. My favourite piece of photographic software...efex 2, that is, not PascalWink

Marvellously moody and mysterious, MOira.

Malc

I apologise to you and Bill for V2 on my latest upload
nonur Plus
8 17 11 Turkey
7 Nov 2012 9:55PM
Great low key mono compo!
gajewski Plus
12 10 9 United States
8 Nov 2012 2:27AM
Moira,
You certainly captured the ". . . gloomy, sterile, depressing, disturbing . . ." atmosphere of this place. Your mono conversion really adds to that as well.
-=\Walter
annettep38 Plus
5 218 40 Costa Rica
8 Nov 2012 4:57PM
excellent. To late for my award but it would deserve it. Brotherly love is as cynic ans the liberté egalité fraternité. In both cases women don't comer into it but that isn't ll of it. It is cliques secretive goings on etc.

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