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Black'n' White

By Sezz    
A mono conversion of Coffee 'n' Cream previously in my PF.

The image is of the spiral staircase at the De La Warr Pavilion in Bexhill, East Sussex.

The pavilion was built by Earl De La Warr when the modern was only just beginning to be the accepted architectural style of social progress. Earl De la Warr, the socialist mayor of Bexhill-on-Sea, drew up a brief for a building simple in design, light in appearance, with large window spaces, sunbathing terraces, a restaurant, a reading room, a multi-purpose entertainments hall: a modernist dream building by the seaside. De La Warr Pavilion was to be the first large scale welded steel-framed building in the UK. The competition announced by Bexhill Corporation attracted 230 entries, and was won by one of the giants of European architecture, a revolutionary and visionary, Erich Mendelsohn - famous for his Einstein Tower in Postdam and his Schoken department store in Stuttgart.

Thanks as always for your time. your comments/thoughts are very welcome - not something I do often - mono's!

Regards - Sarah J x

Tags: Spiral Abstract Architecture Black and white Staircase East sussex Bexhill South east De la warr pavilion

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Willmer Plus
12 98 Wales
17 Jul 2011 3:28PM
Very good
Stace Plus
13 2 2 England
17 Jul 2011 3:40PM
Great lines here Sarah

AnnChown 11 207 1 United Kingdom
17 Jul 2011 3:54PM
I like the mono conversion very much - looks very abstract if you don't know it.
barbarahirst 12 27 12 United Kingdom
17 Jul 2011 4:04PM
Excellent in mono
TrevBatWCC Plus
12 13 19 England
17 Jul 2011 4:29PM
I remember the original of this, and liked it very much Smile Looks equally as good - if not better - in mono, Sarah Wink
Trev Smile
mrswoolybill Plus
14 2.8k 2408 United Kingdom
17 Jul 2011 4:48PM
I remember Coffee 'n Cream well, loved the colour and wouldn't have imagined it working in b&w. But this is so cool and sophisticated. Good, creative thinking.
woolybill1 Plus
14 37 78 United Kingdom
17 Jul 2011 4:53PM
I think I prefer this version - black coffee in a white cup is more to my taste Smile
17 Jul 2011 5:17PM
Great abstract shot Sarah - well seen !

dathersmith 14 565 12 United Kingdom
17 Jul 2011 5:28PM
Works well in mono too Sarah, nice work.

LesF 14 182 9
17 Jul 2011 5:38PM
It's a building, it's different, its mono, everything I like about photography in one Sarah

derekhansen 12 210 24 United Kingdom
17 Jul 2011 6:11PM
I remember your earlier uploads from this shoot Sarah and this does not disappoint.
Sue_R 15 11 6 United Kingdom
17 Jul 2011 6:33PM
Loved the original of this one, but it looks great in mono too.

Sue Smile
DaveMead 11 23 14 United Kingdom
17 Jul 2011 6:57PM
ChrisOs 16 2 1 United Kingdom
17 Jul 2011 7:14PM
Excellent range of tones and I love the lines of the staircase. A super abstract.
Diana 14 2.0k 19 Netherlands
17 Jul 2011 7:23PM
nice abstract Sarah

like it

shellshock 10 2 England
17 Jul 2011 7:35PM
Beautiful. Simple as that!
Richsr 14 91 223 England
17 Jul 2011 9:51PM
Like the shapes and circles in this Sarah, Works well in mono.
Well worked.
Regards Richard.
Sezz 16 619 15 England
17 Jul 2011 10:03PM
Thanks everyone, I really appreciate yor comments & time Smile

Sarah x
tony64 17 204 9 England
17 Jul 2011 11:58PM
Absolutely stunning image Sezz. Love this in b/w!
CliveA 15 5 United Kingdom
18 Jul 2011 6:31AM
Fantastic shot Sarah, beatifully presented on grey background. How I,d love to add a red disc in the lower left corner, just because it would look sooo cool Grin
18 Jul 2011 7:02AM
Very will picked out and captured Sarah, mono works a treat for this corkscrew staircase.
wolfy 17 36 United Kingdom
18 Jul 2011 7:55AM
Excellent work, really abstract indeed, well spotted Sarah!
ianrobinson 11 1.2k 8 United Kingdom
18 Jul 2011 9:15AM
an interesting write up and something more i have learnt today thank you.
the image i superb i like the comp and the mono convesion.

Joline Plus
14 34 59 United States
18 Jul 2011 11:17AM
Most elegant!
JJGEE 16 7.9k 18 England
18 Jul 2011 2:18PM
I have gone back and looked at Coffee 'n' Cream.

I feel that for this particular composition / light the colour version is better

I think it is because for B&W there is too much detail in the "dark" area on the left and top outside of the spiral causing a slight distraction from the graphic shapes.

Anyway, what is this trawling back through the archives, have you nothing new for us ? Trust the camera is not in "hospital" Wink
Sezz 16 619 15 England
18 Jul 2011 2:54PM
Thanks everyone, really appreciated Smile

Jeff - no I don't really have anything new to offer, and the weekend was wet and miserable Sad I have hundreds of images in my archives that have yet to see the light of day... I keep them for days such as we've been having recently!

Hopefully will have plenty soon from the W & P show and of course my impending trip/hol's abroad Smile

Sarah x
John_Horner 15 12 2 England
18 Jul 2011 5:24PM
I like this a lot Sarah. Very well seen and captured and an excellent b&w conversion too.

18 Jul 2011 5:32PM
Yep' it's still a great abstract Sarah, colour or not Smile

John Smile
wyatturp 15 2 England
19 Jul 2011 4:27PM
Mono works super..
Sezz 16 619 15 England
19 Jul 2011 4:37PM
Gentlemen - thank you Smile

Sarah x
21 Jul 2011 9:40PM
Hello Sarah - hope all's well. A striking composition that seems to suit black and white.

15 13 1 United Kingdom
21 Jul 2011 10:04PM
Hey Sarah, great mono image..composition really makes it..and its lovely to see some mono work from you.

Joline Plus
14 34 59 United States
26 Jul 2011 12:32PM
The pink diamond just had to land on this one....excellent mono work, and delightful composition.
Sezz 16 619 15 England
31 Jul 2011 10:28AM
Many thanks every one!
Joline and Tony - wow thank you so much for your awards, I am really chuffed Smile

Sarah x
Mynett 12 142 6 United Kingdom
31 Jul 2011 10:30AM
I remember this one from earlier, and it looks really well in mono, very nice Sarah...

Kim Walton 17 145 30 United Kingdom
15 Aug 2011 10:44PM
Think its all been saidGrin

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