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By VintageRed
From a recent visit to the area. The Sage is certainly an interesting building and I was impressed at the access granted to the space.

Edit: Thanks for the clicks and comments and suggestions regarding having less sky. I'd initially gone with the version 1 crop to have the dark cloud at the top to act as a full stop as it were. Despite that, I've uploaded a second version with less sky. See what you think.

Tags: Architecture Black and white Specialist and abstract

Voters: Phil_Nunez, owp, nanpantanman and 35 more

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Phil_Nunez 9 21 United Kingdom
22 Sep 2009 1:14PM
A fine abstract here, black and white a great choice. the crop really suits this scene.

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owp 13 168
22 Sep 2009 1:19PM
. . yep! certianly and interesting shape and lines and ideally suited to mono, I would have reduce the sky some more to mayor of the abstract? . . opps! personal preperences Mmmmm?
ge22y 10 115 12 Wales
22 Sep 2009 1:41PM
Stunning shot that has been really well processed, agree with OWP though a little less sky would strengthen the image imo.

C_Daniels 13 399 10 England
22 Sep 2009 1:54PM
Back to your abstract best Nick, suited to mono here...
thetriguy 13 23 12 United States
22 Sep 2009 2:09PM
Very nice abstract. I wonder (not knowing the colors present) if a color pop might work as a version? Just a thought.
Best, Bill
VintageRed 12 15 1 United Kingdom
22 Sep 2009 2:17PM
Appreciate the thought Bill. On the day I was there it was a little grey and overwhelmingly, that was the colour palette of the image with a few random blues. It's one though that produced a stronger and more graphic presentation by switching into black and white. Thanks again for your comment.
baclark 9 3.7k 24 United Kingdom
22 Sep 2009 2:21PM
Love the abstract nature of this, think V2 is stronger this is a real belter of an image, wish I'd taken it!!
Wooly 12 112 4 England
22 Sep 2009 2:30PM
Great lines in this Nick and mono works very well. I like the space above it in v1, it just feels a bit less cramped.

Sezz 13 617 15 England
22 Sep 2009 2:45PM
Perfect for mono Nick, love the shapes here, hmm it's a close call but V1 for me, same reason as Alan.

Sarah *
mrswoolybill Plus
11 1.2k 1929 United Kingdom
22 Sep 2009 4:37PM
A close call as Sarah says - V2 is a fabulous abstract but more two-dimensional. V1 works better for me in conveying the feel of the building, which I love dearly.
22 Sep 2009 6:12PM
Love the curves and lines
Glynn 12 1.2k 1 United Kingdom
22 Sep 2009 6:18PM
You have a nack for the abstract Nick
User_Removed 14 16 1 United Kingdom
22 Sep 2009 9:34PM
like the simplicity of the crop & mono make you look at the structure of the pattern. like v2 just a fraction more than 1.

redstag 12 100 15 United Kingdom
23 Sep 2009 12:23PM
V2 is better I think, but I see why you wanted to keep the dark sky in v1 too.

Mono abstract-seems like a return to style for VintageRed after the bees Wink

I have always admired your eye for the abstract, clever use of lines and light.
bliba Plus
12 2 Austria
26 Sep 2009 8:11PM
abstract & very good

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