No Compromise

By woolybill1
Light catches the edges of stone stairs somewhere in Linlithgow Palace.
I can't imagine any opinions in between love and hate for this one.

Tags: Photo journalism Specialist and abstract

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enricopardo 6 5 2 United States
24 Jan 2012 7:53AM
Love here. Mysterious and intriguing. Great idea as always Bill.Grin


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I'd get that flashgun fixed Bill.

Such well worn steps in this old Scottish palace. A sight few will have recognised as they walked around here.

morpheus1955 11 3 2 United Kingdom
24 Jan 2012 8:24AM
Simple but very effective.

franken Plus
15 4.6k 4 United Kingdom
24 Jan 2012 9:14AM
Different and very good Bill.

joolsb 13 27.1k 38 Switzerland
24 Jan 2012 9:44AM
How about 'undecided'? Wink

No, seriously. I like it. No harm in 'pushing the envelope' once in a while.
barbarahirst 9 27 12 United Kingdom
24 Jan 2012 10:36AM
A "not sure" vote coming from here ....Smile
SlowSong Plus
9 7.3k 30 England
24 Jan 2012 11:23AM
Glad you told us what this was. Like Barb and joolsb, I'm not sure. I think perhaps a few more steps might have made a difference but I'm afraid I have to sit on the fence here Bill.
danbrann Plus
13 637 17
24 Jan 2012 11:38AM
Yes I think you are right about divided opinions Bill but it still has to be commented on. I find myself Loving to hate it but on the hand hating to love it. Where does that leave me...I haven't a bloody clue but I am just about to ring Prudhoe hospital to see if they have a bed for the night that maybe I could have.
mikbee 11 3 8 Scotland
24 Jan 2012 12:03PM
One for the gallery walls here Bill,so all these arty farty types can gush about the meaning of the Universe,
and other such things !!
I actually like it,although I would have preferred seeing Jupiter lying in the rule of thirds with Saturn and Uranus !!
Joline Plus
11 30 53 United States
24 Jan 2012 12:35PM
Well I'll give it points for originality!
ugly Plus
10 9 57 United Kingdom
24 Jan 2012 12:57PM
Very diffrent..
Not sure about all there to see...
Richsr 11 91 223 England
24 Jan 2012 1:31PM
makes you look as see different things Bill, for me its branches on tree, been picked out in the light.
Good to set challenges
regards Richard
KingBee Plus
12 529 2 Scotland
24 Jan 2012 2:50PM
Your imagination is much too critical. At the same time images like this need imagination (what is "imagination", if not a derivative of "image"? Or is it the other way around? You know what I mean!) - first, on the part of the photographer; thereafter, on the part of the viewer. It's a fine shot, and it conjures up many thoughts in my mind: a peek through slightly closed eyes allows me to believe I'm looking at a series of waves; another makes me think I'm looking at three naked forms in repose; and then on closer inspection, I see it for what it is.

Good processing too, by the way.


LexEquine 11 19 United States
24 Jan 2012 3:19PM
'Very Abstract & Avant garde' ~ LEx GrinTongueWink
AnnChown Plus
8 207 1 United Kingdom
24 Jan 2012 3:31PM
I like to see experiments being aired here - and it's definitely an abstract for the wall.
TrevBatWCC Plus
9 12 12 England
24 Jan 2012 4:05PM
Yes, very mysterious and intriguing! We could have been guessing from now until Christmas as to what the subject was Wink
Trev Smile
gary_d 10 576 13 Wales
24 Jan 2012 4:18PM
Love it or hate it I am not sure but one thing that is for sure is I have spent more time looking at it than any other image today, I just find it mysterious. - gary
jonwebber 9 4 1 United Kingdom
24 Jan 2012 5:42PM
Fences are uncomfortable as seats. Love the mystery of it.
24 Jan 2012 6:12PM
Given that you've told us what it is Bill, I think it's great! But if you hadn't, I would still have loved the title Smile

John Smile
imagio 11 12 1 England
24 Jan 2012 6:29PM
Mysterious Bill
paulb20 Plus
11 12 United Kingdom
24 Jan 2012 8:33PM
A tad more light to reveal more of the stone, but then it may have lost the intrigue, Bill.
BarryC123 9 43 25 Ireland
24 Jan 2012 8:53PM
I'm actually sorry you revealed what it was right up-front.
It certainly makes a fascinating abstract, and for me anyway, I'm in the 'love' camp.
24 Jan 2012 9:48PM
This is a very clever image Bill, the longer you view it the more detail you see.

24 Jan 2012 11:47PM
Like it, agree with twelvemegs comments totally.

jaktis 14 84 Sweden
25 Jan 2012 5:40AM
Almost sensual lines

pascalg Plus
10 37 France
25 Jan 2012 9:51AM
Suehh 11 39 6 England
25 Jan 2012 11:50AM
So peaceful and image - I could look at it for hours. And see something different every time I viewed. Right now it looks like long alien fingers reaching out. Just now it was moonlight catching cliff top ridges. LOVE this!
bliba Plus
12 2 Austria
27 Jan 2012 3:37PM
love the simplicity Smile
frz67 8 10 32 Italy
29 Jan 2012 3:35PM
simply beautiful, Bill!
a well trained eye to discover and visualize the light


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