Sprawling Again

By woolybill1
The colour original of this was reasonably popular last week but a request for a b&w version was received. Since I have nothing new to offer I am happy to comply. Of course, I had to artify it just a little more Smile

Tags: Photo journalism Architecture Black and white Street art

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nonur Plus
9 17 13 Turkey
28 Jan 2013 8:47AM
'Artifying' is a nice coinage to use for this mono version which is excellent and very effective, Bill. I like it a lot.

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helenlinda Plus
10 360 22 United Kingdom
28 Jan 2013 8:50AM
Excellent conversion Bill - I like the strong contrasts in b/w and the super grainy feel to it - none to myself "artify" probably applies to some of my images too WinkWinkWink
fentiger Plus
16 918 24 England
28 Jan 2013 8:59AM
Your "artifying" has really turned it into a very different image and after switching between the two several times the jury is still out on which I prefer.

28 Jan 2013 9:13AM
Nice conversion.
Good rich tones Bill , they both work well for me, each has it's own appeal, I do like the strong contrast well presented.

28 Jan 2013 10:16AM
The high contrast has added a touch of Bill to this image from Newcastle. It might have been from an Aboriginal wall painting, and it certainly has an original look to it.


you're not the only one who runs out of images now and then.
Nikonuser1 Plus
5 150 16 United Kingdom
28 Jan 2013 11:15AM
Great image prefer the B&W.Smile

danbrann Plus
13 636 17
28 Jan 2013 11:45AM
Most definitely the colour version for me Bill. The black and white doesn't seem to have the same punch to it although it is a good conversion.
franken Plus
15 4.6k 4 United Kingdom
28 Jan 2013 12:06PM
I think that this version works best Bill.

Daisymaye Plus
9 23 16 Canada
28 Jan 2013 12:58PM
A pirates lair it feels to me Bill. Good job with the artifying.......Sandy
Jasper87 Plus
8 1.9k 150 England
28 Jan 2013 1:36PM
Nicely converted, but colour is the winner, Bill.

SlowSong Plus
9 7.3k 30 England
28 Jan 2013 4:04PM
I prefer this to the colour version. It has more depth and I like the punchy tonality.
paulb20 Plus
11 12 United Kingdom
28 Jan 2013 4:50PM
Very contrasty image Bill, suits the subject well.
28 Jan 2013 5:34PM
VERY well worked Bill, bringing out all the necessary elements.

John Smile
LynneJoyce Plus
9 20 99 United Kingdom
28 Jan 2013 5:38PM
This mono has a much more threatening feel about it.
capto Plus
5 5.0k 8 United Kingdom
28 Jan 2013 5:39PM
The artified version for me. It's more removed from its environment, and could be anything anywhere. A little more artifying of the houses at the top would complete the illusion.

AnneWorner 10 620 43 United States
28 Jan 2013 5:57PM
Monoization Tongue always involves a bit of artifying!
I like the mono here - super conversion Bill.

NDODS 7 5.1k 125 United Kingdom
28 Jan 2013 6:32PM
For many aesthetic reasons the mono works extremely well

Regards Nathan Grin
pamelajean Plus
12 1.0k 1996 United Kingdom
28 Jan 2013 6:53PM

Quote: A little more artifying of the houses at the top would complete the illusion.

A crop to the top?

What a difference mono makes! Those scarabs are now sprawling in the dark and look far more menacing.
jaktis 14 84 Sweden
28 Jan 2013 7:30PM
Looks good, but I must admit that I prefer colour for this

Glostopcat 12 255 2 England
28 Jan 2013 9:48PM
The b&w version is much darker and grittier and there is a hint of menace tto as Pamela has already suggested
29 Jan 2013 2:28AM
Plague in the 21st century, Bill?TongueTongueTongueTongueTongue
bliba Plus
12 2 Austria
29 Jan 2013 11:03AM
super treatment/convertion
Tibetan 5 3 England
30 Jan 2013 1:37PM
Looks fine no problems with that Mr. Mannaring lol. , regards Leon.GrinGrinGrinGrinGrinGrinGrin
frz67 8 10 32 Italy
9 Feb 2013 9:52PM
beautiful light and contrast


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