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Bluecoat Stairwell

Posted by
Ian Bramham (Manchester, United Kingdom) on 29 March 2010 in Architecture and Portfolio.

A set of balcony railings overlooking a stairwell at The Bluecoat art gallery in Liverpool.

....handheld at 1/5th of a second using Nikon's 16-85vr lens wide open at F4.

NIKON D40 1/5 second F/4.0 ISO 200 24 mm (35mm equiv.)

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steve-stefedesign from Liverpool, United Kingdom

Been there seen it photo'd it. Wonderful place for photographing shape light and architecture. Nice minmalist shot here.

29 Mar 2010 6:00am

@steve-stefedesign: Thanks Steve!.....I found that the hardest part of composing this photo (apart from holding the camera steady enough at 1/5th second!) was keeping the railings square to the sides of frame. How did your version turn out?

GJC from Kyoto (京都), Japan

Absolutely marvelous, and very subtle.

29 Mar 2010 8:33am

@GJC: Thanks GJC!

Scene by Sharon Photography from Kingston, Ontario, Canada

lighting and composition are wonderful

29 Mar 2010 10:08am

@Scene by Sharon Photography: Thanks Sharon!

dkc from Xanthi, Greece

steady hand like a tripod...wonderful for hand held!

29 Mar 2010 12:06pm

@dkc: wouldn't have worked without the vibration reduction mechanism of this lens which is great!

Ralph Jones from Detroit, United States

Very nice minimalist photo, I like the beam of light coming from the opposite balcony.

29 Mar 2010 12:31pm

@Ralph Jones: Thanks Ralph....yes, I really like that contrast between light and dark!

Larry Lefever from Lititz, United States

This is excellent! Reminds me of the work of Mark Citret, one of my favorite photographers. He has a wonderful book, Along the Way, and a website. Check him out. Again, this is great minimalist work.

29 Mar 2010 1:03pm

@Larry Lefever: Thanks Larry! I hadn't come across Mark Citret's photos before so thanks for the suggestion to look at his work. I really liked it!

Albert Manso from barcelona, Spain

Beautiful composition! Great shot!

29 Mar 2010 3:04pm

@Albert Manso: Thanks Albert!

Anna.C from LA ROCHELLE, France

unusal by you but beautiful subject, minimalism and beautiful light !

29 Mar 2010 5:49pm

Betsy Barron from Philadelphia, PA, United States


29 Mar 2010 6:07pm

Stefan from Thiersee, Austria


29 Mar 2010 9:16pm

DarkElf from Perth, Australia

interesting composition - you always see to have a good eye for a strong geometrical order!

30 Mar 2010 1:43am

liling from Singapore

beauty in simplicity. great eye you've got there and as usual, great bw processing.

31 Mar 2010 11:57am

Didier DE ZAN from somewhere, France

Beautiful composition

7 Apr 2010 5:05am

Quark from Amsterdam, Netherlands

A very strong image !
Love the different light-tones here.

9 Apr 2010 5:33am

tim from high desert, United States

OK, going backwards here, but again as I mentioned on a later shot, your mastery of tone, texture and composition plays very well in color. Love the subtle, natural use of color here plus I'm a sucker for these kinds of abstractions.

10 Apr 2010 4:39am

1/5 second
ISO 200
24 mm (35mm equiv.)