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Manchester Art Gallery - 2

Posted by
Ian Bramham (Manchester, United Kingdom) on 25 May 2011 in Architecture and Portfolio.

This is the last shot that I'll be showing you in a series that I took recently using a 1950s Zeiss Ikon medium format 6cm x 6cm film camera. This is part of the glass and steel stairwell and lift shaft at Manchester Art Gallery.

This is straight from the digital scan of the film with no post processing. The film I used was Ilford XP2 Super iso400 which is a modern B&W film that can be processed by any high street photography store.

If any of you out there like the idea of trying B&W photography but are put off by problems in converting the files from your digital camera to mono then I'd urge you to give B&W film a try as the required post processing is minimal or non existent. Its also a great foundation for understanding B&W better if you later decide you like it and want to convert to the ease of digital.

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Like what you see here and are interested in photographic composition?.....the blog section of my website now has a complete set of 5 articles covering my personal approach to the subject: Ian Bramham Photography - Blog

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sunstonemaria from California, United States

just brilliant - your eye for details, your sens of composition - REMARKABLE! I hope you will show us more photographs taken with this amazing camera.

25 May 2011 6:07am

Marie LC from Entre montagnes et Bretagne, France

a brilliant composition and bw Ian. I like these lines which cross and of course the quality of your black and white.

25 May 2011 7:24am

Gérard Beullac from Paris, France

Lines lines lines.....I like the geometry here strenghtened by the high contrasted B&W.

25 May 2011 8:37am

Eric Laforgue from Ivry sur Seine, France

Que de lignes!

25 May 2011 8:50am

Nazzareno from Rome, Italy

A wonderful detail of a magnificent building. Great b&w!

25 May 2011 9:07am

clo from somewhere, France

J'aime beaucoup, le point de vue, la perspective, le noir et blanc, le contraste... Superbe!

25 May 2011 9:20am

Ralph Jones from Detroit, United States

Nice study of geometric lines. I like the subtle layers of the reflection.

25 May 2011 12:50pm

Oleg from Podolsk, Russian Federation

Thank you very much for this wonderful and interesting series!

25 May 2011 2:12pm

@Oleg: It's a pleasure...I'm really pleased you like the photos.

Curly from South Shields, United Kingdom

Outstanding composition for a square format, the placement of the "joining point" just off centre is superb. A remarkable collection of squares, lines, and tones.
Don't think I ever shot upwards with my old Yashicamat 124G.

25 May 2011 4:27pm

skarlet from kerman, Iran

nice capture! well done...

25 May 2011 6:43pm

DarkElf from Perth, Australia

fantastic geometrical composition with wonderful contrast to highlight the lines and angles!

26 May 2011 2:27am

Frida from Sweden

Brilliant composition and it works perfect in B&W

26 May 2011 11:43am

Anna.C from LA ROCHELLE, France

j'adore ce format carré ! très beau cadrage graphique !

31 May 2011 6:48pm

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