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Critique Architectural Abstract

Discussion in 'Black and White' started by Mike Buckley, Nov 7, 2018.

  1. This is the top of a stairwell at the Herbert F. Johnson Museum of Art located at Ithaca, New York's Cornell University. The community is very fortunate to have such a wonderful museum, especially because the architectural characteristics of the building are as enjoyable as the art displayed in it.

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  2. Commodorefirst

    Commodorefirst Admin/Moderator Administrator

    May 1, 2005
    Love the mix of strong vertical lines in both the foreground and the background, as a contrast to the round lines of the staircase. Very nice use of the principles and elements of design. Also noted the dark/light negative space behind the subject.
  3. Everything you described, Wade, is what attracted me about the scene.
  4. Yes, it is a nice scene and well caught, with a good tonal range but a bit soft in places.
  5. I agree...nice scene and well composed. I like the straight line split of tones in the background, too.

    I think it is a bit soft in places, too. If it were mine, I would have captured a fairly quick focus stack...one exposure of the front of the scene and one of the back--and blended them in Photoshop.

  6. Thank you also to Glenn and Bill!

    Tripods are not allowed in the museum.
  7. Removing a tripod from the equation always limits the creative choices...I hate when that happens!

  8. Very well seen, captured and processed, Mike!
    Great work!
  9. I must have skipped this thread Mike. Very creative , geometrical composition. I also like the PP work.
  10. Just adding my kudos, Mike. Can't add to what has already been said. A very nice composition.
  11. What a wonderful mix of shapes, textures, and shades.
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