High Noon at the office (B&W)

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There is a photo contest at work, which is looking for images of the business campus. The strong geometric lines of this scene caught my attention as I got back from lunch, today. I took a few quick snaps and in processing, converted it to grayscale, which I think does it a lot of justice.

I want to also share it here for fun and comment. Hope you like it.

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I like it Joe. I agree ,alot of my shots of bldgs I prefer in B&W or sepia.
seems to draw more attention to the forms ,texture, lines shadows ect... when you remove the color.
 
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Thanks, Biggs.

Yes, many of these geometric and architectural shots do look better in non-color. It must be the shapes and contrast that attracts attention, not the color.
 
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Thanks, Bubba. In answer to your

question, I'm a NASA rocket scientist! :biggrin:

I say that a bit tongue-in-cheek. I'm actually an engineer, not a scientist. But, I am designing the next generation NASA human-rated launch vehicle at the Marshall Space Flight Center.
 
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Yes, many of these geometric and architectural shots do look better in non-color. It must be the shapes and contrast that attracts attention, not the color.
Right on -- it's all about shapes, lines and contrast. In fact, with this one, I'd be tempted to push the contrast further so as to emphasize the shapes and lines formed by the shadows.
 
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Bob, thanks for

your reply and critique. I had toyed with boosting the contrast, and could not decide which I liked better. I increased the contrast and lost a little detail in the darker areas, and decided to go with what I presented. However, I can see the attraction to more contrast.

Too late for my submission ... already sent.
 
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your reply and critique. I had toyed with boosting the contrast, and could not decide which I liked better. I increased the contrast and lost a little detail in the darker areas, and decided to go with what I presented. However, I can see the attraction to more contrast.

Too late for my submission ... already sent.
Yes, there is always the danger of concealing something that you'd like to be seen. As with most things, it's a matter of compromise and deciding what works best for you. [Also, some methods are better than others for this sort of thing.]
 
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COOL! I was thinking NASA but wasn't sure. My mother-in-law works for NASA but she just handles the money for the engineers :)
 

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Nicely Done Joe, wish I had captured that image! I really like it and the lines.

I tend to like having a pure black somewhere in the image, so I will probably tend to side with having just a tiny bit more black, someitmes adjusting just the midrange down to .9 can give more without loosing to much details.

Regardless, great submission! And you are the one who has to be happy with the image!

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Wade
 
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