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2+2+2... | May 13th, 2005
13 | May

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General: 4:17 PM on 5/11/05 | Canon 300D
Technical: 1/30sec | f/3.5 | 18mm (29mm) | ISO-100
Exposure Mode: Av (Aperture Priority)
Exposure Bias: +0
Flash: No

Well, I'm wasn't sure whether I should continue the chair shots or not, but I have decided to post this one, and most likely one more (unless people beg me to stop posting chair b&w's).

I'd like to credit Abe Savona with the idea, and you may see him post a similar shot soon, so when/if he does, I will link to it.

It took me quite some time to decided between sepia or straight black and white. I was leaning towards sepia because it seemed to bring out the textures in the floor and tables more, but at the expense of contrasting that with the straight black and white shot from yesterday I chose to just keep all the chair shots in straight b&w.

I stumbled upon some great color shots, so I'll be posting those as soon as the b&w's are over. Also, I decided to include yesterday's shot in color, since it was quite colorful. You can view it here.

Happy Friday, 13th!

categories: architecture monochrome

Thoughts of: Matt
May 13th, 2005 at 2:07 AM

I like the rows of chairs and tables. Black and white was a good choice.

Thoughts of: Tanja > DoubleCrossed
May 13th, 2005 at 3:26 AM

Making a food court a gorgeous thing is not an easy task. Nice angle & choice of B&W. Have dabbled in the food court area myself.. check out this one.

Thoughts of: Stray
May 13th, 2005 at 3:45 AM

I like the textures in the tiles and table tops. I've often wanted to take some piccies in shopping centres - but I get too paranoid shooting anonymous people. Weak, I know.

Thoughts of: n.smile
May 13th, 2005 at 4:40 AM

i like this one better than yesterday's

Thoughts of: philip
May 13th, 2005 at 5:00 AM

I like this better than yesterdays too.

i love the way the tiles sort of spread out into the picture.

do post another one tommorow.


Thoughts of: chinaski
May 13th, 2005 at 7:49 AM

this pic is more interesting that the previous one, definitely. i like the pattern of floor and chairs. great perspective and exposure. 1/30 sec? you must have very steady hands. at that speed, i get very shaking shots :S

Thoughts of: Darren
May 13th, 2005 at 8:07 AM

As with the previous post, this is excellent. Going straight B&W (vs. sepia) is the right choice, I think. Sepia tends to soften the "grittiness" that this scene so conveys. By the way, I really don't like the color version from yesterday as much as the B&W. With color (even though there's such a collection of color), it just looks average. I think you're on your way to having a great mall series here.

Thoughts of: Nik
May 13th, 2005 at 9:24 AM

ABSOLUTELY TERRIFIC! I like this one better than yesterday's!

Thoughts of: Alec Long
May 13th, 2005 at 10:49 AM

This one seems like a departure for you. Not sure if the setting is my cup of tea, but I have to give you kudos for the rich tones and sharp contrast.

Thoughts of: Tristan
May 13th, 2005 at 2:24 PM

There's something you don't see every day. Unless you're a teenage girl, of course. Nice shot. I like the tile, how it's so irregular in the lower-left corner there with all the intersecting lines.

I like the color version of yesterday's better than the black and white. How could you take out such wonderful colors in the first place? ;-)

Thoughts of: Margaret
May 13th, 2005 at 7:57 PM

hey now, Tristan, not all teenage girls spend their days at the mall . . I haven't been there for all of two days! ok, I'm just kidding, it's been since before Chirstmas. nice funny, though. :^P

Ryan, very nice black and white. I like the way the black in the background creates a tunnel effect. or is that a dof effect? I'm still trying to grasp that concept.

the I like the textureon the tables tops -- I don't know what they look like in color, but I'm guessing that the pattern shows up more in black and white.

All in all, I like it very much. I'm more for the pretty trees and moving sunset pictures, but there's something about this one that grabs my attention. very nice. :^)

Thoughts of: Bekah
May 13th, 2005 at 10:18 PM

I agree with chinaski in that this is better than yesterday's. I think it's the difference of the depth and the lines of tables that I like better.

" 14 May" is certainly a lot less destracting and has much more contrast in the b&w.

Thoughts of: Jason
May 13th, 2005 at 11:35 PM

Nice shot, good use of repetition and the tones are beautiful. It was also interesting to see yesterday's shot in color, quite the difference!

Thoughts of: jeremy
May 14th, 2005 at 1:00 AM

i was just checking through and i have to say i love your sense of color and form as far as the natural world is concerned. gorgeous shots. not only are the colors vibrant but i think you capture the moment beautifully. some are plants i've never seen but they're all well shot.

Thoughts of: potty
May 14th, 2005 at 1:22 AM

i simply love the contrast of black and white. both shots have an abstract feel to it, imo. i'm on a black and white binge myself as well, of late.

Thoughts of: Chet
May 14th, 2005 at 6:12 AM

Hmm, interesting angle, but the lighting isn't quite as striking as the first one. That is not to say this is bad though...

Thoughts of: JCRiddler
May 15th, 2005 at 7:46 AM

YO Ryan!

*thumbsup* even though it get's a little busy... it's highly interesting :D

love the contrast in the photo :)

your friend,


Thoughts of: Nancy
May 16th, 2005 at 10:44 PM

I love your POV with the straight line of tables right in the center. Nice

Thoughts of: Ed Little, Jr.
May 17th, 2005 at 9:48 AM

Looks like Arizona Mills...

Thoughts of: Ed Little, Jr.
May 17th, 2005 at 9:48 AM

BTW...the bw works here.

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