Saturday, 12 May 2012

Chanelling Harold Cazneaux

Many of you will realise that not everything converts to black and white successfully. Finding a suitable image this week was a challenge. And I am not sure I rose to meet that challenge.

So, a pigeon pair. Today the black and white, cropped version. Tomorrow, the straight-from-the-camera version.
This is my contribution to the Weekend in Black and White community.
This is my contribution to the Weekend Reflections community.

11 comments:

JM said...

What an amazing perspective! Great shot, Julie.

HansHB said...

Great compocition, - and a very good post for b&w!

Mark said...

Very successful shot Julie.

Gemma Wiseman said...

Wonderful wirey art in contrast with the solid art! Interesting perspective!

Francisca said...

The subject, refelction and perspective are superb, Julie. I'm coming back to see the SOC version.

[Re your questions on my post: the 1930s in southern China was a time of political mayhem. The official ruler of all of China then was the Guomindang (spelled Kuomintang in Taipei, where it still rules), but in fact they had little control over the various warlords in the south. Sun Yatsen was co-founder of this party that ruled from 1912 until 1949 when the Communists prevailed (after the Long March also in the 30s, yes). Although Sun was the Father of Nation and the first president of post-Qing Dynasty, he quickly lost hold of power and died in 1924. The 30s saw many civil battles among warlords and between the Communists and national government, as well as the start of the Sino-Japanese War. Most people in all of China were dirt poor.

In the tower photo is our close friend, a native of Kaiping now Canadian I've known since '85, who brought me here because he knew my interest in shooting bridges. :-)]

Thérèse said...

Very suitable to emphasize the design elements. Will be back tomorrow...

Lachezar said...

It is actually a great image.
The running light reflections add that touch of magic!

diane b said...

A different perspective of the tower. Looks good. I didn't notice the reflection until I read your meme title.

Robert Nicolaescu said...

Great! Have a nice weekend!

brattcat said...

in my humble opinion this succeeds brilliantly in b&w.

Monica said...

Excellent in monochrome! Love all the lines in the photo!
Have a nice weekend:)