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    Steel-and-glass architecture framed by a tree

    The Lewis Ginter Botanical Garden in Richmond, Virginia. Captured in 2009 and converted to a toned black-and-white today. C&C encouraged, though I have nothing to ask.


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    Re: Steel-and-glass architecture framed by a tree

    I like it, Mike. Nice work on the conversion. Has a bit of an older film feel for me.

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    Nice to know that you like the feel, Paul. The feel for me is mostly due to the toning and the special light on the leaves on the foreground tree.

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    Re: Steel-and-glass architecture framed by a tree

    Quote Originally Posted by jeeperman View Post
    Has a bit of an older film feel for me.
    That was my first reaction as well. I expected a 1950s Hollywood starlet to walk in from the side.

    Beautifully clear and sharp image, Mike. And an excellent B & W image.

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    Darn! I forgot to hire the Hollywood starlet!

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    Re: Steel-and-glass architecture framed by a tree

    Nicely balanced composition.

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    Re: Steel-and-glass architecture framed by a tree

    Hi Mike,

    When I read the thread title in Latest threads (and not noticing who started it), I was just thinking to myself "that's not gonna work"

    ... and you proved me wrong

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    Re: Steel-and-glass architecture framed by a tree

    I don't blame you for thinking that, Dave. Very funny!

    Thanks also to Geoff!

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    Re: Steel-and-glass architecture framed by a tree

    It does not work - there I said it.

    Actually it does, just wanted to say something like that for a long while. haha

    The building appear to be tilting right somewhat.

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    Re: Steel-and-glass architecture framed by a tree

    The central part of the building under the dome is tilting to the right. The end of the building on the right side is tilting to the left. All of that is due to perspective distortion. I seem to vaguely remember wrestling with what makes the best overall presentation. Perhaps I should simply eliminate all of the perspective distortion.

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