Six Stairs and Six Pots
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santos
Registered: Feb 19, 2004
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The entrance to a house from the medieval times, Southern France.

Thanks for looking,
santiago



Klaus Priebe
Registered: Aug 28, 2007
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Santiago,
I really like this one. The tones and textures are wonderful and I like the nice added feature of the electric light on the very old house.



douter
Registered: Mar 10, 2010
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Nice atmosphere that goes with this Santiago.
Douglas



Kenj8246
Registered: Feb 14, 2008
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Granted, I don't know a lot about b&w, but I know I like this. Lovely Santiago.

Kenny



essphoto
Registered: Dec 23, 2011
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I like the high structure you did in post. It first really well with the stucco exterior of the building.



T-bone1
Registered: Jun 29, 2008
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Wonderful texture and tones. I also appreciate your angle on this versus straight on.
Very cool shot.

-Tim



Charlie Shugart
Registered: Feb 06, 2007
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Santiago,
I see seven stairs and five pots . Are you counting in metric?
About the pic- I really like it. The seeing, the composition and perspective, the processing, and the subject- "Right on!" (That's the way "with it" guys used to talk.)
The older I get, the more I appreciate that in Europe things aren't torn down just because they're old .
Charlie



CDaescher
Registered: Jul 19, 2011
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Santiago, I very much like your composition and framing here.
I think the steps, small roof and spread out pots are a great find. Well seen.
Chris



Dougo
Registered: Feb 10, 2006
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Great subject, great composition and treatment Santiago

Cheers Ray



Oosty
Registered: Mar 09, 2009
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Charlie Shugart wrote:
Santiago,
I see seven stairs and five pots . Are you counting in metric?
About the pic- I really like it. The seeing, the composition and perspective, the processing, and the subject- "Right on!" (That's the way "with it" guys used to talk.)
The older I get, the more I appreciate that in Europe things aren't torn down just because they're old .
Charlie


Apart from the number of pots and stairs, Charlie, you're spot on. The doorstep isn't a stair and there really are 6 pots

Wonderful, Santiago.

Peter



Charlie Shugart
Registered: Feb 06, 2007
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Apologies. Sometimes I'm a real dullard, Santiago. I blame my parents- and my older brother who bounced me on my head like a basketball when I was young.
Man, did I miscount the number of pots! Six, yes I see six of them .
But out west we call them thar outside steps like that "steps." And out west there are seven of them .
I'll shut up now and go out to my garden and eat some worms.
Charlie



mamankyle
Registered: Aug 06, 2011
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I would love to call that my front door.
The image exemplifies a sense of time.
Greg



tomandmarj
Registered: Jan 02, 2007
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very good sighting and shooting.
regards, tom



santos
Registered: Feb 19, 2004
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Klaus Priebe wrote:
Santiago,
I really like this one. The tones and textures are wonderful and I like the nice added feature of the electric light on the very old house.


Thank you, Klaus. there is also the mailbox just below the middle pot on the left

santiago



santos
Registered: Feb 19, 2004
Total Posts: 17356
Country: Switzerland

douter wrote:
Nice atmosphere that goes with this Santiago.
Douglas


Thanks Douglas, and you are right, this is about atmosphere.

santiago



santos
Registered: Feb 19, 2004
Total Posts: 17356
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Kenj8246 wrote:
Granted, I don't know a lot about b&w, but I know I like this. Lovely Santiago.

Kenny


Many thanks, Kenny.
santiago



santos
Registered: Feb 19, 2004
Total Posts: 17356
Country: Switzerland

essphoto wrote:
I like the high structure you did in post. It first really well with the stucco exterior of the building.


Thank you essphoto. There was quite some lassoing, feathering and Curves adjustment layers to bring the wall's roughcast to where I wanted.

santiago



santos
Registered: Feb 19, 2004
Total Posts: 17356
Country: Switzerland

T-bone1 wrote:
Wonderful texture and tones. I also appreciate your angle on this versus straight on.
Very cool shot.

-Tim


Thanks, Tim. The angle makes a difference.

santiago



santos
Registered: Feb 19, 2004
Total Posts: 17356
Country: Switzerland

Charlie Shugart wrote:
Santiago,
I see seven stairs and five pots . Are you counting in metric?
About the pic- I really like it. The seeing, the composition and perspective, the processing, and the subject- "Right on!" (That's the way "with it" guys used to talk.)
The older I get, the more I appreciate that in Europe things aren't torn down just because they're old .
Charlie


Well, there are 6 pots and six stairs (the seventh belongs to the ground floor so I didn't include that one). I do count in metric, even though Switzerland had its own units way back, like the federal pot (2/3 fed pot = 1 liter) or the federal foot (divided in 10 inches of 3cm).

As for stairs and steps, it's always been a confusing issue for me, which one should I use. Especially now, image-googling "step" shows me people working out on a rigid and/or stair ?

santiago



santos
Registered: Feb 19, 2004
Total Posts: 17356
Country: Switzerland

CDaescher wrote:
Santiago, I very much like your composition and framing here.
I think the steps, small roof and spread out pots are a great find. Well seen.
Chris



Thanks Chris. It nice to see not only old stuff surviving, it is also nice to see modern stuff helping it to go further and further into time.

santiago



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