E.J.Wilkins

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Steps and shade


Taken deliberately because of the strong shadow rippling down the steps, this is inside the Citadel at Cascais. It, quite nicely, joins this little group of "shadows" images.

I deliberated about using mono, but I prefer the warmth of the stone.
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Steps and shade


Taken deliberately because of the strong shadow rippling down the steps, this is inside the Citadel at Cascais. It, quite nicely, joins this little group of "shadows" images.

I deliberated about using mono, but I prefer the warmth of the stone.
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comments (18)

Very nice Ellie. There's lots of wear in them - and I prefer colour too
EJWilkins: There is a lot of wear, it's been in use for quite some time.
great repetitive pattern
EJWilkins: IT is, and simple too
Tienes un fotoblog estupendo y ya es todo un veterano. Felicidades y animos para continuar.
EJWilkins: Gracias por su comentario bueno.
Nice lines in this picture.
EJWilkins: Thanks Frank
  • Tracy
  • Great Britain (UK)
  • 22 Oct 2008, 11:25
Lovely Ellie nice idea.smile
Glad I havent got to climb them though.
EJWilkins: They weren't as steep as they looked wink
  • FLOOG
  • The Utopia of my heart
  • 22 Oct 2008, 12:58
The pyramid shadow works superbly, and the degredation of the stonework really adds to the overall composition.

This really appeals to me, I love the tiny details, the imperfections in the rendering, the chipped stonework through years of use.
EJWilkins: It's "one of those things" I keep looking at and see more details, odd really, for such a basic sort of picture
Nicely seen Ellie--composition works very well with the way the light is falling.
EJWilkins: Lucky I was there at the right time of day to get this shadow
  • Martin
  • United States
  • 22 Oct 2008, 15:51
Strong lines and geometric components! You could try this in sepia, but that probably wouldn't really add anything.
EJWilkins: I did try it in sepia, it didn't do a lot for it to be honest.
  • Harv
  • UK
  • 22 Oct 2008, 17:02
I guess it's already kind of mono anyway in that there aren't many competing colours. Worth coming back to see how the textures and tones vary from season-to-season and hour-to-hour. Great composition.
EJWilkins: I'd love to go back often enough to take a series of pictures, but I don't think it's likely because these steps are in Portugal wink
  • Philine
  • Germany
  • 22 Oct 2008, 18:25
Steps where thousand of people have set their foot on- a feeling of going-flowing through the ages- I very like the staircase with the "strong shadow rippling down the steps"!
EJWilkins: Many thousands Philine. It was a fort and then a military barracks, so loads of heavy boots have used these steps over the years
I like this kind of photos were of lead ins without a destination.
EJWilkins: I wasn't sure whether or not to show the top of the steps, I think I chose right.
  • Louis
  • South Africa
  • 22 Oct 2008, 20:16
Shades of hades, are these stones warm?

Great picture
EJWilkins: That day yes, they were warm, the temperature was in the 30s Celsius.
  • blackdog
  • United Kingdom
  • 22 Oct 2008, 21:43
Fine set of steps, with the destination denied, I shall climb them anyway ;o)
EJWilkins: And you'd have a real surprise when you reach the top wink
Surely the composition could have been improved, for example fitting to the corners inferiors of the photo to some of the steps to the complete one. I suppose that it could not have been thus due to the objectiveÂ… but I will say to you that I like the photo by all the textures that there are in her. Bravo, Ellie!
EJWilkins: Good point. If I did that the picture would have been narrower, top to bottom, very letterbox shape. Hmmm, you've made me think. Thanks Jose Angel
Buen punto. Si hiciera que el cuadro habría sido más estrecho, de arriba a abajo, mismo forma del letterbox. Hmmm, you' VE hizo que piensa. Gracias José Angel
  • Aussie
  • Brisbane
  • 22 Oct 2008, 23:15
Really nice Ellie, well spotted and captured.
EJWilkins: Thanks Aussie smile
  • Kavita
  • Suriname
  • 22 Oct 2008, 23:52
stunning, ellie!
EJWilkins: Thank you so much Kavita
  • anniedog
  • United Kingdom
  • 22 Oct 2008, 23:56
You've managed to keep detail both in the shadows and highlights. I like the way you have blocked off the view at the top. I agree about the choice of colour here.
Ingrid
EJWilkins: It was a tough call, any more contrast and the detail started to vanish. Thanks Ingrid smile
I like the colour version Ellie, but I would also like to see this in B&W.
EJWilkins: I can't promise to remember to upload it, but if I do I'll let you know. smile

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