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Posted by
DULCIE (Danville, CA, United States) on 11 May 2011 in Architecture and Portfolio.

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NIKON D90 1/2000 second F/5.6 ISO 500 210 mm (35mm equiv.)

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Richard from Duns, United Kingdom

This is a cracking shot Dulcie, the light and processing are fab.

11 May 2011 5:42am

Stephen from Canberra, Australia

Fantastic processing - what b&w conversion software do you use? This is a marvellous composition as well - love how you fill the frame with this close up view.

11 May 2011 6:01am

@Stephen: Thanks so much for those wonderful comments. I converted to black and white with Nik's Silver Efex Pro 2. They have half a dozen excellent plug-ins for developing photos. Really effective and easy to use !!

CElliottUK from Reading, United Kingdom

Really strong shot and PP

11 May 2011 6:06am

Anthony Morgan Lambert from Bielefeld(old West Wales boy), Germany

Good lighting contrasts and a very busy composition !!

11 May 2011 6:06am

Tede from Aubenas 07, France

Framing an excellent, splendid B & W, great shot. Nice day.

11 May 2011 6:53am

jpla from St Barthélémy d, France

Excellent ! Je te souhaite une agréable journée

11 May 2011 7:14am

Tamara from Aarschot, Belgium

Wow ! Very very beautiful post treatment here... Nice job ! Have a lovely day :)

11 May 2011 8:04am

Florence from Paris, France

Truly an interesting architectural shot and point of view.A shock of materials ! Well done for this close-up shot which re-inforces this statement.

11 May 2011 8:25am

Chantal from Terheijden, Netherlands

B&W was the right way to go here

11 May 2011 8:42am

Mhelene from Paris, France

Beautiful framing and great B&W .

11 May 2011 10:19am

Eric Cousineau from Sherwood Park, Canada

Love the contrast between the stone building and the glass one in front! A compelling B&W shot Dulcie! ;-)

11 May 2011 11:39am

Christine from Duns, United Kingdom

Superb B&W, great shapes from these buildings

11 May 2011 12:55pm

marc battault from clermont ferrand, France

wonderful framing !! great angle of view ,a very nice b&w shot !
five stars !!
kiss !

11 May 2011 2:11pm

Don from spokane, United States

This is a very strong black and white image. I like how the buildings make such a solid graphic image. Well done.

11 May 2011 2:44pm

Denny Jump Photo from Easton, PA, United States

This is a magnificent shot, Dulcie. I really love the texture of this B&W...great stuff! Is that the Oakland Tribune?

11 May 2011 3:10pm

@Denny Jump Photo: Yes, you are right...the old Oakland Tribune building. It provides a nice contrast to the skyline in this city from many points of view ! Thanks for your wonderful comment...I appreciate your visits to my blog so very much.

Adela Fonts from Barcelona, Spain

Superb picture friend ... Powerful and perfect! Best regards, Adela

11 May 2011 3:16pm

jim from sebastopol, United States

very strong vertical image... love all the contrasts.. nicely done!

11 May 2011 3:23pm

M@ndy from London, United Kingdom

punchy BW - it really popped off the page for me

11 May 2011 4:30pm

john4jack from Corvallis, Oregon, United States

absolutely stunning. the monochrome is perfect. all of the reasons for using monochrome are exemplified in this extraordinary photograph

11 May 2011 4:55pm

Steve Rice from Olympia, United States

Beautiful! This is perfect.

11 May 2011 5:12pm

MARIANA from Waterloo, Canada

great frame and monochrome

11 May 2011 5:19pm

Photographs by M.E. from San Francisco, United States

brilliant caption & brilliant capture!

11 May 2011 10:28pm

Kenny from Eastsound, United States

I hope you have printed and framed this one, excellent photo.

11 May 2011 11:09pm

karla from Omaha, United States

Nice!! I like your processing here, nice spread of tones and the graphic elelments are impressive! Thanks for the webinar link and your recommendation.

14 May 2011 6:14pm

Bob Towery from Granite Bay, United States

Oakland has some fabulous architecture. Have seen some great work done there. Like your shot. Excellent.

15 May 2011 3:10pm

wendy at the shore from United States

This I love the starkness in b/w and the contours of the buildings and designs. YOu captured a fine segment. Guess the Trib building offers much to photograph. Missing your photos, nice to be back behind your camera's eye.

17 May 2011 8:19pm

Jane forrest from United States

You have a great appreciation of architecture. Wud luv to know what street in Oakland it is on.

27 May 2011 2:58am

1/2000 second
ISO 500
210 mm (35mm equiv.)