Walt Disney Concert Hall Study No. 5

Following up on yesterday’s post, here is another close up study of the Walt Disney Concert Hall, this time with a black and white negative treatment.  For the earlier photos in the series, all of which were in color, here are Number 1, Number 2, and Number 3.  As much as I like the black and white treatments of the building, the color versions are needed to display the way that the materials used reflect and react to different light.

Also, here is a postcard style view of the entire building, and a photo of a unusual tree in the park behind the hall.

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  1. I am really drawn to this shot. I don’t know if it is because of the great contrast, the lovely bright white and deep dark black, but I just keep chasing lines around the shot. Great work man.
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  2. Nice abstract shot here Mark – really enjoying the composition and subtle contrast.

  3. Love the abstract!

  4. yep, that’s just cool Mark, great BW too! Jim

  5. This is outstanding, really digging the abstract look!

  6. B&W version is beautiful… Sweet lines and patterns!

  7. Mark, of all the images, I think this is the most powerful. I really like how the tones and shapes play off each other.
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  8. I seem to be the odd man out on this one, but I think I would like this image better if the bright top were toned down a bit so I could see some detail and the darkest part brought up just a bit, again to see some detail. I like the composition, but (at least on my monitor) it seems like I’m only seeing half of the picture because the top is so bright. It does make for a really nice abstract image, however.

    1. I want to thank James for taking the time to write up some constructive criticism. Not that I don’t love all the positive feedback (no really – keep em coming), but some negative feedback is a refreshing change.
      To respond, I need to note that the large dark region is the sky, and there really is no detail to bring out. I actually like it as a nearly black large field and getting it that dark was one of the reasons I chose a negative black and white treatment. There is a small even darker sliver which was small enough that I was comfortable having it be pretty much completely black.
      I take James’s criticism harder on the bright area. It is huge, and dominates the frame, so I probably should have tried harder to pull in some detail, or at least diminish it’s over-dominant brightness.

  9. Now that you mention that the dark area was sky I took a closer look and realized I had some crud on my monitor which made it appear that there was some minimal detail in that area. 🙂

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