by Fischer Birgit

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Gallery: Industrie

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Category: Journalism

Published: Sunday 25th of March 2007 05:48:23 PM


Juan Carlos Bretschneider
The best shot in this folder; which is filled with magnificent pictures.

Cristina do Vale e Vasconcelos
Excellent effect, Birgit!Regards

Roberto Martellono
Very, very good, congratulations !!

Ivana Vostrakova

Tom Lascell
Very nice composition and full range of tones. Very nicely seen.

Guillermo Lobera Temes
Well done.

Antanas Strazdas
Perfect! 7/7

Alfredo Muñoz de Oliveira
wonderfull play with forms! regards!

Correy Crawford
I Love the texture in this picture! And the B&W makes it even more appealing! 7/7! Not to be off topic though, but I really want to skate that!

sarah newton
Very good abstract.

Patrick Luke
Each time I've gone through the "Best" pages the last couple of days I've stopped and looked at this photo. I like the repeating shapes and it works well as a B&W photo. Nice perspective and very well done!

Sweid Sideris
Oh Gosh! What a mind game you've done!! A formidable concept turned in shapes, light and shadows. Chapeau!

Dan Bliss
Wonderfully executed. Nicely done. Dan

Eddy Furlong
Birgit, I wish I had your eye for a good photograph. Its depth of field is right for me with a mixed series of maximum sharpness of rings and soft/polished insides. The textures make it. I like the ordered shadows as well. The square format is clearly the right format for it and the crop spot on to capture the splash of light in the foreground tube. The B&W medium suits this best, for me.

Rumen Kocev
Stunning capture. Composition, light, colors are perfect.

Angshuman Chakraborty
This photo once again proves the power of B/W images. Very nice perception. Thanks for sharing.

Gene Thornton
Every thing here is perfect, perfect composition, perfect lighting and perfect depth of field. B & W is my favored for abstracts, with color it usually loses something. Very nice No one asked but my guess these are tapered bearing races.

Ismail Abik
perfect composition, perfect lighting

Hue Kim
full filled composition~

Colin Bradley
CanonCol Love this shot ! Works on all levels i don`t think it would work so well in colour, if the pipes were not so big i might suggest they had been arranged this way.,Perhaps they have ? Interesting to think such harsh materials could be so calming...Exellent composition.

michael tumilty

Slawomir Radek
Fantastic idea! Congrats!

Ann Dream
comment Great light and shadow!

David B. Kilper

This is the kind of photo that keeps me excited in both architecture and photography. 

Patrick Hudepohl
Response to by Birgit Fischer

Please note the following:

Dougity B
by Birgit Fischer

This is certainly a well seen image, celebrating roundness. High marks for seeing it and making the photograph.

On the other hand, as I am perhaps one of the square pegs in life, beyond the well seen geometry of these round holes, I'm not getting anything else.

I also can't think of a good reason why the top right corner wasn't burned to match the other three.

I think it falls short of capturing the potential of its subject matter.

Beepy .
by Birgit Fischer

I like the previous comment on the celebration of roundness.
I really like the off center composition driving the visual rhythm of the image - it has a pleasing rocking-back-and-forth feel. Well chosen vantage point to bring the viewer into the composition.
Well seen too. I assume those are trees n the background and these pipes are large? They seem extremely well placed for a photograph - screaming for someone to compose them into an image. Great job.

Beepy .
Response to by Birgit Fischer

I also can't think of a good reason why the top right corner wasn't burned to match the other three.

Hmmm... looking at the shadows in the next pipe, the "burning" seems to reflect the natural shadow pattern? This didn't bother me so much. Not sure uniform burning of corners warranted here.

Bill Tate
Response to by Birgit Fischer

Another WELL SEEN from Willie the Cropper. I agree with Doug's comment that the upper right doesn't look quite right, nor does the extreme right center where there is a blob of something. Can't tell just what. Both areas could be fixed with a couple of minutes work with PhotoShop or other picture programs.
Beepy mentions the back and forth feel of the image and I couldn't agree more. Very nice composition. I am drawn into the work.

Willie the Cropper

Bobby Karimipoor
by Birgit Fischer

Strong shot according to the composition,well seen and selection of subject...Great b&w.


John A
by Birgit Fischer

As I look at this image, I find it a nice example of the use of the design elements of rhythm and repetition in creating an image. We are led back into the image, bouncing between the circles and side to side as we go. What I like is not only that this has been well seen and executed, but it also documents how man works naturally with a certain sense of harmony and innate design, even in fairly elemental activities.

I wonder if the upper right corner burn mentioned here is not more of a nit than a true issue. Does anyone really feel that they are being thrust up and out of the frame here? I would think not, this is pretty much, as one can see looking into the next cylinder down, just how the light was falling here in all the corners. Sure, maybe it could have been stengthened to match the others, but I don't think it does draw the eye out or causes the rhythm here to be broken up. Also, having a bit of the radial detail. missing in the other corners, serves the image to some degree and eliminates what otherwise might start to look like a contrived framing device versus allowing us to clearly understand that we are looking form within one of these cylinders.

Photographs of found objects, versus images we set up and control, will always have some issues that we might like to have seen eliminated, but sometimes these same things remind us that it is the real world. The partial intrusions of adjacent pipes on the right side of the first two junctions break the rhythm just slightly as does what I assume is a stabilizing stick just left of center. But these are minor and could be dealt with if deemed an issue of significance. The only thing I think I might consider for sure would be to clone out the little white spots that appear on the bottom edge of the framing cylinder. These, probably water droplets, do somewhat break up the smooth, slick feel that is pervasive otherwise. What appears like spray paint on the first edge might also be addressed, depending on how one might feel about it.

Overall, however, I do feel that this is a very nicely seen image and one that was well executed.

Tina Meikle
by Birgit Fischer

It's a good abstract image, but am I in a timeslip? This image was uploaded on the 25th March,2007!! Must go and lie down in case it's going to be another long week!! Confused, Tina.

Mary Ball
Response to by Birgit Fischer

Tina - First - This forum is for photo critiques and non-critiques as well as short congrats statements or short negative statements without critiques are deleted.. There is a thread about the rules in Patrick's intro. However, let me make a point about the Photo of the Week for anyone else who is confused.

1) it is not a contest. It's just an image the elves decided would be the best choice from the nominated images for a discussion.

2) It is not, contrary to popular belief, chosen from the top photos or recent photos. It is not the photo uploaded this week - for discussion. It is the photo - found on photo.net with no restrictions of time or popularity to be discussed this week.

Richard Selby
by Birgit Fischer

I really like this, I really like the geometry of the pipes and the dimension (DoF). The lighting and shades of grey really set this off in my opinion, I just like looking at it:-) I just have one question, how long did it take you push all those pipes in to position like that? Some folks will do anything to get the shot;-) Great work!



Mark Williams
by Birgit Fischer

I have no problems with the image as an idea - it's a nice geometric pattern that could work well. But the word is 'could'. I can see it's had some work in PS to elevate it beyond ordinary but instead of going to that trouble you should have revisited the site - clearly sewer pipes on a construction site - at other times of the day. Then you could have wowed us in colour or at least achieved better lighting. The sky is flat and lifeless, the shadow uninteresting and the whole thing listless. You could have buolt this with toilet roll tubes under studio light.
An opportunity missed, I think. But you obviously have an good eye for image. All you need is a bit more stamina

Kevin Ekstrom
Response to by Birgit Fischer

Nice repetitive patteren. I give the photgrapher credit for picking up on this.
I also give the photogapher credit for having courage to keep the image real. I dont feel any touching -up is necessary. I like the natural look of the image. Scenes such as this benefit from the realism.
Blobs, goo, gunk, and unmatching shadows are all elements of the natural scene.
Very nice work.

Jon Hallberg
by Birgit Fischer

My approach, when I have nothing "assigned" is to just go out looking for the photographs I know are hiding in plane sight out there somewhere. This looks like one of those photos. I have also been attracted to these sorts of things, industrial sites, building sites, destruction sites. The comment someone made that man has a sense inherent of size, proportion, composition and the like seems to resonate with me.

It would be interesting to see it "shopped" a little, but then I like the rawness of it too. The burning in of the upper right corner would remove more than it would replace, it seems to me.

Cloning out the tool handle, hmmmmm, sometimes removing the human reference creates a greater sense of loneliness or at least of alone-ness.

It evokes a feeling, which like music, is part of photography's job description as far as I'm concerned. I enjoyed it, thank you.

Justin Brown
by Birgit Fischer

i'm drawn in by this image much more than most any abstract architectural shot i've ever seen. i think it's due to a combination of not only the patterns (which are not immutable, but change throughout the frame), but the variety of tones overlapping various textures brought out by the unique light. great job. (i'd love to hear how you shot and processed this. not because it defines whether it's a good image. i think that any image chosen for this forum and that speaks to me so much merits an opportunity to teach me and others about how others achieve their inspired vision.)

Marc G.
by Birgit Fischer

Well, it's quite okay, and quite well seen - and fairly well done - but hardly a picture I'd look at more than once, I'm affraid... Firstly, because I have seen two many photography students trying all sorts of graphic images like this one in their first or second semester. Secondly, because my eye gets unavoidably drawn down to the area circled with red, which I feel is not the main area of interest in this image - so I'd say the emphasis is misplaced in this composition... And thirdly because I would personnally object to ANY burning at all in the corners of this picture: simply because I feel the real light flowing INSIDE these cylinders is a very important added value to give us a sense of depth in this image... In short, I see here 3 major artistic mistakes in the composition, and my interest for the resulting image will therefore remain quite low - despite the obvious graphical qualities that this angle offered us... Just my opinion of course. Best regards.

Jon Hallberg
by Birgit Fischer

After looking at is again I realise how carefully the entire image was focused, the limited depth of field seems, along with the excellent tonal quality (which is quite good), to suggest a medium speed film, perhaps even a 6x6 image.
When I shoot with a TLR I don't feel restricted but rather liberated with a square format and a shot like this where the objets almost playfully rattle around in the rigid format is just right. A rectangle would not work.
The distractions in the red circle, I never even noticed and still don't.
For me the realness of the situation doesn't distract so much as it confirms the delightfully "random order", if there are such a thing.

Gordon JB
by Birgit Fischer

There is a certain degree of cleverness to the choice of subject as well as the angle and overall composition. Therein lies the problem for me, beyond that sense of clever there is nothing else to engage with. The photo does not elicit anything from me, it is not  visually pleasing, it tells no story and  has no emotional impact. The subject is reasonably well handles as are the technical considerations,  however the overall result is not satisfying.

Birgit Fischer
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