by Arnold Wolfgang

entangled rope entangle seeking critique arnold wolfgang

Gallery: Monochromatic

Tags: rope entangle seeking critique

Category: Studio

Exif Information:
Model : NIKON D90
Date Time Original : 2011-03-27 13:13:09
Focal Length : 105/1
Exposure Time : 1/200
F Number : 8.0
Iso Speed Ratings : 100
Metering Mode : 3
Focal Length In35mm Film : 157
Orientation : 1
X Resolution : 72.0000000
Y Resolution : 72.0000000
Software : Aperture 3.2.2

Published: Monday 9th of January 2012 07:24:53 PM


Wolfgang Arnold
Alf, Richard, El Porte-Bonheur,

many thanks for your comments. In fact, I've enjoyed quite a lot "playing" with light and shadow (it was simply sunlight through a window) and bringing out patterns and texture of the rope.

@Richard: I admit, I also prefer the other photo in colour.

Best regards, Wolfgang


El Porte-Bonheur

For me the light it the key issue which you used to its maximum potential to reveal what's important in the image and to set the overall tone of the photo. Whatever the frame - it's a wall hanger anyway.

Marjolein M.

Hi Wolfgang, Just to say that I too think that the square crop is an improvement indeed -- as stated already above, with the alternate crop, the photo appears to have more depth, and the increased focus on the fibers with the nice play of light makes it more interesting to view, imo. I was reminded of your color photo: 'knot' instantly...(and which I too prefer somewhat for its overall subtlety of composition :-)  Gr, M

Wolfgang Arnold

many thanks for your comment and proposal. I played a bit with a square crop and I like the idea - it has a less flat appearance.

cheers, Wolfgang

Richard John Edwards

Wolfgang, I do like the focus on the square crop for all the reasons alf has pointed out, I absolutely love the colour version, I added it to my favourites.

Alf Bailey
Hi Wolfgang

Yes, I agree the square format does look much more focused and detailed. Though it is essentially the same image, albeit partially cropped, the emphasis has shifted to the very bright area where the micro fibres of the rope are caught in the light. A great study of the light and shadow and with the added values of texture and B & W shading to appreciate as well.  A very well accomplished image.

Best Regards


Richard John Edwards

Wolfgang, you have captured the texture of the rope perfectly. the composition is good but i think it could be improved by cropping the section to the right where the out of focus section is, it would be left as a square format but i think it would work and also make the Composition more dynamic. But that said it it a really good study of the textures in the rope, nice lighting.

Wolfgang Arnold
More of ropes and knots... ...found this while browsing through last year's works.

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