Make : NIKON CORPORATION
Model : NIKON D800
Date Time Original : 2012-07-23 16:27:17
Focal Length : 24/1
Exposure Time : 1/25
F Number : 4.0
Iso Speed Ratings : 1100
Metering Mode : 5
Focal Length In35mm Film : 24
Orientation : 1
X Resolution : 72.0000000
Y Resolution : 72.0000000
Copyright : Wolfgang Arnold
Software : Aperture 3.4.3
Published: Tuesday 4th of December 2012 07:36:21 PM
The color version is really different from the B/W one, the B/W really enhances the form, but I find that the color has merit as well, because of the division of cold/warm hues.
Thanks for uploading it, the series is very well executed even in the small (large) form.
To me the upper part looks like a Dinozaur head...(probably roomed around here..) the treatment in B/W is very nice, but I think that the colored one will be nice as well.
This picture makes me think of a noble quest, of caves and rocky gorges and a company of men who must travel through challenging and often dangerous terrain yet persevere as they push on towards the light. Strange since there are no people present in the picture at all.
Piggybacking off of Jack's comment, I suppose we are those people he imagines. I almost feel like ducking my head a bit as I scan the photo for detail.
Jack, Jeff, Pnina,
many thanks for your comments! It's indeed an adventuresome site - a gorge of about 700 m length in the Bavarian Alps ("Partnachklamm"). Nowadays, a fairly safe path leads along the river Partnach which squeezes through the rocks.
I've chosen to convert the photo to b/w for emphasizing forms and textures of the rocks and the dramatic atmosphere Jack has described so very well. Nevertheless, here's the colour version, which has less drama and probably reveals easier that I've pointed the camera upward.