by Arnold Wolfgang

x sepia wood cross monochromatic rope seeking critiq arnold wolfgang

Gallery: Monochromatic

Tags: sepia wood cross monochromatic rope seeking critique

Category: Fine Art

Exif Information:
Model : NIKON D90
Date Time Original : 2012-02-11 18:41:31
Focal Length : 20/1
Exposure Time : 1/60
F Number : 3.8
Iso Speed Ratings : 3200
Metering Mode : 5
Focal Length In35mm Film : 30
Orientation : 1
X Resolution : 72.0000000
Y Resolution : 72.0000000
Copyright : Creative Commons Attribution-ShareAlike 3.0: http://creativecommons.org/licenses/by-sa/3.0/
Software : Aperture 3.4.3

Published: Wednesday 19th of December 2012 03:07:39 PM


Hamid H.

Hi Wolfgang: I very much love the fact that the geometry is not "perfect" in fact.  The tones and quality of the work is beautiful, as is often the case in your work, and a pleasure to behold.  Somehow the tones on this paper reminds me of an old Agfa paper I used to use way back in the darkroom, especially when I wanted to get this type of tone.  The textures from the rope to the different grains of wood are also lovely to behold.  (I wonder if I am right in seeing some vignetting effects in this print or was it just the shadow naturally falling?  It seems to me be to the former, and if that I wondered how this may have looked like without it or with less of it...just a thought..).  Kind regards, -h.

Alf Bailey
Hi Wolfgang

A wonderful combination of geometric shapes and patterns combined with almost tangible textures!  The crossed interwoven wire ropes add a certain tension to the scene, it makes you want to reach out and touch it!

Sincere Compliments!



Wolfgang Arnold
Ray, Les, Alon, Ben, Ruud,

Many thanks for your comments!

@Les: well observed - good point. Geometry is not perfect.

Benjamin Kim

Well executed! I like the choice of subject and the detail in the cables and wood background. A lovely composition.

Les Berkley
Very nice b/w tones. Maybe one step to the right?

Ruud Albers

A beautiful original result, Wolfgang!

With best regards,



Raymond Elstad

A Super geometric abstract image Wolfgang!!! Well seen indeed.


Alon Eshel

Beautiful , Excellent exposure and color tones

Jack McRitchie
The tones and solid composition really conveys a feeling of strength. The devil is in the details and you got them just right.

Wouter Willemse

I love compositions like these, the "hidden" mathematics of real life, photography discovery shapes and forms that would be overlooked otherwise.

Wolfgang Arnold
Ropes... ...crossing

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