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Abbaye Notre-Dame en Saint-Melaine   Rennes1  by hubert61

I tried to write a critique earlier, so if this is a repeat I apologize. The photographer's usual strong compositional skills are again...

Sous le pont by hubert61

The artist changes up his subject matter from the usual churches and fields for something a bit more gritty and industrial. In this cas...

eglise de la Ferte bernard3 by hubert61

The artist has a knack for finding the rhythm and beauty of existing architectural works and framing them for maximum impact. While som...

white by MartaSyrko

Compositionallly, this is a very strong piece. The ball in the foreground draws the viewer in, but the middleground focus keeps it from...

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Abbaye Notre-Dame en Saint-Melaine   Rennes1  by hubert61
I tried to write a critique earlier, so if this is a repeat I apologize. The photographer's usual strong compositional skills are again on display here. The nexus of the pier, altar and light is especially compelling. I love the movement of the shot as it captures the light coming from the window and shining through the altar cloth, and continuing through the long shadows cast by the candlesticks. This is an excellent eye at work here. Thematically it works as well because it places the altar and light at the intersection of nave and transept, putting the focal point directly at the feet of the crucifix which remains in shadow. My only complaint is the processing. I'm not sure if this is a product of the lighting or too heavy-handed use of a few photoshop filters, but the periphery takes on a posterized effect that I think is unfortunate. I think the artist may have been trying to compensate for the low lighting in post. I would like to see the original image to see if this was justified. I think it may be a bit overboard, but it's a minor quibble with an otherwise excellent image.
Sous le pont by hubert61
The artist changes up his subject matter from the usual churches and fields for something a bit more gritty and industrial. In this case he applied the rigid symmetry he reserves for cathedral ceilings to a concrete underpass, in a way, elevating it, giving is something of the same grandeur of a Gothic church. The texture of the tracery is replaced by the weathered patina of the concrete. The architectonics of the arch is replaced by the purposeful alignment of the V-shaped pylons. The piece, like his church pieces, then becomes a formal work, concentrating on the arbitrary shapes that have been framed by the photographer. In this way, I think this work is even more successful than his church pieces because the symmetry and beauty in a Gothic arch is easier to see and accentuate. Here he had to use his expert compositional skills give it the sense of scale, depth and texture.
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hubert61 Featured By Owner 1 day ago
merci pour les favs :) (Smile)
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hubert61 Featured By Owner 5 days ago
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hubert61 Featured By Owner Sep 19, 2014
merci pour les favs :)
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one-rook Featured By Owner Sep 13, 2014  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
thanks for the :+devwatch:!
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tlclark Featured By Owner Sep 13, 2014  Professional Traditional Artist
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hubert61 Featured By Owner Aug 20, 2014
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