Stills V3

September 11, 2009

Hirst Castle

Filed under: Rex — Rex @ 18:21

Handheld 1/13

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7 Comments »

  1. Very Escheresque. This has so much going for it I’m really at a loss where to start. Vital that the bright jagged top edge (top left) is complete. If it wasn’t all would have been lost. The balance (and illusion) of the whole is contingent upon its inclusion. The importance of the bottom two steps’ edges is just a vital for similar reasons. One the best images I’ve seen in a long long time. Well seen.

    Comment by akikana — September 12, 2009 @ 05:31

  2. I was struck first by the glow of the brickwork. The play of the staircase and the strange iron brackets became apparent later. I agree with Akikana about the technical points although I don’t quite get an Eschereque moment. I think more than anything it gives a feel for the interior of a building of this nature.

    Comment by John Ellis — September 12, 2009 @ 07:02

  3. Och, it would be boring if we all agreed…

    I want to give this photo a good tug to straighten it up.

    Comment by Colin — September 15, 2009 @ 07:43

  4. there’s its own crazily built castle visible in the light regions of the shot, framed by the stairs. Makes for an interesting meander with my eye.

    Comment by Gordon — September 15, 2009 @ 15:50

  5. I also got an Escher moment out of this. It is quite fascinating — can spend quite awhile looking around. The shapes and textures are all working well for me.

    Comment by Christina — September 15, 2009 @ 22:25

  6. A very pleasing frame within a frame combined with luscious tones and textures. I find myself wanting to linger indefinitely and wander around in this.

    Comment by Anita Jesse — September 25, 2009 @ 19:23

  7. I see the Escher thing but it isn’t the first draw. I’m initially pulled in by the virtual mountain shape at the top and then the curves and angles. I think the texture is largely secondary.

    Comment by doonster — September 27, 2009 @ 16:18


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