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Suessmuth (02)

Suessmuth (02)
Copyright ©2006, Horst Schmier HoF Win ¤ $

The room for the quartz sand. Merged to HRI.

Photographer: Horst Schmier HoF Win ¤ $
Folder: Horst Schmier
Uploaded: 2006-Sep-21 02:54 EDT
Current Rating: 9.00/6 (Weighted rating: 8.60)
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Camera: Olympus E-1
Lens: Olympus 14-54mm f2.8/3.5
Lens Adapter: None
ISO: 100
Aperture: f/5.6
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Focal Length: 14
Flash: No
Tripod/Monopod: Yes
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very good control of light and shadows !

dee vee HoF Win ¤ $1 at 12:02 EDT on 2006-Sep-21 [Reply]

Thanks a lot ....

dee vee and Doro for stepping by and commenting.

Yes, this is also an exercise in light and shadows and a try to convert this in an fair and "smooth" (means not hard / strong) matter to b&w.

@Doro: *LOL, yes the diagonal of the incedence of light (Lichteinfall?) and the balance of the two shadows in the corners was my idea :-))

Thanks again, best wishes,

Horst Schmier HoF Win ¤ $1 at 13:29 EDT on 2006-Sep-21 [Reply]


Looks good with two dark corners and a light diagonal in between (plus some dark at both sides giving it a “frame”), but I should wish I was able to see some more detail in the dark corners.

Also interesting to see the inside of an old glass factory. Look forward to seeing more pictures in the series. :-)

p.t. Inactive Win ¤1 $ at 17:43 EDT on 2006-Sep-21 [Reply]


I quite like the dark corners cos they balance the image out imho. Wonderful image Horst. I the gradation of light and tone in this one.

Eugene Donohoe HoF Win ¤1 $ at 17:47 EDT on 2006-Sep-21 [Reply]

Thanks a lot ....

Caroline and Eugene for your nice words. Glad you like the composition. And yes, there are some more images from this factory.

Thanks again, best wishes,

Horst Schmier HoF Win ¤ $1 at 02:17 EDT on 2006-Sep-22 [Reply]


like it...tones and light are just great...weight for more from this place....

denis grzetic HoF Win ¤1 at 04:28 EDT on 2006-Sep-22 [Reply]


A very "solid" image, well done in all respects. For me this looks almost journalistic, rather than artistic. Not sure how to describe that. This looks like it would be one of a series on this place. That is a good thing I think!


E. Edwin Ennor ~ (Eł) HoF Win ¤ $1 at 10:18 EDT on 2006-Sep-22 [Reply]

Thank you very much ....

denis and E. Edwin for your nice comments. A real honor to get such nice words from you, the gurus of b&w :-))

@E. Edwin: I think you hit the nail with "journalistic look". Perhaps the following images will also look journalistic. And perhaps this abandoned rotten former factory can only delivery journalistic pictures. On the other hand you have raised the old question about: could journalism be art? I think there are a lot of journalists, who have delivert artfull pictures (Gordon Parks come in my mind, unfortunately he died this year). But to discuss that could be an own thread :-))

Thanks again a lot for looking and commenting, best wishes,

Horst Schmier HoF Win ¤ $1 at 10:58 EDT on 2006-Sep-22 [Reply]


Very very nice b/w, all is interesting, toning, shadows, composition, all just great very nice.

Valter Fatia ¤1 at 20:58 EDT on 2006-Sep-23 [Reply]


Woah...this place makes my mouth water! What a great spot!! I haven't time to read through all the commentry but I am excited for this series! at least from the looks of this one... has a fanciful feel! very nice Horst!

cheers! JP

JonPaul Douglass ¤1 $ at 23:00 EDT on 2006-Sep-23 [Reply]

Thank you very much ...

Doro, Valter and JonPaul for commenting. Glad you like it. Yes, there is a special mood at this place.

Thanks again,

Horst Schmier HoF Win ¤ $1 at 04:38 EDT on 2006-Sep-24 [Reply]