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Storage Tank Stairs

Storage Tank Stairs
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Copyright: Hendrik Boot (NINIX) Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 249 W: 128 N: 530] (6690)
Genre: Places
Medium: Color
Date Taken: 2005-04-12
Categories: Architecture
Camera: Minolta Dimage Z2, GT lens 1.2 8-3.7 APO 38-380 (equiv135)
Photo Version: Original Version, Workshop
Theme(s): Shadows, Stairs, INDUSTRY, Light and Shadows, minimalism ..., shadows [view contributor(s)]
Date Submitted: 2005-04-14 4:06
Viewed: 44129
Points: 42
[Note Guidelines] Photographer's Note
An other view on the storage tanks in the Rotterdam harbour.

3 seagulls and 3 storage tanks,
Storage Tank Stairs,
Storage tank 459,
Storage seagull

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ThreadThread Starter Messages Updated
To bult: many thanksNINIX 1 04-18 03:02
To yttt: an other viewNINIX 1 04-15 14:58
To agelaste: shadowNINIX 1 04-14 10:16
To Hauke: The secretNINIX 2 04-14 07:44
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Beautiful diagonal and pattern mix, Hendrik.
I suggest reducing saturation to neutralize the chromatic aberration. After all, IMHO, you don't need colors here :)

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  • Mrgud Gold Star Critiquer [C: 127 W: 0 N: 0] (0)
  • [2005-04-14 5:25]

Nice graphism in this shot...and well spoted pattern. What I find wrong is angle for this shot so lines on the tank spoils clearenes of the composition. Ypu should go farther and reshot this so the lines will go little straighter...

In essance a good achievement, but it falls short of its potential mostly due to poor focus and a greyish look to the storage tank. The strong point I think is the shadow which looks more like the stairs than the stairs themselves. Well spotted pattern.

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  • Hauke Gold Star Critiquer [C: 211 W: 17 N: 17] (190)
  • [2005-04-14 6:51]
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And to be seen here again: simplicity rules. Fine patterns of the major lines, diagonals, verticals and horizontals. Spare use of colours, amazing interplay of lights and shadows. Warm colours of the afternoon sun. Did wait a long time for this shot? Or figured out before and came back for the lights have been right? Very good work, Hendrik, great....

Wow! I like it a lot. The shadow is amazing!

very briefly composition:) and i supposed if it had a stonger contrast with the heavier shadow,would it be more impressive?

yes yes yes - you know what i mean? (look at workshops)

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  • Quark Gold Star Critiquer/Silver Workshop Editor [C: 1314 W: 11 N: 29] (66)
  • [2005-04-14 12:54]

Schitterend alweer, Hendrik, je kunt zo naar boven lopen via de prachtige schaduwen, heel mooi gezien !

Great picture. Really great!

Strairs and shadows did a very good composition! I admit i wold like to walk like this in industrials places like this... But with the new law against terrorist... Even professional photographers have difficulty ! I like the style.

excellent graphic shot here Hendrik! very well composed and so effective in it's simplicity.. beautiful lines and shadows.. i really like this! great job :-)


I like the way you play with light, texture and shadows, Hendrik. I personally like this one very much. You have found modern art in a simple set of stairs on a storage tank. Well seen....:O)

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  • bult Gold Star Critiquer/Silver Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 162 W: 16 N: 78] (1041)
  • [2005-04-17 17:11]
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Very good, shame about the lack of focus. This has been said before, but I wanted to give you some points for the composition, which is so nice!

Hi Ninix,
Thank you for telling me about this picture. Yes, I agree with you that this one is better. I like the composition, the curves of the step shadow. One thing I am not so happy about the pp is it is a bit blurred. Anyway, very nice shot.

in all the stairs, i like this one most, seems the most complete one

Hi Hendrik,

It's amazing how we caught almost the smae picture, and the same idea. It's beautiful. Congrats.

Of the three photos which you took on the subject, it is this one which I prefer: the shade of the stairs on the storage tank makes the
image dynamic and very graph. Nice shot.

another nice graphical work-splendid-
well done
really congrats

Hey Henk; we missen je; kom eens naar beneden hier!
Rustig aan he? Doe ik ook.

excellent composition

Hendrik, lovely composition, and shadows captured. Liked the POV and soft colors. TFS. Vandana


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Hi Hendrik, great composition and very intrigueing photo!

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