Critique Welcomed Seattle at Night

Discussion in 'Landscape and Architecture' started by Brian Moore, Oct 26, 2015.

  1. Brian Moore

    Brian Moore Moderator

    Snapped this shot from the top floor of the dorm room building at Cornish College of the Arts in Seattle.

    Olympus XA3 and expired Fuji Neopan 400.

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  2. John Holland

    John Holland Well-Known Member

    I like the sharp/crisp details.
     
  3. Brian Moore

    Brian Moore Moderator

    Thank you, John. Much appreciated.
     
  4. Julian de'Courcy

    Julian de'Courcy Well-Known Member

    Interesting image Brian. Lots to look at and am enjoying a different view at the level the photo is taken at along with the Cornish connection, which of course there are many throughout the world.
     
  5. Brian Moore

    Brian Moore Moderator

    Thanks a lot, Julian. And I'm not surprised you appreciate the Cornish connection. ;)
     
  6. Julian de'Courcy

    Julian de'Courcy Well-Known Member

    Well the saying here is where ever there is a hole in the ground you'll find a Cornishman at the bottom. They did have a great reputation being able to mine tin through granite, so travelled and settled world wide.

    A brother in law who is a photographer, some while back had a photographic book published on the social and cultural decline in Cornwall over a century ago, where traditional industries such as fishing and mining declined to the point where thousands of Cornish families migrated to the prosperous mining areas of the world including the U.S.A. The book Merlin's Diner , photography by Colin Robins portrays the face of Cornwall here today and the contrast of photographs taken by Colin in one of the settled Cornish communities in Wisconsin, USA.
    A good little book and good photography.
     
  7. Brian Moore

    Brian Moore Moderator

    That book sounds very interesting, Julian. I wonder if it is still in print or somewhere available?
     
  8. Julian de'Courcy

    Julian de'Courcy Well-Known Member

    I've a copy, yet when I look online the book seems unavailable. I believe it was help by the Arts Council and published by Cornwall books. ISBN 1-871060-10-9.
    Colin has also had a few exhibitions around Europe, Scandinavian countries mostly , picturing the images of our latest decline which is the clay industry. His photographs although of a different nature too Merlin's Diner depicts images from across the globe such as china and South America where a lot of the clay industry now predominates because of the cost of labour. The Industry what is left here, is only in existence here for the high quality of the Kaolin rather than quantity and used in pharmacy and the paper industry rather than ceramics. At least that is what I am led to believe.
     
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  9. Brian Moore

    Brian Moore Moderator

    Thanks for the background information, Julian.
     
  10. Pete Askew

    Pete Askew Admin

    Forth window in, second row down. I'm sure that bloke has a camera! :eek:

    Love the shine and repetition here, Brian.
     
  11. Brian Moore

    Brian Moore Moderator

    I would if I was him! ;)

    Thanks, Pete!
     
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  12. Ivar D. Larsen

    Ivar D. Larsen Well-Known Member

    I like it, but I do not know why as it has a lot to fasten your eye at and generally that should be distracting and create confusion, but I do. I also like Julian's background stories and I shall try to look it up.
     
  13. Pete Askew

    Pete Askew Admin

    There was a copy on Abebooks - but someone bought it! :rolleyes:
     
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  14. Brian Moore

    Brian Moore Moderator

    Thanks Ivar. Much appreciated.
     
  15. Brian Moore

    Brian Moore Moderator

    It was YOU! :mad:
     
  16. Pete Askew

    Pete Askew Admin

    Might have been! Not saying. :rolleyes:
     
  17. Brian Moore

    Brian Moore Moderator

  18. Rob MacKillop

    Rob MacKillop Edinburgh Correspondent

    Greatest picture in the history of things, Brian. Looks epic on my phone!
     
  19. Brian Moore

    Brian Moore Moderator

    I appreciate that you noticed that Rob. I noticed the same thing! ;)
     
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  20. Ivar D. Larsen

    Ivar D. Larsen Well-Known Member

    Or it could have been me!:rolleyes:
     

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