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Mike Fewster wrote:

RoelHendrickx wrote:

Two versions of the same image, from a trip last Sunday to the old municipal dry-docks in the historic part of the Antwerp harbour:

Did Escher ever visit this spot? The water tanks of India also immediately come to mind.

The dry-docks are pretty big structures in the harbour.

I also took photos that show them full-scale and one with a ship inside.

But I concentrated on this small part (steps leading down and the slide over which large components can be hoisted up and down, exactly because it reminded me of the lace-like structures of those indian water "step" wells.

Look here for a magnificent example:


The pattern of steps from different angles gets our interest. Some are seen from the side, some of the front surface in shadow, some show more of the top surface. The pattern repeats but with differing emphasis.

It is highly likely that the following comments wouldn't hold up if I was looking at prints or seeing these on a large, quality monitor. As it stands, on my present small laptop screen, the B&W looks a little too dark. The tone range of the shot feels a bit too compressed.The large central black area lacks details and has become featureless. In the colour version, enough detail is retained to give depth and structure to this area .

I prefer the muted green, bottom right, to the B&W rendering of the same area. Again, on a large B&W print it may well feel quite different.

Old brick and stonework is great for photography.

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