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Abandoned Villa, Dobrna, SloveniaCopyright
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abandoned, decay, light, ruins, walls, window
Mojca – stunning use of B&W – what a great image:)
Outstanding B&W comp..not sure I want to know what the walls can tell..very power composiiton!
well done Mojca! perfect B&W image.
I love this in B&W! It is such a powerful capture!
Terrific comp and lighting…
You know I adore the many shots in your portfolio which memorialize the decay which attaches to buildings once beautiful in their pristine condition, and, after years of neglect, possessed of a very different type of beauty, such as is expressed in the Japanese aesthetic referred to as “Wabi” or “Sabi” (Wabi-Sabi as inter-connected and complementary concepts). Your choice of B/W is inspired (you seem to possess an innate appreciation/talent for deciding when any given shot should be rendered in color, B/W, Sepia, selectice color, and so on). This series of contiguous rooms is referred to here in the States as a ‘railroad flat’, an architectural style which has several rooms connected not by a corridor with independent doors into them, but rather one with doors which lead from room to room. You capitalized on this by framing it so perfectly I find it breath taking. Clearly a counterpoint to, e.g. your photo “Ghost House” (rendered, in color, IMO, a perfect choice for that shot), this one distances itself from the absolute purity of the Wabi-Sabi ideal as expressed in Ghost House, with its capture of the mundane trash which intrudes on the otherwise beautiful aspect of ‘genteel poverty/neglect’, introducing a kind of aesthetic dissonance which is mildly disconcerting on a subliminal level. An extremely sophisticated rendering which is absolutely compelling and beautiful. Major Kudos Mojca on yet another beauty.
love your lighting and perspective!
This would be great project for home developers. In the picture in the right, the buildings look like they have potential. Great capture!
– Mojca Savicki