Discussion in 'The Black & White Gallery' started by Jon_Are, Jul 22, 2008.
Oo! I want bonus points!
Unfortunately I have no idea where this is, however, I like how you've captured the reflections on the shiny floor.
What I pity - I've got no idea about where this might be ... No bonus points for me then :cry:
But the conversion (I take it it is one?) is good. Looks like a scene that rendered itself nicely to black and white photography (directly or converted into).
Very interesting image and nicely composed.
I find that bit of light on the ceiling adds a subtle balance.
Thanks, all. Yeah, it was converted. This one screamed Black & White to me. I mean, literally screamed!
It was very frightening. :mrgreen:
Anyway, no bonus points awarded yet. Hint: It's a very famous landmark and it's fairly likely that someone you're related to has passed through.
(except for you, Lafoto :razz
nice, Ellis Island, right?
(think I got it without the hint, I've been there a couple of times)
75 bonus points to Pascal.
Way to go!
Pascal - 75
Everyone else - 0
Well, if Pascal (aka puscas) says it is Ellis Island, then I believe that it is Ellis Island, and in that case I am sure that at some point in time even family of mine has passed through there, for some of my grandfather's (on my father's side) brothers emigrated to the States back in the late 20s or so, several of who simply got "lost" for the family right after that, we never heard of them ever again (or my grandfather and his parents never did, for that matter), but his one brother stayed in touch and also came to visit again before I was born, and one of their daughters was my godmother. I never met her, and other than her sending over a silver spoon for my christening, she never showed that she was my godmother, but she was. That great-uncle of mine came over to Germany again in 1972 for my grandparents' Golden Wedding (50 years wedding anniversary). But that is just about the extent of "contact" I've ever had with the "American part of the family"...
And yes - back to the photo now - I do believe that it SCREAMED!
It so looks like it did!
And you did well listening to it!
Straying off topic a bit - we did a search for my mother-in-law's father, who immigrated in 1909, and found him listed. They give you 30 minutes at a computer terminal for $5. You can create a print out of the ship's registry. Pretty cool.
Nice shot, I really like it. And I got it with the hint but puscus beat me to it
Hey mooseonthelooose, "I am a Banana!"
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