Wednesday, 17 August 2011

Victoria Hall deconstructed

 

A wet midweek evening, nothing much on TV, didn't feel like reading or doing chores..... playing in Photoshop was more fun.  This was the result.  Saltaire's Victoria Hall 'deconstructed' - a collage of different bits of different photos.  I'm not saying it's perfect by any means (the top right hand corner doesn't work, for a start) but I think there's scope to develop this idea, don't you?

For those not in the know about Saltaire, this building was formerly the Saltaire Club and Institute, commissioned in 1871 by Sir Titus Salt as an educational and leisure facility for the residents of Saltaire.  It still plays a central role in the village's community life.  For more photos and info, please click the Victoria Hall label below.

And talking of the village's community life, this year's Saltaire Festival takes place from 8th to 18th September with loads of special events happening.  Despite the Festival being 'unlinked' from the Arts Trail which took place in May this year, there will still be some of the village houses open, this year for musical interludes.  Have a look at the website for full details.

13 comments:

  1. I'm not sure about small photos. This technique is used in travel magazines to get as much in as possible on each page. I prefer myself more pages. I reminds me of a reflection in a fragmented mirror. Good exercise in flexing Photoshop muscles I must admit!

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  2. I rather enjoyed this effect, Jenny. You tackled it cleverly! I do agree with M&H that the effect is of seeing a defection in a fragmented mirror ;)

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  3. You made me look at the building more closely and for longer than I would have looked at a conventional shot. Nice one.

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  4. You have composed an interesting picture of this historic building with great details that would not be seen in a single photo... very nice effect.

    Bises,
    Genie

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  5. Certainly a different perspective with all these little vignettes - beautiful detailed architecture!

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  6. Good idea with the collage.

    Greetings,
    Filip

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  7. There you go : I goo away for a few days and when I come back you are in the middle of you "deconstructivist period". Did I miss your cubism or is that next week?

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  8. Isn't that what they call Hockney-ising? Cool view!

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  9. Really cool! Something between a puzzle and a David Hockney painting. Keep them coming.

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  10. This is very good. I have been thinking about putting together a series of related photos in a grouping like this, but I don't know how to do it.

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  11. It looks like a piece of modern art.

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  12. Wow, this is really such a creative idea, and the title is perfect for it too! I really like it alot. ~Lili

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  13. Totally cool!

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