Friday, 30 July 2010


Inside the Palace of the Grand Masters in Rhodes old town. There's something very photogenic about vaulted ceilings.

Canon 7D, Canon 10-22mm @10mm, ISO 640, f7.1, 1/250

Canon 7D, Canon 10-22mm @ 10mm, ISO 200, f5, 1/80

A cliché I know, but couldn't resist the colours of the paint and wood against the mustard wall.

Canon 7D, Canon 10-22m @ 18mm, ISO 200, f4.5, 1/100


  1. I've always hd a 'thing' about photographing doors and just because it's regarded as a cliché doesn't mean that it's not good or interesting. Some people dismissed Mozart's 40th Symphony because it was popularised. I took the view that it was popularised because it was good and liked it all the more.

    Your paternal Grandpa would have been proud of you for your composition and texture in the photos of the vaults.

  2. Nothing wrong with clichés. Well there is getting the little accent over the 'e'. That apart a grand shot.
    The palace I really like in black and white. the highlights always seem to add to mono images whereas in colour blown highlights look naff.

  3. Hear hear GB. Exactly what I was going to say. Lovely images. Vaulted ceilings are wonderful. Perhaps it's because there's so much perspective information in them. We usually only get that from floors. It's like twice the fun.

  4. Photogenic yes, but not always easy to get the perspective of that you have succeeded with. I like gates, doors and windows too... I think it is that feeling of one thing opening up into another, moving on, new possibilities waiting.

  5. I love the black and white shots (they turned out to be good inspiration for my weekly photo blog). I'd be interested in seeing the original colour photos as well though so I could really appreciate just how much switching to black and white really did help.