View Full Version : 2001: A Space Odyssey

04-23-2010, 04:23 AM
What do you all think of this picture?


Rick A
04-23-2010, 05:57 AM
Very lineal, very stark, very spatial. I'll give this a thumbs up.

04-23-2010, 06:00 AM
What film is it?



04-23-2010, 08:14 AM
Well Dave, think we need more information. It looks like a nice interior shot of an office space - but it does not make me think 2001...sorry.

If you are wanting feedback, why not post in the gallery section?

04-23-2010, 08:28 AM
I like the transition from light to dark (or dark to light) in the upper part. The grain shows well here and I like how the intensity changes as black becomes white and vice-versa. I think this is balanced by a more abrupt transition at the bottom where black becomes white in a far more definite way. This is my favourite part. The vertical and horizontal lines give a nice feel of uniformity of structure and I think this works well against the slightly fuzzier reflection. I see this more as an abstract than an architectural study, the title maybe a little misleading, perhaps an explanation can be offered? I like the picture, it's something I probably would have taken in the same way. I'm sure it looks much nicer on the print than on my screen.

David Brown
04-23-2010, 11:06 AM
If you are wanting feedback, why not post in the gallery section?

Because he's not a subscriber ... ?

04-23-2010, 09:23 PM
A stage set needing something to happen in it.

nick mulder
04-23-2010, 09:59 PM
Potential here that this is nicely done CGI - there's just a sniff of it... If not then, you gotta wonder where I got that sniff from.

mike c
04-23-2010, 10:45 PM
The lighting is great,2001 functional,spacious,and a bit sterile,as in a space station.In the movie.

04-23-2010, 11:46 PM
I like it. It does lack a singular point of emphasis though, as the light right side tends to pull the eye out of the image.

05-06-2010, 05:39 PM
I love how great metal looks in b/w.

05-09-2010, 12:46 PM

05-16-2010, 08:52 PM
great shot.

Jeff Kubach
05-17-2010, 07:30 AM
I kinda like it myself.


12-20-2010, 03:25 PM
"I'm afraid I can't do that Dave."

Great shot!

Vincent Brady
12-20-2010, 03:55 PM
Like other people I fail to see the 2001 connection in it, although it is a fine photo.

Bruce Watson
12-20-2010, 05:02 PM
2001: A Space Odyssey is one of the great cinema masterpieces. It was shot on 65mm film stock in Super Panavision 70 format. That is, spherical lenses (not anamorphic) on 65 mm film stock in an aspect ratio of 2.20:1 (which is very close to sqrt(5) : 1, an absolutely beautiful ratio which has been used in everything from architecture to Japanese gardens for millennia). The film was released in several formats for projection, but the kick-ass 70mm print is the one to watch. If you ever get a chance to see the 70mm print projected, just do it. It's absolutely jaw-dropping.

Turns out that there were less than 20 pictures made with these amazing Panavision cameras, and Panavision got out of this particular business around 1983 IIRC. Too bad. The results are spectacular.

As to your image, it's good to see people being inspired by the masters. The team of Stanley Kubrick and Geoffrey Unsworth (cinematography) should inspire us all. Masters of light, shadow, and framing, and visual story telling skills that seem to be heading for extinction these days. So, good on ya.

12-20-2010, 05:21 PM
Kubrick (and Unsworth) were really good at interesting angles and viewpoints, creating a sort of ambience of something hidden beneath. It is inspiring to watch, yet on some level it is disturbing and slightly disorienting. I think the OP is on his way towards that feeling in his photograph.

12-21-2010, 11:12 AM
Having recently re-watched 2001, I can see the connection. The styling of the bench and wall seen in this image very much remind me of the furniture style that is found in the space station visited in the film.

Jacob Prince
02-10-2014, 06:51 AM
clinical, bleak, fits the tittle.