October 1, 2013 at 5:38 am #4995October 7, 2013 at 9:52 pm #5044
Late night texter in Covent GardenOctober 8, 2013 at 6:35 am #5045
It’s a good picture, Dee, with simple graphic elements that work really well. I like the solid vertical of the column, and the way the lamp and window on the right balance the column and the person on the left.
I suppose I might have tried cropping off the dark strip at the bottom (a little below the horizontal pale line the must be the edge of the pavement?), to see if it would anchor the base of base of the column and the person to the bottom of the frame more firmly. (And how about cloning out the little white rectangle on the right edge of the frame?)
Very nice shot!October 8, 2013 at 6:43 pm #5048
Thanks Ian, I was a little heavy handed with the vignette I think and the white triangle has to go of course. The bottom could stand a crop … you may be right. Although I went for keeping the figure small in the frame as it is not a portrait to me. I thought that if I waited any longer I would end up posting nothing again. I have a softer version which may be preferable but I was going for the atmosphere brief and hence chose this one.October 8, 2013 at 7:23 pm #5049
Ah, I had a look at the version on your Flickr stream, and there the cobbled road anchors the column and provides leading lines into the picture. I think that works OK without any cropping.
I think you were right to keep the figure small in the frame – it emphasises the height and mass of the column.
The photograph has great atmosphere, of course, so it’s a fine kick off for this month’s theme.October 8, 2013 at 8:40 pm #5052
And for all those wondering what we are talking about … here is the original infinitely more subtle (and probably preferable) image …. 🙂October 11, 2013 at 11:53 am #5067
The vignette on the first one works well. It hides the fact that the column doesn’t quite look right – perhaps a wee bit distorted. I wonder if you could bring the figure out more – I know her white mac is plain enough but if we could see a touch more of her I think that would help.
You want moody? Here’s moody…October 11, 2013 at 12:27 pm #5068
John >>> Moody? Glowering! (Must be Suffolk!) Great stuff.October 11, 2013 at 12:29 pm #5069October 19, 2013 at 11:40 am #5099
I think Miss Ds shot is well spotted and interesting. I think the colour balance is a bit out probably due to the artificial light. Is the bright light a distraction? Not sure what I wold have done with it. I think I would have cropped the image to exclude the left half of the column and some of the road which would move the person to the left pointing into the picture. I think the person is a bit too central as it is. Just a thought.
I like John’s moody sky, but does it need something on the beach? probably not. I also like Ian’s moody landscape. The path give a great lead in and the sun light on the rock makes it a natural point for the eye to return to.October 19, 2013 at 10:08 pm #5105
THIS IS A RIO 11 PHONE PHOTO—AJST. WITH TOPAZ SIMPLIFY—SITTING ON GUARD AT THE END OF DRIVEWAY. Ihave not cropped as I thought the effect on the paving and shadow enhanced the pic. ( good in it–well I think so) The bike is not phone–taken on my Samsung nx 300
[Attached photographs appear to have been deleted by the author]October 30, 2013 at 8:42 pm #5156
It’s about time I added something to this so I’ve dug up 3 photos from my US trip. I tried to capture an atmosphere of the difficulty of surviving in a hot dry climate. Not sure how successful I’ve been?
October 31, 2013 at 6:46 am #5157
I think the second one works best, Peter – it has the requisite air of dereliction about it, and nothing to counteract that. The light, and the aridity of the soil, also help. Nice work!
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