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#1 RickH

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Posted 22 May 2016 - 08:34 AM

Ive made several attempts to shoot this interesting mix of building styles -- and I think I finally succeeded on Friday, with morning light. For those who know Toronto, this is the southwest corner of King and University.  I'll be interested in hearing people's thoughts on this image

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Posted 22 May 2016 - 10:30 AM

I like the BW, well exposed, nice tones. Since you mentioned the curved glass, I went in looking for it. But, I'm not sure my eye would have gone there. There are a lot of lines/elements to wonder around. It seems that the dark area, the glass, makes this look like there are two images. Acting like a line. My opinion.

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Posted 22 May 2016 - 11:25 AM

Oooo - now that is my sort of image.
Bold, dynamic, great mono conversion and pin sharp.


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Posted 22 May 2016 - 12:27 PM

I like the BW, well exposed, nice tones. Since you mentioned the curved glass, I went in looking for it. But, I'm not sure my eye would have gone there. There are a lot of lines/elements to wonder around. It seems that the dark area, the glass, makes this look like there are two images. Acting like a line. My opinion.

 

Like Dennis, the curved glass wasn't immediately apparent to me.  There is a lot going on, especially on the RH side.  Would a dark vignette help the viewer find it a bit quicker?

 

I'll join Dennis and BP in saying that the mono conversion is first class.


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Posted 22 May 2016 - 04:40 PM

really nice pic. Like it.


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Posted 22 May 2016 - 05:56 PM

Works for me.


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Posted 22 May 2016 - 06:57 PM

Very nice I like the snap of the BW conversation, well done.

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Posted 22 May 2016 - 07:30 PM

thanks folks!

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Posted 23 May 2016 - 12:09 AM

Really nice .... works for me.


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Posted 23 May 2016 - 07:46 AM

Well done, Rick. I have never seen, that building before.

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Posted 23 May 2016 - 10:42 AM

As has been stated there is a lot going on in this shot.  The strong vertical line to the left of the curve seems to break the image for me.

For a cityscape it works, good choice on the B&W.


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Posted 24 May 2016 - 03:33 PM

Its cool...lots of textures. Is there a color version?


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Posted 18 June 2016 - 08:30 AM

I really like the image.  I love the different patterns and textures.  The B&W treatment works very well.

 

I think I'd like a bit straighter verticals, so a perspective adjustment would help.  Normally I would leave a bit of skewing, but in this image I think making the verticals perfectly straight would highlight the curve.  After that adjustment, you might crop a little off one of the sides to emphasize the curve in a "Thirds" position.

 

I would not use a vignette as it breaks up the geometry.  But you could get a similar effect with a grad filter applied to the left and/or right sides.  

 

The other thing that might work is to rotate the image so the curve is diagonal - top left to bottom right.  It would turn all the vertical and horizontal lines into diagonals.  Just a thought. :)


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Posted 29 June 2016 - 11:25 AM

I like this shot, so much in it that it just keeps me looking.  Nicely done.


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Posted 30 June 2016 - 08:33 AM

I like this shot, so much in it that it just keeps me looking.  Nicely done.

 

thanks!  Ive just printed it for a friend -- and it looks great in a large format hard copy!



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Posted 20 April 2017 - 12:16 AM

Very surreal! It actually looks better in B+W than in real life  :)







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