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RobEW 5th April 2019 03:44 PM

Shadows on campus sports hall
Any thoughts / comments / criticisms / suggested improvements on this?


RobEW 5th April 2019 03:50 PM

Re: Shadows on campus sports hall
A couple of my own thoughts.

(1) I couldn't compose the shot I wanted, featuring with all the shadow patterns, without having a floodlight somewhere, so I positioned myself so it looked a bit like part of the structure. (The column dead in the centre of the image is in fact well beyond the building). Maybe it would have been better to position myself where it was just in blue sky and then clone it out?

(2) Maybe it would benefit from cropping 10% off the right hand side?

Choices in raw conversion / rendering is not my skill area so any thoughts / suggestions very welcome.

090657 5th April 2019 04:41 PM

Re: Shadows on campus sports hall
Agree about the cropping from the right, it might perhaps help concentrate on the focus of the image which to me are the shadows. Not really an expert on post processing but maybe if some interest could be added to the sky?

Good spot though.


Ricoh 5th April 2019 05:26 PM

Re: Shadows on campus sports hall
It works having a good mix of line in the vertical, horizontal with tension added by the diagonals. Shadows add greatly to the contrast.
Cropping, if any, should be restricted to the native crop, ie 4x3.

Zuiko 6th April 2019 10:38 AM

Re: Shadows on campus sports hall
Crop a little off the right hand side if you wish, but IMO this isn't necessary. The cloudless blue sky isn't a problem either, in fact it's the perfect background to all those great angles and patterns. Shame about the floodlight, but by making it appear to be part of the main structure you have rather neatly solved the problem. :)

DerekW 19th April 2019 09:45 AM

Re: Shadows on campus sports hall
I would crop to keep the bottom right hand corner, cropping to the right of the lamp post and halfway up the sky area - the object being to simplify the image.

Phill D 21st April 2019 06:07 AM

Re: Shadows on campus sports hall
I had the same thoughts as John.
Only other comment from me is that it looks a little tilted maybe? Or it could be all the lines making an optical illusion. Overall I can see what attracted you to it and well done with the positioning of the light.

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