does this BW/color concept work? C&C

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  1. doziergraphic

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    Not sure if this concept works -

    Canon REBEL; kit lens; f/11; 1/80sec; ISO 200; 55mm


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    Maybe if it wasn't crooked and there wasn't a big traffic pole blocking your subject.
     
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    There are varying opinions whether selective coloring works. I think most want it to serve a purpose, perhaps tell a story. That being said, I don't really have an opinion on it as a concept, but I think your coloring may too red. Maybe adjust the color balance??
     
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    Photo doesn't work at all. The selective coloring draws my eye, but I'm not sure why I ought to be looking at that sign as the subject, or what it is trying to say.

    My advice is to practice shooting a good street scene -- or basically just making a good photograph -- before messing with selective coloring or any other processing gimmick.
     
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    A friend of mine tells me there are 2 main rules he uses when taking pictures. 1 is the rule of thirds and number 2 is the picture tells a story. He says that if the picture makes no sense then it is not a good picture. I have to say that some random sighn in a random picture makes no sense to me.
     
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    The subject draws my eyes out from the image. I think it'd be cooler if you'd chosen something more eye level and further away to suck the viewer in. But this works for what it is.

    I would of tried to emphasize the words Rush Street more and maybe make the street seem busy as hell. Just a thought..

    Is that original color or did you color it? I like how warm the color seems in contrast.
     
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    Thanks. About what I figured the feedback would be. Sometimes (as a newby) hard to tell if you're being overly critical of yourself or if you're being creative. Helps to get confirmation of the obvious sometimes!
     

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