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  1. AIRIC

    AIRIC TPF Noob!

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    Yes, just one photo, not my usual dozen :)

    An old gas station (and I do remember when it was a gas station) on Hwy7 north of Toronto. Over the past few years tenants have moved in and out of the building and once again it is vacant.

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    Enjoy,

    Eric
     
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    Even though old buildings usually look better in b&w I think you should have sot this in color, because the sky looked like it was probably clear and blue, and this would have added some more contrast. Right now I think that the only thing that it is lacking is contrast; the comp looks good, the subject is somewhat interesting, the angle is pretty good, but the building doesnt stand out very much. Just my opinion. And woohoo, this is my first post ever!
     
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    i like it in b/w..maybe a bit more of contrast.. but i do like it as is.. cool pov :D
    thanks for sharing :D
     
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    I'm more a "color" person than b&w but I agree with Mansi - I like this photo in b&w. Nice work!
     
  5. scoob

    scoob I have seen the writing on the wall

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    i also like this one in b&w, works well!!
     
  6. AIRIC

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    The problem is the sky was nice and blue but the building was in shade with the sun behind a cloud. The bright sky over powered the building and it looked like crap. It may need some more contrast in the sky but the building and ground is at pretty much at the max for contrast.

    Eric
     
  7. LaFoto

    LaFoto Just Corinna in real life Staff Member Supporting Member

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    I was thinking that!
    More contrast to the building and you'd begin to lose detail in the doorway!
    Colour-person who I am, I like this. Are you still in a dull mood? This photo might represent it, but then I may as well interpret it in a wrong way!?!?!?

    This is a very wide angle. How wide?
     
  8. AIRIC

    AIRIC TPF Noob!

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    Still in dull winter mode :) 18mm wide angle

    Eric
     
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    Great shot Airic. I would love to be able to sneak in there. Bet there are some great images waiting to be captured. I like this shot just as it is.
     
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    thats a huge gas station... would have loved to see it in its hayday...

    great shot eric..( ofcourse, what do i know?? but as far as i am concerned.. i love it..)

    the whole subject matter is so interesting.. you can see kids running out the screen door...wanting a coke or ice cream...and a momma climbing into a convertable...white big rim glasses on... scarf over her hair...

    cool shot eric....
     
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    I love thiss shot Eric! It reminds me of one I took of an old gas station in OK...lots more broken windows in mine though! Great job Eric!! : )
     
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    I totally dig it. Love the distortion of the WA here and the lonely abandoned building. Great feel. :thumbup:

    If I were in the darkroom playing with this as a negative, I agree I'd leave the bottom/foreground alone, but I'd want to burn in those clouds some more to darken that sky. Then burn in around the edges to create a pool of light to accentuate the building. You have a very good capture here, and some creative exposure manipulation would give it the *punch* it needs to make it commanding. :)
     

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