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  1. bigtwinky

    bigtwinky No longer a newbie, moving up!

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    From a walk downtown Montreal a few days ago. Comments, critique...what would you of done differently...all welcome :)

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    Good contrast. I would like to see 6 to 10 inches above the door frame.

    It is beautiful as is too :thumbup:
     
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    Pulling it up higher would mean that more of that tree on the right of the frame would show. I also tried a square crop, but I couldn't get enough of the stairs in.

    the original does go up much higher, I'll see what I can pull out again.

    Thanks for the comments. :)
     
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    This is from your blog post the other day. I still like the others better. This one is nice because of the odd curved stairs but I can see how a couple inches of door frame would be nice to finish it.
     
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    Thanks Dee. I did blog this a few days ago.

    Seems the majority wants more frame... :)
     
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    I would also like to see more space above the doors, but the photograph is excellent as-is. Maybe increase the contrast slightly; the highlights look muddy.
     
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    Nicely seen scene. I really like the good camera alignment, and the spacings you've allotted. It's a nice look at a type of housing that just simply does not exist in my neighborhood. I like it.
     
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    Sure brings me back to the sardine designed houses we have here in San Francisco.

    I think it's a solid piece Pierre. I really like the traingular patterns pointing down on the stairs to the left. It's where my eye wants to go I think you nailed the angle.
     
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    Hi,

    I'd reiterate the point regarding height at the top.

    It's also a pity that you didn't temporarily remove the bin from under the curved stairs, once I'd seen it my eye was constantly drawn back to it, most likely because it's a plastic bin so out of character with the subject.

    Steve
     
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    agree, but I would also put a bicycle or a cat somewhere to create a more natural look.

    P.S. your photo name makes me smile)))))
     
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    white, Derrel, camz...thanks for the comments :)

    Its more by choice than anything else. I totally agree with you about not wanting it there, but part of what I like to do is half documentary style of urban shooting where there are only minor touchups done in post processing.

    I could of crossed the street and moved it, but again, that would be manipulating the scene and not capturing it. I feel it adds a bit more character to the image (sad excuse, I know hehe), but I do thank you for your comments :).

    lol... I had left my cat in my other camera bag. :)
    The scene made my smile, so glad it had the effect on your as well.

    Here is one with some nice stairs and bicycles...but still no cats :(

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