Discussion in 'Landscape & Cityscape' started by The_Traveler, Feb 15, 2012.
street corner in Florence.
Nice work. I really love old buildings and glad the graffitti wasn't obscene. I also like how you got the corner...makes it more interesting.
An unconventional composition that works. I love the color saturation and tonal contrast.
Thanks, my Italian is rudimentary so I wasn't certain what the graffiti said. That is a section of Florence with a great many Asian and North African residents so it might not be Italian.
Ken, first thanks for the remark on the color and tone. This is one situation where to SOOC image was totally inadequate to show both the shadow and hold the texture in the highlight - which I thought was important. I am working on getting that kind of PPing down pat; it is a little ad hoc now.
re: the composition. Both you and luvmyfamily remarked on it and I'd like to hear why you think it is 'unconventional.'
Don't get me wrong, I'm not arguing I just would like to hear someone else's take (besides my own) on why this is interesting.
Thanks again, both of you.
Unconventional because nothing that seems key to the image is at a thirds point, yet it works by being balanced and having leading lines that make it work.
Do you think that having the bicycle so front and center with the motorcycles around the corner and facing away has some sort of importance?
Again, I'm just trying to figure out why I liked it when I saw it.
Is it some sort of comment?
Oh, and thanks for returning to comment.
Hey Traveler, I get the distinct feeling of old vs. new, motorized vs non. It is important, to my eye, that they are facing different directions, as they represent a different way of things. The bicycle just seems to belong in the scene whereas the grafitti and the motorcycles seem like intrusions that unbalance and add tension to the scene. I like it (but I'm a noob).
I hadn't thought about that, but I see what you mean, and perhaps it had a subliminal effect. Of course that's not a pure composition issue and the composition itself seems to me to be one that works.
To write a story within a single frame is not everybody's job; you have done that perfectly!!! Lovely image
I dont know Lew. The distortion is giving me a headache a little.
close your eyes
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