Discussion in 'The Black & White Gallery' started by sleist, Jul 13, 2012.
A work in progress. Looking for thoughts on composition.
I have some room to work with.
First of all: I instantly like what I'm seeing just now.
You're asking for ideas on composition?
My most immediate thought upon seeing this one was: "Oh, the street signs". I think I was contemplation whether - had this been my photo - I'd have cropped them out or not. I might...
Second impression is the amount of foreground bokeh. Again I'm debating with myself "Is it too much, is it just right? Would I crop out the corner? Would I leave it there?"
In the end I might have decided to crop from the right (to get rid of the street sign), and then from the top in order to stay within the normal picture ratio. I guess...
Wouldnt change a thing. The off-balance of the kid to the right and the tilt of the sign are epic...good shot.
I think you nailed it. Very, very nice.
(I love urban scenes. This one reminds me of places in San Francisco.)
This could be a great shot, but right now two things are really bothering me, the extremely bright background and the OOF foreground. You could crop left and bottom (I'd try 1/4-1/3 of the frame in each direction) to deal with the foreground, which would also make the subject larger. The background I think is best dealt with by processing the raw file separately for the background to really tone it down quite a bit. Just my two cents - probably most people will like it as is.
Fantastic shot, whats a nice idea ! Looking so great image.
Thanks all. The parts you mentioned as negatives were things I had considered changing:
Foreground - a closer crop to eliminate the corner and the pole.
The brightness of the background.
The street signs would not involve a different crop, but the other 2 would (unless I just darkened the background).
That's why I wanted opinions on the composition/crop/framing before altering the image significantly.
Thanks for the input!
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