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This is a lantern in front of a building in Newark, Notts. I had taken the lantern before using the sky as background. This one was taken form the other side of the road, when I passed by last year. I saw the mild winter sun shining on the building, looked quite nice..and then .. I forgot about it all, Grin only saw it again yesterday. Turned it into B&W, trying to make the background lighter to show the shadow and metal work. Does it work? Or still, a bit too messy? Thanks for looking, all comments and criticisms are welcome.

Brand:Canon
Camera:Canon EOS 50D
Lens:EF-S18-200mm f/3.5-5.6 IS
Recording media:RAW (digital)
Date Taken:2 Dec 2011 - 11:05 AM
Focal Length:160mm
Lens Max Aperture:f/5.7
Aperture:f/8.0
Shutter Speed:1/350sec
Exposure Comp:0.0
ISO:200
Exposure Mode:Manual
Metering Mode:Partial
Flash:Off, Did not fire
White Balance:Auto
Title:Lantern
Username:xwang xwang
Uploaded:4 Sep 2012 - 11:29 AM
Tags:Architecture, Black & white, Cast iron, Landscape / travel, Lantern, Shadow, Window
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Fefe
Fefe e2 Member 2Fefe vcard United Kingdom25 Constructive Critique Points
4 Sep 2012 - 12:12 PM

Hi, I think I am in a mod mood todayGrin I have done two for you, nice image in the first place! I have done two different crops of the lantern and the first one I have altered the colour to a two tone of a dark brown/red with a pale grey for the lighter tone to give a very old fashioned feel.
The second one a longer thinner crop and kept the B&W but just played with the contrast.
Hope you like them........ Nice image. Lots of images in this oneGrin
Diane

paskinmj
paskinmj  5 United Kingdom1 Constructive Critique Points
4 Sep 2012 - 1:15 PM

Good shot. Lovely contrast and patterns.
Matt

andylea
andylea e2 Member 537 forum postsandylea vcard United Kingdom1 Constructive Critique Points
4 Sep 2012 - 5:01 PM

wonderful light and shadows jasmine brilliant comp and detail a belter nice one Wink
andy

banehawi
banehawi Critique Team 9708 forum postsbanehawi vcard Canada2670 Constructive Critique Points
4 Sep 2012 - 5:23 PM

Hi Jasmine, Ni Ho.


What might be impairing this working as well as it could is that dark area on the wall that interferes and distracts from the shadow.


Ive loaded a mod where Ive lightened this darker area, and cropped to make the lamp and its shadow the focal point by cropping space at the top. the shot is about the lamp, not the windows.




regards




Willie

xwang
xwang  431 forum posts7 Constructive Critique Points
4 Sep 2012 - 6:06 PM

Thank you Diane.
Thank you Willie.
Yeah, I have to agree you both, cropping the window off a bit is better, even though I like the window and the plaster work on the wall very much.. this is nearly original shot, I didn't crop much apart from slightly adjusted the vertical.
Ha,ha.. thank you Willie for your greeting in Chinese. 你好! to you as well...Smile
Thank you all.
Jasmine

elainebaker
4 Sep 2012 - 7:39 PM

Excellent image. Well captured and well spotted Smile

canonfan
canonfan e2 Member 3canonfan vcard United Kingdom
5 Sep 2012 - 12:10 AM

Fantastic image Jasmine. Nice light and shadows
Jim

reflectionsinlight

nice iron and shadow work LF

paulbroad
paulbroad  681 forum posts United Kingdom825 Constructive Critique Points
5 Sep 2012 - 8:10 AM

Messy for me, Jas. No sinle distinct shape. Not sur you should have used mono as colour may have given you that separation. From your comments I suspect you expected this to be said.

Paul

xwang
xwang  431 forum posts7 Constructive Critique Points
5 Sep 2012 - 8:33 AM

Thank you very much, paul.
Yes, I did. I felt it was a bit messy, exactly as you thought. The background wall was red colour, a bit dark, so I wonder that if I made the background lighter,it would work or not. OK, it wouldn't.. I wasn't sure. Thank you very much for your helpful critique, very much appreciated.
Thank you all.

Focus_Man
Focus_Man  4481 forum posts United Kingdom631 Constructive Critique Points
5 Sep 2012 - 10:18 AM

Hi Jasmine, I find this image just a little too busy. Just a bit too much disjointed archways and wrought iron work. Naturally this is a personal thing and it will quite naturally appeal to some others.

Frank

xwang
xwang  431 forum posts7 Constructive Critique Points
5 Sep 2012 - 2:43 PM

Thank you Frank.
Yes, I do agree with you. I was aware that the iron work on the wall with "lines" and "busy" window wouldn't show the detail well..Only because that I quite liked the view, so I tried B&W.. still, it didn't not work well... glad to have your thought. Very helpful indeed, thanks a lot.

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