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Walking the dog.This folly is in Eltham,London.

Title:severndroog castle
Username:throgmorton throgmorton
Uploaded:4 Dec 2010 - 10:33 PM
Tags:Architecture
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iancatch
iancatch e2 Member 7iancatch vcard England45 Constructive Critique Points
4 Dec 2010 - 10:49 PM

There are a number of things here:

First the building is on a slant which with the converging verticals looks odd. Normally converging verticals should be avoided or minimised but can help emphasise perspective as here.

Second you have cropped the building both ends which again with the slant makes things look wrong.

On the good side you have got good detail in the brickwork and windows, tried to frame things with the tree which has also added interest with shadows and picked a nice bright day.

Regards

Ian

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throgmorton
5 Dec 2010 - 1:18 PM

Further to Focus Mans comments.The windows were not burnt out..they were boarded up in white.Also his mod I feel makes the brickwork over done and also the right side of the building is now missing.

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Jestertheclown
5 Dec 2010 - 9:28 PMConstructive Critique!This comment was flagged as constructive critique! 

This is leaning over a little bit but I rather think that the converging verticals give it some perspective.
The composition would be better if you'd got the whole of the RHS of the building in the shot but, looking at the trees, that may not have been possible.
I agree with Ian, that there's some detail to be found in the brickwork and the windows.
For a "walking the dog" shot (I've got loads of those!), I think it''s pretty good.
I'll try a mod.

Bren.

I've uploaded a mod. in which I've straightened it, using Picasa, then adjusted levels, blacks only and very slightly and sharpened it a little, using CS5.
I de-noised it too, using Noiseware community edition.

Hope it's OK.

Last Modified By Jestertheclown at 5 Dec 2010 - 9:33 PM

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paulbroad
paulbroad e2 Member 789 forum postspaulbroad vcard United Kingdom880 Constructive Critique Points
6 Dec 2010 - 9:07 AM

I'm not bothered about the converging verticals, looking up, that is natural and I do think the corrected version goes too far the other way looking squat and not entirely natural.

You have over exposed though. It needs darkening quite a bit, and the window frames are rather lost against the boards - close to burnt out. Darken it and you have a decent record of this building.

Paul

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iNET_SEO
iNET_SEO e2 Member 4iNET_SEO vcard United Kingdom2 Constructive Critique Points
6 Dec 2010 - 9:41 PM

Whilst I would not be as bothered about the perspective (because it is what it is), I do feel the brickwork needs some depth and clarity.

I selected just the building and then did some work on the levels and tweaks with the colours until it was approaching something I was a little happier with myself.

Please see the attached mod.

Regards,

Andy

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