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I've been wanting to get in touch with the type of edits I used to do 3-5 years ago because these days I feel like I've been losing the creativity I once had. So from now on i'm going to try and get back to those days and in some ways combine it with the new things I've learnt too.

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Recording media:JPEG (digital)
Title:what if...
Username:iRIN382 iRIN382
Uploaded:9 Jul 2014 - 4:33 PM
Tags:Architecture, Buses, Cars, Digitally manipulated, Glasgow, People, Scotland, Street, Transport, Uk
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Fefe
Fefe e2 Member 2Fefe vcard United Kingdom29 Constructive Critique Points
9 Jul 2014 - 5:25 PM

Nice work. like the effectGrin
Maybe I think it would be better without the taxi....open up the sceneSmile
Diane

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mrswoolybill
mrswoolybill Critique Team 7436 forum postsmrswoolybill vcard United Kingdom1025 Constructive Critique Points
9 Jul 2014 - 6:38 PMConstructive Critique!This comment was flagged as constructive critique! 

Hi Narine, welcome to the Critique Gallery, I see that this is your first upload here. You've been on the site for a while though, so I hope that you know what we are about here. I hope that you have already gained from the site, it's a good place to share and to learn.

The site isn't picking up your Exif - camera settings - and it's quite important that we have that information in the CG for critique purposes. Could you add it please, under the Exif tab that appears when you go to edit the upload, under the description, or just as a comment here? The data will probably have been stripped from the file when you saved it for uploading.

This is an interesting idea. I often wonder how many people actually look up at night, at the magic above them. This takes the magic one step further. You have obviously used a fairly long focal length, telephoto compression has exaggerated that slope in the background. It's as though cars are on a take-off ramp for the sky.

It's good that you have a very tidy foreground scene. Nice true verticals, everything very orderly to contrast with your sky.

Diane's comment above is interesting. The taxi is very big and very central. A bit prosaic, a bit, well, boring... But a large chunk of empty tarmac would not work. Maybe if you try this again wait for a cyclist? That would add a visible human element.

By the way I hope you were standing somewhere safe for this, such as a traffic island.

Moira

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dark_lord
dark_lord Critique Team 101475 forum postsdark_lord vcard England130 Constructive Critique Points
9 Jul 2014 - 8:23 PM

Yes, if only we could all see the night sky as good as this without having to travel to remote locations.
You've blended this sky in very well with the buildings and it's a nice touch that it is lighter towards the horizon.

You do need some forground interest, though the taxi wouldn't be my first choice! I like the idea of Moira's cyclist, but also a figure looking up would be good, but possibly a little dangerous?

The buildings do have a lean on them so the image needs a small anticlockwise rotation, that's the only mod I'd make here.

Keith

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dudler
dudler Critique Team 11105 forum postsdudler vcard England315 Constructive Critique Points
9 Jul 2014 - 10:09 PM

The stars overlapping the foreground give a magical effect: distinctly Hollywood meeting Harry Potter.

I wonder if you were trying to blend the wonder of the sky with the workaday city street: if so, maybe you need something even more prsaic than a taxi: maybe a policeman, or a traffic warden as the foreground interest - or a mum with a pram?

I think that a darker tone would work well: a bit mroe of a feeling of night-time, perhaps?

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iRIN382
iRIN382  1 United Kingdom
9 Jul 2014 - 10:27 PM

@Diane, Aaa that's what I was aiming to shoot but I was in a hurry and couldn't stay in the middle of the road for too long lol. I'm going to aim for a shot like you suggested next time I have my camera and I'm around that area Grin

@Moira, I'm half and half familiar with the site since i'm an on and off user (I forget to post here most of the time). As for the camera settings, I think it's because of the way I saved the photo in photoshop, I saved it for the web rather than doing save as and saving the photo as a jpeg but i'll keep it in mind for the next edit I do Smile. I was in the middle of the road however it was traffic and just took shots as much as I could but again it got me frustrated because taxi's or buses (even worse than the taxi) were taking up most of the shot. But this is the best I could get from that day. Hopefully I'll have better luck next time.

@Keith, Maybe one day in the future i'll be able to get a person to model for me even though it is slightly risky and dangerous because it requires standing in the middle of a busy road.

@Dudler, your ideas sound interesting and I would love if I could make a policeman or mum with a pram stand there for me to take the shot but a little risky due to high traffic on the road etc. But if it were possible it would look so cool! - I can imagine it Grin


To all of you, thank you so much for the critiques! I always find it interesting what people suggest that I do differently! It allows me to evolve in my photography in some ways! Thank you all again!!

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mrswoolybill
mrswoolybill Critique Team 7436 forum postsmrswoolybill vcard United Kingdom1025 Constructive Critique Points
10 Jul 2014 - 8:40 PM

Thanks for great feedback, it's good to read!

Let us see some more of your work here soon.
Moira

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