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This probably won't be to everyones taste, but I liked the gritty urban feel that B&W gives to this image. I pushed the processing a somewhat to make it a bit more graphic. Any comments, critique or mods are most appreciated.

Thanks for looking.

Greg

Camera:Canon
Lens:CZ 21 mm
Recording media:RAW (digital)
Title:Stairway to heaven
Username:gregl gregl
Uploaded:2 Jul 2010 - 9:46 AM
Tags:Architecture, B&w, Black & white, General, Gritty, Mono, Stariway, Urban
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cats_123
cats_123 e2 Member 104029 forum postscats_123 vcard Northern Ireland25 Constructive Critique Points
2 Jul 2010 - 10:14 AM

like this lots...personally I would rather see more of the top of the stairs rather than the (canal) path Smile

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barbarahirst
barbarahirst e2 Member 6barbarahirst vcard United Kingdom10 Constructive Critique Points
2 Jul 2010 - 10:15 AM

Wasnt sure if a tighter crop would work to go with your title
love this in mono

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lillypix
lillypix  460 forum posts United Kingdom4 Constructive Critique Points
2 Jul 2010 - 10:37 AMConstructive Critique!This comment was flagged as constructive critique! 

The gritty urban feel is definately there and really Iike the light you have captured. I think you can afford to lighten is just a fraction, and I think this will 'invite' people into the photo just a bit more.

I think it's a great spot - we must all walk past scenes like this all the time, but you've done well to see the image.

What the image is missing I feel, is a touch of drama. If it's near where you live, could you try to go back and repeat the exercise but lying on your belly on the ground with a slightly wider angle? I'm not sure if this is a particularly savoury idea because I don't know the place Wink but what it would do is give you a more dramatic perspective I think. You could then include the top of the steps without losing the dark underpass and the grafitti...

Being able to see a little more of the dark underpass and then being able to see the top of the steps would really make them seem like an escape route - a true stairway to heaven Smile

Altogether though, this is a great idea and I like it.

Thanks, Lianna.

Last Modified By lillypix at 2 Jul 2010 - 10:39 AM

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ade_mcfade e2 Member 1014842 forum postsade_mcfade vcard England216 Constructive Critique Points
2 Jul 2010 - 1:57 PM

cool looking shot you've done here

main thing I'd suggest is that you've tilted down a bit too much - if you'd tilted the camera up a little bit, you'd get less pavement in the foreground (which is less interesting than the rest of the shot) and also got the top of the stairs in

I think that would have been a huge benefit.

try it again - maybe get the bottom of the stairs pretty close to the bottom of the shot, not touching, and make sure you get some sky in there and the top of the railings

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gregl
gregl e2 Member 9gregl vcard England1 Constructive Critique Points
2 Jul 2010 - 2:31 PM

Jeff,Barbara, Lilly and Ade,

First thank you so much for such complete and constructive feedback - and for the mod Barbara. It is really helpful and you have all raised some excellent points and provided great suggestions. As the location is easy for me to get back to I think I will try it again and experiment a bit with the pov, framing and try a wider lens as well.

Thanks once again to you all and enjoy the weekend.

Cheers,
Greg

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paulbroad
paulbroad  781 forum posts United Kingdom858 Constructive Critique Points
2 Jul 2010 - 4:11 PM

Technically first class, but not sure of your composition. Neither here nor there. Would like, as the others, more top and less bottom, but I would also like a suitable figure.

Paul

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NEWMANP
NEWMANP e2 Member 61587 forum postsNEWMANP vcard United Kingdom574 Constructive Critique Points
2 Jul 2010 - 8:14 PM

could ramble on a bit here because i love the shapes and particularly the super light in this one, but Ade just said everything i would like to so its all said.

the top of the railings would have put more emphasis on the diagonal structure of composition and added another dimension to a super image/

it would then have taken you down the stairs and straight out bottom left along the towpath = great

i like the full range of tones in the mono too
Phil

Last Modified By NEWMANP at 2 Jul 2010 - 8:15 PM

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