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Taken a week or so back..

Taken with no tripod and hand held

Brand:Canon
Camera:Canon EOS 700D
Lens:18.0 - 250.0 mm (35 mm equivalent: 28.5 - 396.1 mm)
Recording media:JPEG (digital)
Date Taken:26 Apr 2014 - 8:57 PM
Focal Length:51mm
Aperture:f/5.6
Shutter Speed:1/25sec
Exposure Comp:0.0
ISO:6400
Exposure Mode:Not Defined
Metering Mode:Evaluative
Flash:Off, Did not fire
White Balance:Auto
Title:London Street
Username:Nigwel Nigwel
Uploaded:3 May 2014 - 2:04 PM
Tags:Landscape / travel, Transport
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banehawi
banehawi Critique Team 10781 forum postsbanehawi vcard Canada2797 Constructive Critique Points
3 May 2014 - 3:59 PM

Its a nice night shot. Its shows the location well and the typical landmarks, the bus, the phone box. the underground station sign.

I liker the glow in the red of the bus.

I am tempeted to crop some space on the right, both the remove the small gaggle of people there, and to place the road on a third; and because most of the interest is on the left and centre. I would leve the phone booth in of course.

Looking at the clock face, you might have got away with a slightly faser shutter, just to tone the highlights down a touch, but for Auto, youve done well.


The mod has that crop, and also a rough -1/3 exposure that gives a little more definition to clock.

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regards



Willie

Last Modified By banehawi at 3 May 2014 - 3:59 PM

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mrswoolybill
mrswoolybill Critique Team 7394 forum postsmrswoolybill vcard United Kingdom968 Constructive Critique Points
3 May 2014 - 4:30 PM

I prefer this to your previous upload, although it doesn't have the vertical interest I feel that I can explore the frame more easily. There's a clear route for my eye to follow. In the previous shot the blurred foreground railing-tops were a real barrier, here I can move forward. You have actually gone to the opposite extreme in various ways, there's a bit too much empty road space in the foreground, I want to try a more radical crop than Willie's, a square with Big Ben on the extreme right of the frame. That would keep a strong lead-in while reducing the amount of tarmac.

I am fascinated as to where you were standing, I hope on a traffic island! Even 1/25 second is a long time to stand in the middle of a London street!

Assuming that you were somewhere safe, and given that you are managing to hand-hold a fairly slow shutter speed quite steadily, I would like to suggest waiting for an approaching vehicle, preferably a red bus, on the right for some nice motion blur. It would fill the foreground space and add a sense of animation. Have a look at this upload for comparison - this guy also hand-holds!

Crop to follow shortly...
Moira

Last Modified By mrswoolybill at 3 May 2014 - 4:31 PM

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