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By EllieEdge  
I am not sure if there is enough "interest" in the background here for someone who is not familiar with these buildings.

Tags: Architecture Black and white

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banehawi Plus
16 2.4k 4233 Canada
12 Sep 2010 9:01PM
I have no idea what these buildings are, but the shot works for me as Im looking at the models and clothing in the shop. The whole image works regardless of building interest for me, as it clearly a reflected scene.

yolvi 10 Indonesia
13 Sep 2010 6:31AM
Creative image. Looks like multiple expose technique whereas reflected image.
I think this photo have a story telling about an age if we look into the building and the representing fashion. No caption needed, the story can't tell by any words.


paulbroad 13 131 1293 United Kingdom
13 Sep 2010 10:00AM
If you had to much in the background, you would have ruined it. There should be a prime focal point - the poster in the window, then the rest of the image, subservient, as it is.

A good picture, and suites mono.

EllieEdge 13 15 42 Norway
13 Sep 2010 4:52PM
Thank you for the feedback. I find the most difficult bit is to create a link between the reflection and the posters or manekin inside the window. like a story.
frz67 11 10 32 Italy
13 Sep 2010 9:31PM
first of all, I really like it.
beautiful toning, and perfect balance between dark and bright areas.
the two girls look as tourists, admiring the buildings (which, BTW, I've no idea where they are and this helps me because I'm not emotionally involved).
IMO, the anchor point between the two planes is the dark round building just above the poster. It builds a bridge between reflection and direct scene.
What I've found a bit "oppressive" is the small dark triangle of the window's shop in the LH upper corner.
but this is the only weak point I can see.
In the mod I've cloned it out.
EllieEdge 13 15 42 Norway
13 Sep 2010 9:33PM
Wow thats SO interesting Francesco! I was thinking maybe to make it BIGGER - trying to close the image. I felt all the dark heavy stuff was bottom left and then too much lightness top left. Smile "Unbalanced"
frz67 11 10 32 Italy
13 Sep 2010 9:56PM
I see you what you mean, and most likely the impact of having a bigger "closing" would have been different.
I think having a diagonal dividing shadows from highlights is an interesting opportunity to explore.

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