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A scene from the historic Smithfield's Market

Tags: Street photography Photo journalism Architecture Black and white London urban

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SueEley 9 279 96 Wales
9 Sep 2010 9:32PM
Nice symmetrical shot with lot of interesting detail. Would crop off the very bottom and darken down the pavement at the bottom to concentrate attention on the main events, if it was mine...

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very nice shot if you ask me, and a great little camera is the s90, i take it everywhere, Smile
Jestertheclown Plus
7 7.2k 249 England
9 Sep 2010 10:02PM
Although the line of the roof is perfectly straight, the road surface falls away to the right. I'm sure it does in reality but I just had to level it up!
Unfortunately, that's resulted in a slightly tighter crop which probably wasn't your intention.
While I was at it, I reduced the contrast a little and also reduced the exposure by a tiny amount, (-0.2) just enough to tone down the bright bits slightly.
Just my opinion, hope it's OK.

Bren.
DRicherby 7 269 725 United Kingdom
10 Sep 2010 12:43AM
A super shot — well seen!

A few little points:

— I agree with Bren about the sloping floor, which does give a slightly uncomfortable, wonky feel to the photo. It may be that the floor is level in reality, since you appear to be standing just a fraction right of centre (the centre-line of the roadway hasn't been rendered as a vertical line), which would skew the perspective a little.

— For my taste, the walls lean in just a little too much. I'd make a partial perspective correction to tone down that convergence a little but I've not posted a mod as I didn't want to crop.

— Getting really picky, it's a shame that the guy on the right-hand margin is so close to the edge of the frame. A couple of feet farther back and he'd be perfectly placed to balance the 'phone boxes.
kbtimages 6 7 1 United Kingdom
10 Sep 2010 4:46PM

Quote:A super shot — well seen!

A few little points:

— I agree with Bren about the sloping floor, which does give a slightly uncomfortable, wonky feel to the photo. It may be that the floor is level in reality, since you appear to be standing just a fraction right of centre (the centre-line of the roadway hasn't been rendered as a vertical line), which would skew the perspective a little.

— For my taste, the walls lean in just a little too much. I'd make a partial perspective correction to tone down that convergence a little but I've not posted a mod as I didn't want to crop.

— Getting really picky, it's a shame that the guy on the right-hand margin is so close to the edge of the frame. A couple of feet farther back and he'd be perfectly placed to balance the 'phone boxes.



Sadly if i moved further back then you would see a gate that blocks the entrance. Thanks fort the feedback.
DRicherby 7 269 725 United Kingdom
10 Sep 2010 4:54PM
kbtimages wrote:
> Sadly if i moved further back then you would see a gate that blocks the entrance.


I meant taking the photo a second or two sooner so he was a little farther back on his trajectory. Smile
wrinkles 7 351 United Kingdom
10 Sep 2010 10:30PM
Great capture.

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