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By doh_knuts  
Bandstand on Brighton seafront. Taken on iPhone and run through Lightroom to enhance e colours.

Tags: Brighton Architecture Seafront Bandstand

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Chrism8 14 977 28 England
14 Feb 2021 3:58PM
Nicely centred, good exposure and sky, I do wonder if a landscape view would have been better.
doh_knuts 15 22 England
14 Feb 2021 4:19PM
I did try Landsape but chose Portrait to crop out people and objects on beach below. Also wanted a bit of sky
dark_lord Plus
17 2.8k 761 England
14 Feb 2021 4:45PM
It's a nicely composed scene Andy.
It would be informative and helpful for critique if you could outlins your intentions or ideas for this image as you were prompted to do when For example, what you are trying to achieve and what advice you are looking for.

I see your reason for going for portrait mode. It's just a smidgen off being completely central if you look closely at the far uprights along the walkway.
Wht colour enhancement did you do? It looks ok so that information will be useful to others.
Thios does look a little cool in tone, courtesy of Auto White Balance, so I'll do a mod.
chase Plus
15 2.1k 562 England
14 Feb 2021 7:44PM
A will spotted scene Andy.
We could do with knowing which area you need help with as Keith has mentioned above.

Nicely detailed, the horizon is straight.
Yes, I see why portrait mode was used, I do hope you stayed a while and took several frames from different perspectives too.
This does benefit from the slight warm up in mod 1.
dudler Plus
17 1.6k 1832 England
14 Feb 2021 9:13PM
OK - a very decent shot from a mobile: and it's understandable that the composition isn't perfect - a mobile waving around at arm's length is far harder to control than a camera pressed against the forehead.

But we really need to know a bit more about what you want from us in the Critique Gallery - the less we have to go on, the less help we can provide. Over to you...
mrswoolybill Plus
14 2.7k 2395 United Kingdom
15 Feb 2021 11:52AM
Hi Andy, I don't remember you ticking the critique button before, so welcome to the Critique Gallery. You will have received a pop-up message when uploading, and an automatic message afterwards, asking you to indicate what sort of advice you are looking for, without that we are rather working in the dark. I see that you uploaded this previously to the main gallery for votes - I wonder if you were looking for more in-depth comment there, or were disappointed that it did not receive more votes? It would help to know.

My main thought is that this is crisp and clean, but composition-wise it just misses the mark. You aimed for symmetry but for that you needed to be just a wee bit to the left. That would give a correct, formal composition.

But then symmetry on its own can be cold. To bring it to life I would love to see a figure leaning over one side of the bandstand. You wanted to cut out people on the beach behind - I would be aiming to include them I think - again to bring the symmetry to life.
pamelajean Plus
15 1.5k 2211 United Kingdom
15 Feb 2021 12:16PM
Hello, Andy, and welcome to the Critique Gallery.

Whilst waiting for your feedback, as requested above, I will make a few points.
I saw this in the main photo gallery when you last uploaded it and liked it, so I voted for it, but made no comment. It's very good for a mobile phone picture.

My main concern is the fact that you needed to move a little to the left in order to get better symmetry. It's possible to square up and straighten an image in post-processing, but if you didn't get it centred at the time of shooting, it isn't possible to make that right.

If it WERE centred, I would do a modification to make the space either side of equal size, and would make sure the finial on the bandstand roof was dead centre.

This is a great subject for photography and if you can re-visit, I am sure you could work on that symmetry a bit more.


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