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Borough Market-London

By Rainham
I went into London very early to do some photography and popped into Borough Market whilst the food stalls were setting up. This is a romantic and magical time for me as I could watch the craftsmanship of the chefs as they went about cooking food and setting up their displays. The covered market also lends itself to monochrome photography as well as colour because of the light conditions and its Victorian design.

Tags: Black and white Culinary

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bliba Plus
16 1 2 Austria
15 Jan 2017 2:33PM
a fine capture very well in mono
15 Jan 2017 3:49PM
Great shot *****
banehawi Plus
18 2.7k 4314 Canada
15 Jan 2017 4:17PM
This is a lovely street shot, well executed.

I would prefer to see a higher contrast treatment overall, and I would crop space from the left to move the man further left and away from the centre. I think this can give the shot a bit more "pop".

I have done this in the mod Ive uploaded.

Well done


mrswoolybill Plus
15 3.3k 2536 United Kingdom
15 Jan 2017 5:08PM
Hi again, this is another good image. I particularly like the low viewpoint - shot from the hip? It gives a detached, objective feel, and also gives the subject a strong, commanding presence.

Willie's crop does what I wanted to do, so that's saved me the work... By moving him to the left it effectively gives the impression of more space for him to look and move into.
pamelajean Plus
16 1.8k 2263 United Kingdom
15 Jan 2017 5:46PM
I'd like to add my welcome to that of others on your previous upload, Dave.

I like the way you have the whole story in one frame....the chef, the cooking pans, the smoke and the sign, it tells us all we need to know, and you have your chef actively cooking some soul food.
You cleverly avoided having the smoke go across the chef's face.

The only change I would make is to crop the left to remove the part-person and the container. These are intrusions that you either need to avoid at the time of shooting, or remove later.

One other thing. If your image has a lot of black areas, as this one does, try not to choose a black EPZ background when uploading your image, because the outline of your frame gets lost. Alterrnatively, put a slim line around the image prior to upload.

paulbroad Plus
15 131 1294 United Kingdom
15 Jan 2017 6:03PM
Like this in general. My kind of image. It just lakes contrast in the top left quater and it's not smoke, I don't think. I wonder if you have been dodging in that area as if so, you nt a bit too far and it reduced impact. I would expect a richer texture to thechaps skin tones?

Still, nice work.

dudler Plus
19 1.9k 1947 England
15 Jan 2017 8:00PM
Willie's mod does everything I'd want to.

Nice work!
15 Jan 2017 8:20PM
Guys, I cannot thank you enough. It's the littlest things that appear to make the difference the Crop and increased contrast brings a new dynamic and intensity to the picture. I need to play around a little more with my pictures methinks.
With appreciation,

Dave Fegan-Long

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