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Covent Garden Paella

By SimplySimon
Playing around with photo popping,getting bored with photography generally,so trying different things.

Tags: Digitally manipulated Digital art

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alistairfarrugia 3 164 88 Malta
11 Sep 2012 2:07PM
This picture manages to put across the sense of vibrancy in the area, with so much going on in such a small area, and the angle chosen is very effective at helping put this message across - you managed to capture a good number of interactions and that adds character to the image.

What I don't understand is the use of colour selection - what does this add to the photo, artistically speaking? I find that it "forces" the eye to move from one area of the picture to the other based on where the yellow "hotspots" are, rather than based on the activities being carried out. I would have preferred a totally black & white picture in this case. For instance, there's a lady with a yellow top showing very brightly - what's the benefit of singling this person out? Another thing I noticed is where there are the peppers showing - having some grey ones and some yellow ones looks unnatural given the nice contrast usually created by red and green peppers in photos.

Finally, I would slightly rotate to the right to ensure the building's line (above Candy Cake signage) is 180-degrees and parallel to the photo's edge, not at an angle.

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SimplySimon 7 281 England
11 Sep 2012 6:15PM
Thank you for the input,i can see where you are coming from.Street/people photography is new to me,as i am not outgoing,but i will keep tryingGrin
alistairfarrugia 3 164 88 Malta
11 Sep 2012 8:44PM
I'm new to photography in general so don't just take my word for it lol. Read up and you'll probably find similar comments as tips in general.
Jestertheclown 7 7.2k 249 England
11 Sep 2012 9:53PM

Quote:Finally, I would slightly rotate to the right to ensure the building's line (above Candy Cake signage) is 180-degrees and parallel to the photo's edge, not at an angle.

Good advice if you're sure that the tilt is caused by the camera not being straight when you took the shot but in this instance, I don't think that's the problem.
I think that the apparent lean is actually perspective.
If you rotate the image to straighten it, the (nearly) vertical parts in the centre lean to one side. In this instance, I'd remove the offending bit by cropping the top.

Hope this helps.

Bren.

Sorry; should've said that I've uploaded a mod.
SimplySimon 7 281 England
13 Sep 2012 8:20PM
thanks bren,met up moons ago,when you were mizzog the grizzog GrinWink
Jestertheclown 7 7.2k 249 England
13 Sep 2012 9:05PM

Quote:when you were mizzog the grizzog

Blimey, That's a blast from the past, on here anyway. I still use that in some places.

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