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Graffiti 2

By Ray12  
Here is another image from my day at Titterstone, clee hill.

Tags: Graffiti Architecture Doorway Old building Clee hill

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banehawi Plus
16 2.2k 4149 Canada
17 Jun 2020 4:34AM
This is better, but still benefits with a little more exposure for the same reason.

The mod also has a little more contrast and sharpening.



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mrswoolybill Plus
13 2.2k 2247 United Kingdom
17 Jun 2020 10:33AM
Much more successful as a composition, I like the monumental formality.

My only quibble is with the focus, it looks as though you focused on the structure seen through he gap (the subject of yesterday's upload). So the foreground, the area that's bang in front of my nose, that I am actually looking at, is a bit soft. My basic rule is - focus on what the viewer will want to reach out and touch. Let the background recede into softness, that's what backgrounds do...

I really envy this location...
chase Plus
14 1.7k 412 England
17 Jun 2020 3:34PM
I am in total agreement with Moira here, the focus is on the structure in the gap which looks very odd.
Just a drop lighter would really make thinning as in Willies' mod.
A great location with plenty of opportunities.
pamelajean Plus
14 1.4k 2149 United Kingdom
17 Jun 2020 4:24PM
Hello again, Ray.
I like this place.
Well done for seeing the scene through the door-like opening in the ruin.

The eye is drawn through the gap and into the background scene. The idea of my modification is to minimize the foreground structure and graffiti, and emphasize the gap and the scene beyond. I feel that's where most interest lies.
I brightened the image and adjusted contrast, as well as sharpening overall.

Just an alternative framing, hope you like it.

chase Plus
14 1.7k 412 England
17 Jun 2020 5:42PM

Quote: really make thinning

Ooops, spelling...should read " really make this sing "
Sorry Blush
dudler Plus
17 1.2k 1679 England
17 Jun 2020 9:08PM
I really like the composition, though I might well try a closer view.

The focus is definitely wrong, though: and with a 24mm lens at f/11, that takes some doing!

I often use the single central focus spot: here, I'd have locked it onto the nearer structure and then reframed. I'm interested in how you had your AF set up for the shot...

From a personal point of view, I really want to put a model into each of those little niches on the near structure...
Ray12 Plus
7 154 1 United Kingdom
22 Jun 2020 10:03PM
I have worked out why they look underexposed, i am exposing for the sky.
On Graffiti 2 i have cropped in cutting off the top of the building and some sky.
As for the models.... oh that would have been very nice.
dudler Plus
17 1.2k 1679 England
24 Jun 2020 7:41AM
That would explain it... The question then is why you exposed for the sky, rather than the main subject.
Ray12 Plus
7 154 1 United Kingdom
28 Jun 2020 5:37PM
I think it is cus i mostly expose for the high lights.
dudler Plus
17 1.2k 1679 England
30 Jun 2020 6:18PM
That begs a lot of questions, I think... If you expose for the highlights, recognising that they are highlights, then the exposure of other tones shouldn't be too far wrong. It's a problem, though, if you take a spot reading from the highlights and don't add two or more stops to it before exposing.

Michael Freeman has written a whole book on the science (and art) of exposure for digital cameras - it's worth looking for a copy. At present, the Kindle edition is only 3-99...

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