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Happy Couple on Waterloo Bridge

By Dylan_755
London November 2012.

With this image, I have applied A yellow filter, slight adjustment on the general exposure, dodge & burn tool on parliament, clouds & shadows to add drama.
The people to the right do distract, but I couldnít wait too much longer as the light shining through the clouds was just right & casting a shadow over the couple crossing over.

As always happy for mods & critique.

Cheers

Tags: Tom London Autumn Places People Buildings Black and white

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19 Nov 2012 7:52PM
I also tried to correct distortion a little...

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iancrowson Plus
6 211 142 United Kingdom
20 Nov 2012 12:11AM
Good capture of the couple and their shadows. Looks like you exposed for the sky, did you want Big Ben so dark.
By the way some one has to say it, surely it's Westminster Bridge.
Ian
paulbroad 8 114 1034 United Kingdom
20 Nov 2012 8:31AM
The couple crossing the road are the real image here, those on the right a distraction. You needed an image concentrating on them in the foreground with the parliament buildings in the background. Providing there is some detail in the couple to separate them from the background, then a dark silhouette effect is OK for the background.

Paul
Focus_Man 6 481 631 United Kingdom
20 Nov 2012 9:55AM
It is difficult to reconcile your title as the main people are not easily picked out. Maybe being a little closer would do that. A nice sky but I am not overkeen on the attitude of the group of people bottom right.

Just out of interest, Ian might be right about the bridge but not Big Ben as we cannot actually see it here. Big Ben is the nickname for the great bell of the clock at the north end of the Palace of Westminster in London and not the tower or the clock.

Frank
iancrowson Plus
6 211 142 United Kingdom
20 Nov 2012 2:16PM
corr blimey mate we're splitting hairs, it's Westminster Bridge and the clock tower at the end is Big Ben, 99.99% of Londoners call it that as does the official web site, .......http://www.parliament.uk/bigben.
You need to be up early for a summer dawn to get a photo without hordes of tourists.
Still images is good in parts,
Ian
Focus_Man 6 481 631 United Kingdom
20 Nov 2012 3:23PM

Quote:Corr blimey mate we're splitting hairs, it's Westminster Bridge and the clock tower at the end is Big Ben, 99.99% of Londoners call it that


Big Ben is still the bell and not the tower. I did just say "Just out of interest" didn't want to create any controversy about the fact.
banehawi Plus
12 1.4k 3465 Canada
20 Nov 2012 6:32PM
Dont just try to eliminate the distraction, use your camera to actually do it, and think about your framing and your subject. Simply flipping the camera into portrait orientation would have given you your subject, well framed, no distractions.


Ive loaded 2 cropped mods, - and I would clone some clouds over the blown out sky. It makes a nice silhouette.

Regards


Willie
20 Nov 2012 7:36PM
Well, I certainly got that warm fuzzy feeling when it was pointed out the glaring error in naming the bridge...Wink

Thanks for the critique, I do agree I with the comments regarding the titled couple not having the impact they clearly do, had I have turned the camera. And the people on the right really were that happy...it's always good to see the view of others and look at slightly different methods. This was one of those quick snaps, which in hindsight could have been done differently.

Thanks tho, it's all useful & I take note!

Cheers,

Neil

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