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By xwang
This is a lantern in front of a building in Newark, Notts. I had taken the lantern before using the sky as background. This one was taken form the other side of the road, when I passed by last year. I saw the mild winter sun shining on the building, looked quite nice..and then .. I forgot about it all, Grin only saw it again yesterday. Turned it into B&W, trying to make the background lighter to show the shadow and metal work. Does it work? Or still, a bit too messy? Thanks for looking, all comments and criticisms are welcome.

Tags: Window Shadow Architecture Cast iron Black and white Lantern Landscape and travel

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Fefe Plus
6 23 31 United Kingdom
4 Sep 2012 12:12PM
Hi, I think I am in a mod mood todayGrin I have done two for you, nice image in the first place! I have done two different crops of the lantern and the first one I have altered the colour to a two tone of a dark brown/red with a pale grey for the lighter tone to give a very old fashioned feel.
The second one a longer thinner crop and kept the B&W but just played with the contrast.
Hope you like them........ Nice image. Lots of images in this oneGrin

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paskinmj 9 11 1 United Kingdom
4 Sep 2012 1:15PM
Good shot. Lovely contrast and patterns.
andylea 9 37 1 United Kingdom
4 Sep 2012 5:01PM
wonderful light and shadows jasmine brilliant comp and detail a belter nice one Wink
banehawi Plus
14 1.8k 3892 Canada
4 Sep 2012 5:23PM
Hi Jasmine, Ni Ho.

What might be impairing this working as well as it could is that dark area on the wall that interferes and distracts from the shadow.

Ive loaded a mod where Ive lightened this darker area, and cropped to make the lamp and its shadow the focal point by cropping space at the top. the shot is about the lamp, not the windows.


xwang 9 56 8
4 Sep 2012 6:06PM
Thank you Diane.
Thank you Willie.
Yeah, I have to agree you both, cropping the window off a bit is better, even though I like the window and the plaster work on the wall very much.. this is nearly original shot, I didn't crop much apart from slightly adjusted the vertical.
Ha,ha.. thank you Willie for your greeting in Chinese. 你好! to you as well...Smile
Thank you all.
4 Sep 2012 7:39PM
Excellent image. Well captured and well spotted Smile
5 Sep 2012 12:10AM
Fantastic image Jasmine. Nice light and shadows
nice iron and shadow work LF
paulbroad 10 123 1249 United Kingdom
5 Sep 2012 8:10AM
Messy for me, Jas. No sinle distinct shape. Not sur you should have used mono as colour may have given you that separation. From your comments I suspect you expected this to be said.

xwang 9 56 8
5 Sep 2012 8:33AM
Thank you very much, paul.
Yes, I did. I felt it was a bit messy, exactly as you thought. The background wall was red colour, a bit dark, so I wonder that if I made the background lighter,it would work or not. OK, it wouldn't.. I wasn't sure. Thank you very much for your helpful critique, very much appreciated.
Thank you all.
Focus_Man 8 481 631 United Kingdom
5 Sep 2012 10:18AM
Hi Jasmine, I find this image just a little too busy. Just a bit too much disjointed archways and wrought iron work. Naturally this is a personal thing and it will quite naturally appeal to some others.

xwang 9 56 8
5 Sep 2012 2:43PM
Thank you Frank.
Yes, I do agree with you. I was aware that the iron work on the wall with "lines" and "busy" window wouldn't show the detail well..Only because that I quite liked the view, so I tried B&W.. still, it didn't not work well... glad to have your thought. Very helpful indeed, thanks a lot.

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