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Liverpool Shapes

By salopian
I know - another Liverpool shot!
I wanted to try out a modified resizing techique to see if I could improve the quality of my posts and this seemed a suitable subject,
Apart from technical issues, I was originally attracted to this scene by extraordinary variety of shapes and colours. I think I may have included too much sky, but cropping off the top seems to spoil the proportions (other than making it completely square?)
What do you think W.?


Tags: Liverpool Shapes Architecture Colours

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banehawi Plus
12 1.5k 3524 Canada
4 Nov 2013 12:57PM
Theres a noticeable improvement in image quality Geoff, so keep doing it this way!

The shot itself needs a small ccw rotation to get the tall building vertical, and lined up with its reflection, - less that 1 degree.

For me, - and this seems to be something I see quite often, the white balance looks cool for a bright day with Sun, - so the mod is a little warmer. We want people to go to Liverpool!

I would brighten the lower area a little. It might be darker than it needs to be since the camera is making a compromise between the bright upper and the dark lower. The sky is well exposed, and could be at the expense of the lower area.

Other than that, much better.



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6 5.1k 125 United Kingdom
4 Nov 2013 1:45PM
An image with huge potential as kindly pointed out by Willie.

Regards Nathan GrinGrinGrin
Ted447 Plus
3 187 1 United Kingdom
4 Nov 2013 4:22PM
Nice image.TedGrinGrin
mrswoolybill Plus
9 979 1496 United Kingdom
4 Nov 2013 5:05PM
I've looked at this a couple of times, the composition doesn't really satisfy me and I have been trying to work out why. I think it's not so much a matter of too much sky, more a lack of depth below the reflection of the office block. It's a super reflection, almost Dali-esque with its wobbly shape and clean outlines, and the long thin mast reflection balances it well, but it looks cramped. The left side of the frame also looks too closely cropped of for my eye.
I shall try a Mod to see if I can produce the sort of proportions that I want to see here. I'll also look at square possibilities.
I agree with Willie, by the way - a big improvement in quality here. I'm not so sure about the rotation though, looking at this under the drid, the building reflection seems to pull one way, the mast reflection the other!
mrswoolybill Plus
9 979 1496 United Kingdom
4 Nov 2013 5:38PM
Drid, Grid... You know what I mean. Getting my fingers tangled...
salopian Plus
4 2 21 United Kingdom
5 Nov 2013 11:46AM
Thanks for the comments and advice - I like the mods - Looks like square is the way to go. In retrospect I think it would been better without the boat which I see is listing slightly and caused me quite a problem deciding what was vertical and what wasn't!


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