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pablophotographer 8 1.3k 353
9 Oct 2019 8:01PM
Your picture works well in black and white.
Alternatively you could zoom in and frame without the door but both possible crops are excellent images and could be in the main gallery where they could get awarded too.


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pamelajean Plus
13 1.2k 2095 United Kingdom
9 Oct 2019 8:32PM
I like your style, Joseph, which is becoming evident when viewing your portfolio.
There is a strong play of light and dark here, together with human interest and a lead-in made by the steps.

Although I love the shape of the arch, I feel that the importance lies in the family and the steps, and of course the way they are all moving into the light. You captured them moving, and so the viewer follows their intended path, up and alongside the steps.

I have tried 2 modifications as alternative suggestions.
They both have the verticals straightened by using Perspective Correction; they both have the mother placed on a thirds line; they both have the left side cropped up to the archway side.
The first one has more of the archway and less of the steps. The second one has more of the steps and less of the archway.
I'm not sure which I like best.
To be honest, I think your own composition works extremely wellSmile.

banehawi Plus
15 2.2k 4044 Canada
9 Oct 2019 8:42PM
Really good shot
dudler Plus
16 971 1533 England
9 Oct 2019 9:52PM
This is excellent - the only problem is that there are too many lovely details, and they are strung out over too great an area, so they compete - the family against the white wall is the one part that HAS to be there.

Others have cropped at the top. I'm going to try using the top part of the frame...

Excellent work!
dark_lord Plus
15 2.4k 598 England
9 Oct 2019 11:05PM
A lovely shot Jopseph.
I guess that because the subjects were moving that there was little time to consider composition.
The crops in the mods do make the silhouettes bolder and place them in a more balanced position in the frame rather than centrally, thus improving impact.

As it is, you've given yourself different options to experiment with.

10 Oct 2019 10:48AM
Reminiscent of Cartier Bresson.
Good black and white.
i looked at the various modifications and find that your original hits the balance between the subject (mother and child), the shiny steps going up vertically across the image, the arch and that beautifully glowing wall on the left.
By the way you captured the mother, child and pram exactly in the triangle which the glowing wall makes with the vertical steps.
I would say, timing wise spot...
an excellent image.
chase Plus
14 1.3k 272 England
10 Oct 2019 3:58PM
I do like this as it is tbh, the steps lead me right up to meet the family at the top.
Yes, could do with the verticals straightening a little.
I do especially like the light you have captured on the steps, the family have made their way from the darkness into the light.
The demonstrated crops are very different ideas for your consideration.
chase Plus
14 1.3k 272 England
10 Oct 2019 4:05PM
I did have a go at straightening the verticals resulting in a slight crop from the bottom and both sides.
Assigned sRGB colour profile which is the one recommended for displaying on the site and indeed on the web.
paulbroad Plus
12 131 1285 United Kingdom
10 Oct 2019 7:25PM
My kind of strong simple image tat has loads of impact. Everything is very central, but the structures make that work here. Lots of possibilities, but tis is as good as any.

You should ALWAYS use sRGB except for professional printing, when you use AdobeRGB. You should not use any other colour profile.


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