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Peurto de Mogan

By PJR2200
Quaint fishing village in Gran Canaria

Tags: Street photography Street Alleyway

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chase Plus
17 2.5k 668 England
24 Sep 2022 6:44PM
Hi Phil and welcome back to the Critique Gallery.
We could do with a little more info from you..
Do you like this image ?
Is there anything in particular you would like help with?
Have you done any post processing to this ?

As it stands it is a pretty place, I like that street lamp on the right.
dudler Plus
19 2.0k 1967 England
25 Sep 2022 6:48AM
It's a decent tourist image from a mobile 'phone: I'm pretty sure there's been some processing, either with a camera preset, or in subsequent processing.

We really do need a bit more information, as Janet says, to give us a basis for full critique.
mrswoolybill Plus
16 3.5k 2564 United Kingdom
25 Sep 2022 7:51AM
Did you intend to tick for critique, I wonder? We do need to know more from you - how you see this, whether you are satisfied.

My thoughts - it's a very inviting scene, it makes me want to explore. And it demonstrates what a mobile phone can do. Massive depth of field, the view is pretty sharp from front to back. The downside of that is that I'm not really sure where I am supposed to look first...

I do wish that you had stepped a few centimetres to your right, to be opposite the exact centre of the arch. If a composition is based on symmetry then it needs to be exact; and then a couple of paces further forward, to exclude the sky. That patch of blue at the top really drags my eye away from the real view.

I've added a modification, cropped to your aspect ratio, with top right skewed up a tiny bit, to replicate that slight change of position.

I also used the dodge tool set to highlights and 3% exposure to brighten the ivy leaves very slightly, upper left, bottom right and over the arch. That gives more of a 3-D effect. Beware of heavy shadow in the foreground, it's tricky to compose for.
pamelajean Plus
16 1.8k 2275 United Kingdom
25 Sep 2022 5:29PM
Hello, Phil, and welcome back to the Critique Gallery.

My first impression was that this is an attractive arched alleyway, with bougainvillia and shrubs, which you made good use of to frame the scene.

I wanted to simplify the image and, at the same time, allow some of the detail to be seen better, so I have done a modification where I cropped all sides. I felt that there was too much dark green on the left, too much nondescript path at the bottom, and that sky at the top that has already been mentioned. I would like to have put the arch in the centre for some symmetry, but eventually discarded that idea because it didn't fit with the other things I wanted to do.
Just a small Levels adjustment after that.

banehawi Plus
18 2.9k 4334 Canada
25 Sep 2022 9:36PM
Its an HDR processed image from a Pixel 6 back camera. Difficult to critique as its processed quite a bit already.

I did uploaded a mod with a little more warmth, sharpening, and detail



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