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The Angel in the shadow of the church

By PeBeFoTo    
The pub is appropriately named! Photo to demonstrate the juxt position between the church and the pub sign.

Tags: Street Church Juxtaposition High street

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salopian Plus
7 3 28 United Kingdom
12 Feb 2019 1:12PM
The soft light at 2.45 on an overcast day has enabled you to produce a charming shot with no harsh shadows to obscure detail. In addition to the interesting buildings there is a nice bit of activity going on with the pedestrians and the car. I like the Greene King sign for non aesthetic reasons as well - I did 2yrs National Service in Suffolk way back in the 50s and have pleasant memories of Greene King Bitter!
A very pleasant image to view.

Geoff

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banehawi Plus
15 2.1k 4032 Canada
12 Feb 2019 1:30PM
Hi Peter.

Its a pleasant shot, and as Geoff mentions, soft light has provided a soft, shadow-less image.

This presents an opportunity where you can "pop" it a little more by adding a touch of contrast, and increasing the exposure a little on all but the sky.

Done in the mod, and added a little vibrancy adjustment for a bit more colour.


Regards


Willie
Thanks Willie (banehawi) I agree the changes that you have made have given the image better impact. Thanks for your advice.

Peter
mrswoolybill Plus
12 1.6k 2079 United Kingdom
12 Feb 2019 1:49PM
Nice use of portrait, I like the way this draws the eye upwards to the church. Apart from the car and the hi-vis vest it's a timeless scene.

Looking at the histogram the graph drops down well before the end of the baseline. I just gave it a tweak in Levels, moving the right hand slider in, to boost highlights.

Then, to push the timeless feel, a mono conversion with a hint of sepia.
Moira
Thanks Moira, I agree the theme is a bit of a classic and I think the pub name adds a cherry on the top!

I think it is a lens thing but the wall and sign on the LHS lean in to the frame; I have checked the clock tower and that is perfectly upright. The very fine white line down the LHS is the edge of a window frame and that looks upright too. Seems to be distortion coming from somewhere though.
mrswoolybill Plus
12 1.6k 2079 United Kingdom
12 Feb 2019 2:09PM

Quote:I think it is a lens thing but the wall and sign on the LHS lean in to the frame; I have checked the clock tower and that is perfectly upright. The very fine white line down the LHS is the edge of a window frame and that looks upright too. Seems to be distortion coming from somewhere though.


I intended to compliment you on the very neat verticals!

Having looked at this against the grid, I think you have a couple of down pipes that are not quite vertical, plus an optical illusion caused by the overhanging door canopy and various projections higher up the walls. The sign is not actually hanging 100% straight. Old town centres are like that! Just go with the flow... Wink
dudler Plus
16 931 1517 England
12 Feb 2019 5:23PM
Verticals often aren't: and sometimes, you have to 'correct' things so that a shot looks right, even if it is actually not.

With this sort of subject, it can be worthwhile taking more than one shot, and maybe waiting for traffic to clear, along with pedestrians who areobviously wearing modern clothes. For real timelessness, you'd also need to clone out the yellow lines, and rename the restaurant: Indian food is a relatively-recent addition to the high street, though a very welcome one, I feel.

The EXIF data looks a bit odd - if you 'Save as' rather than 'Save for web' it will usually all be there automatically. As it is, one or two items look plain wrong, such as the taking aperture and hte maximum aperture.

A pleasant English provincia lscene, complete with very English weather!
dark_lord Plus
15 2.3k 587 England
12 Feb 2019 9:30PM
I'venothing to add to what's been mentioned about this shot.

One alternative to try is a closeup of the sign with a longer lens if you have one wioth the church tower out of focus in the background. Taken from the same spot as this one.
You'll get an idea of what i mean if you cropped the top and bottom thirds from this image.
Always think of a different view or approach. We all say that but don't always mange it ourselves!

Correcting verticals in old English towns? Who has that much spare tine...
12 Feb 2019 11:21PM
Hi dudler, for some reason the EXIF data was missing when I uploaded the photo and I therefore edited it myself and probably put data in the wrong boxes!

Thanks dark_lord, yes I am very fond of out of focus backgrounds but on this occasion I wanted the DoF deep to keep foreground and background in focus as they are relevant to each other - juxtaposed.
paulbroad Plus
12 131 1285 United Kingdom
13 Feb 2019 8:57AM
The verticals don't bother me here. You are looking up, so perspective says there will de divergence as there is. Natural. Not a bad image at all but just lacks that bit of impact as Willie says. It needs better lighting but, failing that, a touch of contrast added.

Paul
iancrowson Plus
9 213 146 United Kingdom
14 Feb 2019 10:27AM
A timeless image spoilt only by the car and postman. Take your time, take a few shots with different people in various places, choose the image that conveys your aims.
Just my view
Ian

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