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The Crescent Taunton Somerset

By Lencollard
Old times 2018

Tags: Street photography Black and white

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mrswoolybill Plus
14 2.9k 2435 United Kingdom
29 Mar 2018 6:45PM
Hi Len, you've been on the site for a while but I don't remember you ticking the critique box before? Welcome to the Critique Gallery! I guess you know what we are about here...

This is attractive, atmospheric. How did you convert to b&w? It can help here if we see the colour original, you can add it as a modification. Click on the blue Modifications button, then on Upload a modification.

You haven't said much about your intentions here except for the note 'Old times...' I have taken that a step further, with a hint of sepia. I used a cold sepia toning, it adds distance in time, but without muddiness. I also added a bit more contrast, and a hint of dark vignette. It's under that blue Modifications button.

29 Mar 2018 9:05PM
Hi Moira,
You are right I have been on this site for a long time , I think it about time I put my pictures under critique .
I need to down load the original of my computer but I would like to see what could be done.

banehawi Plus
17 2.5k 4255 Canada
29 Mar 2018 9:28PM
Quite a mix of bent, tilted, curved, straight!

Theres a smudge on the image right at the end of the road, as it curves, - wonder what that is?

A bit of straightening where needed, slight lens correction, and a straight high contrast mono, or toned may work well.


29 Mar 2018 9:35PM
Thanks Willie,
An amateur attempt to remove a van and a man.
pamelajean Plus
15 1.6k 2228 United Kingdom
30 Mar 2018 2:56PM
I assumed that you had cloned something out, and now that I can see your original, it's obvious what was there. I wonder how you approached this. The Clone Tool would be the obvious choice, or the Object Remover, or whatever your editing programme might call it. It only takes a short time to get to grips with the Clone Tool.

I love all the repeats in this image, and the way The Crescent curves around to give perspective. I like the angle from which you shot the image, as if we are standing behind the porch railings, inside the barrier railings. That's how you got the excellent perspective.

dudler Plus
18 1.6k 1870 England
31 Mar 2018 6:17AM
And welcome to the Critique Gallery from me, too.

For me, the crucial improvement is to straighten the main verticals (house walls and lamp posts), because the composition is all about straight and curved lines, and the more rectilinear the straight lines are, the better the contrast.

I hope that the feedback you've got has been helpful, and that it will help you develop your shooting and editing - all of which will allow you to have more fun with your camera...
31 Mar 2018 9:33AM
Many thanks for all you comments and advice. I will go away and play . Having just retired I now have time to learn.As I said many thanks.
dudler Plus
18 1.6k 1870 England
31 Mar 2018 2:38PM
The time for leaning - and, above all - shooting more!

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