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By mmz_khan    
This picture was taken at a museum corridor. Moving from dark ages to brighter future leaving long dark shadow behind.

Tags: Future Dark Shadow Museum Portraits and people

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mrswoolybill Plus
15 3.1k 2476 United Kingdom
13 Apr 2019 7:48AM
I like it, silhouettes can be remarkably expressive of body language. There's a real sense of comfortable companionship here.

Good timing for the raised feet. They are positive, active, they say dynamic movement.

Does it need those flashes of random colour? It's almost mono already... I shall test that out. Straight b&w will be a bit more objective, which is not necessarily what you want of course.
13 Apr 2019 9:57AM
I like this too. It's a strong image, beautifully balanced, and it says what you want it to say.

But like Moira, I have doubts about the colour... the graphic elements are so strong that for me the colour isn't needed, and doesn't add anything to the story. For that reason, I'd dispense with it.

pamelajean Plus
16 1.7k 2243 United Kingdom
13 Apr 2019 5:40PM
This looks fine as it is, well done.
All of your lines look nice and straight.

I agree about the colour not being needed, and so have removed it in my first modification.
I also tried a crop, moving the figures more to the left of the frame and taking some off the top, so that the shadows look even longer.

I then did a second mod which has a warm toned filter added, just for effect.

Simply a few ideas.

dudler Plus
18 1.8k 1895 England
14 Apr 2019 2:56AM
Part of the colour, at least, was the result of a tiny bit of flare in your lens. Even the best optics suffer in conditions like these, with a bright light source in the frame.

I have to say that I quite like the tiny touches of a contrasting colour, the blue against the sepia-yellow of the greater part of the picture. To my mind they say 'reality' - however beautiful it is, there are small imperfections.

And as well as the picture I like your comment about the long dark shadow behind. So true of life, the industrial revolution - and also of the nation that began it...
paulbroad Plus
14 131 1293 United Kingdom
14 Apr 2019 6:41PM
The idea is very good but the flare is too much> I would have burnt in quite a bit in the brightest area, stopping short of the greyness often resulting from burning in if no detail is available. likely to be the case here.

17 Apr 2019 3:25PM
Thanks everyone for your comments and mod.

Honestly speaking i completely missed the flare. I was too concern on the bright window and the next building that was visible through that window. i intentionally burn the window just to hide the building.

My target was to make the image some thing like Pamela's Mod.

Thanks and Regards

dudler Plus
18 1.8k 1895 England
18 Apr 2019 10:17AM
Thank you for the response - really good to hear that - especially that Pamela's mod hit the spot!

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