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Umbrellas in Snow

By EllieEdge  
Oslo on a snowy evening this week.

Tags: Black and white Oslo

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SUE118 Plus
9 8 1 United Kingdom
11 Feb 2011 5:28PM
Brilliant shot.

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joolsb 13 27.1k 38 Switzerland
11 Feb 2011 8:21PM
Oooh, this is a bit special. No critique from me. I think it's fab. Perhaps losing the lit window in the ULC might tighten it a little but that's so minor it's hardly worth mentioning.
EllieEdge 9 15 42 Norway
11 Feb 2011 9:20PM
Julian that lit window was one of the things I was wondering abut. As the eye is drawn to the light I was wondering if it in this case is "good" or "bad". There is no "right" answer of course Smile
mrswoolybill Plus
11 1.2k 1793 United Kingdom
11 Feb 2011 10:07PM
That upper floor window light maintains the randomness for me - without it I'd be seeing a face, with those two second floor lights as the eyes, and that would dominate the frame. Well I'm seeing the face anyway, but here there's a balance.
EllieEdge 9 15 42 Norway
11 Feb 2011 10:08PM
Haha Moira, maybe you shouldn't have had that last glass of wine Smile
Jestertheclown 9 7.6k 252 England
11 Feb 2011 10:33PM
Please see my mod.

I'm not sure that the whloe of the dark area on the LHS really does anything for this so I've cropped it. I've also cropped the top to retain(ish) the proportions and remove the light source that's just out of the frame which I found to be a distraction.
I've also lifted some of the blackness using levels and the shadow/highlights tool.

Hope it's OK.

EllieEdge 9 15 42 Norway
11 Feb 2011 11:06PM
Hi Bren, love your take on this! The light at the top was number two on my "hm..." list Smile Didn't see the one with cropping left but now that it is there I think it improves the balance in the image.
Jestertheclown 9 7.6k 252 England
11 Feb 2011 11:29PM
Hi Ellie,
Glad it's OK. We aim to please!
EllieEdge 9 15 42 Norway
12 Feb 2011 10:13PM
Thank you and thank you Julian for the second mod! The mods are such great learning! One thing that has not been mentioned is the car tracks - I was wondering whether to clone them out Smile

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