Back Modifications (5)
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By paulbroad
Just a couple of people on the raised walkway at Bridlington harbour. Thought there was something in there isolation, the railings and the lamp post.

You will tell me.


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Eviscera 11 1.1k 149 United Kingdom
5 Dec 2010 3:39PM
Thoughtful concept and good submissive p.o.v

An idea might be to convert this to mono , and let the image speak for itself.
paulbroad 10 123 1243 United Kingdom
5 Dec 2010 4:09PM
Both mods work. I left them near the center because they were looking out of the frame, but accept your point on crop.

Sorry for falling foul of rules, Frank - I'm a bit lazy with the exif and rarely bother with aperture/shutter speed as I know what I did at the time - not ideal for the critique section. I would almost certainly be on aperture priority and f7.1 - my usual to get a shallow depth of field and fast shutter speed - ISO probably 400.

pamelajean Plus
12 1.1k 2016 United Kingdom
5 Dec 2010 7:00PM
Hello, Paul. I agree that there is something in the couple's isolation, as well as in their relaxed and comtemplative manner. Simple and effective, less is more. I felt a different composition might work, so I have done a modification where I straightened the verticals, cropped both sides and added canvas to the top, resulting in a square format. I thought the extra sky might add to the feeling of isolation. I was looking for a portrait/vertical format but couldn't crop any more from the left because the couple are looking out of the frame. Then I tried a different approach for my second modification, and turned the couple around, so that I could crop some more off the right. I'm sure there are boundless possibilities with this image.
paulbroad 10 123 1243 United Kingdom
6 Dec 2010 8:59AM
Hello Pamela,

Your second mod is very good. Shows how well Photozine works - I had thought of doing this, but decided it was too much trouble - you have achieved a seamless mod and it is very much better than my original.

Just shows how we can all learn something here.

iNET_SEO 7 1 2 United Kingdom
6 Dec 2010 8:28PM
I hope you don't mind Paul but I have also submitted a mod. I love the composition but there were two things that were taking my focus.

The first was the bar on the right, which I have removed, but also the underside of the underside of the bridge - it was highlighted just a little too much for me.

I also tweaked the levels a little bring a bit more colour into the shot and darkened the shadows on the bars just a little more - they are a nice shadow and shadows should not be wasted! Smile


paulbroad 10 123 1243 United Kingdom
7 Dec 2010 8:56AM
I don't mind any mods. We can all learn and I would not put my pictures up for comment unless I could take it. Thanks for your comments - both are valid and improve my original.

iNET_SEO 7 1 2 United Kingdom
7 Dec 2010 9:01AM
Just realised the mistake in my message above - I am sure you know know what I meant - one underside too many hehe! "but also the underside of the bridge"


Andy Smile

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