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Backstreet

By ade_mcfade      
Very sunny up north for once so had a walk around the city centre at 3:30 to capture the low light and the shadpws it creates in built up areas.

I've walked past this street with the camera all set up and raring to go on numerous occaions, but never really noticed anything worth stopping for... but the Give Way triangle seemed to stand out more than normal today and had to be photographted

It's a HDR of 3 shots, though in the processing I pretty much dumped the rescued highlights as the pure white at the end looked better than some greyish clouds.

Stong graphic shots are my thing at the mo, using lines and perspective where ever I can. I think this one will jump out at you from the thumbnail, but will anyone actually like it?

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Tags: Perspective Yorkshire Architecture Leeds Black and white Triangle Road markings Back albion street The headrow

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Comments


Strobe 9 1.3k United States
10 Feb 2008 8:49PM
Great mono, like the geometry to the image
Marc

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Richsr Plus
9 91 223 England
10 Feb 2008 8:51PM
Works well Ade, like the strong lines and tones.
Regards Richard.
LesF 9 182 9
10 Feb 2008 8:55PM
Superb

Les F
Nick_w 9 4.3k 99 England
10 Feb 2008 8:55PM
This is great Ade..your best IMHO for a while

Nick
digipix76 9 577 England
10 Feb 2008 8:58PM
Damn fine Ade.

Ian
mickrick 12 17 2 United Kingdom
10 Feb 2008 9:04PM
Made for mono
iskier 8 Poland
10 Feb 2008 9:09PM
I like the perspective.
dianah 10 24.5k 4 United Kingdom
10 Feb 2008 9:28PM
Version 1 definitely..just has to be mono..very stark and very dramatic! An image that has huge depth! You have done it again Ade.
Di
ericfaragh 12 132 3 United Kingdom
10 Feb 2008 9:32PM
Great graphic, good use of the wide angle and bw.
jagman64 9 1
10 Feb 2008 9:58PM
superduper
BlueRoom 10 73 20 United Kingdom
10 Feb 2008 10:41PM
Very striking perspective splendidly emphasised by that triangle. That contrasty graphic look works very well indeed here.

Eric
rontear Plus
13 8 7 England
10 Feb 2008 10:46PM
Excellent f/g detail, very strong composition Adrian. Ron.
ade_mcfade 12 15.2k 216 England
10 Feb 2008 11:44PM
I had a good vibe about this one...

Cheers Pete, at last, my first Leeds architectural EC Smile

Di - version 2 is the unedited original, so it's not really there to be compared to the final result, but to show you where the shot started from.. so I'm glad you like number 1 best Smile
uggyy 10 2.1k 9 Scotland
11 Feb 2008 12:18AM
Grats Ade on the EC, see what running about back streets get you ! Wink
billma 12 119 United States
11 Feb 2008 3:51AM
The signs on the street really contribute to making this an outstanding shot. I like the use of black and white and the bold tones.

bill
NevP Plus
11 853 13 Canada
11 Feb 2008 4:49AM
It did leap out, I do like it and a very well deserved EC.
A_Harrison 11 260 Canada
11 Feb 2008 5:24AM
Good for you. nice use of lines.

Allan
DaveU Plus
10 1.3k 123 England
11 Feb 2008 7:51AM
Very strong, very graphic and very good too. Well done on the EC.
WelshKiwi 8 3.2k 2 Wales
11 Feb 2008 8:44AM
I love the perspective and the dramatic-ness of this image.

I sat for ages just looking at it and it had a feeling power to it, that comes from the strong graphic lines.

Congrats on you EC, very well deserved.

Lee Smile
alfpics Plus
14 361 England
11 Feb 2008 9:07AM
Great shot - works well B&W - and well-spotted. The triangle lead in matched to the coverging buildings is great.

Presumably a one way street so you didn't have to watch your back for traffic?!
Andy
ade_mcfade 12 15.2k 216 England
11 Feb 2008 9:15AM
cheers

yeah - it's a one way street just off the headrow in Leeds. gets quite busy in the week as there's a multi story there, but after 4 on a sunday the place is nice and quiet.
juldon 13 78 England
11 Feb 2008 9:43AM
Ah I scroll down and there is my answer I thought it was that street Smile

This is a very strong shot and after reading what you put I thought I hope this does well cos it deserves to and hey presto an EC.

Good stuff Ade

Julie
HowardA 9 231
11 Feb 2008 12:39PM
Cracking comp, powerful graphic image and your b+w treatment works really well.
Congrats.

Howard
pmorgan 9 217 13 England
11 Feb 2008 12:43PM
Superb work with a well deserved award to go with it!!!!

Rgds
Paul
Jouİo 12 56 Finland
11 Feb 2008 4:08PM
Wow!

Jouko
davart 11 2 2 United Kingdom
11 Feb 2008 5:39PM
Nice Ade - like the mono treatement.

Dav.
Morpyre Plus
11 1.6k 8 Wales
11 Feb 2008 6:32PM
definitely EC material - congratulations =)

anyone that says digital manipulation in photoshop is wrong and the final image should be untouched from the one captured by the camera really needs to see masterpieces like this =)

keep the greatness flowing =)

peter "Morpyre" turner
MarkT 11 119 2 England
11 Feb 2008 7:39PM
Excellent stuff Ade - and congrats on the EC.

Mark.
11 Feb 2008 8:44PM
You will definitely get a ticket from one of those warden chaps one of these days for parking your tripod on double yellow lines!!!!

Keith....

PS Congrats on the EC
stevenj 13 2.0k England
11 Feb 2008 10:58PM
Nice one Ade. Deserved is this. If it's your thing at the mo then I'm lookin forward to more, when I'm on this thing!

Stee
ade_mcfade 12 15.2k 216 England
11 Feb 2008 11:08PM
my god - you remembered the URL for the site!

good to see ya back

I fully intend to take you up on that beer in Liverpool... just not got any free weekends for a month or 2!
stevenb Plus
13 260 6 England
11 Feb 2008 11:54PM
Whilst checking out the recent EC 's saw this one & guessed it was yours Ade. Quite pround of my self.
Love the picture Ade well spotted good use of what was available to you, good composition.

Bill
stevenj 13 2.0k England
12 Feb 2008 11:36AM
Ade, I'll try and get to Focus on the Sunday if you're going then?

And yes I remembered the URL. Just need to remember to buy some lenses now Smile You've kind of inspired me with this shot, this is the kind of stuff I wouldn't mind doing at the moment. Get over here after work one day..
ade_mcfade 12 15.2k 216 England
12 Feb 2008 1:33PM
Cheers Bill - I seem to be developing a recogniseable style at last, well for the architecture stuff at least. Good of you to mention it Smile

I'll be at FOCUS with Stevebb on the sunday, coming from near by so will be there pretty early I'd guess. Thinking of buying a new synth so no plans to get anythning from the event other than a few oggles of models and stuff like that!

the 5D and 17-40 are less than £2K now - it's all you need for the crazy HDR stuff!

this shot wasn't even taken from that low either!
You have managed to take the quite ordinary and transform it to the extraordinary by the application of some clever darkroom work, to maximize the clever pov and angle.

Well done on the EC and yet another great image.

All the very best
Dougie
PatrickSmith 11 1.2k 2 United States
12 Feb 2008 4:16PM
Oh yes. Definitely EC material. Congratulations.

Patrick
Buffalo_Tom Plus
10 2.3k 9 Wales
12 Feb 2008 4:41PM
Very well done Ade/fabulous work.
Tom.
edwood 8 3 Scotland
20 Feb 2008 7:15PM
great spot.very clever shot.congratulations for ec.well deserved
looboss 9 3.1k 7 United Kingdom
7 Mar 2008 6:39AM
Very well worked, congrats on your EC.
15 Apr 2008 8:08PM
Great shot. This simply wouldn't work in colour. Congrats on your EC.
thewaiter Plus
14 1.2k 9 England
17 Apr 2008 4:14PM
cracking images, expertly done .....
starliz 12 1.6k 3 England
22 May 2008 10:58PM
What a diffence between the two images,very clever stuff.
JackMarge 8 20 England
27 Jun 2008 8:15PM
The blacks are brilliant in this picture!.

Jack
User_Removed 9 2.1k 7 England
23 Jul 2008 10:30PM
Ade, what I like about this shot is the emptiness of the shot. It's rare to find a place this still, empty. I live in the country and find it hard to find a place so still and noiseless. The triangle and arrow, come on, you painted them on the road!
ade_mcfade 12 15.2k 216 England
28 Jul 2008 11:21AM
Nah - just curves, quite extreme curves, makes the tarmac really black and the lines jump out

I do it on most road markings!

most people spend ages cloning them out, I embrace then Wink
tumienis 12 2 1 United Kingdom
10 Dec 2008 1:47PM
This one is probably my most favourite from your gallery! Very strong image!

Kristijonas

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