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By Bevy
The lovely Westgate gardens in Canterbury looking towards Tower House.

I liked the contrast between the young couple and their surroundings. Happily texting on their phones, they seem completely at ease in the peace and serenity of the Victorian gardens overlooked by the House, which is currently used as the Lord Mayors office.

Tags: Kent Tower Couple Gardens Canterbury Westgate Landscape and travel Portraits and people

Voters: tezquirk, gwynn56, tonyguitar and 8 more


tonyguitar 9 77 37 Canada
13 Oct 2012 1:27AM
Well composed. The couple is facing into the scene. Beautiful old stone building and setting. Lots of interest in this B&W. TG
woolybill1 Plus
15 38 78 United Kingdom
13 Oct 2012 8:20AM
The gardens certainly invite tranquillity while the delightfully quirky old building adds character to the atmosphere. Your impressive b&w conversion has brought out the texture of the building's fabric especially well.

You have clipped the top of the building, which I think is crenellated; a slight zoom out, 1 or 2 mm, would have included it as a little more interest. An alternative suggestion would been to try portrait format and zoom out a touch more still. A third possibility would be to crop just to the left of the flower-bed / tip of the long shadow, thus removing the modern building and some of the 'dead ground' of featureless grass and concentrating the important elements even more.
This is not to denigrate the image, which after all works pretty well as-is!

banehawi Plus
17 2.7k 4282 Canada
13 Oct 2012 3:31PM
Ill bet theyre texting each other too.

Its slightly tilted downwards on the left. Might work better too if you crop some space from the left, and add more contrast.


Philip_H 10 1.5k United Kingdom
14 Oct 2012 8:33AM
Good composition, lead in and human contact.


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