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By cathsnap
So many straight lines going in all directions in this multi-story car park, just thought it was quite interesting. Liked the light and shadows. Haven't edited this at all, so if you have suggestions to improve the shot, I would be grateful for your comments.

Tags: Architecture Lines and angles

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pamelajean Plus
15 1.6k 2227 United Kingdom
14 Jul 2017 9:00PM
Well seen and captured, Catherine, and well done for getting your straight lines true.
I can see a pigeon perched up in the roof areaSmile.

All I want to do is crop to eliminate areas that don't have strong lines and shadows.
So in my modification I cropped the top, left and bottom (maintaining your aspect ratio), bringing the diagonals on the right side into the two right-hand corners. This also removes a large area of dark shadow from the left side.
I made a few adjustments, mainly brightening and lifting shadows, but didn't like the result, preferring the depth of the shadows that you have achieved, so I went for that look.
The second modification shows a warmer version, which tones down the blue and gives a richer colour to the ground area.

mrswoolybill Plus
14 2.9k 2435 United Kingdom
14 Jul 2017 9:27PM
Very well seen. You've kept this clean, simple, dramatic.

Such opportunities tend to stimulate two reflex reactions in my brain:

Square crop, to contain lines, allow the eye to bounce around the frame... Think about tethering diagonals to the corners of the frame, placing dominant verticals and horizontals on the thirds.

And b&w, because this is about structure and lines not colour.

Modification uploaded. It's just a suggestion, but I really enjoyed doing it!
dudler Plus
17 1.6k 1868 England
14 Jul 2017 11:10PM
All those lines and patterns - literally, spoilt for choice!

High contrast monochrome emphasises them - and I've used a different crop from Moira, just to show that there are a lot of options!
15 Jul 2017 8:35AM
I didn't see that little pigeon, they get everywhere don't they! Thanks for showing me where to crop, much better. All Mods very good ideas, black and white, and square crop with diagonals on frame.
pablophotographer 10 1.9k 409
16 Jul 2017 9:24AM
Hi. Ideally when you take a picture you want to finish with any adjustment and manipulation at the moment you lift your finger from the shutter. Cropping should happen during framing the picture. Avoid having bright areas on the edges of your frame as eyes are lured to look at the bright areas first. Notice the part missing from the left of the first two modifications. It is a bright area which got eliminated. You could have achieved this if you had turned the lens to the right a bit... And that bit could allow you to capture the diagonal rod starting at the bottom right corner. If you can't fit something when you are on the widest length your lens can take, walk backwards until you fit it.
I see something wrong with the lines facing flat opposite to the camera sensor. In a building standing I would expect any line appearing straight if you shot it dead square, which I think you have not. So finding the spot to shoot it from where it will look good requires you to keep. your cool and hold you horses before shooting. Architecture doesn't move, you can wait because the light during the fair weather will be stable. Tilting the lens upwards downwards or to the side will cause distortions.
salopian 9 3 28 United Kingdom
16 Jul 2017 12:20PM
Most interesting shot that looked good in the thumbnail and even better when opened. The critiquers have made some excellent modifications and suggestions, especially with regard to diagonals coming from the corners and I couldn't resist having a go at a mod myself. This is purely my own idea and not meant to be "better" than the original, but I liked Pamela's warmer version and removed the dark roof which rather dominated the picture. Great shot though and I shall look around with more interest next time I venture into a multi storey !

16 Jul 2017 7:48PM
Great idea to crop out the dark ceiling, your mod makes the humble car park look quite space age! Thanks to all for comments and advice, will certainly watch out for distracting light areas in the future.
paulbroad 13 131 1293 United Kingdom
16 Jul 2017 7:52PM
As you might expect from me, I see this as a strong setting for a subject, which would be placed to use the lines directing to that focal point. This is personal of course - I'm not a pattern fan without something more to add interest.

The pigeon on the floor in one of the lit areas, perhaps. Need some peanuts in your pocket!

pablophotographer 10 1.9k 409
16 Jul 2017 10:09PM
Awww by the way my mod plays with the notion of reality in a picture.
This could be still the East as seen from the North (on the left) Tongue
Not to mention that I like joking with the idea people hold about ''how to rad a picture''

When it comes to tree have to make it look, or leave it look like ... natural Smile
Best regards
pablophotographer 10 1.9k 409
17 Jul 2017 12:42PM
please replace ''rad'' with ''read'' in the comment above

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