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Town Hall, Hanover

By cisco4611
Trying to get a decent image of the town hall. Dull overcast day. 17-35mm lens at 35mm, hand-held (no tripod available), f16, 1/640sec, iso640. Lighting adjusted in Photoshop. Constructive (or even destructive!) feedback welcome.

Tags: General Architecture Landscape and travel

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This photo is here for critique. Please only comment constructively and with suggestions on how to improve it.

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iancrowson Plus
6 211 142 United Kingdom
15 Sep 2012 5:50PM
Pretty good image. Interesting composition, exposure is good. Everything in focus. Bland sky but thats not the area of interest. You could try a crop to lose some of the space behind the bow man and some of the tree, maybe square.
Ian

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iancrowson Plus
6 211 142 United Kingdom
15 Sep 2012 5:54PM
I've posted a mod with crop, I feel it gives more attention to the building, Ian
15 Sep 2012 6:06PM
Thanks Ian, I had thought of cropping it to square, but decided to leave it as almost everything in the galleries is standard format - you can tell I'm new at this sort of thing, still get baffled by the technology. This is the first time I've asked for critique, so you've got me off to a very positive start.
15 Sep 2012 6:18PM

Quote:Thanks Ian, I had thought of cropping it to square, but decided to leave it as almost everything in the galleries is standard format - you can tell I'm new at this sort of thing, still get baffled by the technology. This is the first time I've asked for critique, so you've got me off to a very positive start.


Just posted a cropped version, tried out in B&W too - think I prefer the colour one.
Irishkate Plus
5 33 96 United Kingdom
15 Sep 2012 11:08PM
For me there are too many things vying for attention in this image.
You've titled it Town Hall, Hanover but the statue seems to take
attention away from the building although the arrow is pointed towards the building.
Maybe it's the male anatomy which distracts!
I don't know if you could have taken this from a different angle to concentrate on the building.
The trees block some of it also!
The statue would have made a good image maybe taken from a low angle set against the sky.
The team here at Epz will offer lots of good advice if you put images up for a crit or modification.
If you consider the advice given is good, tick the Nominate as Constructive Critque, then the team
will look it over and either agree or reject it because some of us members are new too and learning how to
offer constructive criticism.
Good luck and keeping practising.
KateGrin
Focus_Man 6 481 631 United Kingdom
16 Sep 2012 8:57AM
A lot has been said, I will just offer you a mod.

Frank
paulbroad 8 113 1021 United Kingdom
16 Sep 2012 7:56PM
I would go for square but the image is well composed in general. It does need a sky though.

Paul
pamelajean Plus
10 951 1808 United Kingdom
16 Sep 2012 8:04PM
I think this is well thought out and well taken, Frank, and it's a shame about the colourless sky. However, you could either give it a blue hue or import another sky, it all depends on your competence with editing and your desire to alter the image.
It certainly has impact, with the statue firing his arrow at the building, successfully taking the viewer's eye towards the Town Hall, which is an attractive building.
Cropping, as shown in the modifications, does focus attention upon your subject. There is too much of the tree on the right for my liking.
For us ladies, your statue has a distinct distraction, but I do like the deep green colour and the light that is highlighting his contours, even though you say it was an overcast day.
With your chosen aperture, you have both statue and building in good focus, and the architectural detail is good too.
Pamela.

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