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Fantastic Wall.

By DiegoSuarezP
Please give me your opinions. I'm learning so much in ephotozine so i want to keep that going.

This is a wall that I found on a street, apparently is the facade of a restaurant.

Already upload the original pic.



Tags: Street Toys Streets Wall Walls She Street art Always



30 Sep 2016 1:36AM
A lot going on there.....where to start?

30 Sep 2016 1:59AM

Quote:A lot going on there.....where to start?


mm i dont know.
paulbroad 15 131 1294 United Kingdom
30 Sep 2016 7:55AM
There must have been little light. This has a lot of interest, but there are quality issues due to the high ISo and slow shutter speed. Still a touch under exposed and not critically sharp. However, how to do better? Flash would ruin the effect.

Ideally, tripod and lower ISO but probably not practical.

mrswoolybill Plus
16 3.8k 2596 United Kingdom
30 Sep 2016 8:40AM
First off, looking at your original, you have done a very good processing job! There was obviously artificial light and auto white balance didn't cope with it. You have sorted that out.

Now, the actual taking of the picture. To quote Peter

Quote:A lot going on there.....where to start?

I like images where the clutter and chaos are the story. You are never going to get a minimalist composition here, and it would defeat the object of the exercise if you did!

But I think it needs some degree of overt composition, some sense of structure. And that is available in the background lines.

It might be tricky, but forget about the objects, look for a moment at those blue glazing bars and the way they echo the colour of so many of the items that are hanging against them. Look at the lettering on that boarded window frame. Compose around that, with the hanging items breaking the formality.

And for that to work best, stand immediately in front so that you have true rectangles.

I'm going to have a play, to see what compositions I can find in this, to give you some ideas if you can go back. It's a fabulous subject.
mrswoolybill Plus
16 3.8k 2596 United Kingdom
30 Sep 2016 8:53AM
Back again. I have uploaded two mods, the image quality is poor because of massive skewing, stretching and cropping but they are to give an idea of the compositional possibilities available if you position the camera parallel to the wall, for true verticals and horizontals, and look at the background lines. I hope you can go back and take a second look!
mrswoolybill Plus
16 3.8k 2596 United Kingdom
30 Sep 2016 9:13AM
PS That wording - They (feminine) always win... I guess our equivalent would be Kipling's line, The female of the species is more deadly than the male. I would start there composition-wise, and then extend to include glazing bars; just see what objects happen to come into that frame - as in my square mod.
banehawi Plus
18 2.9k 4348 Canada
30 Sep 2016 12:57PM
This is a couple of years old, and I cant tell if you used a VR lens or not. At 1/6th, vr should work if you are reasonably steady. and if not a VR, you wont get a lot sharp.

You have good feedback on quality and composition above.

I would like to suggest something different. Make it appear to be a painting, keep the warm appearance and softness, and this is done in the mod.

Its framed so you can visualise it as if its an actual painting. It works as a whole like this I think, represents chaos, so youre not really looking for a focal point.

I used the oil paint filter in Photoshop cs


dudler Plus
19 2.0k 2002 England
1 Oct 2016 10:35AM
Moira's analysis is spot on: you need to find a way to organise things in the picture, even when the subject is thoroughly random.

And Willie's mod deals with the quality issue really well: if you can't make it sharp, make the softness into a virtue. This often involves a digital filter...

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