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Empty Kursaal

By essexdean
I took this one at 5am during the week, only managed to get two shots done before CCTV kicked in and Security wanted to know what I was up to.

Rushed off which was a shame as I needed one more to get the cropping right.

hope you still like it? Feedback more than welcome.

Thanks for all of your previous comments.

My full size picture is very crisp, not sure why it doesn't look so good at this size?

Tags: Street photography Photo journalism Night Essex Southend Landscape and travel Kursaal Night and low light

Voters: maroondah, IMAGESTAR, ChristineD and 7 more

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maroondah 19 246 1 United Kingdom
13 Mar 2010 8:36PM
An excellent image with good strong colours. Shame you felt you had to leave before getting what you really wanted.
saeidNL 12 3 Netherlands
13 Mar 2010 8:57PM
Great night shot - well taken
Bob_V 14 1 2 United States
13 Mar 2010 9:11PM
What a fantastic low light shot, such wonderful colors.
13 Mar 2010 9:15PM
Ah yes I remember it well. Great low light shot.
cameracat 18 8.6k 61 Norfolk Island
13 Mar 2010 9:49PM

Quote:not sure why it doesn't look so good at this size

Even if you have sharpened the file at full size, When you cut it down for epz size it will loose a little sharpness, To fix that try adding a little extra sharpening after you have downsized the image, Try 25% to start with, But go easy as with the small file its very easy to go too sharp.

colmar 14 42 35 Scotland
13 Mar 2010 10:03PM
A grand low light image ... shame they bullied you off ... Colin
Mynett 13 142 6 United Kingdom
14 Mar 2010 7:46AM
This is a strange world we now live in with such tight security everywhere, but you got the shot and it has come out very well

essexdean 13 1 England
14 Mar 2010 8:19AM
Thanks for all the great comments and advice.
andylea 13 37 1 United Kingdom
19 Mar 2010 10:40PM
cracking colours and light a beauty great pf to nice one Wink
DRicherby 13 269 726 United Kingdom
23 Mar 2010 9:05PM
For reference, if you were standing on a public street, security have absolutely no right to ask you stop taking photographs. There are obviously no national security concerns, you are obviously not invading anybody's privacy and, at 5am, you are obviously not causing an obstruction. You should politely explain that you are a hobbyist photographer taking photos of your local area. You're doing it at night because the lights are pretty.

Here is a very helpful document, written by a lawyer, detailing your rights.

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