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GOMA Christmas Lights, Glasgow

By flatfoot471    
Queen Street and the Gallery of Modern Art in Glasgow

Tags: Landscape Scotland Winter Glasgow United kingdom Urban Night Normal Landscape and travel Goma Royal exchange square

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banehawi Plus
16 2.2k 4123 Canada
8 Jan 2016 1:50PM
Hi David.

Can you tell us if this shot was hand-held, or did you use a tripod or monopod?

Is the lens one with image stabilisation?

The interesting aspect of the shot is that theres a traffic cone on the riders head! Its a little dark, and it can be made brighter simply to allow it to be seen more clearly.

The overall shot is quite good; I would sharpen it a bit more, and reduce red saturation a bit, maybe -10, not too much as the colourful reflections in the wet play a big role. A slight rotation to get the plinth of the statue level helps.

Mod uploaded.



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mrswoolybill Plus
13 2.1k 2208 United Kingdom
8 Jan 2016 4:55PM
Willie, the traffic cone on the statue's head is a regular Glasgow fixture, it would almost be shocking to see him bare-headed... But for all its familiarity, I would love to see that aspect more prominent in the composition. Particularly as the coloured light is reflected nicely on the sculptures wet curves. I wonder if you took any different views, David?

paulbroad 12 131 1288 United Kingdom
10 Jan 2016 5:57PM
Interesting colours but just lacks a touch of sharpness hencethe tripod question above I suspect.

13 Jan 2016 1:17AM
It was taken handheld. Had been out all day in Edinburgh. Came through to Glasgow on last train and along with the pouring rain was too tired to unpack the tripod. Hadn't really intended to take photo's in Glasgow but in the end I couldn't resist. I took two or three all handheld and regret now I didn't use my tripod.
13 Jan 2016 1:19AM
I like the modification work done. Liked the original image but having seen the mod I agree the reds need to come down a tad. Uncertain about the cone because it really wasn't lit as brightly portrayed in the edit. Might need to compromise.


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