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The Arches, Old Portsmouth - 2/2

By keving
Second of my night shoot. I wanted to show off the various angles and arcs. Was particularly pleased with the outcome with the reflection of lighting.

On the downside, in retrospect, I would have liked to have taken the shot from a place further back to get a better lead-in to the structure.

As an aside----I liked rotating 180 degrees too Wink

Tags: Architecture Old portsmouth

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banehawi Plus
16 2.4k 4201 Canada
16 Nov 2017 2:32PM
Another good one.

Try the suggestions from the last upload next time and see what you can do!
dark_lord Plus
16 2.7k 737 England
16 Nov 2017 7:11PM
Because this was shot at the same time as the last upload and at the same settings, the technical feedback will be the same.

Compositionwise, I'd agree with getting further back, if that's possible of course, so you could include all of the doorway. Clipping it as you have is rather like chopping the feet off a full length portrait, it doesn't look complete and can be taken as sloppy composition even if it wasn't.

I see an alternative image here, mod coming up.
keving 14 United Kingdom
16 Nov 2017 11:26PM
Thank you for your thoughtful and constructive comments

The mods with cropping really do help.
dudler Plus
17 1.5k 1777 England
17 Nov 2017 10:44AM
There are so many wonderful angles in here that i want to play with them all!

So instead of correcting the verticals, I used the Skew tool to put some of the lines right into the corners. And then, and I beg both you and my Critique Team colleagues to forgive this, I used Nik Efex software to get a faux HDR (high dynamic range) look. It's soemthign that is generally not a great look, but I wonder if, in this case, it adds a desirabel elvel of weirdness?

This process brought out the noise in the sky, so i adjusted shadows towards black to conceal it a bit, and keep decent contrast (HDR and HDR effects tend to rob a picture of contrast).

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