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Kelvingrove's Return 2

By stevenr  
Glasgow’s Kelvingrove Art Gallery and Museum, Britain’s most visited museum outside London, opened in July this year after a three year, £28 million restoration.
A much tighter crop than my previous panoramic upload- my personal opinion is the drama is lost in this one somewhat, though of course at this resolution the panoramas dont work so well either... I'd be interested to know your thoughts?

Tags: Rainbow Glasgow Museum Architecture



Tooth 18 5.8k 227 Ireland
5 Oct 2006 7:24PM
I'd tend to agree with you, the drame is a bit lost in your trying to get everything in. Te light on the building is beautiful, the sky and the rainbow lovely. But the lower elements of the hedge/hoarding? and bus shelterare very distarcting. I'm not saying Ihave an answer for you, sometimes there are just too many things in the way..

Hope that helps

randomrubble 18 3.1k 12 United Kingdom
5 Oct 2006 7:37PM
tend to agree with the above. I'd say the lamp post is in a really unfortunate position in the frame too. But on the plus side at leas you had a camera in those conditions and got a record of it.
stevenr 19 9
5 Oct 2006 9:27PM
Thanks a lot for your critiques. As you say, Ive always found these foreground elements of the Kelvingrove distracting- especially the bus shelter. Its a struggle to do the wonderful building justice- the other option is to cross the road, and shoot nearer the building using wide-angle, but you then end up loosing the details of the higher parts of the building to convergence, and it is these which receive the best of the low evening sun. Your point is very much taken about the lamp post- although you are forced to fit them into the composition, Im sure I would have done this better! I figured that the only way to shoot it, is in the evening, from this more distant perspective, when the last of the sun hits the top half of the building, drawing attention away from the "street clutter"... but the quest goes on...!
Tooth 18 5.8k 227 Ireland
6 Oct 2006 9:15AM
Depends on your photographic "personal morals" and your ability of course, but this could be a case for cloning out the offending elements. Of course it would be a bit laborious to do well but certainly do-able. As to whether you could live with that, if you see it as a historical record shot maybe not, but if you're trying to portray the building in its best light (forgive the pun) personally I'd think it was justified. After all, the real person can walk around to see whatever aspect he/she wants and take the offending elements out of their line of view - the photographer would just be facilitating that. But as I say, it's a very personal decision, no right or wrong about it


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