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Plain & Simple

By WeeGeordieLass
I thought this scene would make a nice plain and simple image.

I've warmed up the shot a bit and straightened the verticals.

Is there anything I could have done to improve this.

I'd be grateful for any advice and opinions.

Thanks Guys


Tags: General Landscape and travel

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canonfan 6 7 United Kingdom
7 Nov 2012 7:58PM
Great composition and nice contrast between the blue and white

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Bonvilston 5 61 8 United Kingdom
7 Nov 2012 8:01PM
I did one very similar to this a few years ago. It was the cottage at Nash Point lighthouse. The doors and windows were green not blue, but the composition and stark nature were the same. Yours is better than mine, though and I think that the inclusion of the brush is what makes the difference. Looking back mine was a bit too dehumanised, but the brush gets rid of that feeling altogether. Well done. I learned something here ! Grin...Peter
Thanks for looking and taking the time to comment Jim.


Hi Peter,

Thanks very much for your critique.

This was a monastery we happened upon by chance one day. It was all locked up and the little brush was lying on the floor by some tables and chairs on the other side of the courtyard. I'm glad you think including it in the shot was a good move.

Thanks again.

Eviscera 10 1.1k 149 United Kingdom
7 Nov 2012 8:43PM
I like images like these !

Good symmetry , the brush of brown in the colour scheme is perfect.

Heres a link

Maybe just tidy up the image and punch a little contrast.

Mod slapped
watsonle 8 9 United Kingdom
7 Nov 2012 8:49PM
I love the simplicity of colour and composition - a really effective shot.
Thanks for the mod Eviscera........I think the extra blue band of color bottom left makes the shot look more balanced - I like it Grin

The link to the Anatomy of Colors article is very interesting......I'm not clued up on this sort of thing so gonna read it now.

I'm glad you like the shot - cheers for taking the time to help.

Thanks for looking and taking the time to comment Louise. Glad you like it.
Eviscera 10 1.1k 149 United Kingdom
7 Nov 2012 9:21PM
You welcome Elaine Smile

Its not meant to be a technical link , just a way of thinking about how colours work in composition.

Really admire your eclectic work and the fact that you are not a click hoe and open to ideas ..
iancrowson 6 211 142 United Kingdom
7 Nov 2012 9:44PM
Excellent image of Greece. Super composition. The brush is spot on unless you could have got a cat to sit there.
pablophotographer 5 678 269
7 Nov 2012 9:54PM
hello Elaine,

nice shot, the broom is an awesome feature especially as it comes with matching blue stripes if I see correctly. Cleanness is still highly regarded and practiced as I see, it's part of the elegance and the culture.

My only suggestion would be to crop the bottom on the sunshine area despite the fact that your picture contains sunshine parts on the upper steps and the right they are not as striking. So cropping is a totally personal decision.
nonur Plus
7 17 11 Turkey
7 Nov 2012 10:27PM
You were right to think that it "would make a nice plain and simple image", and you made it very nice.
7 Nov 2012 10:28PM
A well seen and most effective shot - nice blues!

teepee 13 1.1k England
7 Nov 2012 11:17PM
simple does
banehawi Plus
12 1.5k 3534 Canada
8 Nov 2012 2:48AM
Its a very nice vibrant shot. Love the colours and the light. Also loaded a mod, white balance a tad warmer, and theres a small amount of barrel distortion (look at the bottom of the image, you can see slight curve) Ive removed, and applied a little sharpening.

For PABLO, - the brush has 3 stripes, the centre one is blue, the outer wo are red.


iancrowson 6 211 142 United Kingdom
8 Nov 2012 8:35AM
I thought Eviscera's link useful to photographers aiming at creating art. Remember the scope of photography is wide, crime scene, super macro of insects, traffic cameras, and right though to art.
Focus_Man 6 481 631 United Kingdom
8 Nov 2012 9:05AM
This picture is excellent regarding composition and content but I am left wondering about the white, it may be my eyesight but it does appear to be a little bluish!
Hi Everyone,

Thanks so much for all of your helpful comments.

Just in from work, and rushing back out again to my yoga class.

I'll reply to you all when I get back in tonight.


Hi Eviscera,

The link was great. I've learned stuff about colors that I never even considered before when taking a shot...............thanks for that Smile I think it's helpful for photographers to know about color combinations and such.

Thanks for looking at my PF - I'm dead chuffed that you like my work. I feel that some of my shots aren't much cop , but once in a while I seem to produce the odd one with some merit. I'm very grateful for all of the help I receive on here.


Hi Ian,

Thanks for your nice comment.

Quote:The brush is spot on unless you could have got a cat to sit there

I couldn't find a cat for this shot but.........................................hope you look at my next upload!


Hi Pablo,

Thanks for your helpful critique.

I think you do have a good point about the crop, and I'll give it a try.

I hope you're keeping well.

Great to hear from you.


Hi Nezih,

Quote:and you made it very nice.

It's very nice to receive positive comments like yours.

Thanks for the encouragement.


Hi Lavina,

Thanks for taking the time to look and leave your nice comments.


Hi Tony,

Quote:simple does

Agreed GrinGrinGrinGrin


Hi Willie,

Thanks for the mod............yes my shot does need warming up a little more.

Ta for the tip on the barrel distortion, and showing me that it can be corrected.

Cheers Willie

Hi Frank,

Thanks for your positive critique. I agree that the shot needs warming up a little bit more. I didn't notice it until I saw Willie's mod.



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