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Great set of shots. The show of arms image is very interesting and I cannot see how it has been taken. That isn’t a sneaky way of asking how you took the shot. I like that it’s a great image but it has left me bamboozled as to how it was taken. Where are you in the photo? (No need to answer that). It is a compelling image that has drawn me in. The colour palette is great and as street photography goes, this is my favourite kind. The people remain anonymous even though they are the subject. Whatever and however you have created this image it is one I shall be pondering for a while.
Have a great day
Mr C :-)
Thanks Nigel. Always good to hear from you.
To spare you any further pondering, here’s how the final image came to be. I shot the windows at an angle, looking to my left down the station platform, once the train had arrived and people were waiting to board. Initially, I was drawn to the different shades of blue and didn’t realize until I was editing my images what a fascinating assortment of arm “parts” were framed by each window. Through extreme skewing, and horizontal perspective adjustment in PS Lens Correction, I was able to shift the composition from a strong diagonal to one in which the horizontal and perpendicular lines were parallel to the edges of the frame — and more like looking directly at framed pictures on a gallery wall. Any more of an angle and I probably wouldn’t have been able to pull it off. (I confess to being a “leveling” freak :)
The punning title was the last thing to fall into place.
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Brilliant. Thank you for unravelling that one. I’m guessing too that had the original angle been any steeper then the reflections in the finished image might have become quite distorted. You pulled it off perfectly.
I can also be a bit of a levelling freak as you put it. I think it is about fine tuning images and about how we can read them with fresh eyes after actually taking the photo. Sometimes even just the most subtle of changes can transform a photo. Taking time to see how an image can be improved or more finely tuned will often pay dividends and we learn a little in the process.
Coming up with titles for photos can be a tricky business and I enjoyed “Show of Arms”. I bet you were very happy when that one popped into your mind :-)
Keep on keeping on….
What PC said times 2!
Appreciate it, Ken. If you had the same question PC has, see my response to him.
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