Ctritique Salford

Discussion in 'Critique my photographs' started by Andy Grundy, Jan 23, 2014.

  1. Well, OK, maybe not give a critique of Salford. I don't want to encourage people to get angry, so just critique a small set of photos taken around the Media City area the other night. Let me know what you think, and be brutal if you like.....

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  2. i'm liking the black and white one the most.
     
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  3. Composition wise I'd agree that I like the B&W one the most.

    But overall I like the first one the most, for me if your gonna do night city photography then it has to be colourful and the blue underside of the bridge certainly is that. I also like how it's clearly a long(ish) explosure image (I'm always a suckers for long exposure water images) and that it's not landscape (most people seem to think everything other than people should be landscape view).

    If I was to offer any kind of critique it would be that the last image kinda leaves me confused, I don't get what I'm meant to be looking at. Is it the ghosting of the people moving around? Is it the circular paved area? Is it the blue lines of the building behind? Not saying it's a bad image just one that I get nothing from.
     
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  4. Cheers fellas. @Batty79 you've sort of summed my own feelings about the last shot too. I was in two minds about whether to include it or not as it really didn't work out the way I'd intended. The place is a theatre and i really wanted to shoot the whole square filled with moving people coming out after the show. Unfortunately I was about a minute too late and missed the main rush completely!

    I agree on the 'landscape' 'portrait' debate too. I personally prefer to shoot a lot of landscapes in, so called, 'portrait' orientation as it tends to show more depth when you've got a big view to shoot.

    Glad you both like the black and white one too. I really wanted to get out of the habit of shooting the obvious and try and do something I'd not done before so happy it worked out :)
     
  5. Great photos... I agree with the other guys. The B&W one is my favorite followed closely by the first one. The blue light is perfect for that image. Well done..

    Adam
     
  6. I don't think a landscape has to be in landscape orientation. If that was the case then ansel adams got it all wrong!
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    I think it very much depends on the the environment. Though I will say that when shooting portrait for a 'landscape' shot I feel that it needs to lead the eye more than one taken as landscape.

    As for the pics, I like them all. I too prefer the B&W one the most.
    I think the last one is your weakest. I think the reason @Batty79 is confused is because it lacks a focal point. The problem with city shots is that there's so much going on, it's hard to concentrate on one thing. I think it would have been stronger if the angle of the building was tighter or maybe focus more on the people instead. Hoping that is coming across as constructive!
     
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