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Old 02-12-2010, 04:32 AM
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The image below was captured at St Louis' Union Station in the Grand Hall. The reason I took the photo was to attempt to capture the feeling of standing there, viewing the play of light on the architectural forms. I did manipulate the image in order to bring it closer to what I actually saw. The sun was beaming in from the West, illuminating the entire hall in a golden glow.
  • Do I have a correct amount of contrast/shadow?
  • Do the highlights on the left distract your eye in an unpleasant way?
  • Does it look "real" or over processed?
  • How is the color balance?
  • Does the inclusion of the lightpoles near the bottom take away from or add to the image?
  • Do you see "enough" of the Hall?
    • Does the image serve a purpose? Is it print-worthy?
  • Anything else you'd care to add

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Old 02-12-2010, 04:50 AM
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It looks good to me. The bright windows are natural. The hint of detail in them helps. I don't see overprocessing. Noit knowing the subject, I can't evaluate the color balance. Since the light globes are part of the building, they should be shown. I would like to see more of the hall. This nice shot of the ceiling is just a teaser. In this instance, a perfectly balanced shot works well.
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Old 02-12-2010, 02:58 PM
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  • Do I have a correct amount of contrast/shadow?
Yes
  • Do the highlights on the left distract your eye in an unpleasant way?
No
  • Does it look "real" or over processed?
No, it is fine.
  • How is the color balance?
Assuming the building is a kind of gold colour, it seems fine.
  • Does the inclusion of the lightpoles near the bottom take away from or add to the image?
With this crop, they are distracting.
  • Do you see "enough" of the Hall?
No. I would want to see where the floor is and the walls supporting the ceiling. Or just the ceiling alone.
  • Does the image serve a purpose? Is it print-worthy?
Your call. It doesn't do much for me.
  • Anything else you'd care to add
A tilt-shift lens to correct perspective distortion is often useful for architecture images.
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Old 02-12-2010, 04:45 PM
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Thanks Fred & Jim..quite helpful
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