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25th March 2011, 03:00 PM
Here is a shot I took at the University of Greenwich in London purely for the purposes of an online photo assignment on another website I frequent. It's not the sort of shot that I would usually take so any C&C would be greatly appreciated.
| Nikon D90 | 18-105mm @ 105mm | f/20 | 1/100sec | ISO 200 | Converted RAW to B&W in ACR and cropped and sharpened in CS5
25th March 2011, 03:18 PM
Nice. I like the perspective and the use of repetitive elements. I think you did great on this assignment of yours, Tommy. Cheers!
25th March 2011, 03:21 PM
I like it, Tommy. Photo assignments are so great, in that they make us step outside our box or comfort zone.
26th March 2011, 11:18 AM
Thanks you two for the comments!
Yeah I am pleased with the way this came out. The assignment is "columns and shadows", so i gave them er... columns and shadows! :P
It's true that these kind of assignments are great as I would never have thought about taking this kind of shot, and I could have walked past them a hundred times without thinking about this shot.
26th March 2011, 11:39 AM
Just as an aside from the cleaness of this image, you might want to keep even your B&W images as RGB's. They tend to print better and definitely keep a higher degree of resolution for sharpening and Web reduction (more pixels to work with). Grayscale loses a lot of image quality.
26th March 2011, 12:19 PM
I like your photo and I think it certainly depicts columns and shadows; however, my eye wanders the photo looking for something to 'break' the pattern of the columns and shadows. I end up wondering if the holes in the first full column are bulletholes. (I've probably been watching too many movies lately).
26th March 2011, 07:37 PM
That's a powerful abstract image. What is the assignment that you have been asked to carry out?
27th March 2011, 01:00 PM
Thanks for the tip Chris
@ John, I take your point, however that is sort of what I wanted - a purely repetetive abstract image.
@ Donald, thanks for your comments. The online assignment is just a monthly themed assignment on another forum that I go to. The theme this month is "columns and shadows". It's quite good as it gets you out there shooting things that you perhaps wouldn't ordinarily think of shooting.
27th March 2011, 04:52 PM
In that case, this is an excellent image. If you're working on a pre-defined assignment, in the same way as you'd be working on a commission - you've got to deliver what is requested/being paid for. This is a high quality image that delivers on the brief.
Originally Posted by RockNGoalStar
Last edited by Donald; 27th March 2011 at 06:07 PM.
27th March 2011, 07:35 PM
That's very kind. Thank you.
It sounds strange but it means a lot to hear someone like you say something like that