Old House, West Side, 2003 (B&W)

by Kelly Landrum

old house west side bw seeking critique kelly landrum

Gallery: All of My [Early Digital] Life (2002-)

Tags: seeking critique

Category: Architecture

Exif Information:
Model : E-20,E-20N,E-20P
Date Time Original : 2003-02-24 23:08:14
Focal Length : 9/1
Exposure Time : 1/50
F Number : 2.4
Iso Speed Ratings : 80
Metering Mode : 5
Orientation : 1
X Resolution : 144.000000
Y Resolution : 144.000000
Software : Adobe Photoshop CS2 Windows

Published: Friday 1st of January 2010 11:13:26 PM


Sumon Mukherjee
Perfect presentation. Best regards.

Alf Bailey
Hi Landrum I think this B & W version works really well, I'm not a great fan of perspective correction, although there are times when it is a neccesity, in this image though I think the odd lines and distortion add to the character of this lovely old building and I wouldn't change it! Very Nice Work! Regards Alf

Landrum Kelly
Thanks, Alf. I shot this as wide as I could go and had little choice but to use it. Nonetheless, the original was not as terrible as I remembered without perspective correction. Here it is. --Lannie

Alf Bailey
Hi Lannie Thank You! For showing the original, and your right it ain't that bad at all, sometimes we are our own worst critics, and what we precieve in our own images as bad, hardly get noticed by others, or even if they do, some faults don't detract from the overall appearance, like this one. Kind Regards Alf

Landrum Kelly
Thanks, Alf. I guess when I saw the original full-sized, the right end seemed to be lifting off the ground. Not sure my "correction" was an improvement. I also don't really care for the aircraft vapor trails, but they do give a sense of contrast between old and new, I suppose. Esthetically, they do nothing for me. --Lannie

Landrum Kelly
Old House, West Side, 2003 (B&W) When I took this picture (early 2003), I did not have Photoshop, and so reworking this picture was simply not possible, since perspective correction was required. There might still be some strange lines and angles. Please let me have your opinions and suggestions. Almost seven years later, this particular shot of this house is finally being posted to the web. Please see this same folder for other angles on this house, as well as the color version of this shot.


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