Urban Desert, W. Fisher St., Salisbury, NC 2008

by Kelly Landrum

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Gallery: Abstracts

Tags: seeking critique

Category: Landscape

Exif Information:
Make : Canon
Model : Canon EOS-1Ds Mark II
Date Time Original : 2008-04-02 21:20:10
Focal Length : 24/1
Shutter Speed Value : 1/8192
Exposure Time : 1/8000
Aperture Value : 4.0
F Number : 4.0
Iso Speed Ratings : 800
Flash : 16
Metering Mode : 3
Orientation : 1
X Resolution : 72.0000000
Y Resolution : 72.0000000
Software : Adobe Photoshop CS2 Windows

Published: Friday 2nd of July 2010 09:50:39 PM


Wouter Willemse


The photo leaves me a bit with split thoughts on it (and maybe that's a good thing).

On the one side, it has an almost brutal simplicity; makes it in a way a pretty hard and in-your-face photo. Everything is geometrical, and the black and white makes it even more so.

On the other hand, it's very lifeless, and maybe a bit too much so.


There is, to me, a certain sadness in this scene; the (to me) uninspiring architecture, the lifelessness, the emptiness.... If that's your intended effect, it works well. But maybe it's just a bit too hard at it; maybe a little sign of life would just have mellowed it down a little. Well, it also depends on what you were after when you made it, of course.

Landrum Kelly

Thanks, Wouter.  I suppose that it depends on what you bring to the photo.  I rather liked the stark simplicity of it.


Landrum Kelly
W. Fisher St., Salisbury, NC 2008 Comments welcome.