Make : NIKON CORPORATION
Model : NIKON D800
Date Time Original : 2013-03-28 15:01:31
Exposure Time : 1/500
F Number : 5.0
Iso Speed Ratings : 100
Orientation : 1
X Resolution : 72.0000000
Y Resolution : 72.0000000
Copyright : Copyright 2013 Wolfgang Arnold - CC BY-SA 3.0
Software : Aperture 3.4.5
Published: Wednesday 21st of August 2013 04:06:25 PM
i find this photo to be very clean and i dont think the windows above are needed...perhaps just to crop to leave in the white as a frame or border? the photo caught my eye.
I love the various textures and soft & attractive (slightly desaturated) colors in this intriguing 'cacophony' of a composition. The wet dark ground anchors the picture nicely.
I sense that you very carefully framed this.
Initially (and still feel like this a bit...) I debated about whether or not having included that partial row of windows above works, as it seems to compete with other elements in your photo somehow...
(removing it makes for a more simple, purer feel...perhaps stronger......? Yet, as I said, I'm still not sure about that. It might need to grow on me more :-)
It's a picture that makes the eye wander around - there is a lot to see and take in...
The reflection in the right window pane is particularly lovely & adds a sense of depth.
Wolfgang and Marjolein
Sorry to disturb...;-))but for me the original works better composition wise. With the windoes line, it is kind of an ' answer" to the dark floor ,as well as the window with part of a lanscape.Real nicely observed with the right time for the garbage...;-))nice color palette as well.
What a feast of geometrics, textures, soft pastels, and all softened by the random snow. The trash receptacle is an added treat. I like the photo as you've presented it. That sliver of windows at the top provides context and balance. Nice reflection in the window as Marjolein mentioned. Well done. ~~~~~L
Wolfgang, I tried that exact crop you proposed and for some reason it didn't get me too excited...
My idea of a crop would have been more radical : halfway lined-up on the clock - numbers 3 & 9... (& lose the title...)
However, & as mentioned before, I'm still warming up to the original photo & it's slowly growing on me actually as I do like the horizontal panes versus the vertical ones....Yet, they still seem to be leading me out of the frame somehow...
(Of late, I've refrained pretty much from cropping my own pictures as well)
many thanks for your comment - I see your point. I left the row of windows at the top, because I didn't want to crop too tightly near the clock (and didn't want to use excessive photoshopping). But maybe it works if the small line of window-frame is left (see attached).
Most important elements to me are the clock, the lamp and the dustbin with it's pictogram (the person dropping three objects).