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Copyright : Copyright 2015 Wolfgang Arnold - CC BY-NC-SA 4.0
Published: Tuesday 4th of August 2015 05:25:53 PM
Having the benefit of following your work makes all the difference in terms of my reaction to the foreground, which is that it's absolutely necessary. Not absolutely necessary to anyone who might have taken this picture, but necessary to your having taken it. Context is everything! The encroaching shadows has been a theme of yours and, in this case, the darker shadows more round and random relationship to the more geometric, lighter, colored shadow provides a story in itself. It also speaks of the natural and the man-made co-existing not only in our lives but in our frames. The crusty curb plays a nice dividing line.
I like this one a lot. A very sensitive and nuanced use of color to underscore a terrific composition.
Michael, Jack, Fred,
cropping 'generously' at the bottom like, Michael, you proposed would result in a different photo - probably still interesting because there is this shadow of the canopy touching exactly the base of the wall.
However, in this case, I'd rather stick to my composition. Because, Fred's analysis is (like so often) very accurate - shadows (and trees) are a recurring theme in photos - my eyes simply can't escape them... - and to me the dialogue between the two shadows is essential. Plus, the tree's shadow is a trace of an object outside the frame...
So, many thanks for your comments & thoughts!
A good one. With a generous crop from the bottom i think it will be a great one!!!
Keep on shooting.