I noticed lots of hair-thin speckles in the black tones, so I meticulously edited this photograph to get rid of the tiny imperfections. What do you guys think? I appreciate your constructive critiques.
The extreme angle of perspective is so intriguing. I love how it establishes such a long distance in such a small amount of space. You feel alone looking at this scene. Like you're the only one here in this night, on this road, in this city.
You should have seen how busy it was. On the left (behind the train) there was a ton of traffic waiting to go and on the right, there was a big McDonalds parking lot that was packed. That street was untouched though.
Very, nice - I always like the blur type photos, and this one is quite uncluttered either by people or cars which makes a nice change. The choice of black and white I think works well for this pic. I am not normally a fan of really stark contrasts, but this works. Possibly play with the exposure a little as you're losing some of the details in the really bright sections.
I like this photo - its geometric lines add dynamism and the light reflections on the blurred train make for a nice effect. It's a really great capture with a unique atmosphere, and black and white was a good choice.
I feel there's a bit too much light area at the bottom, I'd crop off about a third of it, but it's just my personal preference.
Thank you for the comment. You guys and gals at ProjectComment always give great feedback. The area at the bottom is light, because it there was a thin layer of snow on the streets. It was taken late at night (around 11PM) and there were no cars on the road.
This is a lovely piece! I like your choice of black and white colors for this piece, as colors may have been a bit distracting to the eye. I've always thought B&W colors make the viewer really study the photo and notice all of details, especially in this case.
I also like the composition, and how the lines throughout the photo lead the viewer's eye in. The direction is great, as well as the sense of motion throughout the photo. The blur adds a neat effect and adds more..story? and atmosphere to the photo.
I'm not a huge fan of how the street lights are overexposed. They're pretty much just blobs of white that are a little distracting overall. I think it's great how the colors contrast in this photo, though.
Thank you for the comment! You could have written a critique haha. I really appreciate it. Do you think the photograph would look better if I edited the light bulbs out? The clone tool could help in that area.
I hve a thing for urban ruins and modern abandonment, and this sets that off for me. Seeing how stark and unwelcoming it looks, yet having the lights and movement really sets off how bare the scene is. Much liked.
I adore this piece. I have always been a fan of action shot photography. Especially in black and white. Gives it a haunting feel. The blur of this image and grain in it makes this piece what it is. If it was an HDR shot, I don't believe it would have had such an impact. I am a fan of film photography as well.
I just got given an entire darkroom setup and some old film cameras. I need to research film photography now so I can start doing this for a living, because honest to god, I am not getting where I want to be with my digital camera. It seems to me that a lot of people are transferring back to the basics when it comes to photography, I think this is much better anyways.
Thank you for the kind words! I actually prefer D-SLR cameras, because they are more advanced and immediate. I hate not knowing what the photo looks like after taking it!
I see you're using a power-shot though. You'll need something better if you want to make it a living. Don't let people tell you that "the camera doesn't matter." Technique and composition are crucial too, but if you have a high-end camera even the most boring macro shots will look more alive.
Yes I know I need something better. I just have no money to put into it right now because of my kid and another on the way lol. I just got back to work full time though and am hoping to have some money to put into a DSLR before this summer. I need something more for sure. Thx
A very powerful image indeed. The converging parallel lines draw the eye to the bright lights. Good use of natural lighting and congratulations in being able to visualise the image before reproducing it in camera. The totally black sky reinforces the viewers eye onto the main focus. I particularly enjoy the fact that the picture starts the mind wondering about where that train is going? What is it carrying? Why is it not stopping at this station? A technically challenging and thought-provoking image.