Misty York Minster

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Spent a few days in York and took the camera along - just in case.

I got a few weird looks as I had to lay on the floor to get the shot - but I was off to the side of the cycle path so avoided getting run over :)

Lots of cyclists going past in hi-vis jackets but I waited for a more subdued subject on an old bike.
Misty Minster
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“Cracking” shot, with the first presentation being my fav’.

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Nice enough exposure wise- but those converging verticals on the Building do nothing for this image Im afraid

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I wanted to get the whole building front into the shot to show the mist in the background - so angling the lens up was my only option as I had no wider lens. Wider would also have made the cyclist smaller in the frame.

I wanted the effect to form a lead through the image. Everything leading right to left into the distance. I can see how it would not be liked by some but it was part of my artistic vision for the shot.

You have a valid point though :)
 
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I wanted to get the whole building front into the shot to show the mist in the background - so angling the lens up was my only option as I had no wider lens. Wider would also have made the cyclist smaller in the frame.

I wanted the effect to form a lead through the image. Everything leading right to left into the distance. I can see how it would not be liked by some but it was part of my artistic vision for the shot.

You have a valid point though :)
I think the converging verticals lend an element of dominance to the image.

If you lay on the ground (or even just stand) and look up at a tall building, the verticals converge naturally due to perspective.
To apply correction so that the building appeared upright would look most unnatural.
 
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I think the converging verticals lend an element of dominance to the image.

If you lay on the ground (or even just stand) and look up at a tall building, the verticals converge naturally due to perspective.
To apply correction so that the building appeared upright would look most unnatural.
I completely disagree. Building is upright and is perceived as such. Anything else is breaking the reality. The photo is still clearly fixable in that regard.

Otherwise I think it's a great capture
 
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Perspective means the verticals converge.
Your eyes obviously work differently to mine.
it is not about eyes and RAW unprocessed visual data at all. Visual cortex does a lot of very complex processing and yes, you are therefore always fully aware it is a proper upright building.

Let me give you some other examples. Indoors you should see windows as nearly pure white when indoors. Yet you don't.
 
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