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  1. Nick Owen

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    Just trying something different. Comments and opinions welcome.

    China Town Chris & Amanda (LR) New Master(square).jpg
     
  2. Kodiak Qc

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    Outrageously charming and
    masterfully rendered! (y)(y)
     
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  3. Nick Owen

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    Thanks for the thumbs up Kodiak, I know this won't be to everyone's taste. :)
     
  4. sirch

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    Love it, a really strong image with a great sense of "time stands still"
     
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    Fantastic image Nick.....really keeps the eye on the image!
     
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  6. Nick Owen

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    Thanks Chris, and thanks for suggesting a much better title!
     
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    Andrew, thank you!
     
  8. cargo

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    I'm always drawn to these they look great. This seems really dark obviously because you wanted it that way and thats just fine because it works .

    Well done.

    Gaz
     
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  9. Nick Owen

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    I am, some would say unfortunately, drawn to the dark side...

    Thanks Gary, glad you feel it works.
     
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    I like it. It does work dark like that, but I'd be interested try out a version with more colour.
    I'd also want to put the couple in the centre.

    But that's just me ;)
     
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    Works for me Sir, great idea & well executed.(y)

    George.
     
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    Great shot, very creative and well executed
     
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  13. Nick Owen

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    Thanks Alistair, more colour? Heresy! As for placing the couple in the centre, the obvious choice true, which is why they aren't :)
     
  14. Nick Owen

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    Thank you George!
     
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    Much appreciated Steve!
     
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    It's your image ;)

    I would probably have shot a centred version as well then compared the two to see which worked better *for me*.
    But it's your shot, I can see the strength in that positioning.
     
  17. Pitter

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    It's a little dark for me too but otherwise very nicely caught.
     
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    The title says it all, well done. If it was me I would have cropped about a third of the top and left side, but the scene lends itself to many variations. Again, well done.
     
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  19. Nick Owen

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    Thank you, appreciate the feedback. I know it's not to everyone's taste.
     
  20. Nick Owen

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    Thank you Duncan, yes i agree it would probably work just as well with that suggestion, appreciate the feedback. I'll explain my reasons for the asymmetric composition next.
     
  21. Nick Owen

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    What makes you think I didn't Alistair? Perhaps my reply to you was a little flippant. Let me fully explain my thinking on creating this shot. The framing of the shot was carefully considered. I was using a tripod for the long exposure and the couple needed to be frozen during exposure. The first framing was the obvious one of centre stage for the couple. However, I didn't really want this shot to be all about the couple. It's not really a portrait of them. (If it was I could have used short DoF and made a pretty couple portrait easily enough) what I was after was more a street scene atmosphere in which they are a part off, almost seen accidentally. As if a viewer was looking at some street scene and caught a brief sight of a little 'moment' between a couple. In life, a viewer might be slightly uncomfortable to stare or be intrusive upon such a moment. So by placing them off centre compositionaly the vanishing point then is behind the couple and the main emphasise is more on the street scene. But the couple still draw the eye. So there is an intentional compositional conflict. Centre stage composition just looked and felt very static and less visually interesting. It became a straight couple shot and I quickly abandoned it for this. Hope this helps understand what I was trying to achieve!
     
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    Knowing what you were trying to achieve helps.
    I saw it as a portrait of a couple in a busy street scene and looking it that way, it seemed rather dark and odd that the main area of colour was the red lanterns and that the couple we're centre stage.
    But knowing your intention it now makes more sense; the scene, their placement, the colouring...

    Maybe I was thinking a bit too conventionally. ;)
     
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    Fantastic, I love that.
     
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    Thanks Rick!
     
  25. Nick Owen

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    It was an experiment and actually I agree it hasn't quite worked and don't think it's the best thing since sliced bread, but it's a learning process... Next time!
     

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