Started Dec 15, 2017 | Discussions thread
ctlow Contributing Member • Posts: 611
Re: #364|Atmosphere

BostonBoy wrote:

From my recent trip to Asia - nice, comfy restaurant, great people, good food - I finally processed it at home. I really liked the light, shot wide open.


Wow! That is an interesting shot. I am gradually seeing how colour can sometimes distract from the essential message of an image, and I think this is a great example.

This is a very busy image. A commonly-heard photographic precept is "simplify", which I think that you have accomplished, in that a theme I see is ... "busy"!

I was skeptical about the wide-open aperture, but i) you did what you had to do to get the shot, and ii) it's fine anyway. At higher magnification, the more distant parts of the photo are OOF, which is less obvious when viewed smaller, and works well regardless.

A question often in my mind with "art" photography is "why". This is not living-room art (is it?). Apart from presenting it in a forum like this to fellow photographers, for which I thank you, do you have an intended use for it?

Is there more to learn about this from you? Why were you there, what about it appealed to you, how did you choose the settings, the framing ... ?

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