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At the Mall

Postby Matt Quinn » Sun Nov 12, 2017 10:57 pm

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I went back to the Columbia,MD Mall yesterday to experiment with photos of the pillars and pipes and lights. I want to exclude people and store signs, something that was not very easy to do. And I also wanted to avoid hot spots from the gazillion lights. C&C very welcome. Matt
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Postby LindaShorey » Mon Nov 13, 2017 7:14 pm

An intriguing look most don't ever see. I really like the lines and patterns except...for the bright close triangle on upper left side. A tall, skinny crop to exclude it, or a landscape orientation of the bottom 2/3 work better for me. But there are so many fascinating designs here! Another possibility to retain your composition as-is would be to try darkening that piece (a very close lamp I guess that is, right?). But perhaps you like it for breaking the rhythm?
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Re: At the Mall

Postby Matt Quinn » Mon Nov 13, 2017 11:01 pm

LindaShorey wrote:An intriguing look most don't ever see. I really like the lines and patterns except...for the bright close triangle on upper left side. A tall, skinny crop to exclude it, or a landscape orientation of the bottom 2/3 work better for me. But there are so many fascinating designs here! Another possibility to retain your composition as-is would be to try darkening that piece (a very close lamp I guess that is, right?). But perhaps you like it for breaking the rhythm?


Thanks Linda. I attach the other effort I was thinking about, but I thought I would get folks' reaction to the lighter one. We seem to be thinking alike.
Columbia Mall 3 (1 of 1).jpg
What do you think about this one? Thanks. Matt
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Re: At the Mall

Postby LindaShorey » Tue Nov 14, 2017 1:02 am

Matt Quinn wrote:Thanks Linda. I attach the other effort I was thinking about, but I thought I would get folks' reaction to the lighter one. We seem to be thinking alike. What do you think about this one? Thanks. Matt
Love the dark drama, but it still has that pesky triangle intruding on upper left. I can't seem to un-see it :)
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Re: At the Mall

Postby Matt Quinn » Tue Nov 14, 2017 1:32 am

LindaShorey wrote:
Matt Quinn wrote:Thanks Linda. I attach the other effort I was thinking about, but I thought I would get folks' reaction to the lighter one. We seem to be thinking alike. What do you think about this one? Thanks. Matt
Love the dark drama, but it still has that pesky triangle intruding on upper left. I can't seem to un-see it :)


Linda, Either of these? I prefer the one in portrait mode.Matt
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Re: At the Mall

Postby LindaShorey » Tue Nov 14, 2017 1:51 pm

Matt Quinn wrote:Linda, Either of these? I prefer the one in portrait mode.Matt
Yes, the first is gorgeous IMO! Balanced composition with fascinating textures, lines and contrasts. Thank you :D
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Re: At the Mall

Postby Matt Quinn » Tue Nov 14, 2017 9:50 pm

Many thanks Linda for working me through this. I still hesitate; this has helped. Matt
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