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    Comments greatly appreciated.

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    lacks the impact, as a wallpaper maybe ok, but as a picture, its too uniform that have nothing that really grabs the attention.
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    Works well for me. Kept me looking at it for quite a while. The lighter colored window grills etc made me look all over and started to have a 3D feel :P

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    Quote Originally Posted by ndroo View Post
    Works well for me. Kept me looking at it for quite a while. The lighter colored window grills etc made me look all over and started to have a 3D feel :P
    U see tetris?
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    Quote Originally Posted by Del_CtrlnoAlt View Post
    U see tetris?
    Ya! Ya!

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    ah great glooming depression ... effective if that was your intention. technically indeed v flat but the flatness is part of the composition, so thats ok.

    the thing not going for it is the uneven vignetting and more importantly, in my view, some solitary point of interest to hold the entire pic together.

    For example a big bowl of plain rice is not very interesting, but if there is a just a single rose petal scatter on the rice, it gives it the tension needed for an exciting picture.

    Here maybe some selective colourisation, some small but very bright light, or a single solitary person etc ... So thats the little thing I think missing ...
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    My personal interpretation is to do with compartmentalisation - the syndrome that happens to all of us in today's urban world.

    I kind of like it, actually. =D Is pretty gloomy, but as someone has mentioned, it's all gloom, nothing pretty attention-grabbing.

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    It works very well for me, the gloom was a good one, because i cant see any urban things with color in this building, very nice details, very nice composition, bro what camera are you using and what settings?

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    Gives me the feeling of being overcrowded and conveys the "bane" well. It's depressive. Can try adding more contrast to compare the mood? I suspect it will look more "shocking".
    "...not taking what one doesn't desire is the hardest thing in the world" - Albert Camus

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    Is this building somewhere near Outram MRT? The building looks straight, which is not easy to capture unless you have a high view-point. And where you shooting from?
    Anyway, I kinda like this pic. I think you should change this title instead.
    For my case when shooting buildings, I like to show light & shadow to it. This will make it more 3D in a sence. Do include people in it too (if there is).
    Do try more different mood to it. Even can shoot if there's light rain, evening or night scene to this building too.
    Hope you have fun experimenting. Cheers dude.
    Last edited by Spectrum; 22nd February 2007 at 01:58 AM.

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    man. this place brings back alot of memories for me. Pearl bank building. Sigh....

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    oh beautiful!!!! it's a great image!!!

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    What would have been excellent is if, right in the middle, there's one brightly illuminated window with a silhouette of a person.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Rashkae View Post
    What would have been excellent is if, right in the middle, there's one brightly illuminated window with a silhouette of a person.
    how big u wan tis pic to be then?
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    Quote Originally Posted by Del_CtrlnoAlt View Post
    how big u wan tis pic to be then?
    Same size. But that one bright spark of warm yellow color will make quite a big impact.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Rashkae View Post
    Same size. But that one bright spark of warm yellow color will make quite a big impact.
    then how u know its silouette or a piece of sensor dust?
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    Quote Originally Posted by Del_CtrlnoAlt View Post
    then how u know its silouette or a piece of sensor dust?
    My eyes are sharp. Considering the size of the windows in the central section of the pic, a human shape would be very easy to recognize.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Rashkae View Post
    My eyes are sharp. Considering the size of the windows in the central section of the pic, a human shape would be very easy to recognize.
    your monitor sharp enuff?
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    Quote Originally Posted by Del_CtrlnoAlt View Post
    your monitor sharp enuff?
    1680x1050 in a 15.4" package.

    Yes, very sharp.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Del_CtrlnoAlt View Post
    lacks the impact, as a wallpaper maybe ok, but as a picture, its too uniform that have nothing that really grabs the attention.
    Thanks for your comment. Do you think it'll be better to have a brighter midpoint for the vigenetting?

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