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andante

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Hello. I'd like to be critiqued on this shot. I wonder if the title actually fits the picture. This shot is taken underneath the Esplanade bridge.
I am trying to bring out the contrast between the disorderly arrangement of the lights and the orderly fashion of the bridge structure. Did that contrast seem obvious at a first glance?

Composition wise: would a tighter crop be better ?

Thanks in advance.
 

denniskee

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i dont feel anything disorderly about the lights. so cant feel the "luan zhong you xu".
 

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I like it. Although the horizontal lines arent exactly disorderly cos they dont slant or "mess" up very much.

The contrast however of the picture is nice.
 

Arterra

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I don't think the slanting of the lights are really that significant to point out the contrast.

Without looking at the description, I think it resemble a star trek gateway. Haha
 

n0d3

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I don't know...the lights seem to be too distracting IMO.
 

phazed1

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May I suggest that it maybe worthwhile to think along these lines - that the 'disorder' was not intentional. The high contrast actually makes a person want to see more 'disorderliness' against the rigid concrete structure, so for me that seemed to place the tilted lights in a dilemma. My 2 cents worth (in 3rd world currency). :embrass: Lovely shot by the way. I like it.
 

andante

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Thank you all for the kind critic and comments.
 

tortise

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While the picture on the whole makes my head spin and eyes strain quite a bit, i agree that there is alot of contrast in this picture.

- parallel lines at the bottom vs the slanted angles all around
- alternating dark and light regions
- the sharper focus at the bottom vs the blur around the top

Actually after the initial glance, where the lights jump out at me, i find my focus drawn/escaping to the lower third of the picture where focus is sharper and the eyes generally feel more comfortable (less strained).:cool: Would be great if someone or a cat happened to be pictured at around that location too.
 

Doughnuts

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i dunno about this pic.. but its not interesting enuff to even put it on a wallpaper.
 

suicyde240

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i dunno about this pic.. but its not interesting enuff to even put it on a wallpaper.
Yes once again we find insensitivity in a forum. sigh*

Great job to the TS, i think the pic is sublime! Wish i could get shots like that man!
 

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IMHO if the crest of the first arch was visible, that would frame the shot perfectly against the solid black at the bottom. Re-shoot?:think:

B&W tonal range is very pleasing and grain is nice.
 

deklan

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i like the shot, but there isnt enough Disorder, or any obvious Order for the title to work.
but anw, nice shot.
 

andante

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Hi all, thank you all for the comments, certainly welcome that any time. I suppose photography is a form of art and appreciation of art is subjective. Anyway I'm seeing more likes than dislikes so far :bsmilie:
I have problems giving titles to my shots all the time, perhaps its my poor command of English.
 

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