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Fine_Ad7775

Hi. I captured this on my mobile today and edited in lightroom mobile :) I like the way shadows are playing in this picture and would like some critique. Like the picture itself or the monochrome edit. Any feel to it? Any kind of critique would be helpful. I m a beginner at photography and editing too :) Thank you in advance :) Have a nice day!


xokexoke

Looks like a solid photo. I like the choice of B&W, it's cropped just right, and the shadows look great. I can't think of anything to improve


Fine_Ad7775

Thank you!!!


VeraMar

Ideally it would have made it better if the subject was on the right-hand side where you have shadows acting as leading lines into him. It also feels oddly weighted having the subject walking left out of the frame but they are close to the left (again, just further stating he probably would have fit better on the right). Not a deal breaker by any means, just food for thought. I still enjoy the rest of the shot


Fine_Ad7775

!CritiquePoint Thank you!! That's an interesting insight to me. Will be helpful :)


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Sorry_Sorry_Im_Sorry

Here's what that looks like (forgive the crappy photoshop) [https://imgur.com/a/2wnaX8d](https://imgur.com/a/2wnaX8d) u/Fine_Ad7775 (sorry for editing your image - only did so for the example)


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Fine_Ad7775

Thanks! No worries :) this is helpful!


Quirky-Ad5417

Beautiful as it is. Since you as for comments, I wonder what it would look like with a perfectly clear sky, or really dramatic thunder clouds.


Fine_Ad7775

Thank you! I guess I have to go there again :)


Quirky-Ad5417

If it's close, I would.


Fine_Ad7775

Yes it is, 5 stops from my home :)


Sorry_Sorry_Im_Sorry

Did a crappy photoshop with some different clouds and also made the building a tad darker than the guitarist and moved the guitarist to the right side. (sorry OP for the edits) [https://imgur.com/a/qdG9Dwc](https://imgur.com/a/qdG9Dwc)


RealRealMatureMature

I think this photo would be gorgeous without the person. The shadows and lines are wonderful. I think the character of the man-with-guitar detracts from the composition.


Fine_Ad7775

Oh really? Thanks for letting me know about it :)


the-great-nerd

Looks pretty sick but I'd make the guy with the gutar pop a bit more by darkening the background ever so slightly. I didn't see him at all first look


Fine_Ad7775

Ok. Thanks for letting me know!! I will try to use some masks and see what's happening :)


AlabasterOctopus

I mean, maybe more evenly set clouds but how you gon predict that ya know? I think this is great.


Fine_Ad7775

Thanks!!


madthewicked

The visual weight of the light in the bottom makes it look like its tilting to the right. A little bit more of ground can make a nice difference, but thats just about it. Overall a great composition and use of contrast.


mgyro

Very nice. Half second later w dude at full stride tho, bc both feet together for me is a mental trip. Love the framing, the stasis of the building w the movement of the human. Unless you meant the cultural stop.


ShortChngeHero

This is some album art right here.


Fine_Ad7775

Thankss!!


screwikea

There's a lot to like about this - the time of day and angle are perfect. Black and white are good choices. There's a different crop to be had where you can throw things onto the thirds or golden spiral - it's not a significantly different crop, but it's available. These styles of photos can benefit from adhering to those ideas. As is, the moment was about a second earlier - the person is crowding the window with their head.


talosf

As others have said, there’s a lot to like here and with some more work this composition would be even better, IMHO. That said, I’m not sure what the subject is here: guitar guy or building/shadows. I’m not sure the guitar guy really adds much. He’s framed into a space and not big enough or well defined enough to really engage me yet he does manage to add some unneeded tension to the image. To me, he’s an unwelcome distraction to the real subject and could be omitted without losing anything. I like the building a lot but it too could use a little help. The human eye is always drawn to the brightest contrast in a image, and here you have a large black steeple against a pale sky. It’s the first place your eye stops but it’s dead center in the photo and makes that part of the image feel fixed and static, working against the movement of the diagonals. To compensate, move the steeple about about half way to the rigt of the image so it’s on the right 1/3 vertical. That big blank white wall on the right isn’t really contributing much and so a little less of it won’t be a loss. Also, the steeple will then balance the shadow diagonals activity on the left. Making the building and roof complexity the main subject of the image by moving it somewhat towards the center of the image keeps your eye moving and exploring the rest of the image. Giving the whole shot some space on the left also gives you some natural framing as well. I’d try reshooting and playing with those ideas. I think you’ll find simpler but more careful composition will give you a stronger, more impactful image. Good luck and keep shooting!


Fine_Ad7775

!CritiquePoint Thanks for the detailed comment! I will try to work on it next time and see. This comment will be really helpful :)


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LapisLiesUsually

Balance is too heavy on left. Nice lines but over all lacking interest.


prss79513

I think the image would be stronger compositionally if the guy was on the right side of the frame. You have perfect leading lines set up via the shadow of the roof, so my eye is led to a giant empty space. The tones of the black and white are nice though you've got a good range of white, gray, and blacks


Fine_Ad7775

I will try this type of shot next time :) thank you for the idea


mcuttin

Absolutely beautiful image. IMO, nothing to add or change. It works so well because is BW. Color would have destroyed the shot.


Fine_Ad7775

Thanksss!!!!


nicknaclayton76

Gorgeous composition. Even the shadows are used to frame portions of the image (windows). The lone musician is perfectly placed in frame. Dunno what phone you have, but it is serving you well. Excellent editing - the image glows. The contrast is pleasant and all the many tones are balanced well.


Fine_Ad7775

Thank you!!! My phone is decently good when there is an enough sunlight :) bad when it's a little out, like rainy times and night times


Sophiya_Khan

The symmetry is on point!! :)) Overall 11/10


Fine_Ad7775

Thanks!!!🥺🥺


MeatDogma

This looks fun to sketch. Would you mind if I sketched it?


Fine_Ad7775

I wouldn't mind. Happy sketching!


MontEcola

​ I just read that it is edited on a mobile device. I am not sure how much can be done with that. I have a very large screen for edits, and am using a screen 20 times larger than my phone. Here are some things I would touch up. Clone out the little spike on the short roof. Touch up the windows. All black is a good look here. On the top right two windows, I am mixed. I might try them all black, and I might try to have the whites to come out strong in a 'one of these things is not like the others' type thing, or two of these things here. The solid line on the road is ok, I would clone out the broken line in the foreground. I might play around with darkening the shadows of the building, on the other part of the building. That is a strong element, and making it pop out would be good. If you do that, you might also darken the sky.


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Fine_Ad7775

Thank you! I will work on them and see what's happening :) And again yea mobile has it's own limitations :(


MontEcola

Thanks. Hey, I just re-read my comments. I somehow deleted the positives. Sorry about that. The photo has great shapes, and repeating elements. The upward point shapes work together well. And there are repeating elements that are both in a pattern, and out of that patter. It holds the eye well. The white and shadow make excellent contrast. This looks like it was meant to be a black and white. The whites and shadows balance well.


lighthouseheart

Looks like Ireland - makes me think of Hosier


Fine_Ad7775

It's in Germany :D