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Parisienne Walkways (10)

Parisienne Walkways (10)
Copyright ©2006, Eugene Donohoe HoF Win ¤1 $

Sacre Coeur. Artists galore.

Photographer: Eugene Donohoe HoF Win ¤1 $
Folder: Eugene Donohoe - Misc Rated
Uploaded: 2006-May-14 05:57 EDT
Current Rating: 9.20/5 (Weighted rating: 8.67)
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Camera: Olympus E-1
Lens: Olympus 11-22mm f2.8/3.5
Lens Adapter: None
ISO: 100
Aperture: f6.3
Shutter Speed: 1/200
Focal Length: 11
Flash: No
Tripod/Monopod: No
Critique Level: Dead Honest Critique

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Thank you very much Pascal! It means a lot to me that you would rate and comment as you have done.

Eugene Donohoe HoF Win ¤1 $ at 07:28 EDT on 2006-May-14 [Reply]


Excellent indeed......

vaggelis fragiadakis HoF Win ¤ $1 $ at 07:35 EDT on 2006-May-14 [Reply]


And also to you Vaggelis - many thanks.

Eugene Donohoe HoF Win ¤1 $ at 07:50 EDT on 2006-May-14 [Reply]

My eyes are escaping...

Production-wise, this is quite an interesting image, Eugene. There seems to be reasonably strong light on the Sacred Heart Basilica while the man and foreground appear to be in bright shade. And there's no strong demarcation between the light and the shadow. Just an observation, no criticism at all. It does give the picture an impression of being two differently lit scenes. It has a full range of tones and nice sharp details.

Compositionally, I think it works quite well though it doesn't feel all that compelling. Lots of details but no compositional lines taking the lead. The split in the 'flow' of the pavers does seem to contribute to this lack of strength IMO. The man is walking out of the image and there's nothing wrong with that (It's fortunate how his head is caught against a darkish BG). However, as my eyes roam over the image there are lots of places for me to 'escape' through the borders. I think it needs some device to channel the viewer's attention. Perhaps a vignette or a tighter crop? I'm not sure.

Rob Smith HoF Win ¤ $1 at 23:25 EDT on 2006-May-14 [Reply]


My brain, unlike Rob's (so sharp and full of constructive comments), told me that there is no need for me to visit Paris, for I will never produce (or reproduce) creative and fascinating images at all these tourist spots like what you did. I guess your choice of square crop is for the consistency for the series? Love it, although I kind of see a possibility of a portrait crop too. But from the series standpoint, this is the way to crop.

Jyh-Lurn Chang HoF Win ¤1 at 01:12 EDT on 2006-May-15 [Reply]


Very fine image in your series. I especially enjoy the conversion.

Grant Mundell ¤1 at 04:34 EDT on 2006-May-15 [Reply]


Rob, Lewis, Grant

Many thanks to you all for your commenst.

Rob; A big thank you for your comments here and also for going back to earlier images in the series to comment. A very detailed critique which I appreciate. For sure this is not one of the stronger images in my series and I think you have picked up on that. Its not riveting subject matter but I was hoping to get a reasonable image and this is probably as good as it was going to get for me here. It's a challenging basillica. I didnt want to get a wide view like a postcard job so decided to zoom in and took advantage of the street artist' presence for the human interest. A few moments before and after there was quite a crowd so I was lucky. The vignetting idea is a very good one and one that I shall experiment with. Thanks for that. The exit lines dont really bother me although I do see what you are getting at. All in all a very constructive critique. Thanks!

Thanks also to you Lewis for your suggestions and comments. Yes I decided to keep with the square format to keep the series consistent. Really appreciate your feedback.

Grant; thanks also to you for your complimentary feedback.

Eugene Donohoe HoF Win ¤1 $ at 14:11 EDT on 2006-May-15 [Reply]