Mary Sue Rosenthal  

Capital View by Mary Sue Rosenthal

March 2020 - Capital View

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Deion: 1/25 sec, f2.2, ISO 200, focal 4.2mm. Process in PS

5 comments posted

Ruth Sprain   Ruth Sprain
Where did you take your image? How wonderful to see the capital glowing through the window! To me, the light on the capital building is the most dramatic part of your image. I'd prefer that the view not include the ramp or extra divider of glass.   Posted: 03/18/2020 10:00:40

Lisa Cirincione   Lisa Cirincione
Very nicely done... I'm going to echo what Ruth said, where were you when you took this photo? and maybe crop out the ramp. Make the Capitol building stand out.   Posted: 03/18/2020 10:38:00
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Randolph Shine   Randolph Shine
When and were was the photo taken. Very usual prospective.
I agree with Lisa version being focus and the capital the subject of the photo.   Posted: 03/18/2020 11:44:58

LuAnn Thatcher   LuAnn Thatcher
Hello Mary Sue,

I like your nighttime street photography image. I appreciate how you captured the overhead light reflection in the windows as it frames the view outside well.

I am not bothered by the walkway because I see it contributing to the street story. If you take the walkway out, then you still have a portion of the handrail in the image, and then how do the overhead white lights fit into the scene, how would the photo explain them? So for me, all your elements are working together to build your story. These would be the things I would think about if I was to take this image.

Most importantly, the elements you have included tell the story of what you saw. What I have found in doing street photography is that minimalism isn't always as necessary as it is in other genres, because it's those tiny details that give you a sense of place in this photograph.

If you want to compromise, try to adjust the brightness level on the walking path in front that would be an option to consider.

One more question, what was your metering mode? Spot metering or matrix?

Best regards,
LuAnn   Posted: 03/25/2020 11:26:43

Kieu-Hanh Vu   Kieu-Hanh Vu
I guess that this is Kansas State Capitol Building, which has the dome similar to the Capitol in Washington, DC.
You have captured this image from different perspective, with the glass walls, the rails, and the reflection of the lights in circles (probably from the hotel). I'd prefer to focus closer to the Capitol because although it was lighted up at night, there are a lot of competing elements around it.   Posted: 03/28/2020 07:03:37


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