Timothy Morton, APSA  

an ALLEY off LOCKE STREET by Timothy Morton, APSA

February 2021 - an ALLEY off LOCKE STREET

About the Image(s)

With COVID-19 regulations and Quebec going into stronger lock down steps, this image was capture on my return walking in the alley to keep away from people because of social distancing.

I only had my p/s camera and not my tripod with my panoramic head so I hand held a series of portrait captures and once home used Adobe Photoshop to create the panoramic image, and once this done re-sized to ? x 1000 px, and saved as JPEG which I then opened in Corel PaintShop Pro X9 and used the template of nighteffect and clicked on saved with a new name in JPEG for the image.

In the days of COVID-19 one as to deal with stuff and sometimes use templates which may cheating but one doesn’t wish to but I don't real want try for a night image at this time or raid my files for old images.

5 comments posted

Judith Ponti-Sgargi   Judith Ponti-Sgargi

This is a dark image taken at night. There are no visual clues that it might be a night time image i.e. artificial light, fire, even a flashlight to illuminate the scene. I took it into PS and increased the exposure. The result is the image had more exposure and one might think it is a late afternoon image where your exposure was too low. I do not think use the night effect template helped this image.

I commend you for putting together a panorama. Looking at the lighter exposure, one sees bowing in the fence posts. I took the image into PS, and used grid lines and transform>warp to see if I could straighten the posts. It is possible and a better option than using something like transform auto in LR.

You have made good use of the leading line of the sidewalk, the lines in the fences and the repetition in the lines in the fences to lead the eye through your composition. The receding lines give a good sense of depth.

Next time you do this image, you might consider creating a symmetrical composition and use your tripod to line up the fences equiditant.   Posted: 02/07/2021 14:40:04

Barbara Dunn   Barbara Dunn
A desolate scene, with the fences leading us to the end of the alley. I like the night effect; the panorama format lets us see the entire capture, making the end point seem very far away.   Posted: 02/08/2021 18:26:12

Paul Swepston   Paul Swepston
definitely captures the mood. I hope it is a safe neighborhood.   Posted: 02/11/2021 13:54:36

Wendy Stanford   Wendy Stanford
Hi Tim, a very atmospheric image, with a wonderful leading line that goes on, the bare trees add wonderfully, great idea putting into panorama, I find the building on the left a little distracting and perhaps a vignette on each end would keep your eye going down the laneway.   Posted: 02/11/2021 20:18:59

Steven Wharram   Steven Wharram
Very moody and atmospheric. I hope it's safe walking down there. It is a little dark, even for a night time image, but I guess that adds to the mood. I would crop a little from the top though as there are buildings on both the far right and left of centre which are just a little distracting once you notice them.   Posted: 02/12/2021 08:21:53


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