John Hackett  

Old versus New by John Hackett

May 2020 - Old versus New

About the Image(s)

Whilst in Birmingham (England) earlier this year we had a few bits of sunshine between the showers. This caught my eye the old against the new. I could not include any more lower down as fencing round construction work obscured the view.

6 comments posted

Peter Elliston   Peter Elliston
This an intriguing image as I cannot make out how the two correlate to each other? My first thought was that the spire was a reflection but I don't think that's it. Or is it somehow the other way round? Or maybe it's looking through a window, seeing the spire with the lights reflected in the glass you are looking through. Whatever, it's a puzzle! But interesting to look at. Sharp and good colour. Pity the top of the spreadsheet is not there but I guess from what you say you were pretty restricted. I would crop in and remove the white uprights or clone them out.   Posted: 05/06/2020 11:45:21
John Hackett   John Hackett
The 'spire' is in front of the large building, The sky and other buildings are reflections in the glass of the large building. The lights are in the large building.   Posted: 05/06/2020 13:23:59

Dick Perkins   Dick Perkins
John: It is a well captured image that I find difficulty liking for reasons hard to describe. I think the verticals in the background building are kind of disorienting to me because of problems with composition. Nice old building.   Posted: 05/06/2020 19:35:15

Sheldon Wecker   Sheldon Wecker
Interesting contrast between old and new architecture. Good tonal range. I find myself looking at the reflection of the old building in the glass of the new. Have you tried making that more prominent in post (and decreasing brightness of what I think are cieling lights which inside the new building)? Would moving right show more of the old building reflection?   Posted: 05/07/2020 12:45:14

Joe Kennedy   Joe Kennedy
John, I think your idea for an image was a good one, however the issue was the composition for me. I felt there was not enough of the reflected building to give the "Old/New" some definition. Also, the bright vertical in the new building were a distraction. I did go monochrome and burned down those verticals.   Posted: 05/07/2020 13:34:19
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Glenn Rudd   Glenn Rudd
For me, the image is too busy and the subject not clearly defined. Technically, it looks like a very good documentation shot.   Posted: 05/16/2020 08:31:24


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