Nan Belli  

Rainy night in the city by Nan Belli

March 2023 - Rainy night in the city

March 2023 - Nan Belli


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Rainy Night in the City
Camera: Sony a6300
Description: Photo was taken on a photo walk during the PSA conference in Pittsburgh in October of 2017. As soon as we left to go on the walk, it started raining and we took cover under the awnings of Heinz Hall. I saw the lady crossing the street with an umbrella and took the photo.

7 comments posted

Diana Magor   Diana Magor
I still prefer night shots in colour because I like the reflections which show up so well on the wet street. I started wondering which would be a better crop and in the end, I thought your crop was still too busy so I decided a massive crop off the left side so that the words Six Penn are retained as this then emphasises the person with the umbrella and creates a triangle between the sign, the person and the car. I felt the left side was rather uninteresting, although the original shows a man running and he might have been a feature if he'd been a bit further into the frame.   Posted: 03/09/2023 06:13:07
Dr Somdutt Prasad
Can we see your crop please?
  Posted: 03/15/2023 11:31:48
Diana Magor   Diana Magor
I have done two versions. The first is as I suggested initially and the second is even more draconian as well as lightening the central figure to help her stand out. Sorry Nan, I have demolished your original image!   Posted: 03/16/2023 05:48:18
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Diana Magor   Diana Magor
  Posted: 03/16/2023 05:48:48
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Wes Odell   Wes Odell
There is a lot of interest here in "street photography" and this really qualifies. I like the crop suggestion of Diana's, however, and in order to zero in better on the primary subject. And the left doesn't add anything to the main story. I like the conversion to B&W.
  Posted: 03/09/2023 17:37:25

Stephen Levitas   Stephen Levitas
Diana has nailed the crop. I agree. I also like the monochrome.   Posted: 03/12/2023 22:35:53

Tom McCreary   Tom McCreary
I like Diana's crop. I like the color better, but if you do use color, then the crop is more important to get rid of the people on the left. The reds, yellow and orange colors blend nicely.   Posted: 03/13/2023 10:25:46


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