Jen Carrick  


Untitled by Jen Carrick

June 2020 - Untitled

About the Image(s)

London houses framed by railway bridge
1/350, 5.6, 28.9 mm, Iso 640


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6 comments posted

Don Crow   Don Crow
At a workshop we were once told that no part of your image should not add to the overall image. You have accomplished this. Your image is well framed, sharp, well processed. I find myself looking about the image for another interesting thing. It holds my attention.
Nice shot!   Posted: 06/07/2020 20:34:52

Albert Zabin   Albert Zabin
I think this is a very fine photograph for all the reasons that Don laid out. I think the houses would benefit by a touch more conrast   Posted: 06/11/2020 20:07:51

Jack Florence Jr   Jack Florence Jr
What I find special about this, Jen, is the way the garage frames the scene. You've presented it at an angle, so it's not overly obvious. In fact, there are lots of nice angles and lines if one looks around. Photographers have different opinions on graffiti, I'm not a big fan of it unless it's the subject of the image, because anything that looks like text has me trying to figure out what it says, distracting from the cityscape behind it in this case.   Posted: 06/14/2020 17:40:36

John Erve   John Erve
Jen, The framing of your subject, the houses, works very well and it draws me in and makes me feel like I am there. There is a nice tone range of blacks and whites and I like how I can sense the textures of this park of London. I might consider cloning out the antenna that hits the bridge. Thanks for sharing this one.   Posted: 06/21/2020 16:01:43

Ed Ford   Ed Ford
I think you had a great idea and a great subject - one I would not have thought of doing - my thinking is too narrow sometimes.

I really like the sky and the tonality of the image. I also like the clear, crisp detail in the houses - the brickwork, roofs, plants and graffiti.

I do wish that you had a slightly different angle on the image so that the houses on the other side of the leg on the right did not show and also that the frame for the houses in front of the viewer did not get interrupted at the top left corner.

Thank you very much for sharing it with us Jen.
  Posted: 06/21/2020 21:08:33

Adrian Binney   Adrian Binney
This is a very nice and interesting urban study Jen and very well seen and taken, with you natural frame. There are interesting Victorian chimneys to enjoy, graffiti (which is somehow appropriate to the setting and adds story to the scene.

I too found the tv aerial a nuisance as it's not quite all there, but that's a minor point.

Definitely better in B&W and I like how you have processed it - it's 'believable'.   Posted: 06/25/2020 11:43:33