Lorna Zaback  

Parking in Cambridge by Lorna Zaback

November 2020 - Parking in Cambridge

November 2020 - Lorna Zaback


About the Image(s)

The original of this was taken in 2017 the last time we were in England. I like both versions but find my eye zooms into that bright blue bike in the colour image while the texture of the walls, even though their colour is yummy and very attractive, kind of fades into the background. In the BW, I think the texture of the old building, so typical of the architecture in Cambridge, and the shapes of the bicycles draw my attention more. Shot with my Fujifilm X-T10 at 18 mm. 1/600 sec at f/3.5 ISO 800. Converted to monochrome in Nik Silver Efex Pro and Lightroom.

5 comments posted

David Price   David Price
Well spotted. I agree with you about the blue bike in the colour version but you could easily reduce the blue saturation in Photoshop. I like the textures on the wall in the mono version. I think we have 3 pictures here for the price of one. The image that you present, plus I think in another image you could crop out the three bikes and in a third version you could crop out the two bikes as shown below.   Posted: 11/05/2020 14:03:45
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Cindy Lynch   Cindy Lynch
Love this scene and I do agree with David that you have two photos here. You have nice textures and details. I, too like the mono version best. Well seen! I wish it were mine!   Posted: 11/07/2020 09:01:24

Chuck Carstensen   Chuck Carstensen
You are right on. I like both images equally. No way to improve the image. Print it and hang it with a nice 1 inch black frame and 2 inch matt.   Posted: 11/07/2020 14:00:50

Jack Florence Jr   Jack Florence Jr
(Groups 47 & 66)
I very much like your image, Lorna, for its simplicity, and all the repeating components. I do like the original pano crop. What I like from David's version, is the increased contrast bringing out more texture on the walls. Although I wouldn't want to overpower the bicycles, which stand out nicely in your version, just a touch more local contrast would bring out what are some lovely textures there.   Posted: 11/07/2020 17:29:42

Karl Hokanson   Karl Hokanson
I really like well done (usually old) real stonework and bikes that tell a story of people traveling for enjoyment. Great shot Lorna. As stated above you have several pictures here, all with their own strengths. One thing I would have liked to see would have been a period wall lantern in the middle of the wall for the 5 bike picture.   Posted: 11/09/2020 12:10:33


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