Rusty Pinckney  

Untitled by Rusty Pinckney

November 2020 - Untitled

About the Image(s)

I shot this image with my Canon Power Shot SX10IS during a walking tour in Szentendre, Hungary in October of 2019. Every year the town has a theme to create a festive atmosphere. This year it was lampshades and umbrellas. I chose a shot of the lampshades. Post editing I used Elements to focus on them. Cropping and eliminating distractions were challenges. I wanted the viewer to enjoy the party atmosphere. I think there is still more work to do. Comments?

9 comments posted

Arabella Dane   Arabella Dane
A pretty scene featuring these colorful umbrellas. There are many elements in the image, vying for our attention, any one of which might be a composition on its own. The image seems to be slightly over exposed.   Posted: 11/09/2020 14:38:27

Dan DeVries   Dan DeVries
I like it. I agree with Arabella that there is are a number of different elements in here. I think the exposure is OK. Might want to bring the blacks down.   Posted: 11/09/2020 21:11:55

Miriam Power   Miriam Power
There's a lot going on in this image. The red lampshade grabbed most of my attention(as red does!)
I cropped the image and adjusted the levels in Photoshop and applied a vignette in Nik ColorEfex Pro   Posted: 11/10/2020 07:23:52
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Rusty Pinckney   Rusty Pinckney
Thank you. The red lampshade in the middle was good placement by whomever did the installation. I like the vignette.
  Posted: 11/20/2020 02:42:58

Tom Pickering   Tom Pickering
As others have said, you have a lot going on here and there are many focal points that could be made the star of the image. Certainly, by position, the lampshades are the obvious first choice, so I concentrated my efforts there.

Rather than employ a vignette, which does really pull the viewer's eyes to the lampshades, I chose to apply an HSL filter to the image, desaturating the wall so that it no longer competed, and cropped in to eliminate some of the other distractions. Thoughts?   Posted: 11/19/2020 14:15:40
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Rusty Pinckney   Rusty Pinckney
Tom, I agree that the lampshades are the focus. With your version I am bothered by the foliage. In retrospect if I had the opportunity I would have taken more images from different angles. Sadly the moment passed.

Miriam's vignette nicely camouflaged the foliage.   Posted: 11/20/2020 02:39:58

Brenda Frezeman   Brenda Frezeman
Toning down the wall helped much more than I would have thought. That really eliminates a lot of distraction. I like the diagonal composition and the repeating shapes of the lampshades. Now the lampshade colors really pop.   Posted: 11/19/2020 16:07:49

MD Tanveer Hassan Rohan   MD Tanveer Hassan Rohan
Beautiful capture. I think reducing the color will help to popup the foreground elements .   Posted: 11/19/2020 16:22:27
Rusty Pinckney   Rusty Pinckney
Thank you.   Posted: 11/20/2020 02:40:30


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