Hassan Sadek, QPSA  


Baku / Azerbaijan Old City by Hassan Sadek, QPSA

November 2020 - Baku / Azerbaijan Old City

About the Image(s)

I have taken this photo in Baku/Azerbaijan, in the famous Old City there. The I liked how the view is showing old and modern arch. People are walking in opposite ways, which somehow reflects opposite sides of the arch.
the settings were: 1/80 sec. f/8 18mm , ISO: 200


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6 comments posted




Marius Bodea   Marius Bodea
Hassan, I like your idea of contrasting the new architectural arch with the old one. The orientation of the yellow car together with the curb line of the street, leads you to look towards to the new building which is very beautiful and not before you notice the old arch. My only objections would be that the image is not very sharp and the sky around the new building it`s burn. Otherwise the concept and the compositional elements are ok.   Posted: 11/15/2020 15:12:09



Isaac Vaisman M.D.   Isaac Vaisman M.D.
Hassan, great combination of old (which is the larger proportion of the image) with new in the distant background, which unfortunately is sort of washed out and lacks detail. The yellow car is taking a large portion of the real state with a very bright color which is distracting, plus the fact that the car is amputated. I do like the people walking, one our way and two away from us, complements the image and adds dimension. I know that not always is possible to plan the shot when we are doing street photography, but changing your vantage point away from the yellow car, you would have a better view of the interesting arch. The sidewalk does work as a leading line towards the modern section of the city.   Posted: 11/16/2020 14:26:06



Bruce Goodman   Bruce Goodman
Great contrast between the old and the new. The curvature of the street is somewhat mirrored by the modern tower in the rear. IMO, if the yellow car is cropped out completely the resulting vertical image is stronger. Thanks. B
  Posted: 11/18/2020 18:35:26
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Isaac Vaisman M.D.   Isaac Vaisman M.D.
Bruce, I like your modification   Posted: 11/18/2020 19:21:34



Gloria Sprung   Gloria Sprung
Hassan, a very interesting street scene with lots of textures of old cobblestones and stone buildings and balconies. The old yellow car is prominent and points to the leading line of the street. The back lighting adds soft shadows. One suggestion is perhaps to convert to B&W which may tone the strong colors and sky.   Posted: 11/18/2020 19:17:53



Daniel De Cort   Daniel De Cort
Lovely old town that contrasts with the modern buildings in the background. As Bruce points out the yellow car demands too much attention and its crop is certainly a improvement. I also like the beautiful colors and the soft grazing light.   Posted: 11/20/2020 07:07:32