Jay Joseph  

The Cleveland Arcade by Jay Joseph

March 2023 - The Cleveland Arcade

March 2023 - Jay Joseph


About the Image(s)

I was trying out my new 14mm wide-angle lens. It's not as easy as I thought it would be. It does give a very different perspective than I am used to.
This is The Cleveland Arcade, in the heart of downtown. It was built in 1890 and was North America's first indoor shopping area. There aren’t too many shops left inside, but people still come here for wedding, prom, and other photographs. Pentax K-1, ISO 400, f16, 1/3 second at 14mm.

12 comments posted

Sanford Morse   Sanford Morse
I didn't realize Cleveland has such a lovely building, quite like the galleria Vittorio Emanuele II in Milan. Why have shops moved out? Nice processing.   Posted: 03/09/2023 13:41:47
Jay Joseph   Jay Joseph
You know your buildings, Sanford. The Vittorio Emanuele II in Milan was the inspiration for the Cleveland architects who designed the Arcade. There aren't too many shops remaining because there isn't much foot traffic anymore because of very little parking in the area. There is also a Hyatt Regency Hotel occupying several floors of the building.   Posted: 03/10/2023 11:22:44

Henriette Brasseur   Henriette Brasseur
I love the symmetry in this image as it draws the viewer right in to the image. The angle of view is quite nice from where you stood to take the image with the pathway and railings. Did you do HDR on this image as there is quite variance between highlights and shadows in the original image. You did a great job in opening up the shadows and toning down the highlights and you made this into a very pleasing image. Well done.   Posted: 03/13/2023 16:46:31
Jay Joseph   Jay Joseph
Thanks for your comments, Henriette. I did not use HDR, just did a lot of selective exposure adjusting.   Posted: 03/19/2023 20:42:41

Gordon Watson   Gordon Watson
These old arcade buildings make great architectural subjects There's lots of detail and good sharp focus throughout this image and you really need your 14mm lens to fit it all in. I also agree that the exposure is handled very well in your processing. It's almost symmetric, but not quite! One little suggestion is to use a vertical ruler in Photoshop to check that everything aligns top to bottom, and if not the skew tool can line things up very easily.   Posted: 03/17/2023 07:21:07
Jay Joseph   Jay Joseph
Thanks for your comments and suggestions, Gordon. I do see the tilt of the photo and did make the adjustment.   Posted: 03/19/2023 20:51:32

Ian Cambourne   Ian Cambourne
Congratulations on a superb image Jay. I agree with the others, your exposure and processing have done this location and subject matter proud. As Gordon says, you are just a fraction off center, judging by looking at the vertical pillars and their respective distances to the edges of the frame. But you are the photographer and I have heard many times that it can be good not to be perfectly balanced. So this decision is yours to make. Composition, use of light and colours, processing and presentation are all first rate. You should be very pleased with your new 14mm lens. Keep using it.   Posted: 03/19/2023 04:46:08

Jay Joseph   Jay Joseph
Thanks for your comments Ian.   Posted: 03/19/2023 20:51:59

Trey Foerster   Trey Foerster
WOW!! Kudos! No suggestion for imrovement. What brand is your 14mm lens?   Posted: 03/24/2023 13:27:05
Jay Joseph   Jay Joseph
The lens is Rokinon 2.8 14mm. So far I like it.   Posted: 03/24/2023 15:18:31
Trey Foerster   Trey Foerster
Great lens for the price.   Posted: 03/24/2023 15:21:40

Sophie Pouillon   Sophie Pouillon
I love everything about this image. Not easy to do especially at 14 mmm. This is not my lens of choice.
You were able to make this photo bright, warm with the orange yellow dots and spectacular with the framing.
It is very beautiful and very well managed.   Posted: 03/25/2023 01:35:16


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