Jose Luis Rodriguez  

The Lady by Jose Luis Rodriguez

November 2020 - The Lady

About the Image(s)


Street photo captured in a small town in Spain.

4 comments posted

Judith Ponti-Sgargi   Judith Ponti-Sgargi

I like how you used the archway and the leading line of ight and shadow to point to your subject.

I tried croppoing some off the bottom off the image. This reduced the impact of using the shadow and highlight to lead the eye into the image.

You might want to straighten the archway if you have sufficient information on your original capture.   Posted: 11/07/2020 15:11:37

Lance Lewin   Lance Lewin
Jose, this type of scene works so well with rich blacks, a very well visualized and captured composition. The Light & Shadows are abstractly beautiful and dramatic. But I do have one caveat:

In My Opinion:
The women does not add anything to the scene. She is neither here or there, and her silhouette is compromised by the background. So her shape becomes a distraction not an asset to the composition.

If this is a location that can be visited again, I hope you rework the shot with these ideas in mind. The shot would also work as a pure architectural (vernacular) fine art piece, with no human figure.   Posted: 11/09/2020 10:29:34

Joe Pellicone
Very Dramatic
I like that you waited to get the lady in just the right spot!

Love the contrast

Great sky!   Posted: 11/18/2020 10:24:58

Dianne Arrigoni   Dianne Arrigoni
Jose such a beautiful location. Spain is definitely on my bucket list. I like the woman but maybe would have preferred her walking, and walking towards me. You have caught her so she seems bisected by the buildings beyond. Lovely arch and wonderful shadows. I could spend a lot of time there attacking this shot from so many angles. I would maybe move a bit to the left if that was possible, so the right side of the arch is viewable.   Posted: 11/20/2020 16:16:31


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