Ally Green  

Window Cleaning by Ally Green

January 2022 - Window Cleaning

About the Image(s)

We were in a hotel in Mendoza with lots of windows and while in the lobby I looked up and took this shot of the window cleaner. Are my proportions right as I cropped quite a bit?

Was thinking perhaps this might work well in Black & White too. Taken with my Canon 24-70mm lens, 1/100 F4 ISO 100.

This round’s discussion is now closed!
8 comments posted

Gavin Tow   Gavin Tow
I worked in a large glass building a few years ago and frequently saw these window washers. It sure looked scary.
I like the blue glass tone. I felt it was hard to focus on the man or the building. It was a unique shot though !
  Posted: 01/08/2022 22:14:26

Kerstin Köneke   Kerstin Köneke
Wow - that would be some nightmare job for me!
You did a great job by framing him with all the glass around him. All set very sharp and in fine colors - great.
  Posted: 01/09/2022 02:07:18

Sharon Prislipsky   Sharon Prislipsky
(Group 52)
Ally, I really liike the way you frames this imae. I have a similar onethat I shot in NOLA, but I like yours much better than mine. The color is very appealing to me and the human figure appears to be sharp. I think positioning him within the vertical lines gives this image strength.   Posted: 01/10/2022 13:00:06

Connie Reinhart   Connie Reinhart
The contrast between the blues and the yellows is perfect. The slight diagonals of the building and the safety ropes add interest. This is proof that perspective issues do not always need correcting. Would it look netter in B&W? I tried using NIK SFX. This example is just the default setting with a little structure added. The yellows in all the presets were totally blown out, even though they are good in the original. That lovely contrast bewteen yellow and blue is gons. Your original is better.   Posted: 01/13/2022 13:58:35
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Ally Green   Ally Green
Thanks Connie...yes i think it does look better in colour.   Posted: 01/15/2022 12:58:20

Barbara Kuebler   Barbara Kuebler
This is the kind of image that has lots of possibilities. I like the angle of the buildings, good color and sharpness. I also like the B&W version. Here is what a horizontal would look like.   Posted: 01/22/2022 09:26:42
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Carole Kropscot   Carole Kropscot
The assigned subject was Up and Above. I think this vertical shot with lots of room above the man's head emphasizes our theme really well. For me, the blue building shades of color represent tall skyscrapers I look up and above to. The angled lines of the building match the angled red ropes holding up the window washer. The graphic elements tell the story! It's amazing the man's face is sharp!   Posted: 01/22/2022 11:27:01

Walter Ross   Walter Ross
I have no issues with the crop of this photo as the long lines tell a story of how high up, or down, these workers travel. The color version works for me as well as the great sharpness achieved here. Very well done photo and great catch for the topic this month.   Posted: 01/25/2022 19:01:51