Joe Kennedy  

Universal Back Street by Joe Kennedy

January 2022 - Universal Back Street

About the Image(s)

I have been cleaning out some of my files and selecting a few for a second look. This shot from a trip to Universal Studio needed a conversion, a B&W conversion.

Taken a f/8 at 1/60 handheld. Converted to monochrome using mainly NIK Silver Efex3 and other post processing programs

5 comments posted

Joe Norcott   Joe Norcott
Too bad they didn't have it on a wider street. It looks more like a collection of old retail signs. Making if B&W is a better fit for the scene. Nice work.   Posted: 01/10/2022 19:41:26

Glenn Rudd   Glenn Rudd
Monochrome was a good choice. Nice contrast and detail. The overlapping signs are a little distracting.   Posted: 01/11/2022 07:53:58

Peter Elliston   Peter Elliston
Works well in mono. Having a figure in the shot would provide extra interest but as a record of how this looked, it's fine as it is.   Posted: 01/11/2022 11:21:56

Sheldon Wecker   Sheldon Wecker
I like the layers of depth as the signs get smaller. I like the signs, for me they are the subject of the image. I'd consider brightening up the right side of the image to make the Pawn Broker sign more prominent. As presented, my eye wants to go to the brightest part of the image which is the two small signs on the left. Perhaps also increase contrast. My guess is the histogram is bunched in the middle.   Posted: 01/16/2022 06:55:52

John Hackett   John Hackett
Maybe its because I am from the other side of the 'Pond' and we have narrow streets, but I like the narrow feel and all those signs. I should imagine that all the colours were clashing. Converting to mono has concentrated the mind, lots of things for my eye to wander over.Just need Steve McQueen to finish it off.   Posted: 01/19/2022 03:44:20


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