Brian Magor, APSA, MPSA  

Colourful tunnel by Brian Magor, APSA, MPSA

November 2021 - Colourful tunnel

About the Image(s)

Another image from Amsterdam. Back in 2019, before lockdown, when we were allowed to travel abroad, we visited our daughter in the Netherlands. On one of our walks we visited a lot of public artistic displays. This was one of them. I felt it needed people inside. What do you think?
Taken on Olympus EM2 Mk2, lens 12-40 at 18mm equivalent to 36mm.
Some adjustment to vibrance in Photoshop

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7 comments posted

Marilyn Ross   Marilyn Ross
How lucky to have a lot of public artistic displays. The people add to the photo. The colors and shadows create an interesting pattern. It just might be a bit too busy for me as my eyes don't know what to focus on.   Posted: 11/17/2021 19:52:40

Bob Wills   Bob Wills
Hi Brian, I cannot decide if the people add to the image, but I'm sure they add to the experience and memories. It does seem a bit busy to me also, and that is partly due to the bevy of colors. Kind of like viewing a color wheel. I tried to add some light to the people, and reduce the tunnel somewhat, but not sure it is a meaningful change. I also looked at whether you could crop this into an abstract, which might be successful, but lose the travel story. The image is technically strong, and the crop places a person in the thirds if that was the plan. Good work.   Posted: 11/21/2021 13:47:47
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Shirley Ward   Shirley Ward
Very strong colors and lines. I would have preferred to have had 3 people instead of 4....I did a similar scene and removed several people.   Posted: 11/23/2021 22:14:03

Shirley Ward   Shirley Ward
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Shirley Ward   Shirley Ward
This tunnel is found up on the hillside near the Golden Gate in San Francisco...I pulled a very strong sunset out of the files and placed it at the end...I removed 2 people from the group and probably should also have removed the one on the far left against the wall...   Posted: 11/23/2021 22:20:02

Julia Parrish   Julia Parrish
Nice leading lines and strong colors. I agree that it would look better with 3 people - perhaps remove the 1 guy on the right since the 3 on the left stand out better against the background. Lines of light on the ground are especially nice.   Posted: 11/26/2021 21:19:13

Adelet Kegley   Adelet Kegley
Yes Brian, I also first thought of removing the man on the right as he blends into the tunnel and odd numbers of 3 and 5 are usually recommended. There is always times when breaking the suggested rules is good. We have just had a very strong comment from everyone with differing opinions on the importance and number of people in your photo. yes, the people do add to the image. Changing the man's clothing to have more contrast and giving him a dog, large or small, would make him more welcome and add a '5' to the scene. I like the strong colors of the tunnel.   Posted: 11/27/2021 15:07:48