Andrew Hersom, PPSA, AFIAP  


Blocking The Way by Andrew Hersom, PPSA, AFIAP

July 2021 - Blocking The Way

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This was taken at a graffiti strewn footpath in my home city. It's been straightened, cropped and the vibrancy increased. What do you think


8 comments posted




Jamie Carrier   Jamie Carrier
What art work!!!! I especially like the post and expressions. Personally, I would crop to the end of the train, but that's fairly minor. I'd like to see more of this graffiti! Have you ever watched the artists at work? We have a large rock N of Ft Collins. Every time I pass it, the artwork has changed but I've never seen anyone painting. Just curious.   Posted: 07/09/2021 10:05:04



Julie Deer   Julie Deer
I agree with Jamie, that this looks like a fun area. I also would crop the right hand side to just leave the wall. We have a wall under a bridge in the CBD that the artists paint and paint over repeatedly. It is always fun to see the new offerings.   Posted: 07/10/2021 19:58:54



Anne Nettles   Anne Nettles
Love the creativity of the spray paint artist, particularly the post. I agree the the others that the right side could use a crop.   Posted: 07/13/2021 12:40:06



Henry Roberts   Henry Roberts
Great Andrew. How about trying with a wider aperture to blur the background a little and also moving a little to the left so the post is closer to the right margin.   Posted: 07/13/2021 19:03:56



Catherine Honigsberg   Catherine Honigsberg
I love graffiti and the colors. I would do a really tight crop. I find the road distracting from the colors and would crop it out so the eyes are visible with the graffiti wall as the backdrop.   Posted: 07/14/2021 05:57:37



Andrew Hersom   Andrew Hersom
Thanks for the comments, I left the right hand side in to emphasise that it's a footpath going somewhere but I know where you are coming from. I've cropped and added a sky.   Posted: 07/14/2021 10:54:03
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Alison McMahan   Alison McMahan
I agree with everyone that this spot deserves a return visit.
I thought the wall was a train at first too. The new version is less confusing, as I can see there are no wheels and the footpath.
I'm curious to see how a B&W treatment would look.
I love this image as is! But I do hope you can go back and try Henry's suggestions among other things.   Posted: 07/18/2021 15:49:33



Alison McMahan   Alison McMahan
I agree with everyone that this spot deserves a return visit.
I thought the wall was a train at first too. The new version is less confusing, as I can see there are no wheels and the footpath.
I'm curious to see how a B&W treatment would look.
I love this image as is! But I do hope you can go back and try Henry's suggestions among other things.   Posted: 07/18/2021 15:49:35



 

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