Srijan Roy Choudhury  


New Town Street by Srijan Roy Choudhury

July 2024 - New Town Street

About the Image(s)

My city is expanding. The eastward expansion is known as "New Town". I stood at the prominent crossroad in New Town near a landmark building called "Biswa Bangla Gate". I wanted to take a panning shot of food delivery scooters that speed away towards my left to avoid a long wait at the traffic signal. This was a handheld image. During the post-processing, I opened up the shadows and saturated the colours a bit to bring out a "wet look".


13 comments posted




Srijan Roy Choudhury   Srijan Roy Choudhury
To update regarding the equipment, I used Nikon Z9 with Nikkor Z 14-30mm f4 lens.   Posted: 07/08/2024 08:04:10



Nigel Dalton   Nigel Dalton
Welcome to the group.
I think the best bits of the streaks are top left hand corner and the section above the rider. The composition doesn't, in my opinion, need the last 25% of the right hand side and a slice off the botton. This concentrates me a bit more into the important areas. I like the exposure and the movement.   Posted: 07/08/2024 10:05:58
Srijan Roy Choudhury   Srijan Roy Choudhury
Thank you. I shall surely give your suggested crop a try and post it here.   Posted: 07/08/2024 11:11:21



Tom Buckard   Tom Buckard
Like the rich colors and the blurred movement of the scooter and background. Your image has great visual impact and interest. Agree with Nigel that it needs a crop on the right side but all in all it tells a good story. Well done SriJan.   Posted: 07/08/2024 10:11:50
Srijan Roy Choudhury   Srijan Roy Choudhury
Thank you for your kind appreciation. I shall give the suggested crop a try and post it here.   Posted: 07/08/2024 11:12:24



Mike Patterson   Mike Patterson
Srijan, welcome. You're off to a great start. I agree with the other comments. One reason, to me, for cropping off the right is that it would throw the cyclist off center and giving space for him to move to the left.   Posted: 07/08/2024 12:03:21
Srijan Roy Choudhury   Srijan Roy Choudhury
Thanks for the words of encouragement. I was trying to crop the image as suggested, but somehow it is not striking the balance for me. How about posting a crop that you are visualising?   Posted: 07/08/2024 12:23:40
Mike Patterson   Mike Patterson
See attached. When you crop from the right, you open up space for the motorcycle to run to the left.   Posted: 07/08/2024 12:35:50
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Srijan Roy Choudhury   Srijan Roy Choudhury
Thank you for your kind input. I tried this crop too, but somehow, I couldn't agree with the square(ish) crop. It felt that the subject matter and this crop do not gel good enough.   Posted: 07/10/2024 22:50:50
Tom Buckard   Tom Buckard
Think everyone would crop it slightly different but the final choice is yours Srijan. I took a little less off the right side than Mike since I really liked the horizontal lines mid page on the right side and I cropped a little off the bottom.   Posted: 07/08/2024 12:49:38
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Srijan Roy Choudhury   Srijan Roy Choudhury
Thank you for your suggested crop. Yes, I feel apart from what you have done, there is not much to do. As I pointed in another comment, I shall try to retake with a different composition and see if that works better.   Posted: 07/10/2024 22:53:37



Michele Borgarelli   Michele Borgarelli
Welcome to the group Srijan. I like you image and the panning. From the technical point of view I think panning would require the main subject mostly in focus and "freeze". In this image, it looks like this is not the case. I agree with others that cropping to avoid distractions could improve the final effect. I think I am the only one out of the consensus but to me the distracting element is the bright area on the left corner. Also there is a lot of black for the upper two third of the image. So my prefer cropping would make rid of most of the upper part. In this way the mope will be also placed accordingly to the rule of third.

best wishes

Michele   Posted: 07/10/2024 16:06:16
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Srijan Roy Choudhury   Srijan Roy Choudhury
Thank you so much Michele for your inputs. I shall try to reshoot the whole thik and see if I can make any better composition.   Posted: 07/10/2024 22:47:47



 

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