Brandon Montgomery  

Darkside of a rising city #2 by Brandon Montgomery

June 2021 - Darkside of a rising city #2

About the Image(s)

I took this photo of a man reading on a bench on K Street in Downtown Sacramento. K street has an infamous reputation in Sacramento with several stories to tell. There are 2 sides to K Street. The side that is trying to develop and thrive and the side that got left behind. I took this photo on the side that got left behind. There was something about the man on the bench that caught my attention as he seemed at peace in this dismal environment. I didn't do too much editing with only adjustments primarily in the temp and tint settings in Lightroom.

Camera Sony A7riii, ISO 400, 70MM, f/14, and 1/160 of a sec.

5 comments posted

Albert Lee   Albert Lee
A simplistic photo with a lot of story to tell. the railtracks
make great leading lines. I made some adjustments by moving the subject from the center by cropping. I also reduced the area of the foreground and reduced the brightness of the pavement and increased the brightness of the main subject to keep it on focus.   Posted: 06/09/2021 22:11:28
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Brandon Montgomery   Brandon Montgomery
Thank you Albert! I like the cropping and the adjustments. I'll keep that in mind for future shots in this part of town as photos tend to come up as brighter when the sun is out.   Posted: 06/10/2021 08:01:49

Marianne Barnhardt   Marianne Barnhardt
Almost reminds me of Richmond after the marches on the monuments. The windows here are still boarded up. It was the only time I remember the city being quiet. I feel his peace. Once things began to settle down, and masks came off the sound became loud and the yelling voices began all over. Beautiful storytelling. Simplistic. Mind provoking. Thanks for sharing.   Posted: 06/14/2021 17:03:08

Chuck Carstensen   Chuck Carstensen
for me, Albert hit the nail on the head with his analysis and adjustments. Good eye. Great Street work.
  Posted: 06/15/2021 16:50:04

Lou McLove   Lou McLove
Very nice image. I love the subject matter and the story being told. I think that Albert's adjustments help quite a bit, cutting out part of the foreground focuses my eye on the main subject.   Posted: 06/18/2021 10:34:56


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