I've always had an interest in architecture; old elaborate buildings in particular. I've also discovered I enjoy looking for reflections to photograph and I really like selective colour editing! It's a real fun way to highlight one specific area of an image as you can tell.
I spent an afternoon walking around Glasgow by the river Clyde; looking at everything any anything. I think at this point I was trying out some rules of composition - thirds and lines mostly.
I think I had only taken my Series E 50mm prime lens with me that day; and perhaps my tripod. I was obsessed with improving my manual game! (If I'd known there are light metre apps; I would have had an easier time! 🤔)
This was also my first real outing into street photography - note the distinct lack of people in the shot!? Yeah, I've not broken that comfort zone yet! 😅 Even so, I felt a little unnerved setting up for shots while people were around, even though I wasn't pointing my camera in their direction.
I really liked the repetition of the girders here, combined with the reflections from the arches and the deep contrasts created by the bridge as a whole; I felt this created an interesting shot. What do you think?
As from what I've been learning as of late - I think there is something missing. A point of focus. Now I've come back to this image after some time; I don't think the eye rests anywhere in particular. It sort of floats, from the red, to the highlights on the left, to the shadows and back again...
Which is a shame, because at one time I was very happy with the shot! 😁 But that's alright I'd rather learn and move forward and get it better the next time.
PP - As is obvious, I did use some "modern magic" to create the selective colour finish. I really liked the red against the concrete drab-grey and wanted to highlight that over any other feature. This is something I hope to do with the use of lens filters in the future; to emphasise certain colours and mute others. Looking forward to my trails!
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