Critique Welcomed A Getty Twilight

Discussion in 'Landscape and Architecture' started by Brian Moore, Nov 24, 2021.

  1. Brian Moore

    Brian Moore Moderator

    At the Getty Center in Los Angeles. Shot last night, Nov 23, 2021, with the ex-MacKillop Sigma DP1 Merrill.

    I've been getting interested in color lately. For this particular image I applied a pre-set that gave me the rich color on the building and the not-quite-right blue sky. Also applied a bit of manipulation to the image to get the verticals correct so this is an image with far more manipulation than I have done before. (I've straightened verticals many-a-time and horizons too, but color manipulation is new to me.)

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  2. Rob MacKillop

    Rob MacKillop Edinburgh Correspondent

    Nice shot, but, to be honest I’m not sure about the colours - especially the sky. Would I have said that if you hadn’t told me you’d adjusted the colours? Maybe, maybe not.

    I’m fairly poor with colour, useless even, so take my words with a large grain of salt.
     
  3. Wes Hall

    Wes Hall Active Member

    I'm going to throw my counter view and say I like the strong contrast between the yellow glow of the stairwell and rich blues of the sky, good use of complementary colors here.

    It would be interesting to see the previously unedited pic to compare- and maybe a monochrome for Mr MacKillop
     
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  4. Brian Moore

    Brian Moore Moderator

    We here are a couple of different versions for comparison purposes, including a B&W for @Rob MacKillop .

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  5. Russ Butner

    Russ Butner Active Member

    Tough call. I like them both.
     
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  6. Brian Moore

    Brian Moore Moderator

    Thanks Russ. Are you talking about the two color ones or the color vs B&W?
     
  7. Wes Hall

    Wes Hall Active Member

    The black and white is nice Brian, works great with the stone work. I'm glad you shared the original as your edit really enhanced the scene. Actually made it seem like two different times of day, and carries much greater sense of balance to my eye.
     
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  8. Brian Moore

    Brian Moore Moderator

    Thank you, Wes. I appreciate your comments. As I recall there was less ambient light than the sensor collected. It was dark enough that I felt it necessary to steady the camera against a wall to get decent image. (Shooting always at ISO 100 with the DP Merrill due to its very poor higher ISO performance.) I think my original post, which is darker, gives a more realistic sense of what the light level was.
     
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  9. Dave Farnes

    Dave Farnes Well-Known Member

    Personally, I like the colours in the first one. The yellow / blue split works well for me.
     
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  10. Milan Vjestica

    Milan Vjestica Well-Known Member

    You have done the image justice in the first. Lovely contrast and sense of evening light.

    Personally I prefer it to the MacKillop edit! :)
     
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  11. Brian Moore

    Brian Moore Moderator

    Thanks Dave.
     
  12. Brian Moore

    Brian Moore Moderator

    Thanks Milan. (@Rob MacKillop is a B&W man, anyway.:))
     
  13. Rob MacKillop

    Rob MacKillop Edinburgh Correspondent

    Hmm…
     
  14. Pete Askew

    Pete Askew Admin

    That works for me, but I have never been one to stick with realistic colour in my personal images and I like the cross-process look this gives. I like the B&W variant over the 'straight' colour one, but I think the altered colour variant is my favourite. And I like the image too, especially that light in the slower centre.
     
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  15. Brian Moore

    Brian Moore Moderator

    Thanks Pete. Appreciated.
     

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