Second Viewing

A couple of weeks ago I re-visited a scene I previously photographed in Where to Crop. You might like to view that image to make comparisons with today’s.

On my first visit I encountered problems that related to an inability to shoot the subject head-on: and that led to considerable problems during processing that were only resolved with the Transform tool. And as the title of that earlier post suggests, the final choice of crop was not easy.

_DS78283On the second visit, I was able to shoot head-on, and what you see is a completely un-cropped image. The reflections in the glass in today’s image are, to my mind, not as interesting as in the earlier one, but overall I prefer the composition of this second view.

What do you think?


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Hi - I'm a UK-based photographer who started out 45+ years ago as a lover of landscapes, inspired by my love of outdoor pursuits: skiing, walking and climbing. Now retired, I seldom leave home without a camera and I find images in unexpected places and from different genres. I work on the premise that Photography is Art and that creativity is dependent on the cultivation of 'A Seeing Eye'. I'm not averse to manipulating images to produce derivatives that may sometimes be far removed from the original.
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14 Responses to Second Viewing

  1. I like this one much better, Andy. It is an interesting combination of the abstract and the realistic. I remembered the “Where to Crop” one well as I looked at this one. They are entirely different images so it’s difficult to make a comparison. The reflections in the windows of the building and the van are both striking. I love this one.

    • LensScaper says:

      Thanks very much George. I think one of the reasons that this second image is more successful is that there is foreground interest in addition to the background. There’s an extra dimension.

  2. Chillbrook says:

    I really like this image Andy. The reflections might not be as interesting but like you, I like the composition here and the inclusion of the bus is perfect!

  3. athyfoto says:

    Love the image Andy, but I always get the urge to correct perspective distortions. That’s just me, I can stand in front of a picture I just hung for ten minutes adjusting it for level. I am a pedant and there’s nothing I can do about it 🙂

    I really like these kind of reflection images though, they just add something that sets them apart from the norm.

    • LensScaper says:

      Many thanks Frank. I usually correct perspective distortions – I’m a bit of a pedant where that is concerned too. But there are some images where I quite like those converging lines. The difficulty can be deciding which ones to correct and which ones to leave ‘as shot’. Tricky.

  4. I prefer this one also. I really like the additional reflection in the bus window – great image 🙂

  5. I actually like this one better. The reflection is more pleasing, since in the original image the tree branches don’t line up, and I love how the reflection continues through the window of the bus. Well captured Andy.

    • LensScaper says:

      Thanks Edith. Originally I quite liked the way the reflections had a double image in the first one I took, it was I suppose what made it have a distinctive appearance. However, add a little foreground interest (and what could be better than a red bus) and the image changes altogether.

  6. Len says:

    I really like this image Andy. I think the reflection starting in the truck’s windows and continuing onto the building makes it compelling.

  7. After looking at both images, this one wins hands down, Andy. I think the bus in the foreground adds a nice element and some contrasting color, not to mention the great alignment of the tree branches. Well done, sir. 🙂

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