So my intention with this shot is to take something that is very everyday, but that I don't think people ever really stop to actually look at. I had a chance to study this scene for a little while since I was waiting for my wife and daughter to finish :-) I guess I'm looking for some feedback, to know if there is anything to it, or just my weird view of things. I think I must really be a glutton for punishment, entering this shot in an Expert Editing FREE STUDY! But oh well, we shall see if even anyone see's things the way I see.
In ps- cropped, levels, curves, curves, curves, hue/sat, curves again, cloned out a few minor distractions, vivid light layer and color burn layer with low opacity, resize, smart sharpen, border, sfw
Thanks for checking out my pic :-)
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I'm a huge fan of these kinds of minimalist compositions and this one is done very well in my opinion. I think though, that the image could have benefitted from something (or someone) sitting on the bench. My eye is drawn almost immediately to that part of the photo and lingers there looking for a element which isn't present.
Lovely balanced composition, but to be fair theres only so much interest you can extract from a brick wall with a sign and a bench.
Might have worked better in b+w as the colours don't seem to add anything here, and the texture of the wall is really the main subject.