by: © Kris Culin (Beginner)
Kris I think this is a wonderful shot, that captures the eye and as I said like boxing in and or framing the sunset in the windows.
Kris, Great suggestion by the passerby, and it does frame the sunset in the windows nicely, like it was boxed up to sell , or like it was painted on the glass. it is something that has been done many times included by me. what is eye catching is there is no over spray outside of the window area, all is framed inside and sometimes with the angle and time can be difficult to capture. however you seem to have created a very colorful image by transforming the glass windows into a strong glow of the sunset.
compositionally, there are some very strong points and a few weak points.
First the strong, the building steps of the roof pattern to the top of the frame make a triangle, which strengthens the comp. The bushes on both sides help frame in the sunset in the windows and the gravel pathway triangulates again to lead your eye into the main subject. Well done in thee area's. Now the weak points, the bushes on the right side block some of the reflection from the windows on the right, and the building is cut off partly on the left. Now Kris having said that I see there may have been no other way to include all the building without reducing the size of the reflection perspective, and the bushes may have obstructed more of the windows, guessing by not being there, but by experience . The vertical lines of the windows however Kris add and give strength to the impact of the image.
Use of camera,
all settings are set and use well Kris, including the 63 mm, it gives the image a normal look to the overall image.
Depth of field is overall good, I just feel like kris it is a little lacking in distance if that makes sense.
lighting and color are very strong and display great density.
focus is sharp with f16 and with the use of 20 sec exposure, helps reduce perspective distortion on the outside edges.
A passerby suggested this composition instead of just sticking to the typical view of the sunset. The architecture of the building isn't unique but the windows provide s see all >
A passerby suggested this composition instead of just sticking to the typical view of the sunset. The architecture of the building isn't unique but the windows provide some cool reflections of the setting sun.
Camera: PENTAX K-1
Lens: HD PENTAX-D FA 28-105mm F3.5-5.6ED DC WR
Exposure time: 20 sec ,Manual ,Manual
Focal length: 63.0 mm
White balance: Manual
Exposure program: Manual
Metering mode: Multi-segment
Date and time: 05 Nov 2016 17:51
Flash: Off, Did not fire
Original size: 7060px X 4912px
Software: Adobe Photoshop Lightroom 6.6.1 (Windows)
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Possibly different angles Kris such as just using three window frames up close. Not sure if it was possible to use the whole building or not ?
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