Critique Welcomed Ye Olde Union Oyster House

Discussion in 'Landscape and Architecture' started by Brian Moore, Jan 9, 2021.

  1. Brian Moore

    Brian Moore Moderator

    I shot this picture on the evening of March 11, 2020. I was in Boston for a business trip. Turned out to be my last business trip.

    This image is a slight crop. After I processed the film I saw a piece of litter in the foreground. (My memory on the following point is vague but I think I used a lamppost or some other vertical pole as a tripod, which might have prevented me from framing the image through the viewfinder.) Fortunately the litter was at the very bottom of the frame so I didn't have to crop much. (I quite dislike cropping images.)

    Olympus XA2 with Arista EDU 400 film processed in Rodinal and (probably) a lamppostpod.

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  2. Pete Askew

    Pete Askew Admin

    The ghostly figures certainly add to the scene. I'm also quite struck by the position of the people's arms. They almost look like props!
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  3. Brian Moore

    Brian Moore Moderator

    I guess they are, a way. After all, it was my choice when to capture them. :)

    Thanks, Pete.
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  4. Milan Vjestica

    Milan Vjestica Well-Known Member

    The two at the front look like they only have one leg each. :(

    I like the grain, it adds a timeless atmosphere to the shot.

    Don't worry about cropping, that has been a habit since the dawn of enlargers.
  5. Pete Askew

    Pete Askew Admin

  6. Brian Moore

    Brian Moore Moderator

    They did. (Like @Pete Askew said,...I like a monopod. :))

    Thanks Milan. Appreciate the comments.
  7. Rob MacKillop

    Rob MacKillop Edinburgh Correspondent

    There's a lot to look at in the image beyond the people. I like that. The edge of the pavement has a pleasing curve. These things matter. :)
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  8. Brian Moore

    Brian Moore Moderator

    They certainly do. :)
    Thanks Rob.

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