[C&C] Idkwilibid

Discussion in 'Photo Critique' started by P.H, Aug 20, 2011.

  1. P.H

    P.H Regular

    Apr 4, 2011
    Derby, UK
    Another in my occasional series of I Don't Know Why I Like It But I Do shots:smile:
    An ex railway tunnel now part of a cycle track footpath. I took a few shots, but this is the only want I like. Time was dusk, ISO set at 80, set to P (Though I played with a few other options) the lighting is sodium, 1 sec shutter and the camera on Gorilla Pod on a fence post. Photo is JEPEG straight from camera, though I do have the RAW to play with. Camera was my one and only LX5:smile:


    I's rather have not blown the lights, though don't know what I could have done to avoid it and keep the detail.
    All comments appreciated.
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  2. kathyh

    kathyh Top Veteran

    Jul 13, 2010
    Ottawa, Canada
    I like it too. I would be interested to see it in b&w.
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  3. pdh

    pdh Legend

    Jan 2, 2011
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  4. bilzmale

    bilzmale Super Moderator Emeritus Subscribing Member

    Jul 17, 2010
    Perth, Western Australia
    Bill Shinnick
    I wouldn't worry about blown highlights (eg the lamps) - I think the exposure is spot on.
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  5. Luckypenguin

    Luckypenguin Hall of Famer

    Dec 24, 2010
    Brisbane, Australia
    Don't worry about the lights. Shoot what looks good, not what looks good on a histogram. Really cool image.
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  6. P.H

    P.H Regular

    Apr 4, 2011
    Derby, UK
    Thanks, I may try it in B&W but it's not something I normally go for. I like other peoples B&W stuff, it's just I like my photos to remind me of places I've been and what I saw and thought at the time, B&W or any other radical processing breaks that connection for me.

    This is a very polite forum! I think I could learn from some critique, maybe people are too polite to give it, please if you think it could have been better and you know how, I'd like to hear it.
  7. pdh

    pdh Legend

    Jan 2, 2011
    "better" for me or better for you - you like it as it is, and it works for you as a photograph for the purpose you want.
    If I had come come home and got this image out of my camera, I would have straightened it a tad. As sodium lighting (while horrible to my eye in its original form) makes for excellent monochrome lighting, and so I'd have made it monochrome.
    But then it wouldn't have been your image, it would have been mine ...