I really liked the green block aspect of this building in Swansea’s SA1 quarter. But I did not like the lamp post in front of it!
When I took the photo this object was irritating, but I thought, “never mind, it’s part of the cityscape“. Looking at the image afterwards in Adobe Lightroom made me decide to spend the time taking the lamp post out. I knew it was going to take a little while to do it well, but I thought it was worth it.
What do you think?
I prefer the picture with the lamp. Have you tried to create a little bit more depth of field? For example to make the background (house and parts of its structure) a little bit darker, and make the light on the top of the lamp something bright.
That was done in post production but I don’t like to overdo things. It is not often I change the appearance of a subject, but in this case I found the lamp post and the poster stuck to the bottom of it, too much of a distraction from the patterns in the architecture.
Nice work, looks much better without the lamppost. An interesting building.
Thanks. Some sunny morning I will go back and get some more photos. The sunlight on the other end of the building creates some great light and shade patterns. I had taken some the previous day but somehow managed to delete everything on the memory card without downloading them. The light on the following afternoon (when I took this photo) was different – more muted.
Eek, how frustrating for you! The muted light is nice, I hope you get chance to get some shots in the sunlight, it will be interesting to see the contrast.
Thanks, I will do my best but it won’t be today as there is no sun at all this morning 🙁
wow, the removed post is, I think, a vast improvement. 🙂
Thank you, I agree 🙂
definitely worth it! hope the day went well xxx mum