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Old Nov 5, 2009, 11:14 AM   #1
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This place is in Blackpool. I deliberately shot it at this angle as i always get the 'Film Noir' thing
in my head when i see the place. Unfortunately it was the usual dull, grey sky we get here.
So i had a little play in Photoshop to get the look i wanted.

Was taken on my old Nikon D40

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Old Nov 5, 2009, 2:10 PM   #2
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Your choices are spot on IMO. Love it!
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Old Nov 5, 2009, 2:16 PM   #3
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the processing and the composition work well together on this one. the edits to the sky work well too.
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Thanks for the comments, its done quite well in a few local club competitions...
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Its a truly great picture Rob, but I dont really see the benefits of it being on an odd angle. To me it emphasizes the parts I cant see and those I can are not that interesting. For example the word Cabaret is missing a few letters, which was given up for some bare wall to the right. I dont know if your pic here has been cropped in any way, so I dont know if its possible to include what you have here (building and sky) while still showing more left and right. Perhaps as a panorama. I guess what Im trying to say is it looks so good I want to see more.
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Cheers, they always say leave the audience wanting more, Lol.

I shot it at the angle for two reasons really, firstly the building reminds me of the
old B/W crime drama's. So to me, the angle and the dark tones emphasise that look.
I think shot straight on showing every part, it would lost a lot of the impact.

And the position its in you cant get far enough back to get the whole building
in, unless you used some super wide angle lens maybe..

It wasnt cropped and this was the original shot to show how it started out.



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