Sunday, January 6, 2013
Images That Could've Been - The Montreal Umbrella
So I thought maybe I would just write up a quick self-critique and then maybe invite you guys to comment, too. I welcome your thoughts.
I'll start with the obvious stuff.
A yucky, uninteresting white blob. I had thought I would use the curb as a line running out to infinity but that left a big open, overcast sky. This is the first reason I should have changed my angle and put more of the building in view.
In the puddle are some leaves but you can't really see them ... or anything because that big white ugly sky was reflected in the puddle. At least there are some clouds for texture but by shifting over I could've put the building reflection there. But, more importantly, I could've put the UMBRELLA there!
That red umbrella could've been teh perfect focal point for the shot. The overcast, dreary color palette could've had this pop of color. I could've tried to get it reflected in the puddle. gahh. Lazy. I was focused on the perspective lines formed by the tracks and the curb but I got the horizon crooked. Learn .... that's the key.