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I didn't frame this carefully enough to get all the lines to be straight. Then I told myself that haveing some angled lines in the shot keeps it from being sterile. Funny what excuses we come up with. 

Contrasts

I didn't frame this carefully enough to get all the lines to be straight. Then I told myself that haveing some angled lines in the shot keeps it from being sterile. Funny what excuses we come up with. 

comments (27)

  • Jewlya
  • United States
  • 9 Jan 2008, 00:18
I would have guessed the tilt was intentional if you hadn't fessed up! It works - it gives it a funky sort of perspective.
  • VZ
  • Atlanta, Georgia
  • 9 Jan 2008, 01:13
You have no excuse from me, Martin. A shot like this should've been flawless, and it almost is with the exception of the floor line. Just love the rest of it.
Z
  • Dotun
  • Md, USA
  • 9 Jan 2008, 01:23
lovely shot, top notch!
  • Ginnie
  • United States
  • 9 Jan 2008, 01:45
Sometimes you have to pick your battles, Martin! grin You got the pillar straight, which seems to be the point of focus, if you ask me.
still a LIKEY, can't you correct the lines? then it will be a likeys likey smile
tu as trouvé là l'angle parfait!
  • Blackdog
  • On the dreaded dial up again!
  • 9 Jan 2008, 07:33
Agree with Ginnie - the pillar is key, but I would have been tempted to skew the lhs a little to correct the major horizontal. Striking photograph though Martin.
  • Tracy
  • Stoke on Trent UK
  • 9 Jan 2008, 07:53
Who gives a monkey's, I like the way you have taken the shot Martinsmile
  • anniedog
  • Great Britain (UK)
  • 9 Jan 2008, 08:13
I really like the composition - very strong geometrical feel to it. I have to agree with Mike though about the horizontal - it is just too slight a tilt to get away with - not tilted enough to be a diagonal, and enough out of true to be annoying!
Ingrid
Well I would be very happy to have taken this one! Love the textures and that deep rust colour. (:o)
I like it Martin. Can't see anything wrong with it Martin. Has a picture to be perfectly symetric and geometric to be nice?
  • Scarlet
  • The Netherlands
  • 9 Jan 2008, 09:55
Still like it Martin and I agree with Ginnie about picking your battles.
  • Louis
  • South Africa
  • 9 Jan 2008, 10:08
The architect has called you to order tongue Since I know you can do the straightening quickly and easy, I agree.

The difficult one to ignore is the horizontal line where floor meets door/wall. Otherwise you have such excellent things going in this picture like the bin, the door handles. If you are going through the process, think about some contrasting for the floor area.
Martin: Louis, thanks for the comment! This is actually a very difficult shot to straighten, because it has too many vertical and horizontal lines. I tried fixing the horizontals, but couldn't do it without curving the post. At some point I just ran out of time to work on it smile
  • ray
  • Thailand
  • 9 Jan 2008, 10:35
Looks pretty darn schmick to me, Martin.
  • Ruth
  • United States
  • 9 Jan 2008, 11:06
This photo shows the beauty of simple, attractive textures. I really like all the elements and the composition.
  • Nig
  • Circked neck
  • 9 Jan 2008, 12:17
It would have to be a big skew to correct it i think, so you may lose some quality of the image?
  • Astrid
  • The Netherlands
  • 9 Jan 2008, 12:43
I agree with Ginnie, this is just a good picture!!
I've made the straight line mistake many a time Martin. Nice effective shot.
  • elaine
  • France
  • 9 Jan 2008, 15:12
greta minimalist shot
  • Kay
  • United States
  • 9 Jan 2008, 15:20
I agree with Tracy, Martin. This is a wonderful photo. Very striking!
  • alex
  • Idaho
  • 9 Jan 2008, 15:23
nicely done. your justification is fitting! i probably would have taken it straight, but i doubt it would have looked as good. i like the coloring too!
  • Reza
  • Canada
  • 9 Jan 2008, 15:53
I like it this way. Very cool.
I suppose Viktor is right but actually it's the colours that attract me most with this Martin
  • Aussie
  • back on nights.
  • 9 Jan 2008, 22:15
No you couldn't staighten everything without throwing something else out so you have to decided to leave it alone.
  • Ellie
  • Great Britain (UK)
  • 9 Jan 2008, 23:17
I think it's a jolly good picture, I like the geometry.

It's hard to line things up, even with a dslr, but I might have been tempted to try to skew it in photoshop, or something.
i like it. its odd b/c i really don't know what i'm looking at - which makes it FUN to look at, like solving a puzzle.
  • Clint
  • 13 Jan 2008, 14:10
For me, photography captures life. Life is unbalanced, spontaneous, and erratic. I like this one.

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