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Friday Photo Critique #68

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Friday Photo Critique is our weekly community project, where we publish a photograph submitted by one of our wonderful readers, then ask you all to offer constructive feedback on the image. It's a great way to learn more about photography, express your viewpoint, and have your own image critiqued!

Quick Ground Rules

  1. Play nice! We've deliberately chosen photographs that aren't perfect, so please be constructive with any criticism.
  2. Feel free to offer any type of advice - composition, lighting, post-processing etc.
  3. You can also link to photographs that you feel offer a great example of this type of image shot exceptionally well.

Without further ado, here is this week's candidate for Friday Photo Critique!

The Photograph

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Photo Details & Inspiration

Shot with a Canon 7D with a 24-105mm f/4 lens. Shutter at 1/160, ISO 100 in sunset daylight. Flash did not fire and Metering was Evaluative. Editing was done in Photoshop CS5 where I converted the image into a black and white, increased highlights and exposure and darkened the Blacks. Sunlight was coming in from the left of the image. WB set to Auto.

This was my first try at architectural photography. As soon as I was walking in the pathway underneath the bridge in my hometown Amman, Jordan, I had the vision of showing the abstract shapes of the bridge in black and white. I tried going for the extreme to get just "almost" pure black and white but there was no detail left so it was a mission to get just enough mid-tones to show the detail in the concrete itself.

It was new territory for me since I shoot lots of portraits, landscapes and sunsets before and now I was going back to basics with geometric shapes and tones. Thank you for your comments and time!

Photographer: Bashar Alaeddin

Please let us know what you think in the comments - how would you have approached the scene or taken the photo differently? A massive thank you to everyone who commented last week.

The most constructive and helpful comments will be featured on the site. Interested in submitting your own photo? You can do so here!

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