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April 19, 2009
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Focal Length
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Date Taken
Apr 18, 2009, 8:56:33 PM
It's not a dark alley way... by yokie44 It's not a dark alley way... by yokie44
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Shot this, and a bunch of other low light shots with :iconloganb44: last night. i liked some of the color, though as usual I'm not too sure how I feel about the piece as a whole. Let me know if it's worth keeping around.

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I really enjoy this photo. Which alleyway was this? I feel like i should know that... Anyways I love the green light. It adds something that is unique to city life in my opinion. My only negatives are that i wish that the telephone booth had been fully included and not cut down the middle. Ya Know? And the display window in the right side of the frame i think might look better cropped out. I say this because again it is only partially there and it is a little illuminated. Over all I like it a lot. But you are away that I am bias toward night photography. I am interested to see what else you got that night...
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Now this is a very interesting urban piece. Great example of night shooting. The color is good; that green light on the wall of the alley is intriguing; it adds an air of mystery to it. You know, if this had been done in black and white, it would look like something straight out of a film noir (but I like it in color; I was just thinking). What I like most about this piece is its lack of time and geographical constraints; this could have been taken last night in London or seventy years ago in Chicago. I see a little room for improvement, of course - mainly compositional notes.

First, I agree with the first critique about the phone booth, but not exactly for the same reason. I think the whole frame needs to be shifted over to the right because as is, the left and right edges of the frame look incomplete - almost like you were so focused on the alley that you didn't really think about the edges of the frame. I think you should make the edge of that wall (with the light and the sign) the edge of your composition - that way we see more (if not all) of the phone booth on the right while still retaining the proper ambience.

Great work with exposure; night shots are challenging. ISO 400 was good for the lighting you had, and you did a good job managing to avoid a grainy shot. If you have a tripod, you might even want to try doing the same shot with ISO 200 or even 100. (I like to play with ISO speeds.)

Overall, very nicely done.
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Sophie-Sillman Featured By Owner Dec 28, 2009
Lovely piece of night photography which is very myseterious, i like it a lot :)
yokie44 Featured By Owner Dec 28, 2009  Hobbyist Photographer
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yokie44 Featured By Owner Nov 5, 2009  Hobbyist Photographer
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alanfotos Featured By Owner Oct 6, 2009
I really likes this pic. Apart from the building, I also liked the lighting and its effect on the building. Feels like in Slumdog Millioniare ;)

Well done man and obviously keep it up :)
yokie44 Featured By Owner Oct 6, 2009  Hobbyist Photographer
Thanks x10, I'm glad you like it :]
alanfotos Featured By Owner Oct 6, 2009
thank you for putting me a davwatch :)
Thrill-Seeker Featured By Owner Jul 31, 2009  Professional Photographer
hey - ive featured this masterpiece in my news article - hope thats cool! ;) [link] :)
lauramorgan Featured By Owner Jun 29, 2009   Photographer
This is a great shot.

In your artist comments it says your not sure about keeping it up. I think you really should. Its wonderful.
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