Fine art Photography Photo Critique
The long trip down a subway car
by Leonard Aschenbrand
Category: Fine art Photography
Lens: Zoom: Variable focal
Description: The loneliness from seat to seat in an empty LIRR car attraced me to the shot.
Subject of photo
Composition & Perspective
Use of camera, exposure & speed
Color & Lighting
Depth of field
This is a "realism abstract" subject and your subject is interesting because it is the lack of a subject surrounded by a concetric frames, and interesting concept. ;l
I like how you chose to shift the subject off center so he image doesn't static and also like how the lines of lights lead the eye to the subject.
Your choice of small aperture gave the proper depth of field to the image continuing the repeating forms as if they are a pattern and not individual objects.
The image speaks obviously for itself that your choices were right on.
The ambient light being warm causes the cool blue elements to stand out and contributes to the feeling you were looking for. I don't think that changing color balance would look natural because fo the shift tow cool that would be needed.
The aperture you chose gave the deep depth of field as needed for your subject.
I like this type of image, recording only enough to tell it's location and rendering it to abstract. The lack of people in your image did give the impression of loneliness but I think adding a human, very minor in the image would give more interest yet still give the impression you were looking for.
How to improve your photo
in post capture editing, adding a very slight vignette to the edges not noticeable unless comparing before and after versions together will help guide the eye into the image. This is a common practice with my images and isn't noticed seeing only one version of the image.
When finding a subject like this, I hope you are making many exposures with slight variations so y have a choice in the final image chosen. This type of photographing by serendipity, often will include elements that you didn't notice when the camera was at your eye. it's important to look at at the whole image before tripping the subject to eliminate any distracting elements.
Also consider different cropping to see what other impressions you get when viewing. Try square and panorama shapes to give different impressions to the same image.
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