This is a simply fantastic piece! I get the feeling that, even though the street is nearly empty, it is alive and kicking with hundreds of people during the day. The lighting works well and the vignette at the bottom keeps the focus in the middle where it should be. The only issue I have is with the lights at the end of the street. They seem a little out of place to me, and the person near the scooter too, but with those minor things aside, this is a well constructed piece and a pleasure to critique. Keep up the great work!
You're completely right, and now that you've mentioned it I can't take it out of my mind. So the lights are gone !
Your feeling serves you well ! This street was actually crowded with people enjoying the cool temperature of sunset when I took this photograph, so I had to use a very dark filter and shoot a 5 minutes exposure ! Which tells you something about the "person near the scooter" : damn guy hasn't moved an inch in about 30 minutes during the whole time I fine-tuned the settings and experimented with this shot... So I thought he really deserved to be in it. Moreover he added to the impression that the street actually was empty !
As for the lights at the end of the street, they appeared during the shot, but I could remove them. Food for thoughts...
Thank you for your critique. Very appreciated !
mmm, that looks better! Fascinating story about the guy and the street, it really does look like he never moved a single inch and now that I know this, he doesn't seem so out of place!
Thanks for the reply