Famous in Paignton

Famous in Paignton

Please look at the picture full-size against a grey background.
Here is an odd picture I took in Paignton while I was down there giving a talk recently. This was taken in the half-light at around 4 PM of bill boards around the theatre area down in the Marina.Taken with the favourite 20 mm lens at the usual f1 .8, even then the exposure was only a 30th of a second.

The area this is now solid black in the middle was actually filled with the lights of the town, but for my artistic view these lights were a distraction and had to go. So these lights were turned off in Lightroom by using the adjustment brush at 100% density and removing highlights and exposure down to zero. For most things I do with Adjustment brush I start with a 100% soft brush and a density of around 20%.

It doesn’t matter where you start, it is where you finish that is important.
A big hello to all the new followers of my little blog this week.
(c) Andy Beel FRPS 2013

3 responses to Famous in Paignton

  1. ABarlow says:

    It’s very interesting. Gives me a dark and almost foreboding feel. The way the darkness plays with the posters it’s almost as if the image is watching you.


  2. bananabatman says:

    This image confirms the value of going a little OTT with adjustments, just the message that you conveyed in your lecture tonight. I would never have had the nerve before, but will try it now.


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