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Old 07-30-2013   #1
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Waiting for a soul to drift up into my view at the Abdul Gaffoor Mosque - Little India, Singapore by Sam Antonio Photography, on Flickr

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Old 07-31-2013   #2
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That's a nice and colourful picture.

Here are a few things you might want to consider:
  • Clone out that black wedge in the upper left corner.
  • Change the colour of that red tape to black or some other inoffensive colour. The bright red is distracting and with such a high contrast, it's going to be quite easy to select.
  • The composition is at the moment 50-50 between the building and the street in front of it. With the way the picture is composed. this equal weight leads more confusion what's important than to guide the viewer. With a little more care before taking the image, this could be easily fixed.
  • I would guess, that the current viewpoint is at eye-level. Lowering it to waist-level would also make it more interesting and help with the point above. I just hope, my guess is correct, otherwise I'll be sounding quite stupid.

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Old 08-02-2013   #3
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That's a nice and colourful picture.

Here are a few things you might want to consider:
  • Clone out that black wedge in the upper left corner.
  • Change the colour of that red tape to black or some other inoffensive colour. The bright red is distracting and with such a high contrast, it's going to be quite easy to select.
  • The composition is at the moment 50-50 between the building and the street in front of it. With the way the picture is composed. this equal weight leads more confusion what's important than to guide the viewer. With a little more care before taking the image, this could be easily fixed.
  • I would guess, that the current viewpoint is at eye-level. Lowering it to waist-level would also make it more interesting and help with the point above. I just hope, my guess is correct, otherwise I'll be sounding quite stupid.

Korman
Thank you for taking the time to provide this detailed feedback. This is why I am becoming active with PhotoCamel again after a very long layoff for this type of exchange. I had pondered too about the red tape and the 50/50 composition. Again, thank you for the feedback and hope to hear from you again.


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