[QUOTE]\nOn 2011-12-25 10:14:57 -0800, PeterN <[email][/email]> said:\n:\n: > On 12/24/2011 9:36 PM, Savageduck wrote:\n: >> On 2011-12-24 18:11:25 -0800, PeterN <[email][/email]> said:\n: <<< Le Snip >>>\n:\n:\n: >> I forgot to comment: That is a nice abstract pattern. Happy to see you\n: >>> expanding outside of pure street. with many shots I like to put a\n: >>> slight vignette around the edges.\n: >>\n: >> Peter, here is a somewhat abstract pattern with a bit of a college town\n: >> flavor for you to ponder.\n: >> < [URL]http://homepage.mac.com/lco/filechute/DNC0232Gw2.jpg[/URL] >\n: >>\n: >>\n: >\n: > I'm iffy on this image. The red, I'll call it a curtain, on the right\n: > keeps drawing my eye.\n:\n: The red is actually the corner edge of the wall. Here is a shot without\n: that corner, giving it a somewhat "Pollockesque" result.\n: < [URL]http://homepage.mac.com/lco/filechute/DNC_0227Gw2.jpg[/URL] >\n\nIf that one were shot straight-on, I might like it better than the first one\nyou posted. But it appears to have been shot at a shallow angle, which screws\nup the size L to R and introduces a (real or illusionary) DOF issue. Maybe\nsome would like it that way, but I find it disconcerting.\n\nBob[/QUOTE]\n\nYup! I was aware of that issue. The alley in question is quite a tight\nspace, with only about 4ft. between the walls. The second shot I\ncropped from a shot where I was trying to shoot a section of the length\nof the wall.\nI might revisit the shot and see if I can make some perspective tweaks\nin CS5, or perhaps just reshoot the section with the camera\nperpendicular to the wall. Again, standing with my back to the opposite\nwall the distance between lens and wall would probably be somewhere\naround 36-40 inches.