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photoblog image This old famous wall

This old famous wall

One more shot of Historic Blues Alley Jazz Club, sort of a follow-up of yesterdays shot. Every attempt to straigten the wall in this shot has been partly successful. Its either I get the top wall staight or I get the bottom. I managed to use a tighter crop to make the imperfect wall less visible without losing the mic. But wait this wall has been here since 1965, I guess that explains it all!

This old famous wall

One more shot of Historic Blues Alley Jazz Club, sort of a follow-up of yesterdays shot. Every attempt to straigten the wall in this shot has been partly successful. Its either I get the top wall staight or I get the bottom. I managed to use a tighter crop to make the imperfect wall less visible without losing the mic. But wait this wall has been here since 1965, I guess that explains it all!

comments (11)

  • Martin
  • United States
  • 13 Dec 2006, 00:51
An unfinished wall like this isn't supposed to be straight smile The lighting is interesting: cool tones for the microphone and warm colors for everything else. I like it!
Dotun Ayodeji: Thanks Martin, glad you like.
  • Samira
  • United States
  • 13 Dec 2006, 01:25
Very iconic. The colors/light play a crucial role and create an electric effect. Nice job!
Dotun Ayodeji: Thanks Samira.
  • Ginnie
  • United States
  • 13 Dec 2006, 02:41
HA. I was in college in 1965, Dotun, all those eons ago, so, yes, that definitely explains it. smile I really like the caricature against the "old" bricks.
Dotun Ayodeji: 1965? You are really old school, but you don't sound like it. thanks for visiting.
nice atmosphere from both shots !! Jazz club really have something, nice !
Dotun Ayodeji: Yes, they do. Thanks Dafredo.
  • Louis
  • 13 Dec 2006, 09:59
Since the difference is minimal, i believe the straightening not to be an issue here. To be 100% straight you would have to take the photo at right angles to the sign - and then i think the photo would loose atmosphere.

Excellent picture
Dotun Ayodeji: Thanks for your input Louis, I appreciate it.
A nice and very informative picture, this single image is a good resume of atmosphere : Bravo !
Dotun Ayodeji: Thanks Zebigleb!
Thanks for your comments about my panoramic- do you use photoshop? Going to edit>transform>distort and pulling it about a bit should fix your bricks!
Dotun Ayodeji: Thanks David, I tried to use the distort and skew tool in PS but I will loose the bottome of the mic. I aslo tried Aperture and got similar results so I gave up. But thanks for the tip and thanks for visiting.
  • Mal
  • 13 Dec 2006, 16:14
The mike if free to Dee, sing me some delta blues. Great image. Mal
Dotun Ayodeji: Ok...bad boy, bad boy what u gonna do? what you gonna do when we come for you? I hope thats blue enough smile
  • P.J.
  • 13 Dec 2006, 18:32
Very nice shot. I like the mic being in the front of the shot. I think, actually, the mic sells the shot better.
Hi thanks for your comment! I had a look thro your photos... I do like this one!! Great B&W Great shot...
  • Ellie
  • 13 Dec 2006, 23:35
Lovely!

I don't think you need to worry about the difference in the courses of brickwork, the strong line at the top of the picture is more than enough to make the picture 'feel' horizontal, and you've cropped almost in the middle at the lower edge so it doesn't notice that the brickie didn't get it quite right. Don't forget that unless you're at exactly 90degrees to, or are parallel with, a straight line it will move off to a vanishing point somewhere in the distance. ... Err, I said too much!

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