Pictures at an Exhibition

RalphMoonRalphMoon SF Bay AreaRegistered Users Posts: 111 Major grins
edited December 24, 2019 in Street and Documentary

Taken at an exhibit of Billy Monk's photographs at the San Francisco Museum of Modern Art

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  • toragstorags Major grins Registered Users Posts: 4,472 Major grins

    Nice one Ralph

    Looks like the DeYoung

    Rags
  • RalphMoonRalphMoon SF Bay AreaRegistered Users Posts: 111 Major grins

    @torags ,

    Thank you. I'm pretty sure that the taken at the 2012 exhibit announced in this press release: https://sfmoma.org/press/release/sfmoma-presents-south-africa-in-apartheid-and-aft/. However, my memory is nothing if not fallible. Happy Holidays,

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  • RichardRichard Mildly bemused Madrid, SpainAdministrators, Vanilla Admin Posts: 19,155 moderator
    edited January 20, 2020

    Yes, looks like the SFMOMA to me. Nice symmetry. Is it my imagination or is there a slight divergence on the doorway edges? Was that real or is it some sort of lens distortion?

  • RalphMoonRalphMoon SF Bay AreaRegistered Users Posts: 111 Major grins

    @Richard ,

    I hadn't notice it until now, and I don't know which it was. I think it should be straightened up. Do you agree?

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  • RichardRichard Mildly bemused Madrid, SpainAdministrators, Vanilla Admin Posts: 19,155 moderator

    Hmmm....looking at it again, I'm wondering whether it's an illusion caused by the ceiling pattern. Something I decided long ago is that it's more important that something look straight than that it actually is straight. I'd play around with it in LR to see whether adjusting helps or hurts.

  • kurzvorzwoelfkurzvorzwoelf Straight from the trenches Stuttgart, GermanyRegistered Users Posts: 315 Major grins

    @RalphMoon said:
    @Richard ,

    I hadn't notice it until now, and I don't know which it was. I think it should be straightened up. Do you agree?

    I think it gives a nice subtle touch to the photo, whether that divergence is real or caused by distortion - especially because there are other lines at top that lead in the different direction of the doorway's edges. Also, I like the overall composition and the great contrast the lady in red provides. Good shot.

    Maybe, but just maybe, the pic could benefit from some keystone compensation/correction.

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  • RalphMoonRalphMoon SF Bay AreaRegistered Users Posts: 111 Major grins
    edited January 20, 2020

    @kurzvorzwoelf and @Richard,

    Thanks for the comments and suggestions. I applied Develop > Transform > Auto to see if LR detected a problem, and it did. LR straightened the right edge of the opening, which the grid showed to be leaning. So far as I can tell the left edge didn't change, so it seems to have been a keystone issue. Here's the result:

    It still looks a little wider at the top than the bottom, but I'm disinclined to do more. What do you think, does it look straight enough?

    Glad you enjoy the picture.

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  • RichardRichard Mildly bemused Madrid, SpainAdministrators, Vanilla Admin Posts: 19,155 moderator

    It looks a bit better. I would just leave it that way, but it's up to you whether you want to muck with it some more.

  • toragstorags Major grins Registered Users Posts: 4,472 Major grins

    @RalphMoon said:
    @torags ,

    Thank you. I'm pretty sure that the taken at the 2012 exhibit announced in this press release: https://sfmoma.org/press/release/sfmoma-presents-south-africa-in-apartheid-and-aft/. However, my memory is nothing if not fallible. Happy Holidays,

    --Ralph

    Ooops... the DeYoung has similar window wells... (I was a member of both & forgot the MOMA windows)...

    Rags
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