From The Light Of A Window
by dfstevensonComment by purpleflutterby13:
Ok, you wanted me to have a look at this (finally got around to it - it's been a busy time!)
Some very interesting geometry in this shot - the interaction of horizontal and vertical lines all over the place looks pretty cool. The combination of the noise and the right chair blending into the horizontal stripes makes it look unreal, almost like an apparition rather than a real object. Old ways indeed. So I like the subject matter and the style.
The composition doesn't particularly work for me though. The centred window looks static and oddly cut off, and the directions of some of the diagonal beams make the picture feel tilted clockwise when viewed, even though it's not. I think the picture would benefit greatly from losing that empty left bit (I tried cropping it, and it works a lot better for me).
PP suggestions - since this is in basic, the options are rather limited. What I thought worked is sharpening this at about 45px, 30% usm to bring out the contrast more. I also liked the look of desating it very slightly (monochrome channel mixer layer, 100% red channel, 15% opacity), but that's more a matter of taste, I think.
Anyway, hope this helps.