Square Lines V


More from the Yashica 35GS, back in Market Square where I started a series  with the Olympus XA2 which has a number of posts of railing light on these same floors, though at a different time of day.

These shots are a good example of how black and white conversion can really improve a shot, in my opinion anyway.

I probably should get rid of the crumbs in the black and white – they are ok in colour, but kind of distracting on conversion.

[Edit: popular opinion rules – I have edited and replaced.]

The crop is to get rid of the arm of a croissant that the crows had not yet discovered.



Yashica Electro 35GS, f1.7/45mm lens, Kodak Gold 400 film, scanned with Epson V700, edited in Lightroom 5


20 thoughts on “Square Lines V

    • Thank you Andy. I agree about the colour. I can’t believe I didn’t notice the photographic opportunities in this building – I have shopped at stores here since the 70’s. I am sure there will be many more shots from around here – it holds the store that I buy bits of cameras and film at, and get shutter speed tested and so on. So it is a starting point for testing cameras that I am trying out. Wait a minute…. does that mean I will be buying more old film cameras! Shhhh. Don’t tell anyone.


    • That sounds like a useful tip. If I had a tablet maybe I could do that, or perhaps the image would just keep rotating to be right side up, and would make me feel seasick?
      I have a friend who used to do copy editing. She always edited from first sentence to beginning for same reasons – same theory I guess though she did not hold the document in front of the mirror. At least I don’t think she did.


    • Hi David – we are on the same page and the crumbs are now gone, never to see the light of day again. Had I waiting 20 minutes, and had the shadows waited which they would not have, the birds likely would have done the spotting for me. So, just speeding up nature a bit in order to keep the light. That is totally legit, right?


    • Thanks Ken. I do it all the time too. I just did not notice them until I previewed the post – focused on other edits during post I guess. That happens to me quite a bit. In this case I was looking for the right balance of shadows and light to bring out the railing shadows and the subtleties of overlapped shadows that I assume originate from multiple light sources (reflecting windows).


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