Editor’s Choice: Towers
Photographers sure do love towers. And towers are easy to find—for example they’re scattered across the landscape in the form of the places of worship for a variety of faiths. So why not include them in one of our selections of the best photos on the Zonerama web galleries? No reason at all, so here they are!
You criticise image #1 for ignoring the “Golden Mean” but make no adverse comment about #2 and which, to me, is a mess of a composition. Image #1 is infinitely preferable, IMO.
I’m surprised that the photographer took no pains to clean up his scan. I’m actively scanning many of my old 35mm negatives and as they have been looked after, the vast majority don’t show the defects as here. But it is amazing what the scans can reveal, even with what I believe are pristine negs when viewed 100% on screen. Blemishes totally undetectable to the naked eye become glaringly visible. This is where I find Zoner’s healing brush and clone stamp to be immensely helpful, and quick.
You’re right with the composition notes. The descriptions are short, so I suppose it should pick just few things, why it’s been chosen.
About the scan picture – we still see many ZPS users who like this kind of defects, so maybe it was laziness, maybe it’s on purpose. :)