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Down the alley (Birmingham return 1 of 9)

Posted by
Doug (Burnham-on-Sea, United Kingdom) on 28 July 2014 in Cityscape & Urban and Portfolio.

Taken during a trip to Birmingham a few weeks ago This was the first time I had returned to really have a look around the City I was brought up in for around 41 years. I was surprised how much the centre had changed and what effort had been put into developing and brightening the centre up from the rather grim place it had been in my memories. The next few days will be my photographic experience of the city, I hope you enjoy it as much as I did looking round and taking images.

Canon EOS 60D 1/125 second F/8.0 ISO 100 22 mm


Making an effort to return to AM3 after a bit of an absence, it's really nice to see photo's from all contributors and I will try to comment when I can. If I offer criticism I do so only to help and I do not wish to cause offence. My photography tends to be from my travels, as well as my passion which is wildlife and landscape. I hope you enjoy what you see.
Thanks for your comments I'm really grateful for them and welcome constructive feedback.

Tomek from PoznaƄ, Poland

I love the POV. Superb street shot.:-)

28 Jul 2014 8:18am

claudie from le havre, France

A beautiful black and white Dog!!
a beautiful view!!!!

28 Jul 2014 8:24am

Martine Libouton from Bousval, Belgium

J'adore cette photo!!!! un superbe B&W et un très bon cadrage! une superbe ambiance!5*

28 Jul 2014 8:37am

@Martine Libouton: Thanks Matine

Sarito from Basingstoke, United Kingdom

Excellent perspective, nice b&w

28 Jul 2014 8:39am

Nicou from Sion, Switzerland

Ce personnage ce pavage la perspective le rendu parfaite image et effet.

28 Jul 2014 9:18am

Jules from Drayton, United Kingdom

an expert shot from the master of slithering - love the perspective lines of the brickwork

28 Jul 2014 9:27am

@Jules: I'm making it my mission to take slithering to the masses ;-)

Phil Morris from Saskatoon, Toronto, NYC, Canada

Love the strong statement this photo makes, fabulous lines and perfect viewpoint make
this a winner, 5 *****'s !~

28 Jul 2014 9:45am

@Phil Morris: Thanks Phil

Toscana from Baden, France

Noir et blanc, prise de vue au sol, graphisme, textures, pression urbaine, tout pour un ***** !!
I love it really.
Bonne journée, amitiés, Catherine

28 Jul 2014 9:53am

@Toscana: Thank you Catherine

Adela Fonts from Barcelona, Spain

A wonderful POV! Also editing! Congratulations! best, Adela

28 Jul 2014 10:25am

Emma G from Auckland, New Zealand

a fantastic shot (I see you have used the 'slither' PoV) - everything about it works really well to make an ordinary scene look extraordinary. 5*****

28 Jul 2014 10:26am

@Emma G: Thnaks Emma

k@ from Paris, France

Hey, excellent angle you found, I feel I'm a rodent ;)

28 Jul 2014 11:09am

@k@: Be careful you may be chased off by the cat ;-)

omid from mashhad, Iran

very nice shot!
such beautiful angle, frame, perspective, lighting & textures!
A M A Z I N G !!!!!!

28 Jul 2014 12:16pm

Christine from Ellemford, United Kingdom


28 Jul 2014 2:48pm

Mhelene from Villiers-sur-Marne, France

Wonderful framing !!

28 Jul 2014 2:59pm

my-ky from Ontario, Canada

What a strong street photo, Doug! Excellent lines and pov.

28 Jul 2014 3:45pm

@my-ky: Thanks Deb

Ruthiebear from Titusville, NJ, United States

(Slithering?) LOVE this point of view - also the B&W gives it drama and enhances the lines and angles

28 Jul 2014 4:05pm

@Ruthiebear: Thanks Ruthie. Slithering is the art of getting right down there for the worms eye view, I make it my mission to encourage everyone to get down, although I'm not responsible for the getting back up part ;-)

Eric Cousineau from Sherwood Park, Canada

Beautiful low angle perspective in this shot Doug! Well done! ;-)

28 Jul 2014 4:08pm

Don from United States

I really like the low viewpoint for this alley shot. Excellent capture of the narrowness of the alley and the looming walls. Very effective image.

28 Jul 2014 5:02pm

Steven from Chicagoland, United States

What an intriguing PoV you've captured so low to the ground!! It really emphasizes the leading lines in the cobblestone and in the mortar joints of the walls as well. I love the alternating patterns in each course of bricks.

28 Jul 2014 6:41pm

@Steven: Thanks Steven

Steve Rice from Olympia, United States

A super low level view down the street. I'm already enjoying the trip.

28 Jul 2014 7:09pm

Lena from San Francisco, United States

Excellent frame, great B/W.

28 Jul 2014 10:11pm

Baldwin Vandewalle from Bejuma, Venezuela

The low viewpoint emphasizes the perspective of the scene ... Excellent monochrome !!!

29 Jul 2014 12:04am

RBL from Oxford, United States

Wow, dramatic low angle ... awesome street shot and mood!

29 Jul 2014 12:13am

Elaine Hancock from Rockville, United States

It is amazing how things change after you have been gone for a while! I found that out when I moved back to Rockville after being away for a number of years. Fabulous b&w image Doug and wonderful low perspective! Looks like you have been slithering again!

29 Jul 2014 12:37am

@Elaine Hancock: Thanks Elaine, when the call comes to me to get down there I just can't help myself, it's getting back up that's becoming a problem ;-)

Harry from Apex, NC, United States

Nice perspective shot. The pedestrian adds scale and life.

29 Jul 2014 2:48am

Devi from Chennai, India

Wonderful view and the B&W makes a strong impact!!

29 Jul 2014 5:06am

Langevine from Angers, France

oh superbe ce sol et pavés

29 Jul 2014 7:11am

Kate from EXETER, United Kingdom

I love this!!

29 Jul 2014 9:20am

Stephen from Canberra, Australia

Excellent street shot - I like the inclusion of the walking figure and your low angle is excellent. Look forward to this series, Doug.

29 Jul 2014 11:43am

grouser from Ludlow, United Kingdom

Yes very much all change there Doug. I see you are lying down on the job again.:) Good choice of viewpoint and treatment

29 Jul 2014 8:12pm

Ted from South Wales, United Kingdom

Wonderful low angle, moody mono, architecture & some human interest...SPOTLIGHT surely?

30 Jul 2014 7:09pm

Canon EOS 60D
1/125 second
ISO 100
22 mm