Decay and Decadence

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Shot at the deserted and semi derelict Parkhill Flats in Sheffield, the contrast between the decaying architecture and a bottle of vintage Dom Perignon (empty) struck me.

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20/02/2016 - 13:53davidstorm
CategoryPhoto Journalism
Shutter Speed1/200
Focal Length50mm


Link Posted 20/02/2016 - 14:17
Nice one David!

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Link Posted 21/02/2016 - 07:37
I immediatey recognized Dom Perignon one of my fav Champagne...Remy Krug as well! A BEAUTIFUL compo


Link Posted 21/02/2016 - 08:56
Superb image, well seen,

Although IMO a stronger image could be made with a step to the right for more separation with the wall on the right and would put the bottle more against the yellow and I would have removed the apple carton or clone it out.

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Link Posted 21/02/2016 - 11:51
Good visual appeal, apart from the carton - I'd crop it out and square the frame. The bottle would be dead centre but I think it would work.
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Link Posted 21/02/2016 - 18:16
Thanks for the comments all, regarding the carton it wasn't placed there by me, nor was the champagne bottle, I shot them where they stood and because of this my view was they are in integral part of that scene, whether or not it made the most sense for a composition. It was quite difficult to get in the right position for this shot; none of the other angles worked properly.


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Link Posted 21/02/2016 - 19:43
A very good graphic design, but I'm with Adrian re the apple juice carton. Might have been a good idea to take it as it appears for a documentary shot and then remove the carton to go for more of an arty image. Best of both worlds.

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