Sète, April 2011

black and white photography, urban landscape
Sète, Hérault, France, April 2011

Sète, Hérault, France, April 2011

This is another photograph where I am faced with a dilemma. The composition is better horizontally flipped – the tree and the lamppost are stronger, more assertive and menacing. Normally I would have no hesitation in presenting a flipped image, but in this one the van’s registration plate gives the game away.

I appreciate that some, maybe many, viewers will feel cheated by the flipped version – but I have ultimately gone for what looks better – preferring to get the overall feel of the photo right, and have it spoiled by a minor detail, to getting a small detail right whilst diminishing the feel of the photograph.

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