First of all the early morning and evening shots. I started with the following image as a basis for this pair:
Whilst I liked the colour in the sky, I felt that the foreground was too cluttered and replaced this with the silhouette that I finally used. I had a number of other landscape shots that would have accompanied this:
I liked the highlight created by the car headlights, but the orange caste of the sky was too much.
I also thought to pair this image with the silhouette, but selected one with a cyclist in the right side and then cropped to a vertical orientation. Another idea I had was to do a Winter and Autumn pair using the following image
The small figures in the foreground add scale to the images. Ultimately I rejected the Winter/Autumn idea as I am committed to producing new material for each assignment and not using my back catalog.
Another idea I had was to do this assignment as a series of winter images, each showing people either enjoying or enduring the weather. The following 3 images were part of this concept
However, the brief for the assignment very strongly suggested a mix of material, lighting, etc. so I used some winter scenes, but not for all of the images.
The next 3 images were alternates for the evening shots, simply rejected as I felt the others were better:
I went for more local images for the assignment, but was quite pleased with these, all taken with long exposures on a tripod with a 24mm tilt-shift lens.
A completely different subject idea could have been modern architecture, both details and wide angles of the buildings. The following sequence, all of the HypoVereins Bank headquarters, just a couple of 100 meters from where I live.
Was a close call, but I decided to include more variety and could not decide on which image to use.
Another theme that was included in the final set was local apartment buildings. The images I selected were very colourful, I did have a few alternates that worked better with a winter theme
The last two were also part of the work up for the tower block that I included in the submission. Another thought was to include some of the local wildlife:
The next two images were part of the selection for the subway photograph used. The first was a grab shot with my G11 as 3 separate trains all stopped at the same time. Compositionally this is better than the selected image, but the noise from the ISO 800 was higher than I was happy with
The second image was taken from lower down in the station as two trains came into the station
I preferred the higher vantage point and the strong diagonals that it created, although the above picture has a more human scale
My final group of images here were ideas for the market. The first two are close ups of market shops, I felt that I wanted a broader view
The market image that I finally used was a version of the following two images
In the submitted image I used a crop of the second image cutting out more of the sky. The first image contains more detail, but the shops do not appear as warm.