I like this photograph, it's very nice! It's got a good variation of moods and layers in the photograph, The foreground, Midground and background are all beautiful and I like to call 'Inspective' As i can look at each section for a long time and find things out!
However, it seems as if you've put it through editing and lowered the shadows or increased the highlights or something, theres something not right.
I almost see a highlight around the women in the middle, it may just be my eyes, but I like it, shes the first thing the viewers eyes come across so why not? makes her stand out! The clothing as well is perfect!
I feel the horizon line could be made straight in the background, however i understand doing that may make the street not have leading lines etc etc.
Overall it's an amazing picture and I like the fact that theres a lot going on.... Almost as if we're going back in time!
You may have noticed i do alot of cemetery shots ,there is an abandoned victorian cemetery close to me ,the church was knocked down in the 70's and the outline of it is still visable. I am doing research on this cemetery and long gone church . So i am dividing my time at the moment. I have managed to get 3 old photos of it dating around 1900 i know it was built 1843 the pictures show me the earliest graves in it and a man standing at the gates ,i am researching the early graves at the moment( there is a whole family in one, mother ,father and seven children all the children died between 3 months and 19 years ) iv'e checked the burial registrar for this church and found they lived in a work house/poor house just 1 mile from where i live on the, official registrar the father is describes as an imbucile, it lists what jobs they did in this column it lists people apart from occupation as lunatics,imbuciles,and even idiots . anyhow going back to my research i have found out who has the original church (its in his garage next street to me) so i'll be following that up and who the last person was married there. The actual font is still there lying on its side within the boundries of the church. I will put a photo of it up today ...