Shirley Goodsell

I have had another look at my three pieces of works for the response to Shirley Goodsell’s painting “Prince Street looking Toward Holy Trinity” I am very happy with the tree images I have created from the one photography I picked which was the closes to Shirley’s composition. Mark mentioned about maybe creating an image including half of my image and half of Shirley’s print to see what it looks like I have completed one image and will be looking at doing a second later.

Here is my final image for the Shirley Goodsell response to show just three ideas of how i changed the image.


Shirley Goodsell Final Image

I will be adding 3 images to choose my final print image from the Shirley Goodsell project. they are all of Prince Street but I have altered their appearances as they are my interpretations of what appears in the painting.

The final image will be printed on A2 paper.

Well here are the final three images I do not which one I like best. which one?

Shirley Goodsell Exhibition

Last Friday afternoon the whole class met downstairs in the HSAD building Foyer where there was an exhibition of paintings by the Hull artist Shirley Goodsell the exhibition is called ‘A Family’s Journey through Hull’s Old Town’. During our viewing, Mark asked us to pick one of the paintings and make a photographic response to the image.

Out of all the 36 paintings on display only two caught my attention ‘Prince Street towards Holy Trinity’ was one the other was ‘A Good Gossip!’ eventually, I decided to do a photographic response to ‘Prince Street towards Holy Trinity’ the reason I have been taking photographs in that area for the past two years and also because I have found memories of the Old Town market place.

As soon as I saw the painting of the 2 women talking in front of the Bob Carver’s Fish & Chip Stall all I could smell was freshly cooked Fish & Chips reminding of how when I was a child my parents would take me and my brother into the town and after we had been shopping in the indoor market we would just pop out to the outdoor market and me and my brother would starting pestering for chips above the noise of people talking and stall holders plying their trade and wears. unfortunately for me now, where the outdoor market is they are refurbing or building something and with all the barriers up and workmen about you could not do a very good job  of photographing the area as a response.

Another painting Shirley had done was of Prince Street just of the Market Place and opposite Holy Trinity, now this is an area I have personally been photographing for some time now because of “the curving row of exquisite coloured Georgian Houses” (Mansfield, 2002) in the Telegraph Travel section about the Hidden Depths of Hull.

So now my intention is to take some image of the same Prince Street during daylight at night or indeed different weather conditions and maybe look at combining the images to show how the street looks under different lighting conditions.

I will be using my Nikon D7000 with a 50 mm prime lens for this shoot, I will decide on the camera settings when I am on site.

Shirley Goodsell – Princes Street Looking Toward Holy Trinity.

When you consider how much damage was done to Hull (North East Coast Town) during the German bombing raids of World War II I’m surprised so much of Hull’s history has survived because Prince Street is not too far from High Street and that used to covered in wooden cobbles until an incendiary hit and exploded and set fire to the whole street from top to bottom, it is said that British bomber crews flying back to England from bombing  Germany could see the glow of the flames from over the North Sea and Norway.

Shirley Goodsell – New Images

Will going to attend college today I decide to visit Princes Street again as it was very nice weather (the sun was out) when I got there I spent a little bit more time looking at the scene itself so I counted how many house you could see visible on the left side of the street and there were 5 so I tried to position myself so that I could only see the 5 house in the viewfinder. I also played around with the settings from the previous day because the sun was bright and bleaching out some parts of Holy Trinity’s clock tower.

The Images:


As you can see the images today I feel are a lot better than yesterdays there are still some with lighting issues i.e. too bright, not level, but there are some that are rather nice with a bit more colour, detail and sky. I will go through them and decide which image is most suitable to print.

Just remembered I have updated all my cameras Lens firmware this helps reduce the softness in images as the software calibrates the camera to the specific lens you use as well as other calibrations.

After looking at these images again I am contemplating whether to use my Canon EOS 750D or Nikon D7100 to do a reshoot purely for technical reasons

Shirley Goodsell – Response

Here are the 1st images for the Shirley Goodsell Assignment I chose the Prince Street Image looking towards Holy Trinity when I went and did the shoot today the weather was awful it was pouring with rain and very miserable, so I used my Nikon D7000 camera with a 50 mm prime lens at F1.8 my camera settings were (ISO-320, F2.8, 1/125s at 50 mm). The 1st three images were what I would class as fails because the settings were not correct at the time of taking them (images 1 & 2’s settings were ISO- 3200, F11, 1/125s at 50 mm and image 3’s settings were ISO- 3200, F18, 1/125s at 50 mm).

The 1st three images were what I would class as fails because the settings were not correct at the time of taking them (images 1 & 2’s settings were ISO- 3200, F11, 1/125s at 50 mm and image 3’s settings were ISO- 3200, F18, 1/125s at 50 mm).

The images from 4 to 13 are all slightly different as had to move around a bit before for I felt I had and accurate facsimile to Shirley’s images. I think image 4 is probably the closest.

My Images:


Because this was my first shoot for this project I now have settings which work and that I am happy with. Because of the amount changes down Prince Street, I found it difficult to get into the exact position from the viewpoint of the painting and the further I walked backwards to get a better shot the more of an obstruction the iron railing fence became, the weather was also a little off-putting today so I will endeavour to do the next shoot in the dry.