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    Gathering (In Black and Gold)

    Silhouettes and shadows have something very attractive (at least for me).
    Obviously in this image the clipped areas are a big part of it but perhaps they have their uses. Does it work for you?

    Your C&C are always welcome!

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    Hi Giannis, I can see this hanging on a wall where the gold color complements the room's decor. Nice image!

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    Does it work for you?
    Magically transporting photo- it takes me there

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    Quote Originally Posted by FrankMi View Post
    Hi Giannis, I can see this hanging on a wall where the gold color complements the room's decor. Nice image!
    Thank you Frank!

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    Quote Originally Posted by dulceza View Post
    Magically transporting photo- it takes me there
    Thank you very much Dora!

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    Very nice and inspiring photo.

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    Thank you Ahmed.

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    Giannis, it really is a beautiful image.

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    Re: Gathering (In Black and Gold)

    The clipped area is so white it is almost blinding to my eye and that is no doublt what you saw when looking into the sun. I think it works to set the mood. I like the way you placed the glare centrally and the silhouett diagonally against the side of the frame and the horizon. The shapes of teh people are just great. Well captured.

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    Peter, Mary thank you both for your comments!

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    Re: Gathering (In Black and Gold)

    Giannas

    I'm trying to catch up with some of the threads that have been started since I went on holiday. This was one that really stopped me in my tracks. That's a very, very good image, as others have already said. I think you have constructed it beautifully - the lines and the shapes and the texture on the surface of the water provide a great deal to look at. And your handling of the ligth is excellent. My compliments.

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    Hi Donald, thank you for your kind words.

    Could you please explain what do you mean by handling of light? I received the same comment in another thread and I'm always surprised to hear that. Is it something that has to do with the photographer or the camera? I thought it's about the camera and given that I don't have much control over my camera (it's a P&S) I don't really understand it.

    Thanks in advance!

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    Re: Gathering (In Black and Gold)

    Quote Originally Posted by manthos View Post
    Could you please explain what do you mean by handling of light?
    What I mean is that (and this includes with your point & shoot), you chose to expose your image for one aspect of the light as opposed to another. In doing so, you managed (or handled) the lighting situation. We can do this in a way that results in a positive, creative effect, or we can make a mess of it and end up with poor image.

    In my opinion, you have done it superbly well in this image.

    From what you have written, it seems that you deliberately went for a silhouette. To do that you had to expose the image so that the figures and the land on which they were standing would go to black and that some detail would be retained in lighter areas. If you had taken a metetr reading from the figures or the land, then you would have held some detail in those areas and the water would have been completely over-exposed (blown).

    So, whether by accident or design, I think you handled the challenging lighting conditions very well.

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    Hi Donald, I get it now.

    Yes, I went for the silhouettes and I knew that under those circumstances I would achieve that by auto-focusing on the man in the center. Maybe it's neither accident or design, but a trial-and-error procedure. I understand now that my camera metered from the water as it was set to "multi metering" and it ignored the shadows. (I think I'm sounding like I know nothing!)

    Thank you, you have made me a little wiser.

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    Re: Gathering (In Black and Gold)

    Quote Originally Posted by manthos View Post
    Hi Donald, I get it now.

    Yes, I went for the silhouettes and I knew that under those circumstances I would achieve that by auto-focusing on the man in the center. Maybe it's neither accident or design, but a trial-and-error procedure. I understand now that my camera metered from the water as it was set to "multi metering" and it ignored the shadows. (I think I'm sounding like I know nothing!)

    Thank you, you have made me a little wiser.
    Giannis, whether by accident or as planned... it is a great image! I'm glad it was planned... so we can see more similar shots sometime!

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