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29th July 2011, 03:02 PM
I like this, it was from across the Colosseum, through the arch with a building across the street. The color from that building is found in the bricks of the arch and the old and the new(er) was interesting. Thoughts?
29th July 2011, 03:14 PM
Very nice vision, colors, and patterns. I don't believe I've ever seen the Colosseum 'looking out' instead of 'in'! I wouldn't have known what it was without the explanation but I like it, Jack.
29th July 2011, 03:37 PM
Thank you. Yes it is an interesting picture, and like you said, most people take pictures into the Colosseum. This was the best of three pictures, only wish DOF was a bit better, building in background is a bit out of focus.
29th July 2011, 03:47 PM
I like the contrast of colors and architectural styles. I don't think that the slightly OOF of the background building is anything to worry about. However, it does reflect that digital photography is great because we can shoot multiple variations of any image without breaking the bank. Expense had a definite impact on how many variations of a shot I would shoot with a film camera...
29th July 2011, 04:05 PM
Thanks as well. I shot film for many years, it was always a thrill to get the film back and see what actually came out. I used to develop B&W and color slides so the wait wasn't as bad but...ya still never knew what you had till you turned out the lights. My Nikon FM2 is collecting dust but I really enjoy the immediacy of digital. But as the saying goes, "It's a poor carpenter who blames his hammer."
29th July 2011, 04:08 PM
I like this, with the view outwards, rather than in, and the use of one building to frame another. Much more interesting than just a straight building shot. I like the colours too. However, the two distinct areas of background building give us two 'views' side by side. I find this splits the shot and makes it too divisive. You already have great juxtaposition, so there's no need to split the shot as well. I tried a square crop to remove the left-side view. Hope you don't mind. Also added some contrast and sharpening.
29th July 2011, 04:43 PM
Thanks, and I agree, by cropping it more tightly it highlights the contrast of the two buildings.
Also I do like the adjustments you made, it makes the photo jump a bit more.
Thanks for input and the tweeking, I'll go back and see if I can make the same adjustments.
30th July 2011, 12:13 AM
30th July 2011, 12:20 AM
LOL thanks! You did what I was considering. I like it!!