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    Fall in the wine country

    hi folks
    here below a picture I captured last sunday. I don't know if the composition works...
    it's really static but i'm not sure on the others possible crops.. what's your opinion?
    many thanks!!
    perhaps a B&W conversion could work very well, but the colours captured me so much.. I couldn't resist to a colour shot (above all I liked the yellow, powered by the sunset light trough an hole in the clouds)
    thanks for C&C
    Nicola



    Desaturated version according to Donald's suggestion


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    Re: Fall in the wine country

    Nicola

    Is that San Gimignano?

    I like the colour in the middle and background, but wonder if it seems too saturated in the field immediately in front of us?

    I do like the composition.

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    Re: Fall in the wine country

    Quote Originally Posted by Donald View Post
    Nicola

    Is that San Gimignano?

    I like the colour in the middle and background, but wonder if it seems too saturated in the field immediately in front of us?

    I do like the composition.
    thanks Donald! Yes it is San Gimignano, not so far from my home
    have you ever been there? did you taste "Vernaccia" ? I know you are a wine expert..
    do you mean the yellow in the foreground vines? yes it could be..
    I just add about +2 of saturation in ACR and I lightened them a bit in Photoshop
    anyway I try an other editing tomorrow
    now I'm going to sleep... yaaum!
    thanks again Donald

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    Re: Fall in the wine country

    Quote Originally Posted by Nicola View Post
    thanks Donald! Yes it is San Gimignano, not so far from my home
    Yes I have, many years ago. My cousin worked in Florence and I stayed there with him for two weeks.

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    Re: Fall in the wine country

    good!
    by the way, these kind of locations are the preferred for UK and US people,
    whereas people coming from Germany or Holland prefer the coast...

    have you got any pictures of that journey? I guess on film..

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    Re: Fall in the wine country

    Nice capture, Nicola.


    I think the horizon could use a bit of straightening and the blacks, contrast could come up a bit.


    Maybe you could post the SOOC?


    I still have a couple of lovely leather bags from beautiful San Gimignano. I was there in April one year and it was so cold that the bird baths froze. Had a wonderful time! Florence is nicer without the hordes.

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    Re: Fall in the wine country

    Hi Nicola, I have a signed watercolor on my office wall by Martin Rhys-Jones of "Saint Paul de Vence" that looks very similar to this. About the only difference is that it is cropped a bit tighter so that the town on the hill is more prominant. Nice job!

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    Re: Fall in the wine country

    Quote Originally Posted by Viana View Post

    I think the horizon could use a bit of straightening and the blacks, contrast could come up a bit.
    Wouldn't rotating to "straighten" the horizon move the buildings off vertical, assuming one doesn't separate the background via a PS layer?

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    Quote Originally Posted by Tobman View Post
    Wouldn't rotating to "straighten" the horizon move the buildings off vertical, assuming one doesn't separate the background via a PS layer?
    I am merely talking about straightening the horizon. That means using the grids in say, Lightroom to line up the horizontal horizon and the vertical lines of the buildings.

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    Re: Fall in the wine country

    hi! thanks to all for the feedback!
    I agree with Donald, and I've desaturated the picture, see the new one at the top of the thread. Thanks Donald!
    Viana, thank you for your input, and it's nice to find here so many members who know my region
    below you can find the SOOC and a zoom of it where i compare the building to the photoshop frame in order to check if are vertical... I think so... aren't they? I thnk they are too much vertical in the picture... you know that actually they are leaning!
    cheers!
    Nicola

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