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    Project 52 by Nicola

    it will be a hard work for me!
    to post a pic every week, since photography is one of my hobbies and has happened that for a whole month I didn't touch the camera! anyway I want to double the difficulty trying to post a picture captured the previous week! this is a fight versus myself and at the end of the year/project I will send me the "school report": I will be graduated if I post at least 27 pictures captured in the previous 7 days!
    this is my first goal: go out and shot!
    often i don't take the picture because i'm lazy or i'm too shy to just point and click at a person (and ask his permission)
    the second goal (only in succession not as importance) is to improve my skills (of every photographic matters) and none knows how much I've to learn
    the third, since I've in mind some "photographic project", I will use this 52-picture long one to work on these at the same time
    quite good purposes... aren't they?
    thanks a lot to you all for viewing all what I will post here

    Nicola

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    Cw01

    ok I do start
    this has been captured exactly 7 days ago on monday 26
    and is my very first HDR (3 pictures) attempt

    Project 52 by Nicola
    Last edited by Nicola; 10th January 2012 at 09:08 PM.

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    Re: Project 52 by Nicola

    Nicola, if the other 51 images you're hopefully going to post this year are anywhere near as good as this one then I can't wait to see them! I will be following this thread with a keen interest!

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    Re: Project 52 by Nicola

    Hi Nicola,

    I think you under estimate your abilities; this is very nicely done; good composition and tone mapping.

    Looking forward to next week already

    Cheers,

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    Re: Project 52 by Nicola

    I have to agree with Tommy and Dave, it is a great image. I normally don't like HDR but this great.

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    Re: Project 52 by Nicola

    I agree with other comments. This, I feel, is the application of the HDR technique at its best, to produce a realistic image.

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    Re: Project 52 by Nicola

    Nicola,
    without sounding like I'm following the others, this is a lovely picture.
    At this rate your 'School report' should make good reading and 'Graduation' should be assured.
    Well done, great start.

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    Re: Project 52 by Nicola

    Undoubtedly agree with Donald here. I generally dislike overdone HDR, but you have nailed it here. An example of how it should be done.

    Cant wait for week 2 shot

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    Re: Project 52 by Nicola

    Wow, Nicola, you've really set the bar high for the next 51 images! I love this! Can't wait to see what you produce for next week!

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    Re: Project 52 by Nicola

    Very nice and subtle.

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    Re: Project 52 by Nicola

    There really isn't anything to say other than it is a fantastic image. The composition, lines, and colour all seem to work for me.

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    Re: Project 52 by Nicola

    Beautiful picture, and a hard photo to take.

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    Off to a great start Nicola! That is an impressive image and a very well done HDR. I'm not a big HDR fan myself do to the usually cartoonish look but you nailed it. I'll be interested to see what follows.

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    Re: Project 52 by Nicola

    many thanks to you all!
    too gentle guys!
    now I'm a bit frightened to post the next image ... it will be not so good as it seems to be this one..

    I'm actually pleased that you like my HDR, in my opinion the pictures of landscapes must be as much real as possible, so I use HDR tech to "help" my camera reproduce what my eyes are viewing, not to create brilliant but artificial pictures
    thanks again, I will work hard to post other good pictures

    cheers
    Nicola

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    Re: Project 52 by Nicola

    Beautiful!!

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    Cw02

    umpf..
    I'm really busy this new year... And I'll be busy for a while....
    I can't follow this community as I wish, and sorry if I haven't posted comments at the good jobs I've quickly seen in these days...

    anyway I must find the time for my project 52
    it is my second picture. Nothing to rave about, but at least i woke up early the last 6th of january to shot at sun rise!
    thanks
    Nicola

    reprocessed according to Donlad's advices (thanks Donald!)
    Project 52 by Nicola
    reprocessed according to Donlad's advices (thanks Donald!)
    Last edited by Nicola; 11th January 2012 at 07:38 PM.

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    Re: Cw02

    Nothing to rave about?
    This is the most beautiful photo I've seen in a long time!
    I am no good at C&C, I just wanted to say that I love this picture...
    The contrast between the polished, geometrical pavement and the raging waves outside...
    It's awesome!
    Last edited by vladimir; 10th January 2012 at 11:19 PM.

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    Nicola - I agree with Vladimir's expression about this being a very good image. A wonderful contrast of elements - the formality of the patio of the ballustraid contrasting with the natural wildness of the sea.

    Two points:

    • It needs a rotation to level the horizon.
    • There are two birds in the sky that I would clone out.

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    Really impressive, Nicola! Where did you find this location gem?

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    What Donald said, but otherwise ABSOLUTELY BREATHTAKING!!!!

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