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    Croatian Architecture: Monochromes

    There is something about Croatian architecture that works so well with monochromes toned to resemble 18th century albumen prints. I just loved converting these photos.

    Some of these photos were originally color slides. Others were captured on a point-and-shoot camera. All were taken in 2006.

    C&C is encouraged, though I don't have anything to ask.


    Photo #1: Cipiko Palace in Trogir
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    Photo #2: Well (no longer used) in Hvar
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    Photo #3: Cathedral of the Assumption of the Virgin Mary in Dubrovnik
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    Photo #4: Bell Tower in Dubrovnik
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    Photo #5: Dome of the Cathedral of the Assumption of the Virgin Mary in Dubrovnik
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    Photo #6: Tower of the Franciscan monastery on the main street of Old Town, Dubrovnik
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    Photo #7: Old Town, Dubrovnik viewed from the walls
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    Re: Croatian Architecture: Monochromes

    Quote Originally Posted by Mike Buckley View Post
    Photo #6: Tower of the Franciscan monastery on the main street of Old Town, Dubrovnik
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    From within a strong set of architectural images, I think this is particularly impressive. I think it's beautiful composition with the lines working superbly well to take the viewer into the scene. I also think the whole set demonstrates excellent management of perspective.

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    Re: Croatian Architecture: Monochromes

    Thank you, Donald. Ironically, I came very close to accidentally leaving out your favorite.

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    Re: Croatian Architecture: Monochromes

    Great set, Mike

    Ditto Donald's remarks. I love the toning, and I love the use of contrast. This set is a great example of why we dont need to pull every bit of detail out of every dark corner and shadow.

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    Re: Croatian Architecture: Monochromes

    Great series Mike,

    I can't decide on a favourite from a technical standpoint, but I do like views, so #7, I think.

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    Re: Croatian Architecture: Monochromes

    Excellent series, Mike. Favorites are:
    #1 - Probably my favorite one. Key things which I like are the various angles, lines, and textures which either converge or remain parallel, which offers the eyes a lot of exploratory options. I'm a sucker for photos with a little mystery, and this has 3 - the stairwell, and the 2 tunnels below. I might like this photo better with the just the very last bit of the top/opening of the stairwell cropped off, but I'm not sure.
    #7 - A real stunner which grabs my attention and makes me examine it over and over. Has a dreamlike mood for me, too.

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    Re: Croatian Architecture: Monochromes

    Hi Mike,
    These are my favourite type of pictures. No one favourite from me; I like them all.
    Thanks for sharing.
    Cheers
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    Re: Croatian Architecture: Monochromes

    Thanks, guys! Glad to see such a great reaction to this series. Converting them made me want to buy a couple airplane tickets and return to Croatia.

    Interestingly, I have a black-and-white version of almost all of the above toned versions. I expected my wife to prefer them, but she liked the toned versions better.

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