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    Uruguay - 2006 - Monochrome

    Hi. I was (again) revisiting my old archives and found some pictures of a south american trip that I did with my wife (still girlfriend at that time) in 2006. We travelled during 10 days, by car, through the south of Brazil, Uruguay and Argentina. Start and finish point was Iguassu Falls, where I lived (at that time). The camera was a compact Nikon - Coolpix L11, so there are quality constraints. Anyway, I decided to try some monochrome conversions and here are some images I came up with. They show some parts of Uruguay, a beautiful country made by (very polited) people that I respect. I hope you like it. C&C are welcome and thanks for viewing!

    #1 - Teatro Solis (Theater) at Montevideo

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    #2 - An old lighthouse at Colonia del Sacramento

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    #3 - Plaza de Toros - A bull fight ring, at Colonia del Sacramento. It is closed since 1912, when bull fights were prohibited in Uruguay.

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    #4 The "hand of God", at Punta del Este. I would clone the buildings out, but I thought they give a better idea of the monument's size.

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    #5 - Rio de la Plata - "La plata" River - Argentina (Buenos Aires) is on the other side of it.

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    Re: Uruguay - 2006 - Monochrome

    Nice series! I really like #5, great composition...Gimp is a great tool to alter the perspective when you're shooting buildings with a wide lens; useful for wrenching the edges back upright (#3) ...

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    Re: Uruguay - 2006 - Monochrome

    Hi, Robert. Thank you very much for viewing/commenting.

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    Re: Uruguay - 2006 - Monochrome

    The last one is especially nice in every way. Toning is a matter of personal taste, but consider using the less aggressive toning that you used in that one.
    Last edited by Mike Buckley; 20th February 2013 at 01:18 PM.

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    Re: Uruguay - 2006 - Monochrome

    NIce series, Otavio.

    I'm really enjoying your experimentation with toning- I have an interest in it myself, but my early efforts seem clumsy and sophomoric. I think your borders are appropriate and tasteful.

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    Re: Uruguay - 2006 - Monochrome

    Hi, Mike. Thanks for viewing and for your valuable feedback. Regards.

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    Re: Uruguay - 2006 - Monochrome

    Hi Kevin! Thanks for your encouraging words and I am glad you liked the pictures! Regarding the borders, I have tried many differentes styles and sizes in the past and found myself quite happy with these ones. Thanks and regards!

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    Re: Uruguay - 2006 - Monochrome

    I like all of the yellow series.

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    Re: Uruguay - 2006 - Monochrome

    Hi, Bobo. Thanks, friend; By the way, tomorrow I'm travelling to Iguassu Falls, for a vacation week. With a bit of luck, I will shot some toucans, parrots, falls, etc, so I wont have to be doing monochrome conversions for a time, as I will be busy processing the birds/falls!

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