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This Masterpiece of work Is on the facade of the building of the Prime ministers office. in Valletta Malta.

I apologize for not commenting on your uplods, because I am busy wiht little time to spend on PC.

Thanks in advance for your critique

dusfim.

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Title:Another Masterpiece in Lime stone
Username:dusfim dusfim
Uploaded:15 Jan 2011 - 12:57 PM
Tags:Architecture, General, History
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moiral
moiral e2 Member 4moiral vcard Scotland
15 Jan 2011 - 12:59 PM

You have some lovely sculptings in Malta. A lovely shot with good detail. Would have liked to see it in large. Moira

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andylea
andylea  637 forum posts United Kingdom1 Constructive Critique Points
15 Jan 2011 - 1:22 PM

wonderful detail great pov a cracker Wink
andy

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dusfim
dusfim  4 Malta
15 Jan 2011 - 2:06 PM

Moira what do I have to do so you could see it large.
Quote: You have some lovely sculptings in Malta. A lovely shot with good detail. Would have liked to see it in large. Moira

Moira what do I have to do so you could see it large version. Please help me.
Thanks in advance.
dusfim

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Alvar
Alvar  7 France2 Constructive Critique Points
15 Jan 2011 - 2:10 PM

Your Sculpture images are beautiful an well captured
Alvar

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pdcche
pdcche  4 United Kingdom
15 Jan 2011 - 3:15 PM

Lovely detailed image.. Peter

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PeterDSmith
PeterDSmith e2 Member 6PeterDSmith vcard United Kingdom46 Constructive Critique Points
15 Jan 2011 - 3:33 PMConstructive Critique!This comment was flagged as constructive critique! 

Architectural photography is very unforgiving. All those straight lines, they just have to look straight in the photograph. But lenses, especially zoom lenses, tend to bend straight lines. If you have to use a zoom lens to photograph straight lines then set it to the middle of its focal range, when its optical elements are symmetrical front to back, to minimise the distortion.

In this photograph, the straight lines look straight to me. And the horizontal straight lines look parallel to the top and bottom edges of the frame. I think I might have tried to "unconverge" the verticals in Photoshop so that they were parallel to the left and right edges of the frame. Nevertheless, in my opinion, this is a very competent record of the masterpiece.

Last Modified By PeterDSmith at 15 Jan 2011 - 3:35 PM

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ccb
ccb  626 forum posts United States2 Constructive Critique Points
15 Jan 2011 - 4:05 PM

Love this, Mario! Your public buildings sure look classier than ours!!
Christina

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banehawi Critique Team 10903 forum postsbanehawi vcard Canada2899 Constructive Critique Points
15 Jan 2011 - 4:51 PMConstructive Critique!This comment was flagged as constructive critique! 

You need to be an E2 member to be able to load larger images mario

This is a little dark as you were shooting uoward, and the camera was effected by the sky, probably needing you to overexpose by about 1/3 stop.

Its not possible to get vertical straight when shooting up from the ground, unless you get on the same level as the subject, or have access to specialist architectural lenses called tilt/shift lenses.


Ive loaded a lighter mod, and Ive also replaced the heave border with a very thin black border, then a wider white one that might work better.


best regards



Willie


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Last Modified By banehawi at 15 Jan 2011 - 5:04 PM

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DRicherby
DRicherby  5269 forum posts United Kingdom725 Constructive Critique Points
15 Jan 2011 - 9:37 PMConstructive Critique!This comment was flagged as constructive critique! 

This is well shot but a bit dark and the contrast is a bit low. Sepia always reduces contrast because the contrast between dark brown and pale brown jst isn't as good as the contrast between black and white. So it's a good idea to increase the contrast a bit before toning.

The verticals will always lean inwards if you point the camera upwards like this. I think it looks natural in this shot but, if you do want to correct it in software, remember to compose with plenty of space around the edge of the frame, as the correction always involves a crop. While I'm talking about composition, I'd have allowed just a little bit more space at the top so the whole of the curved 'roof' was included in the photo.

dusfim wrote:
> Moira what do I have to do so you could see it large.


Paying members of the site (e2 members) can post larger pics but, with a free account, you can't.

PeterDSmith wrote:
> If you have to use a zoom lens to photograph straight lines then set it to the middle of its
> focal range, when its optical elements are symmetrical front to back, to minimise the distortion.


The middle of the zoom range does tend to have the least distortion but that has nothing to do with symmetry as lens designs are rarely, if ever, at all symmetrical. For example, the block diagram of an extremely well-regarded Canon zoom shows no symmetry whatsoever.

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LexEquine
LexEquine  8 United States19 Constructive Critique Points
15 Jan 2011 - 11:35 PM

Very nicely detailed architectural capture, Mario. Agree with the 'comments on this thread.'
Ciao...Peter

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paulbroad
paulbroad  782 forum posts United Kingdom860 Constructive Critique Points
16 Jan 2011 - 4:03 PMConstructive Critique!This comment was flagged as constructive critique! 

barrel or pincushion distortion on lenses, it applies to all, not just zooms, has nothing to do with converging verticals, which is a function of the angle of the camera back to the subject.

I don't mind the converging verticals on this - it is obviously shot from a low viewpoint, so verticals will converge and I would leave them alone.

Contrast is down a bit due to the sepia, but it's not a bad architectural record image at all.

Paul

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NeilWigan
NeilWigan e2 Member 4NeilWigan vcard England15 Constructive Critique Points
16 Jan 2011 - 7:55 PM

good work mario a well balanced shot under the circumstances,maybe just a bit tight at the top but still looks good.

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dusfim
dusfim  4 Malta
22 Jan 2011 - 2:58 PM

[quote]You need to be an E2 member to be able to load larger images mario

This is a little dark as you were shooting uoward, and the camera was effected by the sky, probably needing you to overexpose by about 1/3 stop.

Its not possible to get vertical straight when shooting up from the ground, unless you get on the same level as the subject, or have access to specialist architectural lenses called tilt/shift lenses.


Ive loaded a lighter mod, and Ive also replaced the heave border with a very thin black border, then a wider white one that might work better.


best regards



Willie


Thanks for your interest in my upload. Can you help me how I can see your lighter mod,Normally I can see the mod.under the upload. I have done this process before but unfortunately this time I cannot see the mod. Also PeterDSmith loaded a mod for me.

dusfim

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