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Many thanks for your c&cs regarding the hawfinch. I'm still working on it, maybe one day I'll work out how not to scare the birds
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This is from Siena, italy.
a wonderful example of roman style brick architecture, sadly infested with tourists. I had to wait patiently for the place to clear till this local couple stood out from the crowd.

no2 is the original colour.
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Walter (Gajewski) sent me this link last night. No idea how he guessed that I was then preparing this image, which took me 17 mins to take. Chris must have grown a beard whilst waiting Smile or ha had an excellent ice cream.

Brand:NIKON CORPORATION
Camera:Nikon D2X Check out Nikon Nation!
Lens:10.0-20.0 mm f/4.0-5.6
Recording media:JPEG (digital)
Date Taken:25 Sep 2009 - 12:16 PM
Focal Length:10mm
Lens Max Aperture:f/4.0
Aperture:f/5.6
Shutter Speed:1/125sec
Exposure Comp:0.0
ISO:800
Exposure Mode:Program AE
Metering Mode:Center-weighted average
Flash:No Flash
Title:Encounter in Siena
Username:annettep38 annettep38
Uploaded:24 Feb 2012 - 12:37 AM
Tags:Architecture, Digitally manipulated, Medieval building, Siena, Toned
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RonnieAG
RonnieAG e2 Member 4139 forum postsRonnieAG vcard Scotland112 Constructive Critique Points
24 Feb 2012 - 12:42 AM

Well chosen viewpoint for your shot, Annette: superb detail in all that brickwork and a well exposed image. And I do like that herring bone patterned floor.
Difficult to avoid tourists at a site like this but they add a bit of human interest and in no way detract in my opinion.
Ronnie.

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taggart
taggart e2 Member 1042 forum poststaggart vcard United States12 Constructive Critique Points
24 Feb 2012 - 12:56 AM

Taking me straight to the Templar's Castle ---a fascinating view, I like to think of it peopled with whoever used to live there---Super photography

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gajewski
gajewski e2 Member 10gajewski vcard United States9 Constructive Critique Points
24 Feb 2012 - 12:59 AM

The lighting throughout is wonderful -- great detail as well. The tourists don't bother me. They lend a sense of time and place, tell a bit of a story.
I like both versions equally.
-=\Walter

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JPatrickM
JPatrickM  7 United Kingdom2 Constructive Critique Points
24 Feb 2012 - 1:00 AM

Lovely shot, especially in the mono version.
Patrick

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mikbee
mikbee e2 Member 7mikbee vcard Scotland7 Constructive Critique Points
24 Feb 2012 - 1:06 AM

A fine bit of stonework annette.
I think tourists are part and parcel of the things we have to put up with.
But during the Fringe here,it beggars belief the amount of them that walk in front of my camera as I am about to take a shot.
And it is no accident mostly.They know full well what I am doing and just could not care less.I cannot tell you who I find the worst offenders.
If I did,I would fear it could start World War 3 !!
Mick.

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gary_d
gary_d e2 Member 6539 forum postsgary_d vcard Wales13 Constructive Critique Points
24 Feb 2012 - 1:15 AM

The two images are equally good imo, we tend to forget when taking great images like this that we are indeed one of the tourists that we are complaining about. - gary

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Ayoob
Ayoob e2 Member 3Ayoob vcard Australia
24 Feb 2012 - 1:33 AM

A beautiful capture and very well presented , Annette..........Grin

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ccb
ccb  626 forum posts United States2 Constructive Critique Points
24 Feb 2012 - 3:04 AM

Great photo of a magnificent courtyard. I do think what you did in V1 is best.
Christina

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CarolG
CarolG e2 Member 7130 forum postsCarolG vcard Greece18 Constructive Critique Points
24 Feb 2012 - 6:16 AM

An excellent pov, Annette, and I like the presentation of V.1 the best, very well captured. Carol

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CaroleS
CaroleS e2 Member 434 forum postsCaroleS vcard United Kingdom3 Constructive Critique Points
24 Feb 2012 - 7:21 AM

I do like your chosen pov, the brickwork is amazing - Carole

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luceombra
luceombra  327 forum posts Italy5 Constructive Critique Points
24 Feb 2012 - 8:22 AM

Nice work. My fav is V1

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WhiteRose1
WhiteRose1 e2 Member 41056 forum postsWhiteRose1 vcard England136 Constructive Critique Points
24 Feb 2012 - 8:40 AM

In small doses they add human interest - it's the hoardes that drape themselves over statues that annoy me. Love your processing on v1 Annette - gives it that timeless feeling.

Dave

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EAS
EAS  5 Scotland13 Constructive Critique Points
24 Feb 2012 - 8:47 AM

V1 without any doubt! Stunning.

Ann

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SlowSong
SlowSong e2 Member 64470 forum postsSlowSong vcard England29 Constructive Critique Points
24 Feb 2012 - 9:47 AM

I do like your treatment of this place. Just beautiful columns and arches. But tourists certainly are a nuisance. I'd never be one myself. Wink
Chris

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AnnChown
AnnChown e2 Member 4183 forum postsAnnChown vcard United Kingdom1 Constructive Critique Points
24 Feb 2012 - 10:41 AM

I like your treatment too - v1 is excellent. Your title reminded me that when I visited Sienna (many years ago), I bumped into an old friend who I'd lost touch with. She was working there at the time - small world!
Ann

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Joline
Joline e2 Member 8Joline vcard United States51 Constructive Critique Points
24 Feb 2012 - 12:34 PM

Your toned version is really very attractive. It seems to reflect the age better.
I also like the poem in the link....soooo true!

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Lillian
Lillian e2 Member 5Lillian vcard United Kingdom16 Constructive Critique Points
24 Feb 2012 - 1:44 PM

going for the lovely warm colours in V2...such a great shot Annette
Lillian

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Maiwand
Maiwand e2 Member 7Maiwand vcard England69 Constructive Critique Points
24 Feb 2012 - 3:51 PM

Excellent POV Annette. You have made a fine effort at showing the quality of this building.
Ron

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LexEquine
LexEquine  8 United States19 Constructive Critique Points
24 Feb 2012 - 5:22 PM

'Love the toning, processing, Light, & Composition,' on this one, Annette,...with the v1 sepia Monochrome favored~

~ Peter

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Philip_H
Philip_H  2 United Kingdom
24 Feb 2012 - 6:21 PM

Great composition and wonderful textures. Love the subtle tones of V1.

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Michaela_Solway

Like the toning treatment in V1' with the lovely light coming thru.. Nicely balanced

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