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First, I'd like to thank Barbarahirst, Ruthannette, Sue_R (Sue Restan) and Lillian (King) for their User Awards on my previous upload, 'Spiralling Down' - it's really appreciated Wink
After leaving the Vatican Museums, I returned to Piazza San Pietro for a quick wander around before heading back to my hotel. This enormous piazza measures 340 metres by 240 metres, and in the centre standing at 25.5 metres tall is the 350 tonne obelisk, which was brought to Rome from Egypt by Caligula in AD 37, and located at its current site in 1586.
I thought this suited the mono treatment, but included the original colour version as V2, so you can takes your pick! Wink

Single Raw image processed in Adobe Camera Raw, tweaked in Photomatix Pro and Photoshop Elements 11

Thanks again to everyone for your votes & comments on my previous uploads, it really is appreciated and encouraging.
Trev Smile

Camera:Nikon D3000 Check out Nikon Nation!
Lens:Sigma 10-20mm EX DC HSM
Recording media:RAW (digital)
Date Taken:10 Sep 2012 - 3:40 PM
Focal Length:10mm
Aperture:f/11
Shutter Speed:1/250sec
ISO:100
Exposure Mode:Aperture Priority
Metering Mode:Matrix
White Balance:Auto
Title:Piazza San Pietro
Username:TrevBatWCC TrevBatWCC
Uploaded:4 Nov 2012 - 11:50 AM
Tags:Architecture, Black & white, Landscape / travel, Obelisk, Piazza San Pietro, Rome
Votes:41
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barbarahirst
barbarahirst e2 Member 6barbarahirst vcard United Kingdom10 Constructive Critique Points
4 Nov 2012 - 11:56 AM

colour .... but only just

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CarolG
CarolG e2 Member 7128 forum postsCarolG vcard Greece16 Constructive Critique Points
4 Nov 2012 - 11:59 AM

V.2 for me, Trev, a superb composition, the eye is drawn right through the image to the obelisk. Carol

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saltireblue
saltireblue Site Moderator 43557 forum postssaltireblue vcard Norway23 Constructive Critique Points
4 Nov 2012 - 12:24 PM

A marvellous sense of distance here, Trev, down to the low pov, the lead in and the empty space between you and the obelisk.
Works well in b&w....

Malc

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RonnieAG
RonnieAG e2 Member 4137 forum postsRonnieAG vcard Scotland110 Constructive Critique Points
4 Nov 2012 - 1:00 PM

Your low POV, 10mm. focal length and viewpoint capturing the scene in symmetry all make for an interesting image: very well planned, Trev.
Can't choose between the two though, so 1/2 vote to each.
Ronnie.

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Daisymaye
Daisymaye e2 Member 5Daisymaye vcard Canada9 Constructive Critique Points
4 Nov 2012 - 1:47 PM

Colour for this one. The b/w gives me a strange feel, like I'm taking my last walk........Sandy

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raygregson
raygregson e2 Member 6raygregson vcard United Kingdom
4 Nov 2012 - 1:58 PM

superb pov trev,love the mono treatment,great shot well captured.ray

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woolybill1
woolybill1 e2 Member 7woolybill1 vcard United Kingdom65 Constructive Critique Points
4 Nov 2012 - 2:03 PM

The ideal subject for b&w, Trev, which you have accomplished with panache. Not that I have any gripe with the colour version. Superb use of the low pov and lead-in.
Regards
Bill

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WhiteRose1
WhiteRose1 e2 Member 41022 forum postsWhiteRose1 vcard England132 Constructive Critique Points
4 Nov 2012 - 2:03 PM

The colour version looks naturally desaturated so nothing to choose between them for me, trev. A lead in and a half, with the columb continuing the line. Low pov, strong perspective and a very effective image.

Dave

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helenlinda
helenlinda e2 Member 7337 forum postshelenlinda vcard United Kingdom21 Constructive Critique Points
4 Nov 2012 - 2:06 PM

Also not sure - but love the simple composition
Helen

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mrswoolybill Critique Team 7391 forum postsmrswoolybill vcard United Kingdom957 Constructive Critique Points
4 Nov 2012 - 2:07 PM

Very stylish composition! I think I favour b&w for its harmony, but I like the tonal gradation in V2 very much.
Moira

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LynneJoyce
LynneJoyce e2 Member 6LynneJoyce vcard United Kingdom97 Constructive Critique Points
4 Nov 2012 - 2:39 PM

Unusually for me, I prefer the mono version. It gives a real sense of scale and form without the distraction of colour.

Last Modified By LynneJoyce at 4 Nov 2012 - 2:40 PM

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mikbee
mikbee e2 Member 7mikbee vcard Scotland7 Constructive Critique Points
4 Nov 2012 - 4:25 PM

Colour just shades it for me Trev !!
Good comp' with the lead in.
Super shot.
Mick.

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Richsr
Richsr e2 Member 790 forum postsRichsr vcard England207 Constructive Critique Points
4 Nov 2012 - 4:33 PM

Like your low pov for this Trevor, V2 just for me
Regards Richard

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RockArea
RockArea e2 Member 7RockArea vcard United Kingdom3 Constructive Critique Points
4 Nov 2012 - 4:52 PM

I'm liking monos today and this is great and a fine choice for it with those lovely textures in the foreground.

David

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JohnChambersPhotography

Excellent DOF, good lead in good comp, works well in b/w but v2 today for me

John

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pluckyfilly
pluckyfilly e2 Member 7282 forum postspluckyfilly vcard United Kingdom33 Constructive Critique Points
4 Nov 2012 - 9:26 PM

not generally a fan of mono but this time it works best IMO Trev

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twelvemegs
4 Nov 2012 - 9:39 PM

Cracking shot Trevor.
I like the metallic look of the mono.
Both work though. Smile

David

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moiral
moiral e2 Member 4moiral vcard Scotland
5 Nov 2012 - 7:44 AM

While the mono version works well Trev, personally I prefer the colour. Like the lead up to the obelisk. Moira

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Trev_B
Trev_B e2 Member 7101 forum postsTrev_B vcard England61 Constructive Critique Points
5 Nov 2012 - 9:53 AM

I rather like the mono... it makes it timeless.

Trev

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Lillian
Lillian e2 Member 5Lillian vcard United Kingdom16 Constructive Critique Points
5 Nov 2012 - 3:57 PM

That really is a lead into the shot no wonder Trev
that this has a very deserved GEA..congratulations
Lillian

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AnneWorner
AnneWorner e2 Member 6602 forum postsAnneWorner vcard United States41 Constructive Critique Points
5 Nov 2012 - 8:57 PM

Wonderful pov, great perspective shot too. Works both ways for me.

Anne Smile

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bobsblues
bobsblues e2 Member 4bobsblues vcard United Kingdom2 Constructive Critique Points
6 Nov 2012 - 9:49 PM

OHH Trev what a decision b/w or colour afraid I can't make me mind up so 1/2 a vote each ,superbly taken and presented well done .
Rob

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bill33
bill33 e2 Member 3bill33 vcard Scotland1 Constructive Critique Points
6 Nov 2012 - 11:26 PM

This brings back memories of last years visit to this amazing place Trev, but I must admit I prefer the Mono version here, love your POV here, very well done, Bill.

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phil99 e2 Member 743 forum postsphil99 vcard United Kingdom6 Constructive Critique Points
7 Nov 2012 - 2:35 PM

Outstanding work and well worth the GEA....Phil

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AnneWorner e2 Member 6602 forum postsAnneWorner vcard United States41 Constructive Critique Points
7 Nov 2012 - 7:08 PM

Congratulations on the GEA Trev Smile

Anne

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