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The Stradun is the main street in the Old Town of Dubrovnik and impossible to find it empty any time of the day or night .. believe me I tried!

You would think we had just had a downpour looking at this but the marble has been polished to a high shine by centuries of feet passing by.

Not too sure about the moon and whether it is distracting but hey ho it was there Smile

Many thanks as always for your time!

( V2 is a black and white conversion)

Brand:Canon
Camera:Canon EOS 5D MkII
Lens:EF24-105mm F/4L IS USM
Recording media:RAW (digital)
Title:Polished By Time ..
Username:GillyB GillyB
Uploaded:27 Oct 2011 - 8:59 AM
Tags:Architecture, Croatia, Dubrovnik, Marble, Night
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RonnieAG
RonnieAG e2 Member 4139 forum postsRonnieAG vcard Scotland110 Constructive Critique Points
27 Oct 2011 - 9:51 AM

My first impression was that the street was wet, but how wrong I was: a nicely balanced night time shot, the colour version my favourite of the two. I have held my thumb over the moon but can't decide on whether it might be better to exclude it or leave it in. Will be interested to see what others say, Gill.
Ronnie.

GillyB
GillyB e2 Member 9316 forum postsGillyB vcard United Kingdom8 Constructive Critique Points
27 Oct 2011 - 10:02 AM

Thank you for your comment Ronnie, hopefully there will be some other opinions too ... but it doesn't seem to be very populay so may be not Sad

gmorley
gmorley  4 United Kingdom
27 Oct 2011 - 10:19 AM

Lovely light and reflections Gil
For what it's worth, I think the picture is all about the lighting and reflections on the street and the moon does distract a little
but hey what do I know...you're the expert, I'm just a novice that admires your work
It must have been a fairly fast exposure to capture the people in focus
Gary

GillyB
GillyB e2 Member 9316 forum postsGillyB vcard United Kingdom8 Constructive Critique Points
27 Oct 2011 - 10:30 AM

Thank you Gary, I appreciate you taking the time to comment ... it was 1/10sec at ISO 640 and handheld ... obviously hadn't had enough glasses of wine that night Wink

WhiteRose1
WhiteRose1 e2 Member 41028 forum postsWhiteRose1 vcard England133 Constructive Critique Points
27 Oct 2011 - 11:42 AM

v1 - the colour version - for me. It's almost a montone beige but shows the slightly different coloured reflections which are not in v2. And a definite no to the moon for me - too distracting. Lovely image.

Dave

taggart
taggart e2 Member 942 forum poststaggart vcard United States12 Constructive Critique Points
27 Oct 2011 - 12:56 PM

Excellent description and composition, enjoyed!

Daisymaye
Daisymaye e2 Member 5Daisymaye vcard Canada9 Constructive Critique Points
27 Oct 2011 - 2:05 PM

Like both versions very much. The colour is lovely with the bits of orange and red and the moon isn't so intrusive in it as the mono. But think my favorite would be mono without the moon..............Sandy

Glyn1
Glyn1  5 England1 Constructive Critique Points
27 Oct 2011 - 2:14 PM

Lovely evening shot Gill, exposure just right. V1 nicks it for me. The reflections are superb and really add to the overall effect. WinkWink

What Moon Wink

Glyn

JackAllTog
JackAllTog e2 Member 53534 forum postsJackAllTog vcard United Kingdom58 Constructive Critique Points
27 Oct 2011 - 3:27 PM

v1 for me Smile

Niknut
Niknut e2 Member 4516 forum postsNiknut vcard United Kingdom60 Constructive Critique Points
27 Oct 2011 - 5:18 PM

Great shot !.....amazing that the 'pavement' is 'dry' ?

Love both versions....the 'warm' colours of V1....& the 'impact' of V2, which also eliminates that bright red area in the centre of V1......& once you
spot that, it's difficult to ignore it !!!!!!.....though easy enough to overcome in photoshop !

chase
chase Critique Team 81116 forum postschase vcard England235 Constructive Critique Points
27 Oct 2011 - 5:50 PM

I do prefer the colour version Gill,it does show all those great reflections off on the wet pavements better for me.

GillyB
GillyB e2 Member 9316 forum postsGillyB vcard United Kingdom8 Constructive Critique Points
27 Oct 2011 - 7:30 PM

Thank you! much appreciated Smile

Janet, the pavement was polished marble and dry as a bone Smile ... really good as you get the reflections without getting wet!

Last Modified By GillyB at 27 Oct 2011 - 7:30 PM
paulb20
paulb20 e2 Member 7paulb20 vcard United Kingdom
27 Oct 2011 - 7:52 PM

Colour justs has the edge for me Gill.
Paul

Glostopcat
Glostopcat e2 Member 8231 forum postsGlostopcat vcard England2 Constructive Critique Points
27 Oct 2011 - 10:52 PM

The colour version is my favourite

marktc
marktc e2 Member 346 forum postsmarktc vcard United Kingdom13 Constructive Critique Points
27 Oct 2011 - 11:04 PM

Enjoyed these images very much and to buck the trend it's V2 for me, very well composed and captured, and the moon, perfect!

annettep38
annettep38 e2 Member 3186 forum postsannettep38 vcard France30 Constructive Critique Points
27 Oct 2011 - 11:54 PM

just wonderful - well I'm glad it is like that now and you have done a great job with this well balanced shot

FeatherFriend
FeatherFriend e2 Member 6FeatherFriend vcard England216 Constructive Critique Points
28 Oct 2011 - 12:02 AM

Quality work Gill, V1 for me,
Geoff.

Jekaro
Jekaro e2 Member 5Jekaro vcard United Kingdom
28 Oct 2011 - 8:47 AM

A fantastic image, Gill, wonderful reflections and the moon is ok by me, colour my favourite.
Roy

GillyB
GillyB e2 Member 9316 forum postsGillyB vcard United Kingdom8 Constructive Critique Points
28 Oct 2011 - 9:16 AM

Many thanks everyone ... it seems fairly balanced about the moon but most prefer colour Smile

LesF
LesF  7175 forum posts8 Constructive Critique Points
28 Oct 2011 - 6:41 PM

Excellent night time photography Gilly, think the moon adds to it


LesF

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