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castle sunset at grada itlay

Camera:Nikon D60 Check out Nikon Nation!
Lens:18-55
Recording media:JPEG (digital)
Title:sunset at the castle
Username:eileenmc eileenmc
Uploaded:17 Nov 2008 - 6:51 PM
Tags:Landscape / travel
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Alan_Warriner
17 Nov 2008 - 7:26 PM

Really like this, just needs straightening up I think

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onebeautifulmoment
17 Nov 2008 - 7:28 PMConstructive Critique!This comment was flagged as constructive critique! 

Hi what a beautiful picture! I have uploaded a mod for you. Here are my thoughts on how it could be improved. Obviously it could do with straitening so the horizon where the couple are standing is level. Also there is lots of hidden detail in the shadows and whist being really dark is quite moody if this were printed and enlarged you would have a lot of black in the picture by creating two layers in photoshop you can keep the beautiful saturated colours of the sunset and the right walls but lift the detail out of the blacks this makes the image a bit more 3d and gives the viewer more to look at. Then with a little bit of sharpening it brings out the detail. Hope this helps

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CathR
CathR  7139 forum posts United Kingdom563 Constructive Critique Points
18 Nov 2008 - 10:44 AM

The light is beautiful - that soft italian light is wonderful to work with and the way it falls on the wall to the right is lovely.

I have uploaded a mod. Apart from straightening I have cropped a bit off the bottom and the left hand side. There is very little detail here and this area forms quite a large part of the picture. Cropping helps to focus in on the real interest in the picture - the couple/background and the wall on the right. For this reason also I have cloned out the things hanging on the left hand wall. I keep trying to think what they are, which is a distraction from the main action. I have also lightened the foreground a bit to give us a clearer lead in to the couple.

Just a few tweaks but otherwise a lovely photo.

Regards

Catherine

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NEWMANP
NEWMANP e2 Member 61583 forum postsNEWMANP vcard United Kingdom574 Constructive Critique Points
19 Nov 2008 - 11:39 PM

such a beautiful image with lovely light, the couple are framed well in the arch and the golden illumination of the internal masonary is fabulous.
for me the problems are the framing is a bit loose with an overall tilt to the right and a lot of black space adding nothing to the image.
by removing the black area to the left and the distracting highlights it is possible to reposition the couple on the third which always works in composition. also some off the base.
the saturation is also a little low and a boost would bring out more detail in the internal stonework.
all the ingredients for a top shot are here with a few minor tweaks,
i have uploaded a version to illustrate but would be better performed on a full size copy,
Phil

Last Modified By NEWMANP at 19 Nov 2008 - 11:40 PM

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