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Anyone for marbles?

By ChrisOs
This carving is just near the bridge of sighs in Venice. Desaturated and then added a bit of a tint and fiddled with the levels here and there. What do you think? More contrast? Different border?

Tags: Black and white

Voters: sut68, rhion, Gray22 and 24 more

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rhion 18 36 United Kingdom
11 Apr 2006 12:54PM
I think the contrast is spot-on Chris: it's a beautifully lit photograph.
Not so sure about the choice of the black background/border here but I feel the stone-coloured inner border works well for me (borders are very personal things though!).
Good one.
MalcolmS Plus
17 1.2k 13 England
11 Apr 2006 1:28PM
I would have increased the contrast just a little more so there's two opposing views for you.

It's a nice shot for all that and it's fine as it is.

sputnki 18 10 Canada
11 Apr 2006 4:41PM
Well, I think you got the contrast and exposure spot on. I like the thick mega-border around the stone border.

A_Harrison 17 261 Canada
11 Apr 2006 8:20PM
I like the way the colors looks and good exposure.

ChrisOs 17 3 1 United Kingdom
11 Apr 2006 10:26PM
Thanks everyone. The black border was just a new option from EPZ that I've never seen before;
thought I'd try it anyway.
I nearly missed the shot. It's right by the bridge that thousands of people stand on every day to view the Bridge of Sighs, and there is this beautiful bit of sculpture being almost totally ignored.
I don't know what's going on with the loin cloth!

colin b 18 367 United Kingdom
11 Apr 2006 10:32PM
Hi Chris,

The colours and contrast are spot on. There's a touch of barrel distortion which is made quite evident by the detail on the left. This could maybe be reduced by cropping beyoned the edge of the pillar, or removed using the Spherize filter. In fact I'll do it and post it in the mods, see what you think...
shane 18 7 United Kingdom
11 Apr 2006 11:05PM
Hi Chris

Great shot, would look nice as a large framed print

thanks for your kind comments

ChrisOs 17 3 1 United Kingdom
11 Apr 2006 11:41PM
Hi Colin,
Thanks for the mod. It's constructive criticism that makes this site so useful. MalcolmS has pointed me in the right direction a few times, he keeps me alert.
One of the shortcomings of ultra-compact cameras like the 7900 is that the lens, although excellent in most respects, does have a bit of barrel distortion lurking there which shows up on shots like these.
12 Apr 2006 12:33AM
very nice with plenty of detail
angelamary 16 6 England
12 Apr 2006 5:11AM
With EPZ's new backgrounds, border does very well. Lovely shot, great details. very well caught!
AlanBW 16 20 England
12 Apr 2006 6:21AM
Detail and lighting are excellent
itinerario 18 42 Netherlands
12 Apr 2006 6:57AM
Interesting sculpture, good detail and perfect tones.
annefromleo 16 11 1 United Kingdom
12 Apr 2006 1:03PM
Tone and border works for me chris, nicely done.
You'll have to explain barrel distortion to me one day!
Cheers Anne
franken Plus
19 5.5k 4 United Kingdom
12 Apr 2006 1:04PM
The contrast looks good to me. Well taken but I'm not sure on the border.

Alison_S 16 339 United Kingdom
12 Apr 2006 11:38PM
So much wonderful detail in this, super image.

13 Apr 2006 8:02AM
You did a good job with this
noseprints 18 576
13 Apr 2006 10:52AM
beautifully composed.
iajacks 16 24 England
18 Apr 2006 7:02AM
nice find, may have done this in sepia.
well done IAJACKS
ChrisOs 17 3 1 United Kingdom
23 Apr 2006 10:29PM
Thanks everyone! You never know what people are going to like/ignore.
JohnoP 17 2
25 Apr 2006 2:38AM
Nice one, just 7 away.John
90125 16 3 United Kingdom
8 May 2006 3:48AM
Yeah-good, fine detailed shot better in mono.for this shadowy marble.
tenerifejohn 16 126 England
14 Jun 2006 11:12PM
Off to Italy at the end of the month. Hope I can capture something like this.

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