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Genoa at sunset

By Claudio306
Panoramic view of the city of Genoa at sunset - Liguria - Italy

Tags: Sunset Skyline Urban Panorama Port Sea Harbor Landscape and travel Liguria Genova

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banehawi Plus
16 2.4k 4235 Canada
23 Jun 2018 11:22PM
Hi Claudio.

Compare the mod to your original, and let me know what you think.


mrswoolybill Plus
14 2.8k 2406 United Kingdom
24 Jun 2018 10:43AM
Hi Claudio, it's a few months since you posted in the Critique Gallery, welcome back!

I have found it interesting to compare this with your previous upload. That was very blue, this is very mauve. I am curious about your approach to processing - what effect are you aiming for? To my eye, the colouring is a big distraction, and the treatment of light gives a flat effect, lacking a sense of depth. Not HDR I think, but shadows have been lightened, highlights darkened. If you isolate the lower part of the frame and look at the histogram for it, I think you will see the problem... I would really like to see the original.

My main thought though - there are occasional situations where a 50/50 split of land and sky can work, I don't think this is one of them. Not in this treatment, anyway. The sky is a distraction rather than a balancing element. Meanwhile we lose the full impact of the roof at the bottom of the frame because the corner is clipped.

B&W could be interesting though, with a lot more contrast in the lower part of the frame. I shall have a play...

dudler Plus
17 1.6k 1843 England
24 Jun 2018 11:56AM
The basic settings are good, and the view is amazing - but I'm intrigued by hte processing, which has detracted from the view, rather than enhanced it. There's the mauve colour and a lack of contrast. So we really need to know what you did to achieve this - and, ideally, see an unprocessed original.
clicknimagine Plus
11 809 104 India
24 Jun 2018 12:03PM
I personally like Moira's black and white version because i agree with her that the sky is distracting a bit and its color treatment also looks unnatural to me...

Try to compose the shot in such a way that some lines can lead the eyes of the viewer in the scene, it often works well in landscape photography or try different kinds of composition so that you can get better result...

dark_lord Plus
17 2.8k 768 England
24 Jun 2018 9:37PM
The title conjures up something warm and inviting.
Unfortunately, the colours here are quite insipid which are not helped by the low contrast. Which makes me wonder did you try some form of HDR processing as it hasthat look about it.
True, there is detail in the foreground but the overall effect is that of a cloudy say with a heavy sky.

The mono mods bring out the drama in the scene, tht's for sure. Miptog's colour mod also has heightened drama.
These are all different interpretations, and you may not like them but the one thing they do have in common is that they grab the attention of the viewer and invite them to explore the image. That's what you need if you want people tp look at the image rather than move on quickly to the next one in the Gallery.

The sea is very slightly out of level too.

I've done a mod for my take on this.

paulbroad 13 131 1293 United Kingdom
26 Jun 2018 4:00PM
The potential appeal here is, I fear, destroyed by some very strange processing. The result looks like a massively overdone HDR - very flat and lacking in tone. What did you do/


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