Polished By Time ..

By GillyB    
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)

Tags: Night Architecture Croatia Marble Dubrovnik

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RonnieAG Plus
8 154 118 Scotland
27 Oct 2011 9:51AM
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.

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GillyB Plus
13 317 8 United Kingdom
27 Oct 2011 10:02AM
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
27 Oct 2011 10:19AM
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
GillyB Plus
13 317 8 United Kingdom
27 Oct 2011 10:30AM
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
Jasper87 Plus
8 2.0k 150 England
27 Oct 2011 11:42AM
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.

taggart Plus
13 47 13 United States
27 Oct 2011 12:56PM
Excellent description and composition, enjoyed!
Daisymaye Plus
9 23 16 Canada
27 Oct 2011 2:05PM
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 9 4 1 England
27 Oct 2011 2:14PM
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

JackAllTog Plus
9 5.0k 58 United Kingdom
27 Oct 2011 3:27PM
v1 for me Smile
Niknut Plus
8 1.8k 76 United Kingdom
27 Oct 2011 5:18PM
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 12 1.1k 246 England
27 Oct 2011 5:50PM
I do prefer the colour version Gill,it does show all those great reflections off on the wet pavements better for me.
GillyB Plus
13 317 8 United Kingdom
27 Oct 2011 7:30PM
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!
paulb20 Plus
11 12 United Kingdom
27 Oct 2011 7:52PM
Colour justs has the edge for me Gill.
Glostopcat 12 255 2 England
27 Oct 2011 10:52PM
The colour version is my favourite
marktc Plus
7 101 15 United Kingdom
27 Oct 2011 11:04PM
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 Plus
7 218 40 Costa Rica
27 Oct 2011 11:54PM
just wonderful - well I'm glad it is like that now and you have done a great job with this well balanced shot
FeatherFriend 10 38 217 England
28 Oct 2011 12:02AM
Quality work Gill, V1 for me,
28 Oct 2011 8:47AM
A fantastic image, Gill, wonderful reflections and the moon is ok by me, colour my favourite.
GillyB Plus
13 317 8 United Kingdom
28 Oct 2011 9:16AM
Many thanks everyone ... it seems fairly balanced about the moon but most prefer colour Smile
LesF 11 182 9
28 Oct 2011 6:41PM
Excellent night time photography Gilly, think the moon adds to it


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