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Retro Alleyway

By MattB1987    
Well today I thought I would carry on the theme, I thought I would continue doing some editing on my un-loved Rome photos. I started today's photo with a view to trying to give it a retro feel, so I thought I would give cross-processing a try. I didn't was to over do the effect so I have tried to reel it in a bit.

After that I thought a square crop would suit the scene and there we go!! Thank you for looking at my photo, I hope you enjoy it and all comments and critiques are much appreciated.



Tags: Nikon Rome Transport Architecture Fiat Italy 500 D7000 Landscape and travel

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wenzu78 6 7 Malta
10 Dec 2012 8:02PM
It works simply fine for me dear Matt.

You're quote "un-loved Rome pictures" unquote ... are truly lovable Smile

cheers mate

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pablophotographer 6 935 334
10 Dec 2012 8:12PM
Ciao Matt!

Scuza mi, but with a Fiat Uno 2011 and a new LandRover at the background this will be considered Retro after 50 years. I think a generous cropping, (cropping even the left edge at the first window from the left on the right building, at Via Subito) that unfortunately will disappear the bicycle too, would need to be done in order to make it look more Retro, today. Keep it oblong and vertical, you will have the 500cc Fiat to the right, poping out of the frame squeezed in the narrow alleys of the Eternal City. You can also try a black and white version with white frame and rough edges around.

Unless you can disappear the 2 cars at the back. You can talk to some people and ciao cars Smile

Ti amo Roma.
MattB1987 6 458 England
10 Dec 2012 8:20PM
Thank you for your spirited response Pablo, I feel you have taken the title a bit too literally. The 'Retro' title was merely a reference to the Fiat 500 and the 'feel' I was trying to achieve with the cross-processing.

(p.s. if we're getting facts correct, the hatchback in the background is in-fact a pre-2010 Fiat 'Grande Punto' Wink )

But anyway I absolutely loved the city, and love the car

Also thanks wenzu for your comment, you do flatter me lol

Brian65 9 2 United Kingdom
10 Dec 2012 9:14PM
Superb image Matt, top notch.
martin.w 16 519 22 United Kingdom
10 Dec 2012 11:42PM
Like it as it is, but would also suggest a crop. Not quite so drastic as above....for me a crop down to where the line below the bricks on the right really makes the little Fiat stand out and keeps the bike in....which I also like Wink
Richsr 11 91 223 England
11 Dec 2012 1:16PM
Works for me with the current square crop, processing is sutle too
Regards Richard
derekhansen Plus
9 210 24 United Kingdom
11 Dec 2012 2:22PM
The processing is very good Matt. Really like it.
cats_123 Plus
14 4.8k 28 Northern Ireland
11 Dec 2012 4:52PM
looks good to me Smile
fazzer 9 54 7 United Kingdom
11 Dec 2012 7:01PM
excellent processing it really brings out the texture and detail in the stone work and cobbles

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