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Smelling for his duties

By dusfim
Photo also taken at Victoriousa Birgu. One of the narrow roads found in this old city

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27 Jan 2011 6:31PM
Great capture! I like it.

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CarolG 11 199 20 Greece
27 Jan 2011 6:39PM
Very well composed and captured. Carol
moiral 7 12 Scotland
27 Jan 2011 6:46PM
Wonderful composition, light and colours. A beautiful shot. Moira
banehawi Plus
13 1.8k 3866 Canada
27 Jan 2011 6:48PM
Its an interesting shot. It must have been dull for you to use +3, - but thats a good decision.

Everything is in the wrong lace compositionally, - but it still looks attractive due to the old architecture.

For me, this shot is all about the man and the dog, and you may have got a beyyer shot lower down, and in landscape mode to compose foe tese two elements

I also think the farme is too heavy and dark, and its appears oversaturated to me - could be just a monitor issue.

Ive loaded 2 mods, - Mod1 is the original with dark areas lifted a little, and the frame removed, plus de saturation, The second is one you might consider, -a square crop that makes the dog and the man the subjects by removing some of the elements you may have tried too hard to include.

As always,

I hope you find this constructive,


davey_griffo 9 213 165 England
27 Jan 2011 7:02PM
Very nicely shot. Though I wouldn't fancy climbing those stairs with all of those plants. Smile

I liked it as presented, without the mods. It may be a little busy, but it adds to the character of the street, which for me makes the trio of subjects with the dog & man.

Perhaps the frame is a little broad, but it's your shot, & you are entitled to present it as you want.
Alvar 11 23 2 France
27 Jan 2011 7:06PM
Lovely composition and colours
andylea 9 37 1 United Kingdom
27 Jan 2011 7:48PM
great comp and colours the man and the dog make this a beauty Wink
Joline Plus
11 30 53 United States
28 Jan 2011 12:31PM
I really am more attracted to your composition than the mods. It gives the feeling of the place, and is true "street photography". The details are what makes the photo interesting. I understand the classic reasons for wanting to crop the sign, but in this case I think the rule is better broken. The tension that exists in the varying elements of the photo is also its strength.
Sue_R Plus
12 11 6 United Kingdom
28 Jan 2011 5:44PM

Quote:Great comp and colours the man and the dog make this a beauty Wink

My sentiments exactly.

Sue Smile
nonur Plus
9 17 13 Turkey
29 Jan 2011 6:02PM
Lovely historical town, nicely depicted series. This is my fav., as explained above by other photographers.
30 Jan 2011 3:26PM
I like this compostion. While others focus on the man and dog, I saw the sign first, and found it very charming "5ive and se7en" LOL never seen numbers like that. I also like the wrought iron lamps, woudn't touch it. If you cut out the charming sign, you would also lose the green box baywindow, and part of the lamp. I wouldnt do that. Yes the man and dog are the main focus but there is a lot of interest going on, and I enjoyed looking at the street and doorways, and arched yellow door at the top. Invariably thats where the eye goes even if its partially obscured by the little tree. The colours and ambient light are fabulous. Lovely set of shots. I too prefer your original shots. Krystal
leman 7 5 United States
30 Jan 2011 4:07PM
Great comments from everyone. I like this shot your original V. The only thing i would change is the title maybe "morning walk" or "street of stone" or a funny title Smile like "5ive and se7en"
davey_griffo 9 213 165 England
31 Jan 2011 12:13PM

Quote:"5ive and se7en" LOL never seen numbers like that

Never seen the movie "Se7en" with Brad Pitt then?
dusfim 7 Malta
31 Jan 2011 5:42PM
Thanks to all for your comments.

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