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sunset at the castle

By eileenmc
castle sunset at grada itlay

Tags: Landscape and travel

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Alan_Warriner 12 545 England
17 Nov 2008 7:26PM
Really like this, just needs straightening up I think

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17 Nov 2008 7:28PM
Hi what a beautiful picture! I have uploaded a mod for you. Here are my thoughts on how it could be improved. Obviously it could do with straitening so the horizon where the couple are standing is level. Also there is lots of hidden detail in the shadows and whist being really dark is quite moody if this were printed and enlarged you would have a lot of black in the picture by creating two layers in photoshop you can keep the beautiful saturated colours of the sunset and the right walls but lift the detail out of the blacks this makes the image a bit more 3d and gives the viewer more to look at. Then with a little bit of sharpening it brings out the detail. Hope this helps
CathR 11 151 564 United Kingdom
18 Nov 2008 10:44AM
The light is beautiful - that soft italian light is wonderful to work with and the way it falls on the wall to the right is lovely.

I have uploaded a mod. Apart from straightening I have cropped a bit off the bottom and the left hand side. There is very little detail here and this area forms quite a large part of the picture. Cropping helps to focus in on the real interest in the picture - the couple/background and the wall on the right. For this reason also I have cloned out the things hanging on the left hand wall. I keep trying to think what they are, which is a distraction from the main action. I have also lightened the foreground a bit to give us a clearer lead in to the couple.

Just a few tweaks but otherwise a lovely photo.


NEWMANP 10 1.6k 574 United Kingdom
19 Nov 2008 11:39PM
such a beautiful image with lovely light, the couple are framed well in the arch and the golden illumination of the internal masonary is fabulous.
for me the problems are the framing is a bit loose with an overall tilt to the right and a lot of black space adding nothing to the image.
by removing the black area to the left and the distracting highlights it is possible to reposition the couple on the third which always works in composition. also some off the base.
the saturation is also a little low and a boost would bring out more detail in the internal stonework.
all the ingredients for a top shot are here with a few minor tweaks,
i have uploaded a version to illustrate but would be better performed on a full size copy,

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