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A crisp December morning in Venice just off St Marks Square I captured a local collecting his Sunday paper and returning home passing Doges Palace.

Camera:Canon EOS 5D
Lens:24 - 105mm
Recording media:JPEG (digital)
Title:Sunday morning in Venice
Username:DarrylWilliams DarrylWilliams
Uploaded:12 Apr 2009 - 8:07 PM
Tags:Architecture, Black & white, Landscape / travel
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a nice mono image strengthened by the position of the old fella with his morning paper, the framing in the archway works well and the choice of mono is probably the best optiion as there are lovely shapes and contrasting dark and pale areas to strengthen the effect.
in uploading, and particularly without E2 permitted resolution size the image lacks a fair degree of size, resolution and quality which it otherwise would have had. the only real niggle is the converging column. (although its obviously an historical building and may not be plumb in reality) either way i would suggest clipping off the thin black band down the left side and going for a symmetrical design.

in general its an interesting view, presented quite well and im sure it would make a great print.

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pamelajean Critique Team 9941 forum postspamelajean vcard United Kingdom1763 Constructive Critique Points
14 Apr 2009 - 4:12 PM

Hello, Darryl. Your picture is only 200x300pixels, which makes it hard to do a modification. I like the format and the symmetry, the inclusion of the foreground paving, the interesting architecture and the archway. The man is, of course, the main feature, but it's a shame that he is walking out of the frame. If you had captured him just a moment before, he could have been placed more to the right. As Phil has said, your verticals are not straight, but that can be remedied. You have categorised this as black-and-white, but it looks sepia to me. As such, I feel the tones need a bit more balance, whereas with black-and-white they can be more contrasty. There is a dramatic difference between the pillars with sunlight upon them, and the area underneath the archway, which is in shadow. In my modification, I made the image 400x600pixels, then used the perspective correction tool to straighten the lines, and cropped off the windows from the top. I darkened the image, lifted the shadows, reduced the highlights and increased the contrast for a deeper sepia tone. I had a little go at cloning some detail into the area on the right at the top of the pillar, as most of the detail had been lost in the strong light. My second modification is a conversion to mono, with some extra contrast added.

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