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30 Jun 2020 9:00AM
a beautiful picture
bliba Plus
14 2 Austria
30 Jun 2020 9:01AM
very well captured and presented
30 Jun 2020 9:03AM
Beautiful scene Bob, excellently composed,
30 Jun 2020 9:37AM
A wonderful scene so nicely composed and presented, Bob.
Has to be another award.

saltireblue Plus
10 11.1k 68 Norway
30 Jun 2020 10:55AM
Jolly Boating Weather, and Mucking about on the River, came to mind.
That's a very complementary sky you've added. Which software did you use?
Jasper87 Plus
10 2.6k 158 England
30 Jun 2020 11:25AM
I hadn't noticed the sky so it must fit.... I did notice the boat arrangement tho....nicely done, Bob.
KingBee Plus
14 544 2 Scotland
30 Jun 2020 12:10PM
This is in response to Malc's (saltireblue) software question, and for anyone else who may be interested.

First of all, to put things into context this was shot on a Lumix LX3 - see here for specs/review - and the original file size (raw) was 11.4Mb. The TIFF conversion ended up at around 47Mb and the ePz upload (JPEG) was 1.16Mb.

OK, the original raw file was opened in DxO Photolab Elite 2 but other than the automatic processing that occurs with DxO's develop modules which fine-tune an image to get the best out of a particular camera/lens combination - some of you may already be familiar with this - I did no further processing on it, beyond removing the default sharpening applied by DxO.

I exported the file as a TIFF to Photoshop Elements 13 so I could load a new sky which I imported to PSE as a .dng file. I processed the the new sky in Layers then when all was to my liking I sent it off to Nik Color Efex 4 where I applied a couple of presets. Then I exported the image to Lightroom 6 for cropping, luminance and other adjustments, then - finally - back it went to PSE where I flattened all the layers and saved the file as a new TIFF, which was then 'saved as' a JPEG so I could upload it to ePz. That's it (pretty much!).
Minty805 Plus
4 36 6 United Kingdom
30 Jun 2020 12:19PM
I did wonder about the sky before reading your caption, Bob, and then the itinerary for the image's grand tour of suitable software. It may be the sun angle, although it wouldn't be far out; but in any case, it works for me, giving a slightly painterly (in a good way) look of an old master.
manicam 16 44 1 Canada
30 Jun 2020 1:18PM
Another great pic Bob GrinGrin
Daisymaye Plus
12 23 18 Canada
30 Jun 2020 1:59PM
No wonder it is so lovely with all that work. started with a very well composed image. It's beautiful.
Fefe Plus
8 53 34 United Kingdom
30 Jun 2020 2:23PM
Lovely work!
I think the sky from your back garden works well...although I have never tried this method I think it just needs brightening (the sky) behind the buildings on the right. Because the sun is shining on the buildings quite brightly I think although the clouds are dark they should be a bit brighter ....not necessarily less moody, just more contrasty.. I hope that makes sense Wink....I cant make head nor tail of it WinkGrinGrinGrinGrin
Excellent viewpoint, fantastic image.
30 Jun 2020 5:51PM
Nice composed photo of the Grand Canal.
30 Jun 2020 11:39PM
Very nice. Id love to photo this place 👍
richmowil Plus
11 413 2 England
1 Jul 2020 9:06AM
Very nice indeed!
Lillian Plus
11 23 17 United Kingdom
1 Jul 2020 10:17PM
My favourite city, was there for the carnival
and got out 2 days before the lock down in Italy!!
taken many photos from Rialto Bridge
an award... for the beautiful image
and my memories of there

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