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Midday on Nisyros

By WeeGeordieLass
This is a street scene from the beautiful island of Nisyros.

Immediately after I took the shot the owner of the bicycle came and moved it, so I was glad that I'd took the shot quickly.

I used a polariser to try and reduce the reflections in the windows.

I used photomerge exposure to increase the exposure on the doors/windows and the inside of the shop.

I'd be grateful for any opinions on this image please.

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6 5.1k 125 United Kingdom
7 Oct 2012 8:45PM
"I would love to give you a list of suggested mods, however it is getting rather late for, and I have not yet had my evening medication".

Regards Nathan

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Hi Nathan,

No problem.................. thanks for looking.

Perhaps you can let me know your tips for improving the shot at the best time for you.

Look after yourself Marra,


pablophotographer 5 678 269
7 Oct 2012 10:05PM
Get well first Nathan!

Elaine you've found another picture to capture there Smile

It seems this is on road with a slope I hope nobody comes to say the horizon is not straight, lol.
The picture could do with less; the bicycle is fine but the entrance and the balcony on the left could go. The picture can end at the wall exactly just before the left balcony.

I would have left the part of the opened door if the inside was a kitchen, it would be nice to see/show how the houses are form the inside as well. I enlarged the screen to see what was inside and I've found a food(?) shop. Does it add anything to the picture? You will decide.
Hi Pablo,

Great minds think alike - I considered cropping the LHS to exclude the shop door and the balcony too.

Sometimes I just don't have the confidence to go with my own gut feeling about cropping, and feel I need others' opinions.

Most of the time my gut feeling is right and advice that I receive on here from all the helpful EPZ'ers is in concurrence with my original thoughts.

Yes the street was on a slope, and I used the distort and perspective tools to correct the verticals until it looked ok to my eye. I still don't think it looks right though, perhaps when the LHS is cropped it'll look better.

Thanks very much for your helpful advice and support Pablo.


banehawi Plus
12 1.5k 3534 Canada
8 Oct 2012 12:28AM
There is something wrong with this image that becomes very obvious when its pointed out. The wheels on the bike, - theyre not round!

This means the image wa re sized without having the aspect ratio locked, allowing thw width to get wider while the height remained the same.

Ive corrected it in the mod, and the new image measures 980 X 832, while the original is 1000 X 700, - so quite a difference in the relationship between height and width.

Ive uploaded the mod so you can see the difference. Also increased contrast a little. I would crop the left and you dont have the space, while the bike would be much too close to the edge.


banehawi Plus
12 1.5k 3534 Canada
8 Oct 2012 2:48AM
Its also possible the bike is at quite a severe lean against the wall I suppose, but it doesnt look too tilted?

Jestertheclown 8 7.4k 249 England
8 Oct 2012 7:41AM
I'd spotted the bike's wheels but assumed they were a casualty of some "verticals rearrangement!"
paulbroad 9 116 1064 United Kingdom
8 Oct 2012 7:28PM
A nice image but there is real distortion. You have reduced the size of each dimension without respect to the other. There is more vertical compression than horizontal.

Hi Willie,

I've checked the original and guess what...........lovely round wheels!!

I didn't lock the aspect ratio - will remember this in future though.

Thanks for the mod - it looks a lot better.

I might try cropping the LHS from the right hand frame of the door and cloning out the bit of the balcony which would be left - I agree that if I cropped all of the balcony out the bicycle would be too near the LH edge of the frame.

I'm grateful for your help as I've learned some valuable lessons.


Hi Bren & Paul

I realise what I've done now (or rather haven't done), as Willie has mentioned the aspect ratio tool.



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