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01-23-2008, 04:22 AM



And then this one...the man moved slightly, will the movement be too much?


01-23-2008, 05:26 AM
I'll chime in. The second and third are the ones I like best. On the second image it appears you may have lost detail in the deepest shadows (could just be my monitor). Also would like to see more detail in the sky or maybe drop in a different sky. On the third I would crop it to the top of the bridge and take out the street lights. I am unable to determine what the female? is doing in your last image. I really like the third one.:)

01-23-2008, 01:16 PM
I Want To Go There!

01-23-2008, 01:46 PM
Trying to minimize the empty space in the lower left, crop out building that is partially there on left, but no more; must keep the church/cathedral roof.

Is it a river in lower left? It just looks like empty space, but the curve is nice.

The upper right thing (window framing?) needs removal. You could crop in on right, at the tower; I mean what appears like a more modern power utility pole. In any case that pole on the horizon needs removal! Cropping in line with that pole will come in on the curved roof in lower right, and loose that little bit of gray facade with one window, which might add a nice line, created with the roof that curves up.

Might crop out some of the sky, of course not removing the top of steeple.

I once submitted an image I took in Bern, Switzerland on wet summer day of roof tops. It scored below 80, but one judge gave it his award! This year, he had two but maybe more in the ASP loan display. He said he often makes his prints on matte paper on his Epson 4000 - hard to believe. So, maybe this image will look best on matte paper!

#2, I see the same pole; the church is vertical, but the horizon is not straight, which might bring negative comments. It's a great memory of your travels, but I'm less inclined to enter it in competition.

#3, I want to see the source of the lights in the water, so no cropping, but tone down the street light bulbs. Possibly do crop or wipe out the three lights at top of frame about 1/3 over from right.

What is person in boat doing? Hanging in there fishing?

#4: Is there a reason for the sign on the stand? If not, crop it out and come up on the bottom making the people in that lower third.

For now, George


01-23-2008, 02:00 PM
Linda, I like the second image. Can you repeat the arch in the mount?

01-23-2008, 02:31 PM
Thank you George and Ginger.

George, removing the pole will be no problem, these were shot raw and converted and only adding contrast.

The first and second are taken from the same place, just framed differently and as you can see, the horizon is a hill. Maybe if I liquified it to be more of a hill? And yes, that's a river that snaked through the town of Chesky Krumlov.

I agree about cropping out the sign but then that puts the girl's vision right at the edge of the image. I have a feeling this is just going to be one I like and not be able to be entered for anything. He was reading a tour guide map and she was videoing her surroundings as they sat on the steps of the Rudolphinium Concert Hall. This is a different angle taken by the camera next to me (my husband).

This is his view (http://picasaweb.google.com/jhawk1000/PragueForNewYears08/photo#5158058237153773746)

As for what the boatman was doing, beats me! It was predawn on the Vlatava River taken from the Charles Bridge in Prague. I watched him get in the boat and putz around and just waited for him to get in a spot where I liked the light. I kept my eye on him because he was displacing the swans that were around there but I never saw him do anything.