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Ancient Urban Landscape
Ancient Urban Landscape
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Challenge: Urban Landscapes II (Basic Editing)
Camera: Nikon D70s
Lens: Nikon AF-S DX Zoom-Nikkor 18-70mm f/3.5-4.5G IF-ED
Location: Rome, Italy
Date: Aug 9, 2007
Aperture: F/11
ISO: 200
Shutter: 1/500
Galleries: Cityscape, Travel
Date Uploaded: Aug 13, 2007

Just back from vacation in Italy. Searched through the 1000 or so shots I took for something that fit this weeks subject. This one seemed to fit. It is a different take on "Urban".

This was taken from the "Bridge of Castle St. Angelo" in Rome, the dome in the shot is St. Peters Basilica in the Vatican. The bridge itself was impressive, built in 239 AD, it is lined with marble statues, the many shots of the bridge and castle itself where beautiful, but did not fit the category.

Shot taken wide angle (18mm), cropped to give it a panorama-landscape effect. Color adjustment and low sharpening applied post-production with Nikon PictureProject.

Statistics
Place: 57 out of 176
Avg (all users): 5.9455
Avg (commenters): 6.7778
Avg (participants): 5.7500
Avg (non-participants): 6.0282
Views since voting: 971
Views during voting: 262
Votes: 202
Comments: 12
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08/22/2007 12:37:02 AM
Originally posted by Citadel:

This could use a quick touchup of levels and/or curves. Nothing's really black and nothing is white. I would include more of the building on the righr as well. Otherwise I like the composition and the colors are quite nice.


Thanks for the "Curves" recomendation. I never realy knew what "Curves" where, but after looking up a few "Curves" tutorials online...I can't beleive I'd not used them before. The ability to adjust low, med, and high tones independantly is amaizing. I re-edited this scene with curves...it was sooo much better! This is something I will certanly use in the future (already have on this weeks entry).

I agree I the composition would have been better if the building on the right was not cut-off...unfortunatly that is how it was captured. Maybe I should have cropped at the edge of the first building on the right...but I would have lost the panoramic effect. But it would have corrected the smallness pointed out by Smardaz...it looked great at 100%, but I agree the details are small at 640 wide.

Thanks everybody for your comments. They where very helpful this time. :-)
08/22/2007 12:26:21 AM
WOOHOO! Went from my personal worst to my personal best back-to-back! :-) I think some of the comments on this entry is going to help me on future entries too. Thank you all! :-)
 Comments Made During the Challenge
08/21/2007 06:33:52 AM
Looks familiar.
08/20/2007 07:13:50 PM
Nice city shot. The clouds are cool.
  Photographer found comment helpful.
08/20/2007 02:16:14 PM
very nice.
08/19/2007 07:04:11 PM
pretty but a little too small
  Photographer found comment helpful.
08/19/2007 11:31:26 AM
Very "postcard style"! but it takes time and effort to achieve a good picture, no matter the style :) good shot, great comp!
  Photographer found comment helpful.
08/15/2007 12:32:28 PM
lovely.
08/15/2007 10:39:25 AM
Not quite ancient, nevertheless quite good!
08/15/2007 10:00:00 AM
Lovely scene.
08/15/2007 06:57:27 AM
Nice photo, great sky, maybe just a bit more contrast to make it pop more. 7
  Photographer found comment helpful.
08/15/2007 01:00:00 AM
This could use a quick touchup of levels and/or curves. Nothing's really black and nothing is white. I would include more of the building on the righr as well. Otherwise I like the composition and the colors are quite nice.
  Photographer found comment helpful.


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