Giuseppe Ciaccio  

Positano by Giuseppe Ciaccio

September 2020 - Positano

About the Image(s)

This is an image I shot in Positano, Italy. We are in a historical center, where life is at its pristine origin. The laundry hanging at the balcony is typical. There is a residence on top of a souvenir shop.

10 comments posted

Dave Edwards   Dave Edwards
Very interesting photo capturing how people live and in the case of the souvenir shop, earn a living. The texture of the building really stands out. The photo is rather small and difficult to see the finer details.   Posted: 09/14/2020 13:04:10
Giuseppe Ciaccio   Giuseppe Ciaccio
Thank you, I agree, the size is very small. I rescued this photo from an old collection.
  Posted: 09/18/2020 19:37:28

Shirley Ward   Shirley Ward
I love to take these kinds of photos, but I think this one is a bit too cluttered...It's hard to see any details with the image as small as it is... Laundry being dried from windows is something that we don't see here in the US. For that reason these scenes are very photographic for us. Not being able to see the original colored version it's hard to see the comparison...   Posted: 09/14/2020 13:56:47
Giuseppe Ciaccio   Giuseppe Ciaccio
Thanks Shirley
  Posted: 09/18/2020 19:41:27

Marilyn Ross   Marilyn Ross
Agree that it is very difficult to see details with the small image. Interesting photo with good texture. But details are lost in the image. Image needs to be straightened and I would crop off more from the right. Interesting to see laundry hung from front window.   Posted: 09/14/2020 14:25:46
Giuseppe Ciaccio   Giuseppe Ciaccio
Thank you Marilyn, I'll try to fix the problem.
  Posted: 09/18/2020 19:42:30

Stephen Levitas   Stephen Levitas
(Group 32)
The front of an old building with interesting stuff happening is always a good shot. I guess you can't go back and try again, but I recommend shooting something like this at a time of day when there is slanting light falling on the facade, so there is a geometric contrast between the rectilinear facade and diagonal shadows. Here is a Walker Evans example. There is a bit of laundry in this shot--it is from the 1920s.   Posted: 09/17/2020 00:38:51
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Giuseppe Ciaccio   Giuseppe Ciaccio
Thank you Stephen, I'm going to revisit this image, maybe I can fix some of the problems
  Posted: 09/18/2020 19:40:50

Adelet Kegley   Adelet Kegley
first question when did you take this photo. looks like it was before digital and so you had to scan it. As an archival image some minor adjustment like straightening and maybe some repair work if needed. But to keep the image as original as possible. And it hold memories for event taken. You could take a copy and try and put it through major editing if you had a specific project but never change the original(or digital master). It is a cool record of Positano, Italy in (Year).
  Posted: 09/20/2020 23:18:21

Giuseppe Ciaccio   Giuseppe Ciaccio
Adelet, thank you for your input. Yes I took this photo long time ago, but digitally, although I lost the file and was left with an old print, so I had to scan to be able to publish it. I tried to make some adjustment in LR, but I was not pleased with it. I'm reviewing a book on LR to see if I find something I didn't know before. I will revisit this photo in the future.   Posted: 09/21/2020 12:59:20


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