Valerie Fall  

ITALY by Valerie Fall

October 2019 - ITALY

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8 comments posted

W. Neil Jones   W. Neil Jones
Valarie, I like the subject (beautiful icon). The image may be stonger by just cropping in a bit. You may have been working with the clouds? In my example I also warmed up the image to bring out the golds in the wood carving and the grass on the hillside.   Posted: 10/06/2019 20:32:38
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Valerie Fall   Valerie Fall
Thank you - that does help. I was wondering if the cross being so tilted is distracting. That's just the way it was on the hillside.   Posted: 10/06/2019 21:23:44

Margaret Sprott   Margaret Sprott
I wondered if you liked the clouds making a V that matched the top of the cross but if you did not, then Neil's crop is better. I also like what he did to the wood tones but I'm not sure I like the yellower rocks and grass. All in all I like the image.   Posted: 10/07/2019 07:32:00
Valerie Fall   Valerie Fall
Yes I had considered the V as part of the picture but agree it needed more punch. I might try it again and repost. Thanks   Posted: 10/07/2019 15:10:02

Valerie Fall   Valerie Fall
I went back and did some dodging, burning and cloning and think it has more punch this time.   Posted: 10/07/2019 15:43:53
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Margaret Sprott   Margaret Sprott
Yes, it has more punch but I'm afraid some might think the sky is a little oversaturated. It's still a good photo and I guess we just have to make it how we like it.   Posted: 10/07/2019 17:43:04

Stephen Levitas   Stephen Levitas
(Group 32)
This is a good shot, typifying the Italian countryside, and a good discussion about improving it. I have a question and a comment.
Was this a grave marker? Or what? Could you tell?
I find the right side of the cloud "V" distracting, since it is a non-natural jet plane vapor trail. (I would never have noticed this myself if I were taking the shot.)   Posted: 10/12/2019 19:33:33

Valerie Fall   Valerie Fall
Unfortunately I don't know the story behind the marker - wish I did. I agree, I don't like vapor trails at all. Maybe removing it would be a good option. I appreciate everyone's comments!   Posted: 10/14/2019 23:22:26


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