Gabriele Dellanave, PPSA, BPSA  

Gondola... by Gabriele Dellanave, PPSA, BPSA

June 2022 - Gondola...

About the Image(s)

I keep digging in my file and came across this image of Venice. Started playing with filters and decided to go with this image. I know is not a perfect image for what I was thinking to do but to me it looks pretty close for my taste. Camera was a Nikon D70; the lens was a 18-70 Nikkor, a lens that I regret I no longer have. f/9.5; shutter speed 1/350; ISO 800. The file was dowloaded and adjusted with LRc, with a final touch of Tonal Control.

4 comments posted

Kurtis Sutley   Kurtis Sutley
I love this image. It caught my attention as soon as I saw it. I'm a sucker for reflections but to me this one is special. Printed and on your wall, it would bea great conversation starter. I find it nearly impossible to put into words what my minds eye is looking for. I really like the contrast of the bow of the boat to the water ripples. In my opinion the dominate blue is well complimented by the orange and vermillion reflections. To my eye it needed a slightly different crop. I also boosted the saturation of the orange reflection and added some luminance. I also added highlight to the blue interior of the bow. All that was done in Lightroom. It's not always easy to take an image where you want it to go. If you got close I would say you got it nearly perfect...for you. Isn't that what we strive for? Well done.   Posted: 06/01/2022 08:47:29
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Gabriele Dellanave   Gabriele Dellanave
Kurt my face flushed red, thank you. One of those images forgotten in your files. You push the trigger and forget it. But they keep popping up anytime you look for an image to be posted on a discussion group or salon. Any way Venice offers these images and much, much more. If we keep our eyes wide open and pay attention to the surrounding that's what you get. The Master of Renaissance Leonardo Da Vinci, that produced hundreds of drawings along with fa out paintings, candidly admitted to get inspiration from nature. No, no, don't read me wrong I'm not Leonardo, but more and more time I like to look at the nature. Thank you, for the mice comments.   Posted: 06/02/2022 02:26:55

Art Jacoby   Art Jacoby
I think this is a WOW abstraction and a great example of a photographer seeing what no one else does and creating a piece of art out of nothing. I like what Kurt did. I, of course, played around with the image by cropping, flipping and increasing the saturation and using an S curve.   Posted: 06/06/2022 21:41:29
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Regine Guillemin
wow! striking!
I love abstract and reflections as well and your picture is more than interesting. Almost a Fine Art photograph. I like the palette of colors the crispness and the composition. what caught my attention in this picture is the dialog between the blue color of the sky reflection in the water and the blue texture of the bow. We are surrounded by beauty and it is very rewarding when we are able to capture it with our own vision. I think you were very successful here. Congrats !   Posted: 06/08/2022 20:34:23


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