Giovanna Picceri  

Castle of Chenonceau - France   by Giovanna Picceri

May 2023 - Castle of Chenonceau - France

May 2023 - Giovanna Picceri


About the Image(s)

I shot it with Canon R6, manual settings. Used photoshop and nik collection to turn it black and white. I wish I could have avoided the notice board in the spot where the tree is, but I just didn't manage.

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4 comments posted

Melissa Cramer Sonnen   Melissa Cramer Sonnen
Giovanna - this is just a nice travel shot in color. BUT in mono it becomes much more. The interplay of the clouds and castle is wonderful. The eye keeps moving back and forth between them. I never noticed the sign board until you mentioned it. Contrast is the star here because the boundaries between the blacks and whites are so well-defined. I love the diagonal line between the lower left and upper top of the tower. I wish the left-hand tree were smaller because for me, it seems to disrupt that diagonal line. I would not change anything here. I hope you try this one in a competition.   Posted: 05/10/2023 12:49:09
Giovanna Picceri   Giovanna Picceri
Thank you so much. I'm so happy! I will try it in a competition   Posted: 05/10/2023 13:24:26

Ed Taje   Ed Taje
I like the image and the toning. Like Melissa I did not pay any attention to the sign, as it is as much a part of the scene as the Castle and the people. I did crop it a bit on the left side as I think that helps with the balance.   Posted: 05/12/2023 18:10:13
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Giovanna Picceri   Giovanna Picceri
Thank you for your advice which I will follow. It looks better with this cropping.
It just didn't occur to me to crop and I was thinking about how to make that tree less disrupting. That was the solution. Thank you   Posted: 05/14/2023 10:34:32