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    Hi all!

    This is my first post here! I've been reading others' posts and looked at pictures and I'd like now to do something myself.
    Here are a few pictures I've taken a couple of days ago in Poggibonsi, a village near Siena.
    Do they work for you? What would you change to make them suit your taste? Any comment will be appreciated.

    Three and house


    Leaves


    Sun and threes


    The walls of the Poggio Imperiale Fortress


    Fonte delle Fate


    A walk near Siena


    Ciao,
    Vinc
    Last edited by vinc; 5th February 2013, 01:13 PM. Reason: edited to show original pictures instead of thumbnails

  • #2
    Re: A walk near Siena

    Excellent, thank you for taking me along on this scenic walk :-)

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    • #3
      Re: A walk near Siena

      Very nice, first and last are my favourites.
      I think it would work better if you had the full version in the post instead of having to open the full sized image in a new window, you may need to edit the links?
      Iain

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      • #4
        Re: A walk near Siena

        Thanks for the comments and for the suggestion to replace the thumbnails with the original pictures. Done!

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        • #5
          Re: A walk near Siena

          Hi Vinc,

          This is an excellent set and you are obviously a competent photographer with a good eye for composition. I'm not sure that I'd want to change any of them very much but No4 left me wanting to see more of the walls in that gorgeous light and if I was to be hyper-critical the last one would be even better without the patch of cloud truncated by the right hand edge of the frame.

          My favourites are No2, for the great use of backlighting, and No5, for the bold and graphic shadows that shape the composition.
          View my ebook, The Light Fantastic, at: http://store.blurb.co.uk/ebooks/3026...ight-fantastic

          John

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          • #6
            Re: A walk near Siena

            Welcome to the site, enjoyed your pictures...
            "Stef" E-620 and stuff...

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            • #7
              Re: A walk near Siena

              Hi!
              Thank you all for the comments.
              Following John's suggestion, I've edited the last picture and removed the small cloud on the right. Indeed the result is better:



              I was not sure about this picture due to the lack of a clearly identifiable subject. Maybe the different textures of the threes, the clouds and the meadow with the horizontal stripes created by the shadows keep the eye busy for a while even without a precise subject.

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              • #8
                Re: A walk near Siena

                Originally posted by vinc View Post
                Hi!
                Thank you all for the comments.
                Following John's suggestion, I've edited the last picture and removed the small cloud on the right. Indeed the result is better:



                I was not sure about this picture due to the lack of a clearly identifiable subject. Maybe the different textures of the threes, the clouds and the meadow with the horizontal stripes created by the shadows keep the eye busy for a while even without a precise subject.
                I'm a firm believer that it is possible to have an effective arrangement of the key elements within a composition, without having one specific subject. I think that this picture proves the point as the key elements interact harmoniously with each other, without any one of them gaining sufficient prominence to claim to be the main subject. This is why it was so important that the "rogue" cloud was removed. It's a lovely photograph.
                View my ebook, The Light Fantastic, at: http://store.blurb.co.uk/ebooks/3026...ight-fantastic

                John

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                • #9
                  Re: A walk near Siena

                  Originally posted by John Perriment View Post
                  Hi Vinc,
                  I'm not sure that I'd want to change any of them very much but No4 left me wanting to see more of the walls in that gorgeous light and if I was to be hyper-critical the last one would be even better without the patch of cloud truncated by the right hand edge of the frame.
                  I'm sure you'll be amazed by my lightning-fast response to your request to see more of those walls , but here there are a few more pictures.
                  Some of them, in particular #1 and #3, have some post-processing (local adjustment of levels). Too much?








                  (not the wall itself, but taken along it)

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                  • #10
                    Re: A walk near Siena

                    The first two are my favourites.
                    Rob

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