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Old Aug 27, 2003, 12:33 PM   #1
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Here's another shot of Comacchio.


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Old Aug 27, 2003, 3:28 PM   #2
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Absolutely beautiful!
I love this picture.
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Old Aug 28, 2003, 2:21 AM   #3
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Very nice Sergio. The blue sky and the oily water gives good contrasts. Nice composition.
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Old Aug 28, 2003, 6:20 AM   #4
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I want to live there :-) LOL

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Old Aug 28, 2003, 11:17 AM   #5
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Thanx Soundengineer and Klaus ( and stefank ) for your appreciations.

What u are really looking at does not exist completly though.

There were a lot of electrical wires and street lamps disturbing the sky so I had to erase the original one and substitute it with PS.

In order to keep the original colours I work in the following way.

1) Select the all sky part ( with a mix of additive selections , magic wound, ellipse, extend,feather, ... patience )
2) Pick up the colour in the lowest part of the sky
3) Switch between background and foreground
4) Pick up the colour in the highest part of the sky
5) Apply a vertical color gradient to the selected region of the sky taking care of :
- setting the two points to the most distant vertical points of the sky
- respecting the original gradient of the sky : the darkest part on top, the lightest at the bottom.

Btw the same job has been done on "La Comacina" shot.

Here I post for comparison the original shot as it has come out from my Coolpix.
Some extra work has been done in PS ...

Btw, if u compare the two shots u may notice that I have forgotten to remove a piece of electrical wire.
Guess which one ...

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Didn't see that! But it's the middle house!
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Old Aug 30, 2003, 7:50 AM   #7
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YES !
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Old Aug 30, 2003, 9:20 AM   #8
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Sergio,

It's not nice to fool Mother nature!
Very nice PS post-shot work!
Good original to start with. I guess one could endlessly debate that the electrical wires do convey a certain "cinema verite" that the idealized work doesn't.
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Great work in PS! I see you left the person (girl) but you took the pink sign away. Was there a reason for removing the sign?
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Great work in PS! I see you left the person (girl) but you took the pink sign away. Was there a reason for removing the sign?
Thanx.
Good eyes and great question !
Yes, there was a reason for.
It was a rather modern sign and it was contrasting with the timeless look of the shot.
Tha's why I removed it.
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