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Old Dec 15, 2008, 7:55 PM   #11
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Congratulations dear Bahadir

A wonderfully caught moment. There is a powerful sense of "the good ol' times" conveyed in this photos... thanks for sharing! I agree with you, the free market often does not allow the best small "personal" and cultural aspects to survive... and I say this as someone who has studied economics!

Photo wise, I love the colour you caught in the sky and your masterful HDR efforts well rewarded here. I totally agree with Calicajun's thoughts (and consequently Bynx's great edit). So well done, great team work.

I can't help but wondering if it would have looked better with the boat NOT directly behind the fishermen, but to one side. Maybe if you had stood 10 metres to the right.... but hey, then the background wond not have been so pleasing (and certainly the sun not there)!

Thanks for this photo from your Izmir...

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Thank you forthe exclusivefeedback, my friend!Speaking of my memories of economy lessons at university,I remember the dogmas taught as the foundations of free market economy reducing the individual to a consumption unit! Again, photowise I enjoyed your loud thinking! One of the reasons I put the boat behind the men wasemphasizing the possesion hintingtheir fishermenidentity. But myreckoning thecloudsa major component of the composition also played aconsiderable role. To Adelaide with love : )

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I love the story this shot tells. A photograph is a pause for a moment of reflection. This shot gave me many moments to reflect.
However, I agree with Cali about the cropping of both the left and right sides of the frame.
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Hey, I am doubly happy involvinganother kindred spiritin the story and the feelWhy start with 'however' for your agreement on Cali's contribution?:-)

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Bahadir - I really like that scene & the composition very much. But rather than clone out the car bumper and the boat I've tried to reduce the brilliance of the sun & its reflection in the water because the sun in particular feels (to me) just a bit dazzling. I also wondered whether I'd prefer the picture rotated every so slightly anti-clockwise, so I've rotated it 1 degree - and that disposed of the car bumper.

But now that I've done those things, I wonder if I've detracted from the character of the picture? Anyway, here's what it looks like -
Thank you for taking the time to display your thoughts visually, Herb. I amhappy to read different feedbacks, especially from an experienced mate such as yourself.Actuall Ihadn't considered the 'softened' sun and its reflection distracting but an 'escaping point' for the image. I even thought if the image suffered from dimness! Btw, 1 degree anti-clockwise rotation seems to have worked ; )

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The composition, coupled with the time of this shot taken makes for what I find a deserved rest from a full day at sea with the sun setting down to the west.

The overcast clouds gave a wonderful "softbox" effect of beautifully diffused light with no harsh highlights and deep shadows. Great color too.

Love this shot as it reminds me of when I used to go and see my Dad at the marina back home on Kau'ai, Hawai'i from a long day of fishing with his best friends.

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Thank you for the insightful words of appreciation, Tom. I love hearing the far away soundsof the fishing boats early in the morning from my house...hey, they never mean to be rich, do they : )Anyway, I quiteexploited that cloudy day by the sea and on the ferry I'd like to share soon!

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Oh believe me your narration fits the subject full throttle percent, I am with you on this one Arkadas, I just love sitting at these kind of places and always go to my wifes city in Gythio at the harbor and sit with friends and eat Octopus, this my friend is a fantastic picture congrats
Thank you arkadaş! Mmmm octopus with raki orouzoPare ena karekle e katiste konda mou : )

guess the background ; )
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Old Dec 16, 2008, 6:48 AM   #12
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Oh believe me your narration fits the subject full throttle percent, I am with you on this one Arkadas, I just love sitting at these kind of places and always go to my wifes city in Gythio at the harbor and sit with friends and eat Octopus, this my friend is a fantastic picture congrats
Thank you arkadaş! Mmmm octopus with raki orouzoPare ena karekle e katiste konda mou : )

guess the background ; )
Εύχομαι να γίνει μια ημ*ρα φίλε΄) now that in the glass has to be Ouzo which goes good with Octopus and in the background something good looks like is cooking but don't know what
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Really nice shot. I enjoy the mood it conveys. With those two small elements removed it's a really great shot. Thanks for sharing.
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Old Dec 17, 2008, 10:51 AM   #15
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Εύχομαι να γίνει μια ημ*ρα φίλε΄) now that in the glass has to be Ouzo which goes good with Octopus and in the background something good looks like is cooking but don't know what
ha ha! In fact,my friend, it's raki / ouzo (one can't distinguish without tasting) which is cooking in the background!!:G I believe youhave been to some villages where almost everything is home made and much tastier including the drinks

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Really nice shot. I enjoy the mood it conveys. With those two small elements removed it's a really great shot. Thanks for sharing.
Thank you for the incentive feedback : )
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Εύχομαι να γίνει μια ημ*ρα φίλε΄) now that in the glass has to be Ouzo which goes good with Octopus and in the background something good looks like is cooking but don't know what
ha ha! In fact,my friend, it's raki / ouzo (one can't distinguish without tasting) which is cooking in the background!!:G I believe youhave been to some villages where almost everything is home made and much tastier including the drinks
Yes it sure looks like ouzo, i live in a village where everything is home made
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Hi Bahadir!

I hope this message find you well friend!

I really like this shot, but for me I think the image looks a tad over processed. It may be beneficial to slightly de-sat the image, then using a layer mask saturate only elements of the image, such as the pale blue on the boat, the rust etc.

Although HDR tends is normally associated with the tonal values of an image, there is nothing to stop you extending the dynamic range of the colour themselves!....


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Yes it sure looks like ouzo, i live in a village where everything is home made
Then, distillation, fermentation can all workgreat thereI suppose

Btw, 'Καλά Χριστούγεννα και Ευτυχισμ*νο το Ν*ο Ετος, arkadaş !'Once again :-)Oh, you cannot see the time pass by...

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Hi Bahadir!

I hope this message find you well friend!

I really like this shot, but for me I think the image looks a tad over processed. It may be beneficial to slightly de-sat the image, then using a layer mask saturate only elements of the image, such as the pale blue on the boat, the rust etc.

Although HDR tends is normally associated with the tonal values of an image, there is nothing to stop you extending the dynamic range of the colour themselves!....


Your feedbacks arealways welcome dear Matt! Actually I often tend to apply an overall de-saturation as well as some anti noiseon the hdr images to avoid artificial looks. However, it is also true that Itend topost an imageas soon asI attain ithastily in a festive mood :-)Actually, the image may further benefit froma more selective job as you've suggested. Thanks againand have a merry Xmas!


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Very nice, sir! It has a nice mood to it. I like how it appears tohave aslightly cold feel to it on the left half where you can see further out to sea but where the fisherman are, back ashore, it is warm and calm with the sun peaking out over them.
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Very nice, sir! It has a nice mood to it. I like how it appears tohave aslightly cold feel to it on the left half where you can see further out to sea but where the fisherman are, back ashore, it is warm and calm with the sun peaking out over them.
Thank you for the feedback! Actually I enjoyed ever minute of my presence there, and thus I appreciate your keen observantion expressedin away likeblank verse : )




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