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Old Jul 19, 2009, 5:50 PM   #1
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...but a ship, between the blue and green, cruises along Ionia, past my breakfast table, then far into the Aegean...



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Old Jul 20, 2009, 5:11 AM   #2
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Hi Bahadir

Nice view indeed! Or is it just to make those of us without such lovely views from our breakfast table jealous? Ah, thankfully contentment is a good thing and I'm not truly jealous!

You've shared a good photo showing the massive size of the passing 'liner. You certainly are showing the summer colours there well. I think the red roofs deserved a bit more prominence.

I increased the saturation and contrast a bit, played around with one or two other post processing ideas and cropped off some of the elements at the bottom, which imho were somewhat distracting.

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Old Jul 20, 2009, 3:43 PM   #3
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Really nice Bahadir I wish I had that view.

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I cannot help but wonder if a good polarizer filter would have produced a somewhat better photo. What do you think?

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Hi Bahadir

Nice view indeed! Or is it just to make those of us without such lovely views from our breakfast table jealous? Ah, thankfully contentment is a good thing and I'm not truly jealous!

You've shared a good photo showing the massive size of the passing 'liner. You certainly are showing the summer colours there well. I think the red roofs deserved a bit more prominence.

I increased the saturation and contrast a bit, played around with one or two other post processing ideas and cropped off some of the elements at the bottom, which imho were somewhat distracting.

Here's my version.



Thanks, friend.

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Thank you my friend! You know you have an open invitation always : ) But judging from your pictures you have good reason for contentment of course As for the picture, interestingly, the roofs look reddish orange at the height of daylight. The poles and wires need clonning out, but 'who's going to do that now after a late breakfast?' I asked to myself sluggishly So I appreciate your attempt. But hey, I can't see it!
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Really nice Bahadir I wish I had that view.

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Happy to read your incentive feedback Neil. ...and I wish you could come around for breakfast or a beer : )
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I cannot help but wonder if a good polarizer filter would have produced a somewhat better photo. What do you think?

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Thank you for your kind remark, Sarah. I have a B&W polirizer which help especially for events, but you know, the position of the light source is important of course, otherwise it might not help much except causing a slower shutter speed or an uneven sky at wide especially. For landscapes I often prefer hdr which provide a more homogenious exposure and more 3D look. Ah, I do sometimes shoot hdr with polarizer : ) The Aegean sun is such a killer! Below is one of the original shots before going into the hdr process.
PS. I follow and appreciate your flash tutorial at Pentax forums, but shame I couldn't contribute with a feedback yet.
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Well my friend, a quick call to your wire people and they rushed right over and fixed your view. No, dont thank me, just have a nice bottle of wine ready for when I come visit.
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Well my friend, a quick call to your wire people and they rushed right over and fixed your view. No, dont thank me, just have a nice bottle of wine ready for when I come visit.
Haha calling for the job done reminded me Disney's cartoon called 'the replacements' Actually, my priorities would be somewhat different than others if I were a mayor as an amateur photographer.
Very good clonning out job, I should say! As for the wine, red as bull's blood, I'd love to offer whenever you come my friend ; )
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Wonderful view and picture (after edits), I can just see myself sitting on the patio, drinking a glass of wine while reading a book.
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