Konstantsalieva kashta by dekanski (4487)
Dasius (231) 2015-07-22 12:32
The moment i saw this picture it got me curious. I like ottoman architecture very much. But what struck me most was the word "kashta". The word means straw in Albanian. Then i saw the image more in detail and i noticed certain very familiar details. Once a read about the location it was all clear. Arbanasi is an Albanian settlement in Bulgaria and this style of ottoman architecture is very typical of Albanians. I didn't know about the museum though. Learning something new every day.
Thanks for sharing.
Desert sunset by Hellas (6879)
Dasius (231) 2015-02-13 6:15
Amazing picture. I love the POV, lighting, colors and mood. Impressive.
There is only one thing that is not pleasent to my eye though and that is the sky. It seems that you have crancked up the shadow/highlight values a little bit too much over the entire image and that has created unpleasent dark areas in the sky that look unnatural. It can be avoided with selective adjustments.
On a side note, you have some beatiful imagery from Greece. Not the typical one for tourists. TFS.
Plaza de Cibeles by roodog (130)
Dasius (231) 2015-02-10 17:27
Beautiful colors and detail but the composition has some obvious problems. First of all i think an uninteresting part of the fountain takes too much space and prevents the viewer from concetrating on the important subjects like the sculpture and the building.
If you wanted to include detail from the water then maybe it was worth doing another photo that concentrated exclusively on the lower part of the fountain and other photo that concetrated on the big picture. Or you could have taken an image really upclose on the water detail while having the building blured in the bg.
Also the photo needs some rotation CW to create balance but also to respect horizontal lines. The whole image looks like it is falling on one side.
West & Chicago nº 158 - FLOWERS! by npecanhuk (72000)
Dasius (231) 2015-02-10 17:15
Unfortunatelly i have to say that unlike that other image of yours with the highrise, this image, although technically correct, it doesn't say much and maybe it is not one of your best.
There is a lot of ordinary uninteresting subject in the foreground that leads to a background that has nothing worth showing. Just some cars and a few dull highrises. It is very generic and i think the image lacks a real subject.
facade of very old house by kordinator (20337)
Dasius (231) 2015-02-02 4:24
Its a beautiful subject. One of my preffered.
The cropping though needs some adjustment. Less of the road and more of the facade would make the image more dramatic. Also some distortion correction would help beter define the structure. I would love to see more contrast on the details to accentuate the "very old" factor of the image.
Olvera II by cornejo (37653)
Dasius (231) 2015-01-31 17:51
Lovely photo. Composition and colors are amazing but i would go a little bit further with the adjustments.
The shadow/ highlights values have resulted in a dark shadow around the wall of the fortress. That migh have been avoided with a little bit of controlled adjustments.
The photo also needs some lens correction and rotation. The distortion is visible especially on the light pole, while the entire image needs to be rotated just a few degrees clockwise to create a feeling of balance between the pole which is in the foreground and the hills in the background.
Other then that, i think the image is beautiful.
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