Church of St. Ana by jernej (1113)
amadej (1285) 2007-01-11 14:52
Very well set up! Stretching the picture to 'rectangular coordinates' would, to my opinion, destroy the effect of slightly skewed perspective, which helps to lift the eye toward the sky. A bit more detail on the wall of the church above the figures (by very slight selective darkening) would eventually add some perfection to the beautiful colors.
mountain refuge by Giando (80)
amadej (1285) 2004-01-12 12:57
Nice shot. Good, not too harsh contrast, which is not simple to get in harsh sunny mountain light and good composition too. Like this place, been there tens of times. Have you been inside the church? All walls painted by Slovenian painter Tone Kralj during 2nd WW.
The Yellow Leaves of Autumn by dsidwell (9783)
amadej (1285) 2003-11-11 13:15
Very nice colors and texture. Yet, composition doesn't work really for me. In this kind of shots moving camera just a bit left, right, up or down can make dramatic changes in picture quality. One has to search consciously for some extraordinary dominant shapes.
Beauty Beyond Age by manny (21833)
amadej (1285) 2003-11-11 5:58
Very nice portrait set into beautiful authentic environment. Over-saturation is a common problem with portraits (skin is a sensitive object). So, I agree with the desaturation you made. However, a pinch of more contrast would improve the picture to my taste. But this could also be my or your monitor.
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