View of alsatian architecture in Ribeauville, taken in the early morning while looking for a cafe. It was raining and I took refuge under a balcony of a building, suddenly the sun came out and I rushed to get the camera out before the sun disappered again. It did, but not before I got a shot. I hear the weather has been much nicer this october. Ribeauville is one of the many wine making villages between Strasbourg and Colmar.
Lots of PP done here, cropped, chopped, cooked, sharpened, simmered, diced, darkened sky sloppily, contrasted, baked and finally erased a bunch of TV antennas. I will post the original to WS. I'm sure someone will tell me to take this crap to TL.
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ukasz (803) 2005-11-25 14:15
wow, amazing result, the original photo doesn't seem very interesting but the result of your improvement is superb! I love the POV, the colours and the scenery itself, great architecture, so old and distinctive, really good work :) i love it!
Cliffy (590) 2005-11-25 14:15
The sunlight shows up well on the warm colours of the brickwork,in addition the buildings stand out really well against that brooding sky.I do think that the cropping could have been tweaked a bit to get rid of a couple of messy areas and I have done a Workshop to show what I mean.
And its definateley not Crap.
danyy (0) 2005-11-25 14:27
Lumières intenses couleurs et contrastes.
Un ciel dément.
jemaflor (103087) 2005-11-25 14:28
Nice contrast and lovely light, bavo and funny title !
mrcrow (3993) 2005-11-25 14:49
thats pretty dominant and makes a statement..
the lighting makes the sky seem darker and the detial is phenomenal on those buildings...
whats this about pixels...is it a new camera..:)
pilpel-adom (3018) 2005-11-25 14:54
Well, this is not a crappy picture at all, Tan! Yeah, maybe reality could be nicer as your version, but I am sure fifty years ago the photo would have come similar to the post processed!
In any case, good dramatic pictue with the color, clouds and one clock tower!
Cricri (125832) 2005-11-25 15:12
Bonjour Tan, belles Architecture typiquement Alsacien, les couleurs sont chaudes, joliment éclairer par la lumiére, malgré ce ciel orageux.
devimeuxbe (58557) 2005-11-25 15:51
TRes beau jeu de couleurs et de lumière. En plus le sujet est splendide. On dirait un jeu de maisons de poupées.
recepyuksel (17808) 2005-11-25 16:30
ışığı ve kompozisyonu çok beğendim, harika
mimari fotoğraf için estetik ve güzel bir kadraj
gilou530 (34) 2005-11-25 16:48
superbes couleurs saturées a souhait pour donner cette impression dramtique avec ce ciel orageux
trés belle réalisation qui plait a jean yves
Galmeida (12559) 2005-11-25 17:08
This remember a try and capture that I did today at 2005-11-25 when a storming and sudden raining drops keep falling my head shut down. My camera is cold and waiting for better times ;-)))
What I said is a comment and this is post is a complementar feeling of the weather and nature mood. Excelent capture and allways your insight, view and experience. Fantastic management of light, splendid enquadrement, first class scanner or digital. The lesson from me is to view and improve that is also really good for others.
Best to your great work and have a nice weekend.
donluicu (24724) 2005-11-25 17:38
very funnny name, but you're absolutely right, JY must be appy, it's exactly his kind of shots...
hrschwartz (744) 2005-11-25 18:22
Hey, you took the photo under adverse conditions, otherwise I'm sure it have been composed and looked exactly like this. :-)
BTW: Are we not allowed to remove antennas and other "garbage."
I like it- two points!
partha (14023) 2005-11-25 20:43
What a shot .
The colourtone, the sharpness and the background cloud, make it a great pic.
singuanti (15250) 2005-11-25 22:27
Hi Tan. Well not quite as saturated a shot we've come to expect from you but the warm light makes up for it. I like how you went with framing that shows textures and details as opposed to a wide area. Another nice shot Tan!
marietom (34609) 2005-11-26 3:18
Superbe lumière !!!
ChrisJ (117783) 2005-11-26 3:42
I like the stark contrast between the fg buildings bathed in a warm, yellow, afternoon light, & the navy blue bg clouds. Good contrast, color, & sharpness. Well done!
carper (96) 2005-11-26 3:44
Fantastic atmosphere shot Tan,
well seen shot, very good colours and good composing, very nice job Tan.
PixelTerror (0) 2005-11-26 4:37
Of course I know very well this place this tower is the entrance to the upper part of the town, amazing how you improved and warmed that one to get a spectacular light effect and a dramatic opposition towards the clouds, I wish you could have a somewhat wider angle to display the bakery in the house on the right, hopefully without cars, a recurring problem on this view. Thanks Tan for the suprise and the spectacle :-))
Have a nice week end,
faubry (35447) 2005-11-26 4:53
again a beautiful picture from France, very good light and ocre colors!! great work and composition
KevRyan (22956) 2005-11-26 5:15
The only thing that troubles me and not very much, is the halo around the buildings from the sharpening - but this is for me a really acceptable work in pp - we dodge and burn images by hand - OK removing TV ariels is not so easy maybe but use the digital tools to present it how you want. I very much like the way you've shown us this archtiecture! Great stuff.
best wishes Kev
richtersl (3546) 2005-11-26 9:23
Your post processing on this was terrific. It turned an "OK" photo into something much more. The sky now looks much more ominous but not over done. Very nice work!!!
Kenny10pin (19301) 2005-11-26 10:52
great lighting here, I like the sky, very nice indeed, well done
bibiweb (8) 2005-11-26 11:31
Great title... nice hommage to Jean-Yves. ;-)
I really like the PP work that you've done on this shot and I don't think it's too much. The light on the clock tower and the building is beautiful and contrasts against the dark clouds in the sky. Nice shot to show us the typical alsatian architecture.
Have a nice week-end.
P.S. Neat score you have today! ;-)
Tue (43386) 2005-11-26 14:38
A nice combination of (dark) clouds and the strong light giving the tower a golden colour. Good composition too.
sleon (9402) 2005-11-26 15:33
Excellent workshop explanation which is really instructive as to how you achieve such stunning results. I must admit that generally I find your colours a bit oversaturated but here the bold colours are just right for the scene, and your WS treatment is not at all overcooked. The sunlit tower is especially impressive against the watery, dark sky. Is there nowhere you haven't visited with camera??! ;-)
Rinie_Hoff (9340) 2005-11-26 18:22
Hi Tan, what a beautiful light, even if it comes from the PC ;-), reminds me of this one of Curioso, and there are many more pictures which benefit from PP work, it doesn't matter, the light is beautiful, and JY is lucky that you were in his country to capture the moment.
coco (30439) 2005-11-26 19:27
Again a nice composition with a great sky and also fantastic colours. As many of your pictures: beautiful.
Also let me say that the postprocessing is fantastic.
Thanks for share.
marian (2) 2005-11-27 0:27
great work and composition!
cherryripe (21033) 2005-11-27 8:57
You're a good cook. It helps having the right ingredients to start with such as an interesting subject, a beautiful light and threatening clouds. Well done.
john_c (24666) 2005-11-27 10:30
Incredible colours and lighting in this shot. What rich hues and tones to display the fine architecture. The scene resembles a story book scene. The dramatic sky heightens the contrast and there is a good play of light and shadow on the buildings. A superb capture.
Paolo (41230) 2005-11-27 14:31
Hi Tan, wonderful shot.
the sky so grey and dramatic is fantastic and with a strong contrast with the facades.
excellent POV, light and colours.
sarju (5324) 2005-11-28 14:31
Usually I do not like to do too much of PP on my photos but I can see how well you have managed to dramatize this scene that looked so mundane in its original version.
Excellent results ...
tfs ... cheers ... sarju
PS: It is a splendid capture by all means ... beautiful colours and architecture in this one.
fayeulle (27827) 2005-11-29 6:17
Shot of Ribauville become better with yours hands Tan. A great Job.
rbcy1974 (20758) 2005-11-29 6:27
Excellent photo, very good result to your recipee, you should try cooking more often. Great focus on t he architecture. Very well captured.
mjdundee (4663) 2005-11-29 8:50
Looks very authentical - despite of all the PP work you have mentioned. So - great job. TFS Thomas
bazal (7900) 2005-11-30 3:54
Great light on this buidings with the typical Alsacian architecture. Good DOF and nice work on textures. Thanks for sharing this original picture.
klyee75 (778) 2005-12-01 0:05
Very good shot!...it's so interesting with the colours are so outstanding when the sunshine reflected on the buildings.
sergio1 (12152) 2006-05-15 10:49
Espectacualr view. The old house ara very nice. I like the contrast to the houses and the tower. Good lights and sharp.
Sorry for my english.
anney (144) 2006-08-15 17:47
Your photo drew me in and your accompanying note gave me a chuckle. I like the dark mood of the photo, which stays even with the sunlight on the buildings. I looked at your original - exactly as others have said before me; an ordinary photo to something spectacular!
PS: why would some tell you to take this to TL? What is the difference?
gramma (3519) 2006-09-05 16:35
A lot of very nice landscape in your pictures collection. For my fisrt visit, I retain this one for these beautiful colors and is contrast. Very good job !
zumoduvas (2069) 2008-01-23 13:43
Excellent picture, nice composition and colors.
mariasmirnova (391) 2011-02-08 7:44
Great colours - the shot looks like a scene! Congratulations!
- Copyright: Tan Yilmaz (capthaddock) (28790)
- Genre: Places
- Medium: Color
- Date Taken: 2004-10-00
- Categories: Architecture
- Camera: Minolta X-700, 28mm, Fuji Superia Reala
- Photo Version: Original Version, Workshop
- Theme(s): Technical, Twins? [Part XXIII], mes favorites (2) [view contributor(s)]
- Date Submitted: 2005-11-25 14:03
- Favorites: 3 [view]