3 photos today , encouraged by the positive response to the restoration of tha Akdamar negative, I took an even more difficult challenge and resurrected this one from the dead. One fine morning in late 1997 I spilled a cup of hot coffee (with milk, no sugar) on a batch of negatives. I never thought the damage could be repaired. Yesterday I used pre-moistened eyeglass cleaner wipes to clean these (moistened with what smells like alcohol, definitely not water) and it worked quite well on this one. The horizontal line through the top of the campanile is not a scratch, but a sand bar that extends to an island out of view to the right (see WS for island)
Budva itself has suffered a similar devastating tragedy to my negative, it was destroyed by an earthquake in 1979, but has been reconstructed, somewhat overrestored, but not in a Las Vegas/Disney way.
The first WS shows the version I really wanted to post, but there were too many white dots to smudge.
The 2nd WS shows that version after the first wipe treatment (yesterday was a holiday so I had time).
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tars (882) 2005-05-31 8:57
Very beatiful photograph.Nice green and flowers on the forefront, pituresque colorful village in the bleu lake and mountains in the background.Nice to see.
jarosz0 (517) 2005-05-31 8:57
Very nice composed landscape with vivid colours: deep blue water and sky, orange roofs and lovely yellow flowers at foreground.
Lithium (596) 2005-05-31 8:58
Those are very impressive colours I must say... The green, yellow and turquoise look fantastic.
And you did a very fine job restoring the pic, it looks great.
devimeuxbe (58557) 2005-05-31 8:58
Perfect composition with this beautifull view of the Dalmate coast. Very sharp and beautifull light. The differents colors, green and red and beautifull.
danyy (0) 2005-05-31 9:04
Voici une magnifique carte postale aux couleurs éclatantes et astucieusement cadrée. Bon POV.
rbcy1974 (20758) 2005-05-31 9:13
Very beautiful picture. ITs special for two reasons, first because its from a country that is not very photographed so its a plus to see a new place. Second because after reading your story its amazing about the results of the posted picture.
Emvee (417) 2005-05-31 9:21
Beautiful colors, so typical for the Adriatic coastline, which I have only discovered as far south as Hvar in Croatia. It's well known though that Serbia-Montenegro has a small, but probably the most beautiful coastline of the Adriatic. Your picture proves it. Moreover: fantastic rescue operation of the picture itself!
mineelci (1535) 2005-05-31 9:26
kurtarılmaya değmiş valla. gene renkler ve kompozisyon çok güzel.
her açıdan ellerine sağlık...ama kahvelerini resimlerden uzat tut lütfen:)
naxius (16685) 2005-05-31 9:32
Very very nice view of this gulf. The crystal colors of the waters is really nice and well rendered. It attracts the attention.
Excellent POV and DOF.
djnik2004 (1698) 2005-05-31 9:41
Fantastic POV, youve caught these colours really well, lovely scene, thanks for sharing this beautiful location.
RGatward (20062) 2005-05-31 11:38
Well done with the restoration, 'd never have guessed there was a problem. GOod PoV to catch this beatiful looking place. Hmm, 1997, weren't things a bit tricky there then?
AmiBe (6042) 2005-05-31 15:45
Nice landscape again with beatiful colors.
Nice town, I want to walk in the narrows streets and stopping for drinking one beer.
You're doing a good job for restoring your negatives !
Tue (27696) 2005-05-31 19:11
Great landscape! Lovely town on that little peninsula and beautiful surroundings! Very well captured! :-D
PixelTerror (0) 2005-06-01 5:42
Again a fine view from you here and even if this one still bears some tiny traces of repair it is clear, sharp and very enjoyable with fine colors and of course the usual good PoV. I appreciate your posting of the damages ones too, yes the inclusion of the island would have been nice too and I believe you could even have stitched two together to get the full view, because on this one you show the link of the place with the coast that you do not have on the other one.
Have a nice day,
Leonie (8809) 2005-06-01 5:50
Back after a log in problem to TE for a few days...don't know what happened. But now it works again! Your picture is once more beautiful! What an idyllic little village. Thanks for sharing that!
sarpedon (352) 2005-06-01 9:59
Well done. The view of the small peninsula reaching out is great. Also a great work that you recovered the photo.
erdna (5711) 2005-06-01 10:57
Thank you for the very definitive way you have instructed us n how to clean a coffee stained neg. Congratulations on the result! Beautiful picture, reall worth bringing back to life.
bazal (7900) 2005-06-02 4:39
This place is very scenic and absolutely wonderful. As you say in your comment, the old village has been very well restored in a way that seems to be quite respectuous of its authenticity. Very nice view, superb landscape and interesting story of the picture and of the place ! Thanks for sharing !
nerve (10231) 2005-06-02 5:28
i have never seen such an overseas Captain who sails that much! You remind me of Capt. J.Cook! ;-) i thought i -myself- was a good traveler, but when i compare it, you are -just- far beyond!
Thx for a great tip too,, i have thousands of slides at home and most of them are not usable like your WS one unfortunately,, so ill try this treatment, i have never thought of this actually. seems very safe to me after seeing your one.
so, you have a breathtaking landscape here..Great POV and colours.. these yellow flowers reminds me the ones in my "flower sellers" shot,, what were they again you said: thye flowers?
anyway, very nice one as usual from you. Cheers Captain! (be back with a smile later!)
jpages (1670) 2005-06-02 14:57
Hi Tan, you did a very good restoration in this photo. Here you show us a beautiful seascape and landscape, with a nice composition, with the red roofs of the village, and yellow flowers giving a good contrast with the blue sea water, the sky and these far mountains. The light is also perfect, as we can appreciate the earth of this nice beach.
It seems to be a very quiet site to take a breathing.
Hanssie (10403) 2005-06-02 15:53
Excellent Tan !
The colours and the whole composition, a beauty, very inviting too:-))
john_c (24662) 2005-06-03 21:16
Hello Tan. This is simply a wonderfully composed photo, with rich colour, good contrast and fine definition. The POV is great as well. I like how you have balanced the four different levels of interest here - foreground, sea/town, hills, and sky. Very well seen and captured. Best regards.
mumek (20202) 2005-06-04 20:07
Good afternoon Tan!
A beautiful postcard from Budva.Very good colours and details, super view at the small town. Excellent contrast between red roofs and the water. Very, very well done.Thanks for sharing
premels (2400) 2005-06-05 5:39
Hi Tan, This is a very nice composition. Knowing it comes out of the scan of stained negative makes it exceptional. The colors are very luminous. If I had guessed I would never have guessed for a Kodak film. Usually I expect pictures a little over-saturated from Kodak. This one is just right.
ydarias (679) 2005-08-14 9:56
Hola Tan. Una foto muy bonita, casi casi de postal. los colores son bastante intensos supongo que debido al polarizador. Y la composición y punto de vista son muy agradables, es un buen trabajo.
Albrecht (11281) 2005-09-02 3:32
Wondeful view; great colours and a good compo. A postcard!
Take care, - Albrecht
Peppe (66) 2006-03-12 22:46
A postcard, but very special one. It's pleasant to look at this picture. Nice indeed.
MLINES (12516) 2006-04-06 21:35
Hi Tan, Good composition for TE. What a perfect looking place to visit or live now peaceful. Great colours including the water and flowers in the foreground. Well shown.
PhotoLogic (211) 2007-06-08 23:29
Nice work. Great color balance. Good scan of the neg, too. Interesting location and pov.
banyanman (7789) 2007-06-30 11:22
What a beautiful composition, Tan. Technically this is excellent in all respects and the light was just perfect for you on this day. I am looking at this on a rather dirty monitor in an Internet cafe so it wasn't until I read your note that I realised this had been restored from an old damaged negative. You've done an ezcellent job of restoration. The other two shots in the WS with the yellow foreground flowers are good too, but I think your original post is the better balanced composition. Cheers . . . David
erhan1958 (15220) 2009-01-07 6:15
Really ...... very natural and very expressive .... also: good color, good framing, balanced well light .
LAFIN KISASI MÜKEMMEL BİR FOTO
dawekato (2269) 2009-04-24 15:33
Very well done. Both the restoration and the original photo. Congratulations.
- Copyright: Tan Yilmaz (capthaddock) (28790)
- Genre: Places
- Medium: Color
- Date Taken: 1997-05-00
- Categories: Nature
- Camera: Minolta X-700, 28mm, Kodak Royal Gold 100, 49mm Linear Polariser
- Photo Version: Original Version, Workshop
- Theme(s): My favorite Ex- YU photos [view contributor(s)]
- Date Submitted: 2005-05-31 8:42