I was in Luzern Switzerland during my summer holiday tour waiting for my convocation ceremony back in loughborough, england. I took this picture with my friends camera and save it inside a 1.44M disk drive for some time now. Therefore the actual resolution of the picture is pretty low. I edit it with PS before this posting.
The Lion Monument (L÷wendenkmal) in Luzern, Switzerland. This monument, carved by Danish sculptor Bertel Thorvaldsen in 1819, commemorates the sacrifice of more than six hundred Swiss Guards ("Gardes suisse") who died defending the Tuileries Palace in Paris at the time of the overthrow of the French Monarchy on 10 August 1792 during the French Revolution. The Swiss Guards were the most senior of the thirteen regiments of Swiss mercenaries in the Royal Army and had served with distinction since the seventeenth century. The monument portrays a dying lion lying across broken symbols of the French monarchy.
Surely love to go back there as Luzern, Grindelwald & Jungfrajoch is a very nice place.
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pranab (5354) 2007-04-05 15:29
i don't think the resolution is any problem here. excellent detail and you have used the light very well. great note.
ps:thanks for your comment on my photo, you are right about the shutter speed experiment. it was my second day out with my new camera, hopefully i'll be able to use it properly on my nest try.
ls7902 (7300) 2007-04-06 12:41
Some say Thorvaldsen wasn't fully paid for the project he was commissioned to do. He therefore in a symbol of protest finished off his work by carving an outline of a pig around the lion. I had a picture posted that shows the outline. See:
Your shot reminds me of my own trip there in 2005 ... soon after I bought my first digital camera. That trip wasn't photographically a successful one because I was learning how to operate the camera on the "field" & had no way of knowing how the images would come out.
It is good that you have gone easy on sharpening although a bit more sharpening would be better here. Looking back at my own earlier postings I think I had gone overboard with that PS feature. Well ... before TE, I did not know what sharpening or PP was. There's a lot of things to be learned on this site especially from the honest & useful critiques one may get once in a while. I think trying & giving an honest critique is even more of a learning experience ... it helps develop an eye & feeling to a picture that you rate and in a way will guide you to your future picture taking project.
Thanks for your recent critique. The fact that 99 percent of Malaysians whose photos I critiqued continue to ignore me is completely baffling. Maybe I should learn how to critique with 100 percent diplomacy (but I sincerely think that won't be enough either). Sorry for this long "critique".
PS: By the way your Bahasa is excellent. Salam.