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Great Emiel_Skyfreak 2007-10-11 17:14

Hey..

A good low POV, I believe, here..The reflection of the light on this smooth pavement (was it wet too?) is really nice and adds mood. The colours are fine too for a eveningphoto!
Good sharpness and detail. Why F3.5 though, I figure?
Maybe go for a high ISO (which have you used here?) and a narrower diafragm to obtain more sharpness from the lens. Keep the shutterspeed like this though, good choice, to avoid too much movement on the people.
People can be quite statical though, which you can see at my first and yet only HDR from three photo's here
Good placement of the 'horizon' here.. much pavement and half of the photo for the actual scene, not a bad decision in this case, if you ask me!

Emiel.

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Old 10-12-2007, 12:47 AM
steliosk steliosk is offline
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No it wasn't wet, it was made of shinny marble, thats why the reflection is looking so tense.

Now about the F/3.5: I set the lowest ISO to avoid noise, and I wanted the fastest shutter speed, in order to avoid the people who were walking across the square,
When I found an open window I've made the shot, so the only way to do it quick was to reduce the F to lowest. Perhaps not the best thing, but it worked :)

The pavement was so much on purpose. If you see the bottom right and left corners, they begin with the marble lines which I've wanted them exactly that way, to give emphasis. The triangle shape with the reflection leads the eye to the building.
No other way could work like this, I tried lowering my tripod, but I didn't like the result, so I guessed "I'm happy with this one" :)

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Stelios
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Old 10-12-2007, 11:22 PM
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The lowest ISO is an okay choice, so you have used ISO 100 I think?
I guess using 200 or even 400 would really not matter in this case, for certainly ISO 200 should give marginal (only detectable in synthetic tests) more noise than ISO 100.
I can't say what you did is bad, cause the result is fairly nice, but I think there were more ways :)
As you can see people can be quite statical and you COULD (not per definition should) have gotten away with a longer shutter, without movements maybe!
But your right, it worked indeed this way!

Yeah you have positioned it well, maybe a bit of cropping afterwards? but the result with the diagonal lines appearing from the corners is really strong. Good symmetry at the bottom, the triangle indeed leads the eyes into the photo, well done!

ps yes I love Greece :)
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