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edit (January2008):
it is interesting to notice how this photo has no single point on TrekEarth, yet it was selected for SerbiaTravelers Club exhibition of travel photography like one of the best in its sort. hm?
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..but he is already 90 and claims to be the oldest inhabitant of village of Prchanj, in the Bay of Kotor.

this photo was taken in front of a big catholic cathedral in the village, while he was trying to tell me all he could remember in certain moment :)

I think these kind of situations, interactions with people, are what we all travel for. It's not about architecture, about landscapes and such (but could be a little bit, I have to say). But what really makes me happy are these kind of people who unexpectedly appear and give as much of a kindness to you as they can. And that's quite satisfying in my opinion, and stays in memory much more than some nice piece of art from the museum, or such..


I am reposting this photo. Amazingly, it gathered 0 (zero) points, so I dunno, maybe it is rude to repost already posted photos for points, but I can't help myself think about what went sooo wrong with it.
So just to be a bit polite, I sharpened it more, changed shadow/highlights a little bit, warmed it up a bit, and that's all from modifications.
So pls critique.

*SECOND REPOST*
this time, I finally learned how to handle with fine gradients. So his coat is enhanced to provide more 3D effect, also to put him closer to us and away from the wall. Christ's clothes has numerous gradients in purpose of creating better shadows and killing brightness of the white texture of this statue, which was distracting eye too much from the man. What's also obvious is gradient in upper left part, to darken that part of the photo and the wall, so this man can get into eye's focus almost imediately. Also, it is a good counter-shadow for shiny base of the statue. Above statue, in far right up corner, I mirrored small white part of diff. material, so now it doesn't break composition.
Also, this time I adjusted dimensions of the photo to standardised 4:3, changed colouring, and I think focus on the man is a bit better.
Thanks GIMP for all modifications.

marko

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