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Old 06-14-2006, 12:16 AM
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critiques please

please critique.
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Old 06-14-2006, 02:10 AM
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Very dramatic, the house in the foreground could possibly do with knocking back a little, it's blown out on my monitor.

I like the concept though, and house notwithstanding, the execution as well.
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Old 06-14-2006, 05:29 AM
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Very cool Cyber Cat.

I agree with Gary that the right most building is blown-out on my monitor, but it may not in print.

A couple of 'impressions'. (1) The saturation of the building colors is quite dramatic, but I feel that the sky is too ominous in a way that conflicts with the buildings. I think that it might be more effective with the sky less ominously gray and more pastel, perhaps one of those striking orange suns that happen now and again. (2) I would try for more more dramatic reflections in the water, probably the artificial flip, rotate, fade and distort variety (3) I would crop out the left-most building as its nothing but a blob of gray, (4) the bridge is not recognizable as such. Even at the expense of reality I would try and find a way to bring it back into visibility.

All just opinions of course. I do like the overall effect and result. Nice one.
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Old 06-14-2006, 07:16 AM
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Please don't be offended, but I had to take a stab at it! That's one thing that's so unique about this place, this craft I guess, is that everybody is obsessed with trying it themselves. Its taken some getting use to, but now you see I am just like everyone else.

I'm not happy with the way the sky turned out, you'd really need to start with something closer to the end goal. I found the 'barber' poles (I've never been to Venice) on the left and decided to use them instead of recropping.

Anyway, its just a quick attempt. It is your masterpiece to sweat over.
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Old 06-14-2006, 01:34 PM
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Gary Richardson, blue dog thank you for the critique and pointers.
so here is reworked image(somewhat) . to be honest ,i had some doubts about foreground building (came out too bright) so i just had to ask.

p.s. i'm not offended ,im greatfull
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