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Gaeta, Italy

Discussion in 'Scenic, Architecture, and Travel' started by tardegardo, Apr 2, 2013.

  1. tardegardo

    tardegardo Mu-43 Veteran

    375
    Apr 3, 2012
    Rome, Italy
    The Easter weekend in Gaeta…

    Critics are welcome as usual

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  2. tardegardo

    tardegardo Mu-43 Veteran

    375
    Apr 3, 2012
    Rome, Italy
    All shot with e-p3 and panasonic 20, except 16 and 17 shot with fuji x-e1 and kit lens.
     
  3. JohnF

    JohnF Mu-43 Regular

    183
    Apr 1, 2010
    Oberursel, Germany
    Might just be me, but I see a huge amount of vignetting in most of the photos, very distracting...
     
  4. tardegardo

    tardegardo Mu-43 Veteran

    375
    Apr 3, 2012
    Rome, Italy
    That's the pin hole camera effect I adopted in almost all of them. I like that filter very much but yes maybe is too much for 20 shots.
     
  5. John Barleycorn

    John Barleycorn New to Mu-43

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    Mar 25, 2013
    Yeah, that's distracting.
     
  6. caimi

    caimi Mu-43 All-Pro

    Apr 13, 2012
    middle US
    Caimi caimiphotography.com
    Beautiful images from a beautiful area. I would love to visit there.
     
  7. tardegardo

    tardegardo Mu-43 Veteran

    375
    Apr 3, 2012
    Rome, Italy
    Thank you caimi!
     
  8. DeeJayK

    DeeJayK Mu-43 Hall of Famer

    Feb 8, 2011
    Pacific Northwest, USA
    Keith
    What a beautiful place and a nice set of images. Like some others have noted, I found the excessive vignetting distracting in some of the images. Are you using the camera's built-in art filter?

    If you don't mind doing a bit of post processing work, I would suggest using something like Lightroom and creating a "pinhole effect" preset. This would give you the ability to vary the strength of the effect so that it fits better with each particular image.
     
  9. tardegardo

    tardegardo Mu-43 Veteran

    375
    Apr 3, 2012
    Rome, Italy

    Yes, Deejay, I used the pin hole art filter, and I have learnt the lesson.
    Won't use it anymore so extensively ;)
     
  10. F/Stop

    F/Stop Mu-43 Veteran

    451
    Mar 9, 2013
    West Virginia
    Brian Y.
    nice! was it overcast / cloudy the whole time?
     
  11. tardegardo

    tardegardo Mu-43 Veteran

    375
    Apr 3, 2012
    Rome, Italy
    Yeah, cloudy All the time unfortunately..
     
  12. RevBob

    RevBob Super Moderator

    Jun 4, 2011
    NorthWestern PA
    Bob
    Very nice set! :2thumbs:
     
  13. Strick

    Strick Mu-43 Regular

    128
    Jan 8, 2013
    Columbia, MD
    Rob
    Love, love, love the rainy alley picture. Actually, I like them all but the last one in the set really reached out to me - if that makes sense...
     
  14. PaulGiz

    PaulGiz Mu-43 Veteran

    231
    Jan 3, 2013
    Rhode Island, USA
    Not to me, I'm liking it. Sorta frames the important stuff.

    Beautiful images, for sure.

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  15. jthem

    jthem New to Mu-43

    7
    Mar 20, 2013
    Long Island, NY
    John T
    meraviglioso!
    I'm a newb here, but since these remind me of Greece (my 2nd home)... I agree on the 1 hair too much pinhole effect, but, on the other hand it gives me the 'fantasy' of looking through a portal and being able to see home away from home...nostalgia.
     
  16. slothead

    slothead Mu-43 All-Pro

    Aug 14, 2012
    Frederick, MD
    I can see why you think it would be distracting, but I like it in many of the images (not all, but many). It tends to lend an element of "old time" photos, and in some cases is somewhat directing the viewer's eyes.
     
  17. DeeJayK

    DeeJayK Mu-43 Hall of Famer

    Feb 8, 2011
    Pacific Northwest, USA
    Keith
    Don't get me wrong, I think it works very well for some of the images. And overall it's a very appealing set. I feel that it works best when your subject is at or near the center of the frame. In those shots where the subject is off-center the heavy vignetting is a bit distracting.

    I never use the in-camera art filters, and your shots remind me that they can be quite powerful if applied thoughtfully. I'm going to have to go out and consciously try them out.
     
  18. tardegardo

    tardegardo Mu-43 Veteran

    375
    Apr 3, 2012
    Rome, Italy
    Thank you Slot!
     
  19. tardegardo

    tardegardo Mu-43 Veteran

    375
    Apr 3, 2012
    Rome, Italy
    And thank you very much jthem and PaulGiz and Strick!
     
  20. tardegardo

    tardegardo Mu-43 Veteran

    375
    Apr 3, 2012
    Rome, Italy