Selling The Drama

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Arches of Monpazier

Should've taken more photographs there.

comments (18)

  • Ginnie
  • United States
  • 27 Feb 2008, 01:25
If this is any indication, Sam, yes, you should have! It's a mesmerizing place.
Samarth: thanks ginnie...
  • Tricia
  • Melbourne, Australia
  • 27 Feb 2008, 02:24
i love the angle this is taken from. the shadows and lighting are lovely. great shot sam.
Samarth: tyhanks tricia...
  • ray
  • Thailand
  • 27 Feb 2008, 02:45
Dunno, Photosam...I feel this one is enough!
I get this great desire to be in this image...I want to reach up and touch those arches...I want to lay down, and feel the tifferent pavement textures all down my back...I want to bask in that carpet of sun...might even buy a postcard, just so I can come upon it in the shoebox many years from now, and smell its secrets...
Samarth: thank you ray...
  • Kay
  • United States
  • 27 Feb 2008, 02:57
Ditto what Tricia and Ginnie said, Sam. grin I would rather sit on a bench and watch the people. Laying down on the pavement is too much work for me, so I'll let Ray do that. smile

Good capture!
Samarth: lol, thanks kay...
  • Jewlya
  • United States
  • 27 Feb 2008, 05:37
Very interesting use of color. Something about how you've taken the shot makes it seem very real, even though the picture doesn't have a lot of detail or action happening. Lovely.
Samarth: thanks a lot jewlya...
  • Astrid
  • The Netherlands
  • 27 Feb 2008, 07:16
Sam, all that I wanted to say has been said in the other comments, this is an outstanding picture, you can be proud of it!!!!
Samarth: thank you
  • Azhar
  • India
  • 27 Feb 2008, 08:08
In a way I like this, very suitable effect for this type of compo and lighting, but there's nothing special about it except the processing. Just people walking around and pretty looking stonework not combined very well together. Again, processing ++, but the shot, its the type a tourist takes with a beeping point and shoot.

Apologies for the mean-ness, just honestly. Regaining my photo critique abilities, think I overdid it though. Anyways if you don't like this comment you can always look forward to thew next one.
Samarth: its meant to be a bit journalistic and bit street, but there you go...
  • Azhar
  • India
  • 27 Feb 2008, 08:10
The people are enchanting Sam! I feel a godly connection with them through your lens! That man looks like my long lost Uncle! Oh SAM!
Samarth: this is seriously over the top grin...
  • Louis
  • South Africa
  • 27 Feb 2008, 09:43
Azhar makes for interesting reading matter. I have also noticed that you have more than one of those beeping point and shoots.

Even tourist spots can be seen differently and look differently when applying good camera techniques. Great detail, (people can even spot their uncle) and use of the arches.
Samarth: don't mind az... thanks louis...
nice lighting here
Samarth: thanks...
  • Kathryn
  • Germany
  • 27 Feb 2008, 10:47
Sam, I can feel the coldness of the stone and its textures. The patches of sunlight invite me to step into them and to feel their warm. I would most certainly buy a postcard and stick in on the map on my wall with all the other postcards from places I've been.
Samarth: thank you kathryn...
  • mal
  • 27 Feb 2008, 15:04
always one of my regrets is not taking enough pictures when you get to far flung places and LOL at Azhar. I rather like the image, it has a fly on the wall documentary feel to it. mal
Samarth: thanks mal...idea was to go for ordinary...
  • Roz Sears
  • Great Britain (UK)
  • 27 Feb 2008, 15:59
Utterly amazing textures! (:o)
Samarth: thank you rosalyn...
Love the framing, nice play with light and shadows.
Samarth: thanks ashish...
Great shot, like the dark edges and the lighted center area. Nice details and colors too. Very well done.
Samarth: thank you very much john...
  • tim
  • United Kindom
  • 27 Feb 2008, 18:52
well i will say a big YES sam, love it,texture,light,shadows it has the lot well done fella,smile
Samarth: thank you tim...
  • alek
  • greece
  • 28 Feb 2008, 18:48
ok this one would have worked better for me if it didn't have that kind of posterized effect in the background the hotspot white is a vivid distraction too. The foreground detail on the stone the colour tone overall and the framing are good but whats going on past that second arch...
Samarth: it was really annoying, and i noticed it only when i began to process it... but i liked the texture of the arches and wood far too much to not post it...
Like very much your PP, it gives a very nice atmosphere ! Bravo !
Samarth: thank you zeb...

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