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Dark Side Of The Sun by Pixydream Dark Side Of The Sun by Pixydream
Versailles, palace at sunset.

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:iconverloreneseele:
verloreneseele Featured By Owner Jan 31, 2009
great work!
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:iconpixydream:
Pixydream Featured By Owner Jan 31, 2009
thanks so much!
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tonyelieh Featured By Owner Oct 8, 2008  Professional Photographer
HI :wave:
This photo has been featured in my journal :)
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:iconpixydream:
Pixydream Featured By Owner Oct 10, 2008
Many thanks Tony! ;)
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nasht-01 Featured By Owner Sep 26, 2008
Hi Bruno and welcome back!
:)

about the photo:
I don't know, maybe it's me... but I see an heavy burning on the upper left and I cant make up my mind about its funcion: maybe to push the observer's eye to the right?
In that case my (personal ;)) eye goes to the vase and, as it is the nodal point of the picture, it immediately recognise a strange distortion in its shape which distracts me a lot.
Moreover I see an out-of-focus/blurred sky...

let me know what you really think about this photo of yours as mine seems to be the only contrary voice...
:)
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Pixydream Featured By Owner Sep 29, 2008
Grazie Gianluca for this comment.
In fact about that pic, two things... first, the heavy burning you spoke about is due to a bad use of my circular polariser, but I liked the effect which leads to the center of the pic and the ray of light which lighted the palace, I just enforced the natural vignette of my wide angle (17x40 Canon lens)on the left...
About the vase, I don't know. Cause of the wide angle effect I use the dxo software to correct the perspective, all is correct now for the building, but yes there is a bit of distorsion on the vase, I don't k,ow why and how it appeared.
The sky was not corrected, the blurring effect is 100% natural.
So what's about my feeling with that pic??? I hesitated a long time before to post this one, but I liked the light in it and the climate, of course it's not a perfect photo, and certainly not one of my best, you're right, but the general feeling is very close to my perception of Versailles...
However, i would say a grat thanks for your comment, critics are rare, and I need them to progress.
See you my friend ;)
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nasht-01 Featured By Owner Oct 1, 2008
I'd appreciate some more critics as well but DA these days has got an different politic. :)

Now I know the distortion in the vase comes from the correction of the perspective. but my question remain the same: does really Bruno Mercier need to correct his lines that much in postwork?
we're talking about Bruno Mercier here not "pincopallino" as we say in Rome. :D
:)

I belive this software is not good as the lines are not correct.
the lower step of the stairs can't be perfectly horizontal from your position, it should go down to the right.
I belive that way the top of the vase would be ok... ;)
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:iconpixydream:
Pixydream Featured By Owner Oct 3, 2008
:D if the bruno mercier you spoke about was so perfect his name would be perhaps Kenna, Horn, Sieff etc... lol... I'm afraid I have a lot to learn.. ;)
Concerning that problem of perspective distorsion, I think a 24 TSE lens would be better, but I haven't that type of lens, so I take my pics with my wide angle, a 17x40 even if i know it's not a perfect solution to shoot architecture...
thanks again i appreciate a lot that sort of comment.
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:icon2jl:
2jL Featured By Owner Sep 24, 2008
Très belle lumière :)
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:iconpixydream:
Pixydream Featured By Owner Sep 24, 2008
Merci Jean Jacques!
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:iconpestilence:
pestilence Featured By Owner Sep 23, 2008  Professional Photographer
So crisp! :) Excellent! :)
:+fav: :)
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:iconpixydream:
Pixydream Featured By Owner Sep 23, 2008
Thanks so much! ;)
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:iconxmegalopolisx:
xMEGALOPOLISx Featured By Owner Sep 23, 2008  Professional Photographer
:+fav:
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:iconpixydream:
Pixydream Featured By Owner Sep 23, 2008
Thanks Marcin!
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:iconnightmare-orchestra:
nightmare-orchestra Featured By Owner Sep 22, 2008  Professional General Artist
ahhh la magnitude et la magnimanie qui beauté
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:iconpixydream:
Pixydream Featured By Owner Sep 22, 2008
Obrigado ! ;)
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:iconendlessdark11:
endlessdark11 Featured By Owner Sep 22, 2008
did you use any kind of photoshop program to manipulate the picture? Or was it just exposure time? I love how the clouds in the background came out, makes it even more surreal.
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:iconpixydream:
Pixydream Featured By Owner Sep 22, 2008
There's no manip on the pic, I just used Adobe Lightroom to convert my raw file..
Thanks for your comment!
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:iconbutterfly-k:
butterfly-K Featured By Owner Sep 22, 2008   Photographer
new work! perfect and beautiful as always Bruno :heart:
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:iconpixydream:
Pixydream Featured By Owner Sep 22, 2008
Thank you Kaori! :heart:
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:icon21citrouilles:
21citrouilles Featured By Owner Sep 21, 2008
Contente de te revoir Bruno. J'ai toujours beaucoup aimé ta série de Versailles. Tu sais rendre le côté majestueux et imposant de ce magnifique endroit. :)
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:iconpixydream:
Pixydream Featured By Owner Sep 21, 2008
Oui ça faisait un moment que je n'avais pas posté sur dA... Merci de ton passage Josette et également pour le fav! :rose:
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:iconrimete:
rimete Featured By Owner Sep 21, 2008   General Artist
Classic - lighting and composition and the subject to say the least in incredible.

It would seem that it would make it easier to get a great shot, but I think opposite.

When the architecture is so beautiful you have to portray it as such.

Great job!
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:iconpixydream:
Pixydream Featured By Owner Sep 21, 2008
Thanks so much for your nice appreciation! :)
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:iconaponom:
aponom Featured By Owner Sep 21, 2008
Great photo, Bruno, I like the tonalities and details. I am just curious, why the vase is distorted? The right top looks higher and bigger in scale than the left part.
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:iconpixydream:
Pixydream Featured By Owner Sep 21, 2008
Perhaps an optical effect?? I dunno. Or maybe the vase is built like that.. I used a wide angle to shoot and have corrected perspective distortion with dxo, the palace seems to be ok, so...
Thanks for your comment and question.
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TotoRino Featured By Owner Sep 21, 2008
ah ben si je suis mauvaise langue :D
T'es retourné à Versailles ? Très belle celle-ci aussi en tout cas ;)
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:iconpixydream:
Pixydream Featured By Owner Sep 21, 2008
Oui mais c'est pas avec le mk2... Merci Vincent
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:icontotorino:
TotoRino Featured By Owner Sep 21, 2008
tu le laisses en vitrine :giggle:
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:iconpixydream:
Pixydream Featured By Owner Sep 21, 2008
non, non, il commence à chauffer (enfin surtout mon disque dur avec des tiffs de 97 megs)
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:icontotorino:
TotoRino Featured By Owner Sep 21, 2008
bah c'est pas cher les DD, maintenant t'as 1To pour une bouchée de pain ;)
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:iconpixydream:
Pixydream Featured By Owner Sep 21, 2008
J'ai... lol ;)
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:icontotorino:
TotoRino Featured By Owner Sep 21, 2008
Tu backup tes données j'espère :sherlock:
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:iconpixydream:
Pixydream Featured By Owner Sep 21, 2008
Je backup toujours. Mais bon on est pas à l'abri.. Et il me faut un truc pour la foudre, j'ai flippé cet été, un soir où j'avais oublié de couper l'alim de mon DD principal, ça a tapé fort...
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MichelRajkovic Featured By Owner Sep 21, 2008
purée !!!!!!!!!!! WOW !
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:iconpixydream:
Pixydream Featured By Owner Sep 21, 2008
;) Merci Michel et aussi pour le fav!
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:iconrednihao:
RedNihao Featured By Owner Sep 21, 2008  Hobbyist Photographer
Majestueux... :)
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:iconpixydream:
Pixydream Featured By Owner Sep 21, 2008
Merci Sylvie! ;)
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:iconpitinangedestenebres:
manque plus que le bruit des fontaines, Lully et peut-être un ballet d'é;poque... ^^
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:iconpixydream:
Pixydream Featured By Owner Sep 21, 2008
Oui pourquoi pas! :aww:
Merci Isabelle!
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:iconpitinangedestenebres:
qu'est-ce que j'y peux si je me fais une orgie de musique baroque en ce moment?! :XD:
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:iconpixydream:
Pixydream Featured By Owner Sep 22, 2008
baroque hènnerolle? :lol:
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:iconpitinangedestenebres:
et ben nan! :XD: Bar-Folk Metal, c'est plus drôle...
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:iconpixydream:
Pixydream Featured By Owner Sep 23, 2008
:D
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:iconageel:
Ageel Featured By Owner Sep 21, 2008   Photographer
beautiful scene :)
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:iconpixydream:
Pixydream Featured By Owner Sep 21, 2008
Thanks! :aww:
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:iconlaurentdudot:
laurentdudot Featured By Owner Sep 21, 2008
Vraiment superbe, Bruno !

:)
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:iconpixydream:
Pixydream Featured By Owner Sep 21, 2008
Merci laurent! ;)
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:iconmarie-aude:
Marie-Aude Featured By Owner Sep 21, 2008
C'est superbe. Un peu menaçant, un peu irréel, comme un chateau de contes de fé endormi
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:iconpixydream:
Pixydream Featured By Owner Sep 21, 2008
Merci, un chateau est toujours quelque part un peu issue d'un conte de fées et Versailles plus que les autres, certaines allées ont été conçues par les freres Perrault etc, etc... Un lieu moins bling bling qu'il n'y parait, conçu comme un temple...
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