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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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verloreneseele Featured By Owner Jan 31, 2009
great work!
Pixydream Featured By Owner Jan 31, 2009
thanks so much!
tonyelieh Featured By Owner Oct 8, 2008  Professional Photographer
HI :wave:
This photo has been featured in my journal :)
Pixydream Featured By Owner Oct 10, 2008
Many thanks Tony! ;)
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...
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 ;)
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... ;)
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.
2jL Featured By Owner Sep 24, 2008
Très belle lumière :)
Pixydream Featured By Owner Sep 24, 2008
Merci Jean Jacques!
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