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Vieri Bottazzini

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Dark, minimalist B&W Neist Point sunset
« on: July 09, 2018, 09:58:22 AM »

Feeling minimalistic and black & white today. "Neist Point sunset", on the Isle of Skye (Scotland), taken during a Workshop I led on the Isle in Spring 2017. Leica SL, Voigtlander 15mm Super-Wide Heliar v. III and filters Formatt-Hitech Firecrest.



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Re: Dark, minimalist B&W Neist Point sunset
« Reply #1 on: July 09, 2018, 10:01:50 AM »

Darkness suits perfectly Neist Point. One of my favorite of that place.
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Re: Dark, minimalist B&W Neist Point sunset
« Reply #2 on: July 09, 2018, 10:48:56 AM »

Wonderful.

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Re: Dark, minimalist B&W Neist Point sunset
« Reply #3 on: July 09, 2018, 10:52:26 AM »

A good example where a dark, dramatic processing suits both the mood and the environment.

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Re: Dark, minimalist B&W Neist Point sunset
« Reply #4 on: July 09, 2018, 10:55:04 AM »

Great stuff.

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Re: Dark, minimalist B&W Neist Point sunset
« Reply #5 on: July 09, 2018, 12:18:17 PM »

Beautiful image Vieri! Thanks for sharing!
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Re: Dark, minimalist B&W Neist Point sunset
« Reply #6 on: July 09, 2018, 05:58:09 PM »

A good example where a dark, dramatic processing suits both the mood and the environment.
I agree.
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Re: Dark, minimalist B&W Neist Point sunset
« Reply #7 on: July 10, 2018, 03:29:28 AM »

I'm going to disagree with this one.

I'm unclear what the dark processing is supposed to add other than unnatural vignetting for the lighttower. It gives the suggestion of an ominous atmosphere, but the silky clouds and sea do not support that message. There are no stormclouds gathering in the distance, there's no hint of rough sea, and although the dark processing makes the rocks look like basalt, i don't think a vulcanic eruption is imminent, or that "vulcanic" was even remotely meant to be part of the theme given the location. In that sense it seems a distinctly incongruent image.

If the vignetting is merely meant to support the point of interest, then i have two objections: the point of interest doesn't seem strong enough to justify such unnatural grading, plus, the grading seems slightly callous compared to your usual standards.

Mind you, just one opinion, it is meant as a constructive, thoughtful comment, not a critique. I also realize this is not the critique section, so if this is considered inappropriate, by all means let me know, and i'll remove my comment.



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Re: Dark, minimalist B&W Neist Point sunset
« Reply #8 on: July 23, 2018, 02:43:28 AM »

Darkness suits perfectly Neist Point. One of my favorite of that place.

Thank you very much Francois, I am glad you enjoyed my take of Neist! :)

Wonderful.

Thank you very much Paulo, glad you liked it! :)

A good example where a dark, dramatic processing suits both the mood and the environment.

Thank you Slobodan :)

Great stuff.

Thank you very much RSL! :)

Beautiful image Vieri! Thanks for sharing!

Thank you very much for commenting Guido, glad you enjoyed it! :)

I agree.


Thank you very much Eric! :)

I'm going to disagree with this one.

I'm unclear what the dark processing is supposed to add other than unnatural vignetting for the lighttower. It gives the suggestion of an ominous atmosphere, but the silky clouds and sea do not support that message. There are no stormclouds gathering in the distance, there's no hint of rough sea, and although the dark processing makes the rocks look like basalt, i don't think a vulcanic eruption is imminent, or that "vulcanic" was even remotely meant to be part of the theme given the location. In that sense it seems a distinctly incongruent image.

If the vignetting is merely meant to support the point of interest, then i have two objections: the point of interest doesn't seem strong enough to justify such unnatural grading, plus, the grading seems slightly callous compared to your usual standards.

Mind you, just one opinion, it is meant as a constructive, thoughtful comment, not a critique. I also realize this is not the critique section, so if this is considered inappropriate, by all means let me know, and i'll remove my comment.


Hello opgr,

Thank you for your comment, I am sorry you didn't like this - I know that I can't please everybody all the time, no problems at all :)

Best regards,

Vieri
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