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The Charm Of Old Plovdiv

The Charm Of Old Plovdiv
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Copyright: Valeria Zapryanova (Valerka) Gold Star Critiquer/Silver Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 431 W: 21 N: 385] (5076)
Genre: Places
Medium: Black & White
Date Taken: 1997-08-16
Categories: Architecture
Photo Version: Original Version
Date Submitted: 2008-03-25 6:40
Viewed: 1593
Points: 14
[Note Guidelines] Photographer's Note
Dear Friends,
I'm extending a bit the shots geography by presenting you a nook in old Plovdiv where the already very sick French symbolist Alfred de Lamartine spent his final days.
I have no idea whether he had any good memories from Bulgaria and Plovdiv as a sick person's perceptions sometimes are a bit different and one's inclined to curse the place of the ultimate breath. Yet,I'd like to believe his heart was serene when he was in Plovdiv.
This house is often a gathering place for poetic events and young people often like to wait for their dates in this romantic place
I hope, you like this shot
As to the shot,it's an old scanned photo I pp in photofilter studio I've been trying for a couple of weeks.

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To japiey: thxValerka 1 03-25 11:35
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Hi Valeria,

Creative presentation..
I like the concept here.. and I would love to be there to share my poems too :)
Excellent in imaging and tones..


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  • budgun Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 319 W: 2 N: 382] (2091)
  • [2008-03-25 20:03]

Hi Valeria,
Lovely vertical presentation of this charming old home. You have managed the light very well bring very soothing shadows over the finely details home and old cobblestone road.
Regards, Tom

Hi Valeria
very nice shot
good bw sepia
soon a phto for you!!

Zdrasti Valerka!
Lovely place! Nice old house and sepia! Good composition, contrast and lights!
TFS, Mnogo pozdrava, Zorica

Hola Valeria,

Buena composición y excelente tratamiento en sepia, le da mucha personalidad ha esta preciosa fotografía. Muy buen trabajo.



PT ;-)

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  • Beger Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 3311 W: 1066 N: 5188] (23042)
  • [2008-03-26 6:43]

Bonjour Valeria,
Voilà que j'ai appris quelque chose avec ta note. Intéressant de pouvoir situer les lieux où de grands artistes ont passé.
Ta conversion est excellente ici et donne vraiment une touche surannée à cette scène. Le jeu des ombres et de la lumière est particulèrement intéressant sur le pavé texturé! Bravo! Annie

:) Demain

Hi Valeria,
Nice shot, really look old, well balanced, nicely framed,
Good job,


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