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the Old Town

the Old Town
Photo Information
Copyright: Jack McGrane (jackal) Gold Star Critiquer/Silver Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 790 W: 26 N: 808] (9654)
Genre: Places
Medium: Color
Date Taken: 2012-09-12
Categories: Architecture, HPP [Heavily Post-Processed]
Camera: Pentax K10D
Exposure: f/8, 1/30 seconds
Photo Version: Original Version, Workshop
Date Submitted: 2012-10-28 16:06
Viewed: 2400
Points: 24
[Note Guidelines] Photographer's Note
A street in the old part of Tallinn which is situated in the Gulf of Finland and is the capital of Estonia.
Estonia was formally part of the USSR and dates back to the 11th century,

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Very sharp image of the street and surroundings. Various colors are adding beauty...

I guess you wanted to include the stone-path and broken wall into the frame.

Just curious; how this picture would have been if it was portrait?


Hi Jack...nice shot...great light and tones. Nice depth of field.


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  • linus Gold Star Critiquer/Silver Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 1797 W: 13 N: 1442] (15482)
  • [2012-10-28 19:25]

Hi Jack,
Interesting low POV. I would have liked to see some life in the form of people in the street.

The wet stones help to create this attractive shot. I hope you dont mind but I tried an experiement and produced a workshop. I was curious about cropping a little off the bottom. I have included it for your interest and not because I intend it as an improvement.
Nice effort. TFS

A well executed shot that is full of detail and colour. The kerb on the left leads the eye through the scene to the white building at the far end. The gravel in the near foreground and the light from the damp pebbles adds life to the photo. The low point of view, which is very imaginative, improves the scene dramatically. A good lesson for me to investigate a scene more in the future. The best photo I've seen today, so far. Well done.

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  • suzley Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 1833 W: 317 N: 3045] (23928)
  • [2012-10-29 2:20]

Hi Jack.

Great perspective, i love the lowness to the ground. The colours stand out well, the conditions look damp and that helps to define tones. Neatly seen and taken. tfs

stv ;o))

I like the low POV which brings astonishing details of the pebbled street with such amazing clarity and contrast, Jack!

Light and exposure are well handled and colors are original.
Well kept DOF and nice choice of cinematic black bordered framing add another piece of beauty to the picture.

Nice work!

Kind regards,

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  • fransx Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 2938 W: 134 N: 7397] (41704)
  • [2012-10-29 4:45]

Hi Jack,
What a lovely POV to capture this part of this particular street. A very original colored pavement with these pebbles. I like the yellow facade in the BG which is creating depth. Very good light management and such a neat presentation with adequate DOF.
Well done,

Francis Xavier


The low POV is a good idea to photograph this street, in this way you give to the viewer the impression of walking here.
Good Dof and use of space. I love the colors enhancing. Nice atmosphere.
No doubt you know the rules.
The Not completely closed framework gives a cinema look.

Hi Jack, excellent POV to show the mood of the old town, the stones are wet, the colours are deeper. Good job

Hi,I love your low POV it creates atmosphere.Excellent colors and sharpness.Best wishes,Otto.

Nice presentation of this street.
I especially like the sharpness and the colours wich you kept in the cobblestones and houses.
Good work!

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