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Copyright: Frank De Cock (Dingo) Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 2505 W: 368 N: 2626] (11966)
Genre: People
Medium: Color
Date Taken: 2009-02-21
Categories: Event, Portrait
Camera: Canon EOS 450D, Tamron 18-200/3.5-6.3 AF XR DI-II LD IF, @ ISO 200, B+W Circular Polarizer MRC
Exposure: f/4.5, 1/60 seconds
More Photo Info: [view]
Photo Version: Original Version, Workshop
Theme(s): My photos >= 20 and < 30 points part II [view contributor(s)]
Date Submitted: 2009-03-15 9:21
Viewed: 2449
Points: 22
[Note Guidelines] Photographer's Note
...or: Carnival in Venice [II].

We spent 4 days in Venice during the famous Carnival.
What a splendid event, and so... calm, so dignified. In Belgium everything is so utterly nervous, so exaggerated, it's all about forcibly having fun, with loads of booze...
A world of difference!

Downside, of course, was the crowd. It was nearly impossible to take portraits of these beautifully costumed persons without disturbing people in the background.

This model was posing near San Marco basilica. I liked the three faces in this scene, her mask, the Buddha face, and one of the four Tetrarchi in the back.

Tech talk

In-camera compo.

Adjustment layer for curves.

Downsized, framed & signed with a couple of recorded PS actions.

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A nice photo to show the specific mood during this famous carnival.

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  • azaf1 Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 733 W: 61 N: 1257] (7137)
  • [2009-03-15 14:33]

Geia sou Frank

A very attractive and impressive composition with those famous Venician masks. I'm really jealous ;( having missed such beautiful scenes in the streets of the city. I'm glad keen fotographers like you were there to capture them

Have a good week and TFS

Excellent composition and superb contrast between the gold mask and black clothing. A very striking picture.
Thanks for sharing

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  • Beger Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 3311 W: 1066 N: 5188] (23042)
  • [2009-03-15 18:16]

Hi Frank,
I think this is really the true colors of this famous Carnival!
A mix of gray and golden tones alternating with the dusky and bright effects. This makes me think that this carnival must be also a mix of nostalgia and joy moods. Sometimes, we like that our rememberance of History is stronger than was to its reality !
I like much your very beautiful photo photo! Annie

ciao Frank
what can i say?!?.. simply.. a beautiful subject..
details of Venice masks are often incredible.. here, one of the best!
interesting and wonderful capture! many thanks
ciao Marco

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  • chrisJ Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 4430 W: 637 N: 9632] (55124)
  • [2009-03-16 4:31]

Hi Frank

A superb juxtapositioning, of the eastern Buddha styled mask at left, & the traditional Italian mask, at right. Good sharpness & framing. Well done!

Salve Frank
wonderful mask and a good photo with quality
perfect for my opinion


Hi Frank,
I realy like this masks from Venice - the left one looks asiatic. It's an impressive and a little mystic shot, very well done, thanks
Sabine - wishnugaruda

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  • korbee Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 1483 W: 0 N: 1852] (14495)
  • [2009-03-16 13:16]

prachtige heldere details en mooie verticale compositie,Venezia op zn best Franck.


In eerste instantie kan je niet anders dan whow zeggen.
Dit is een betoverende wereld !
Maar geef me de tijd en dan neem ik m'n tijd :-)
om het vanop afstand te bekijken en daar komt een " but "
uit de hoed.

M'n eerste was ivm de compositie : het mooie teveel in het
hoekje gedrumd. Dus croppen.
Heb geen rekening gehouden met je slagschaduw en kader.

Tweede de kledij was net iets te donker IMO.
Ik heb een WS gemaakt.
Achter de crop sta ik helemaal, over het aanpassen van de
belichting ... nu ja ben nog geen expert in het werken
met curves maar, het " moet " die kant op IMO.

TFS Frank en laat maar horen wat je van m'n gedachtengang


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  • suzy Gold Star Critiquer/Silver Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 420 W: 36 N: 1214] (4355)
  • [2009-04-07 7:47]

faces and cultures, very rich composition with details and beauty of Art! almost the same expressions captured in an excellent way.. sharpness, light, golden tones and a great frame! impeccable I must say!

tfs and greetings Frank:)

Hoi Frank,

Prachtige kleur en compositie. Hele goede scherpte en mooie mysterieuze mood. Goed gedaan!

TFS Groetjes Simone

PS. bedankt voor je leuke kritiek op Diezl

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