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Copyright: Janos Gardonyi (gabbypal) Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 533 W: 2 N: 229] (7097)
Genre: Places
Medium: Color
Date Taken: 2009-03
Categories: Daily Life, Transportation, Experimental
Camera: Canon EOS 300D Digital Rebel, 18-55mm EF-S Lens, Compact Flash 128MB
Photo Version: Original Version
Date Submitted: 2014-01-26 6:43
Viewed: 1716
Points: 7
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The famous Red Rocket on a sunny and wet March day
with lots of reflections from melting snow. I did some experimenting with image layering and the result paid off. This pic has just been sold at an exhibition.

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Hi Janos,
Good angle and a neat presentation of this street scene. Thats cold!!

Hi Janos
Please understand that if you post a photo on this site it is open to comments both good and bad. As usual, I'll offer my unbiassed opinion as a relative novice and having sold no images at all. Mind you, I've not offered any for sale. My opinion is without malice or bias.
I note that this is an old image taken early 2009.
I can also see that the right third of the photo is in shadow whilst the remainder is in sunshine. Not easy conditions.
When I try and look at this as a photo without any manipulation I see a very cluttered image with no real focal point, somewhere for the eye to rest. I also see that the small banks of snow have lost detail.
I then try and look at the manipulation you have done to see whether it has enhanced the image, but i think it is an attempt to rescue an average photo under the disguise of being creative. I don't think the pinkish vertical lines does anything at all, except cover up poor photography.

Also, and I've noticed this before (along with at least one other member), that your images always have more viewers than those images posted at a similar time. Why is this.

PS Because I have given you a less than flattering comment, I am expecting a vicious and vengeful retort.

A very architectural-image by great colours and presentation
it looks like a beautiful pencil-work by an architect...this is one the great work well done JANOS GARDONYI

salut janos,
un carré post-Modern d'une ville

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  • jackal Gold Star Critiquer/Silver Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 790 W: 26 N: 808] (9654)
  • [2014-01-27 13:26]

Hi Janos,
not sure why anyone would pay money for this, one side is over-exposed and the other under-exposed, the vertical lines in the sky are also a distraction.
But reading your introduction (which is strangely written in the 3rd person)it would be inappropriate for me, a complete amateur, to criticize the work of such a talented and distinguished photographer.

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