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    Posted: 26 November 2017 at 04:27
Here are some shots from wandering around Athens. Only one could be called a street shot but you get the idea hopefully.

#1: Athens



#2: Bakery



#3: Corner shop



#4: Athens Street


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I like the diversity here. TFS Tony .
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Post Options Post Options   Quote Roger Rex Quote  Post ReplyReply Direct Link To This Post Posted: 26 November 2017 at 11:04
Nice set. #4 is a well done classic street shot but I want a little more space to the right but maybe it has been cropped due to some distracting stuff there. #1 - little color in this very compressed (tele) and geometric scene so black and white might really look good - love the shot. The natural area in the upper right adds some interest but cropping it out and making a square image would create a very different almost abstract, geometric image - either way it is quite visually interesting and well done.

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Nice set. #4 is impressive
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+1, but agree with Roger on the tight crop
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Post Options Post Options   Quote addy landzaat Quote  Post ReplyReply Direct Link To This Post Posted: 26 November 2017 at 13:29
To my amazement there is no dedicated Athens thread

I was in Athens this weekend, have some pictures I could add.

I wondered how you did #2 - I guess you did not bring a ladder
#4 is nice, but I would've preferred a horizontal (landscape) crop. I think it becomes a stronger picture (I do understand why you chose portrait orientation).

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Another impressive set from Athens!

I have to second what Roger already remarked about #1. But I have always trouble how to exactly crop such an image; the square format will probably least invasive.

Nevertheless, #1 would be my favorite in the set, topped only by #3 - ice cream, cookies and newspapers look very "neighborhoodly" to me - which does tell me more about the streets than the graffiti in #4.

Thanks for sharing, Tony, and all the best!
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Post Options Post Options   Quote ratboy Quote  Post ReplyReply Direct Link To This Post Posted: 27 November 2017 at 00:28
Actually think you did a great job of capturing the essence of Athens that isn't the Parthenon and loads of ancient relics with these shots. Great work ! I do have to say I also agree about #1 - did you take that from Lycabettus hill ?
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#1. Holy Cow. And #4 agree with others about crop and composition. TFS.
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Post Options Post Options   Quote Atom Ant Quote  Post ReplyReply Direct Link To This Post Posted: 29 November 2017 at 08:28
Michel, Aavo & Fred_S, Jadom et al - thanks for your comments - much appreciated.

Roger - I think I understand your point about #4 though perhaps I see it a little differently - to me it would be great if that colonnade lead to something. But there was nothing beyond that I wanted in my frame.

In case it's of interest, here is someone else's shot of the same place.

Roger's suggestion about #1 seems to have created a groundswell of opinion! Here's where I got with it:

Seems it wasn't a bad idea! (Is anyone shocked?)

Addy - There should be an Athens thread shouldn't there. I'll kick it off & message you.

As to #2, I was having a coffee on a mezzanine floor above the table & thought "Hmmm, if I lean over..."

I was frankly dubious about a horizontal crop of #4. I cannot remember but surely I considered it at the time... However I gave it a try & I think you wre right:


Harald - I confess to being very fond of #3 - even though the crop of the trolley on the left is awkward (but, I felt, necessary) & even though I can't really put my finger on why I like it. Interesting that you often seem to pick out those shots. PS: Thanks for the compliments!

Ratboy - Thanks. And yes - it was taken from Lycabettus hill. If you know the area you might recognise a couple of shots I'm planning to post next. (I have a pile of shots so I'm rationing myself to posting a few per week!)

Thanks again

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Post Options Post Options   Quote Roger Rex Quote  Post ReplyReply Direct Link To This Post Posted: 02 December 2017 at 20:26
Tony,

I certainly really like #1 as you have re-done it. I absolutely love the detail and the composition with the diagonal streets.

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Post Options Post Options   Quote owenn01 Quote  Post ReplyReply Direct Link To This Post Posted: 07 December 2017 at 08:45
Hi Tony,

The reworking of #1 - spot on! It's MADE by the business of the image - "Rules state that you should always have a spot in the image for the eye to rest on". Hang the rules and this is exactly why that statement is incorrect; your eye and mind needs to take in the sheer compaction of modern Athens living for the image to work - and this version doesn't give you a break in that respect. It also seems significantly sharper and crisper than the original and that also works in its favour - lots (and lots!) of detail and great tonal range - it would make a very striking large print...

I think everything else has been said about the other images - though I must admit I do rather like #2 for some reason...

Thanks for posting these and for trying the rework - much appreciated.

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BTW - Also agree that the crop to #4 is also a positive move - the black space at the top doesn't add a great deal and the figure now becomes so much more important in the image space.

Just a further few cent's worth....
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