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    Posted: 04 August 2017 at 19:18
Although many sunny and colourful shots from my holiday in Anguillara, near Rome,Italy, I decided to create a set in B&W as well. Hope you like them. C&C more than welcome

Day 1 Traveling
#1 Waiting on the airport


Day 2 Only a short tour in the neighbourhood of Anguillara and Lago Bracciano
#2 Stabilising time at the end of the day


Day 3 Visit to nature reserve around Canale Monterano
#3 Ruin in Canale Monterano


Day 4, first visit to Rome
#4 Unavoidable visit to the Colosseum


#5 Inside view Colosseum


#6 Detail 1


#7 Detail 2

#8 Detail 3

# 9 Detail 4

#10 Tree


#11 Fountain at Vittoriano palace


#12 Ornament


#13 Teatro Marcello

To be continued
TFL.



Edited by Fred_S - 26 August 2017 at 14:52
 



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Post Options Post Options   Quote waldo_posth Quote  Post ReplyReply Direct Link To This Post Posted: 04 August 2017 at 21:29
Great set! B/W fits the subjects very well - emphasizing time more than space.

I like the patterns in the stone (##6, 7, and 9) - and of course, the Colosseum is such a pattern as well. I would add the fountain (#11) and - top-ranked - #10 in my list of favorites. The contrast between the treetop and the sky is beautiful.

Thanks for sharing!
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Very nice B&W photos of your trip to Italy.
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Nice set.
My favourites are 6, 7 but most of all nr 10. Love those trees (also in green).
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Post Options Post Options   Quote maewpa Quote  Post ReplyReply Direct Link To This Post Posted: 05 August 2017 at 07:49
First of all it is a really good set. Excellent compositions and lots of interest. Second, I don't really like the processing for the stones as I feel they tend to be too bright or too grey - but that's possibly personal and possibly driven by a bright sun.

For me the first is the best of all. I think it is a great abstract view of the familiar and the elements are beautifully arranged- boredom as a creative spur maybe?   

#6 is a standout and #12 particularly good too (strange combination!!). I admire the amount of interest you have added to the humble lock in #8! the fountain is beautifully done. I really like the flowing water.
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Post Options Post Options   Quote pegelli Quote  Post ReplyReply Direct Link To This Post Posted: 05 August 2017 at 08:02
Great set Fred, for me #12 is the stand-out, but also 8, 10 and 11 are close.

Not sure I like all the conversions, somehow 2, 4 and 5 seem a bit too grey in comparison with the bright light you seem to have had with all of them.
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Many thanks for all the comments and feedback.
It helped and made me look again at my pictures.
Maybe didn't pay enough attention to the conversions, I see what you mean now. I will have another look at the conversions for the rest of pics to follow in this thread.

@maewpa, it was harsh light indeed. Nothing was shot intentionally for B&W. Normally do most in colour, so I am learning here. First shot was boredom indeed, decided to try a shot for the Dust challenge with the Flektogon 35mm. Other shots are shot all underway with the family. Didn't want to keep them waiting too long all the time , so creativity got less chance.

@ Pegelli: #2 was shot in the evening just after sunset, so no harsh light then.
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Day 5, lazy day in and round the house

#14 Zuccine

#15 Knot


Day 6 Visit to Bracciano castle and Aircraft museum “Museo Storico dell’Aeronautica Militare”
(seperate open view to follow on the museum)

#16 Stairs


#17 Window


#18 Helmet in the museum


#19 Window

#20 Portrait 1

#21 Portrait 2

#22 Portrait 3


#23 Gallery


#24 Forgot one slider


#25 Valves


#26 Frontal view

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love them all!! that must have been some holiday!

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Great series Fred, all pretty impressive. #11 stands out for me though .
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I like very much, good ideas, especially #14 Zuccine - very good with detail on the zuc and soft blown background
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Angora, Michele and Paul, many thanks!
It was a very good holiday indeed.
#11 came out surprisingly good to me. The whole scene of the fountain is a bit bigger with a statue above it, but I am glad I framed this part only.
The zuccine #14 was shot on a lazy day around the house, which gives some more room for creativity and some re-do's until you like it
I must say, the percentage of my keepers has increased drastically since I joined Dyxum (but thereby the absolute number as well ).
Hope you don't mind if I continue posting here for the rest of my holiday in the next couple of days.
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Dreadful wheather here at the moment.
Nice day for another trip to my Italian holiday memory lane. Please feel free to join me.

DAY 7 2nd visit to Rome

#28 San Pietro, oval dome


#29 Main dome


#30 Way up to the Dome view over Rome


#31 Way back from the Dome


#32 Dome under construction


#33 Another forgotten slider


#34 Bridge near Castel Sant’Angelo


#35 Statue


#36 Corridor


#37 Panteon outside


#38 Panteon inside


#39 Star


#40 Time to go ‘home’ again


#41 Final shot of the day on arrival at the holiday home




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love sight seeing, TYSM!!
and the tour seems to get better n better?

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