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Carlos Ortez , March 24, 2004; 10:36 A.M.

A well composed photo. Very nice. Maybe if you would have closed down your apeture on your camera to get the largest F-stop you could, you might have gotten a better depth-of-field and a little clearer.

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Mathew Rossi , March 24, 2004; 10:50 A.M.

Wonderful colours and great range of depth included.

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Darko Kordovan , March 24, 2004; 04:48 P.M.

Nicey one.Love.!

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Loft Portugal , March 24, 2004; 07:32 P.M.



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Igor Laptev , March 24, 2004; 08:52 P.M.

Great image!

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Gary H Sp , March 24, 2004; 09:04 P.M.

Not sure if this is a summer or a spring image, but I sure need the warmth! thank you -G

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Howard Vrankin , March 24, 2004; 09:34 P.M.

I am very happy to see someone here with a Kodak digital camera image receiving such high ratings. I just got one, and their Color Science is remarkable! But of course it takes a very good photographer as well. You've done very well with the color placement, composition, and capturing of a beautiful sky.

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Floriana Barbu , March 25, 2004; 02:34 A.M.

Thanks for comments!Yes, is hard with a "litle" Kodak to make "big" photos,but I have a good PC, is not a secret :)!!

Cristina Fumi , March 25, 2004; 03:10 A.M.


If this were mine I would make a postcard to send everybody: I like it very much

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Roberto P , March 25, 2004; 04:05 A.M.

I love shot like this. Beautiful piece of work!

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Thomas Turk , March 25, 2004; 04:13 A.M.

U cant get it clearer, Carlos, with a smaller f stop, tripod etc, these digits cant yet give them to you. Even PS meddling cannot give this superb composition the final details it needs to make it extra ordinary.. It lacks clarity, therefore it loses the dimension and structure of the flowers. We have no brilliant highlights with matching shadows on flowers, nor stems, nor the golden bales of grass.straw...The clouds, although beautifully shaped, dynamic, and balancing well with the shot, have NO texture, as if they were created by merely leaving white the paper, when painting the sky blue, with water colors.... The white house in the background should be brilliant white..Nature still deserves velvia 50 or agfa ultra 100, maybe till we have 2 gigabytes..maybe forever..

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Francesco Martini , March 25, 2004; 06:04 A.M.

Very beautiful this shot!!!!

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Vikram Bose-Mullick , March 25, 2004; 08:55 A.M.

To Carlos

Speaking as an engineer, A smaller f-stop would not give more DOF in this case because all visual elements are rendered beyond the hyperfocal. However depending on the lens used you may or may not get a sharper image by reducing the apperture as most lenses have a sweet spot in the middle of the apperture range beyond and before which all other appertures make softer images. From an artistic POV.. this is an elevator music composition both unorigional and cliche but shows technical mastery of camera and lens.

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Guido Fulgenzi , March 25, 2004; 09:05 A.M.

Nice shot,the foreground seems in 3D!

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Floriana Barbu , March 25, 2004; 10:20 A.M.

Dear Thomas,

What you talking about...what clarity and dept of flowers??? You can see the size of photo < 100K and a lot of compresion.My Kodak name is EasyShare:))If you open the larger version ,you can see the silk and shadows of popys. The "white house" is not white and is naturaly gray.I used PC for contast and luminosity ! Thanks! And Thomas, your affectedness advices not help , wen I have a cheap camera.If you hate digital photo saw much, what are you doing here?!

Marita Toftgard , March 25, 2004; 11:15 A.M.

dreaming of summer...

love the different layers..of gorgeous poppies..nice haystacks..farm..trees..and finally mountains/hills..that gives a brilliant feeling of perspective!!wonderful work..mita;-)

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Alberto Conde , March 25, 2004; 05:06 P.M.

Colours (specially the blue of the sky) are just not right and a tripod might have helped. Composition is great. Congratulations

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Floriana Barbu , March 26, 2004; 10:30 A.M.

Thanks for comments!

Dario D , March 26, 2004; 07:23 P.M.

Great sky and great shot. Another shot that I would have liked to do with my camera :-)

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Gregory Roush , March 26, 2004; 07:34 P.M.

Salutari! Bravo, un peisaj foarte frumos. Dar unde se afla acest loc in Romania? Greg

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Peter Krenek , March 27, 2004; 07:33 A.M.

Floriana, congratulations, the image is very aesthetically pleasing. For the vivid blue of the sky: did you use a ND gradual filter, PhotoShop or is it natural ?

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Franco Cappellari , March 27, 2004; 10:51 A.M.

Excellent shot!! Compliments

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Floriana Barbu , March 27, 2004; 12:39 P.M.

Dear Peter,

I used a Photoshop overlay 10% gradient filter to dark a litle the sky. Thank you, Floriana

Floriana Barbu , March 27, 2004; 12:47 P.M.

Dear Greg

This place is named Valea Nandrului and is in Hunedoara ,helf hour from Deva or Hunedoara . Te salut, Floriana

John Peri , March 28, 2004; 08:08 A.M.

Very nicely done.

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Thomas Turk , May 04, 2004; 04:02 P.M.

I dont hate digital Floriana. BUT it is a simple fact that nature shines when photographed with fuji velvia or agfa ultra 100 and good optics, and not YET with digital. Digital works wonderfully when the lighting is spectacular and unusual, or at night.. jaymaisel.com, a 30 year pro, gives us 1000 digital shots with spectacular lighting and composition, and for me 99.9% of his work is.. WOW..I am here for same the same reason as you, to learn....and improve my snaps..and to see when it is time to go digits.

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John Falkenstine , May 05, 2004; 01:28 P.M.

When I was a kid in Europe I remember lying down in fields like this, it was very quiet, things smelled great, tweety birds (swallows) in the air..unbeatable. I like the image and the level from which it was taken. The colors are great and Turk is just a jealous fellow because he can't

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Christian Testanière , April 08, 2005; 11:23 A.M.

christian Testanière

very colourful 7 7

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