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Measures and pixel-peeping

Discussion in 'Scenic, Architecture, and Travel' started by Alf, Dec 12, 2011.

  1. Alf

    Alf SC Top Veteran

    Oct 11, 2010
    Northeastern Tuscany
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    We leave Pisa early Sunday morning, in the rain, heading south the place of vapour in the hills south of Siena - that is Tuscany proper that you see in documentaries.

    We stop in Bagno Vignoni for lunch and then a little walk to take a look around
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    While rain gets nearer, it's decidedly warm for the season.
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    Then we reach San Quirico, deep in the val d'Orcia, for an afternoon of oil and wine tasting
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    And the, the photographer's dream: brick walls everywhere to satisfy the voices of GAS in the head!
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    And then, rain.
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  2. bartjeej

    bartjeej SC Hall of Famer

    Nov 12, 2010
    very nice set, looks like a nice little trip! I'm afraid these particular brick walls aren't very useful for pixel peeper-style testing and measuring though! With all due respect for your brick-wall-photographing skills, I like the other photos just a little better :smile:
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  3. Lili

    Lili SC Hall of Famer

    Oct 17, 2010
    Dallas, TX
    thos are lovely, the romantic hill top castle in the distance, even the time-worn bricks...
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  4. Streetshooter

    Streetshooter Administrator Emeritus

    Jul 12, 2010
    Philly, Pa
    Alf as always I totally enjoy your presence in your work.
    I will say about pixel peeping... I counted no less than 14 bad pixels. Mind you I am not a pro at this but I will send this to my...
    "Positively Preferred Professional Pixel Peeper People"....
    Thanks again and don't sweat the pixels.....the images speak for themselves....
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  5. bilzmale

    bilzmale Super Moderator Emeritus

    Jul 17, 2010
    Perth, Western Australia
    Bill Shinnick
    Love the soft, warm colours and textures here Alf.
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  6. kyteflyer

    kyteflyer ~@¿@~

    Jan 31, 2011
    Newcastle, Australia
    I'm not pixel peeping, I just love your shots, and those of the Tuscany countryside look as if they have been painted by one of the Masters.
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  7. Landshark

    Landshark PhotoDog

    Jul 15, 2010
    Nice work, and I am completely jealous. I have not been back to Tuscany in a couple of years, it is paradise
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  8. Xuereb

    Xuereb SC Veteran

    Nov 5, 2010
    W. Australia
    Rich colours, beautiful compositions. I can just see old Eugene Atget fretting about edge sharpness of his lens or the acceptable speed of his sensor.
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  9. pdh

    pdh SC Legend

    Jan 2, 2011
    yeah those guys were terrible gearheads
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  10. christilou

    christilou SC Hall of Famer

    Jul 13, 2010
    Sunny Frimley
    Some beautiful shots here Alf. I don't know where to begin. The colours are just so soft and dreamy :smile:
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  11. Alf

    Alf SC Top Veteran

    Oct 11, 2010
    Northeastern Tuscany
    I forgot!

    In the last pic I managed also some white dots for you X10 crew!
  12. pdh

    pdh SC Legend

    Jan 2, 2011
    Alf I doubt they're as good quality white dots as the X10 though ...

    I thought the landscape shots - light and tones - were lovely when I saw them first on Flickr, by the way ...
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