Stills V3

May 19, 2012

Chiesa di S Michele (Lucca)

Filed under: Rex — Rex @ 13:27

Doing the Touristy Bit. Climbed a couple of the towers, scarey!



  1. I remember Colin talking about keeping foregrounds in focus (preferably) or words to that effect. But I wonder whether this takes it too far. I think I know what you were after, which was a nice soft bokeh look to the town spread out below but I find that my eyes can’t take too large an area like that. Or maybe you were giving a feel for what one feels like when at the top and suffering from vertigo! If the latter, then one does have a feeling that an earthquake is underway.

    Comment by zavaell — May 20, 2012 @ 06:45

  2. I like the sharpness at the front, colour and the framing, but agree with John that I would like a bit more depth of field – or to be more precise, less defocus on the main scene.

    Comment by sojournerphoto — May 20, 2012 @ 23:19

  3. I like the similarity of image and reality – and not too much bokeh to realize well the houses’ scape. The only thing: I would like to see the church cross completely.
    Wonderful Italy … Cheers, Astrid

    Comment by Astrid — May 21, 2012 @ 13:28

  4. I was trying to replicate the real to look like the tourist guide and also trying hard to avoid the cliche tourist shot. Astrid has pointed out I lost the top of the cross, I’ll have to go back…………

    Comment by Rex — May 29, 2012 @ 20:34

  5. The background out of focus works because the foreground focus is on the info board for the main subject. And of course, I’e done plenty of OOF work myself. Works very well for me as a contrast to the obvious shot. I would be tempted to clone out a couple of the bright spots.

    Comment by doonster — June 5, 2012 @ 12:31

    • I did edit out a few, there was a skylight to the left of the tourist sign. That was perfectly reflecting the sun.

      Comment by Rex — June 9, 2012 @ 11:50

  6. an interesting idea.
    Do I like the background? yes, it works well with the plaque. The colours are warm and inviting.
    Do I dislike the background? yes, I want to rub my eyes, feels like I had a bad night out and am now paying for it.

    Comment by rhoehne — June 9, 2012 @ 23:52

RSS feed for comments on this post.

Leave a Reply

Please log in using one of these methods to post your comment: Logo

You are commenting using your account. Log Out /  Change )

Google+ photo

You are commenting using your Google+ account. Log Out /  Change )

Twitter picture

You are commenting using your Twitter account. Log Out /  Change )

Facebook photo

You are commenting using your Facebook account. Log Out /  Change )


Connecting to %s

Create a free website or blog at