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Annecy (5 of 7)

Posted by
Ian Bramham (Manchester, United Kingdom) on 30 July 2007 in Cityscape & Urban and Portfolio.

Fifth shot in the Annecy series.

Ps - on hols at the moment but will reply to any comments when I get back.

FUJIFILM FinePix F31fd 1/480 second F/5.6 ISO 100 8 mm

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Evi from Athens, Greece

Lovely place!

30 Jul 2007 6:49am

@Evi: Thanks Evi

ColNed Pictures from Amersfoort, Netherlands

Very nice urban shot.

30 Jul 2007 7:23am

@ColNed Pictures: Thanks ColNed!

Bjarte from Bergen, Norway

Very nice shot, but I would have added a bit saturation for a bit more punch in the colours. And maybe "remove" the girl to the left (she looks out of the photo)?

30 Jul 2007 8:40pm

Ian Bramham from Manchester, United Kingdom

Thanks for the helpful comments Bjarte - you are quite right about the girl, she is detracting from the shot. These Annecy photos taken at Easter are my first ones - I am trying to improve at the moment but it is proving a struggle! :-)

15 Aug 2007 2:19pm

Lorraine from Canada

Ian, again wow, this series is so beautiful. I can't travel so this is precious to me. As for the girl in the photo, she goes against the grain that's why I really like it there! PLUS to crop her out you would have had to cut some of the architecture, and that would have taken some out something special. Trust your instinct!
If I were able to travel these photos of Annecy would have made me pack my bags LOL

16 Aug 2007 10:24am

@Lorraine: I'm sorry to hear that you can't travel Lorraine. It has been one of the main joys in life for me and something for which i will always be grateful.
Cropping!!! - What a subject :-) At the time this particular picture was taken I barely knew one end of the camera from the other and I don't think I did any cropping of these Annecy photos if my memory (pretty rubbish at the best of times!) serves me right.
3-4 months and thousands of photos later and I probably spend more time experimenting with cropping than on anything else during post processing and it is sometimes very satisfying to see how a small crop can dramatically improve the composition of a shot. With unplanned street shots particularly I find it almost impossible to get composition perfect in camera because of the speed at which things happen - in fact I guess that is the type of photography that gives me the biggest buzz although because i live about 12 miles outside Manchester (UK's 2nd city) I don't get the chance that often.
Thanks for the comment by the way on 'Street Surfing' - its one of my favourite shots. The weak attempt at a humorous commentary was influenced by this great photo blog (PartialSight) which you should take a look at if you haven't already seen it. Let me know what you think - it certainly puts a smile on my face :-)http://partialsight.com/index.php?x=browse&pagenum=1
All the best, Ian

FUJIFILM FinePix F31fd
1/480 second
F/5.6
ISO 100
8 mm