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Postcard from Perast

Postcard from Perast
Photo Information
Copyright: Mariusz Kamionka (mkamionka) Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 4431 W: 94 N: 11346] (46493)
Genre: Places
Medium: Color
Date Taken: 2016-06-26
Categories: Architecture
Camera: Canon EOS Kiss X4, Canon EF-S 15-85mm f/3.5-5.6 IS USM
Map: [view]
Photo Version: Original Version, Workshop
Travelogue: Western Balkans, June 2016
Date Submitted: 2016-10-05 9:46
Viewed: 1953
Points: 46
[Note Guidelines] Photographer's Note
Driving along the Kotor Fjord you will pass a picture perfect village of Perast. That is if you, unlike me, happen to have an attractive light there. I have struggled a bit how to present this photo. I have already uploaded it once but then I deleted it shortly after. I will upload two extra versions, one which I enhanced by pseudo-HDR but which came out a bit too strong another as an attempted B&W version. In the end the main photo is without any processing.

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  • dta Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 6098 W: 277 N: 11832] (91204)
  • [2016-10-05 9:50]

hello Mariusz ,
Perast in on my "places i must to visit" list .
The composition is perfect . But this is not a simple postcard , because the partial backlight , very well managed create a superb effect .

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  • lousat Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 12013 W: 126 N: 21719] (111005)
  • [2016-10-05 11:21]

Hi Mariusz,the lights on the roofs over the facades in the shadows are amazing! A lucky choice of the moment to take something from Perast,lovely postcard perfect as always,i like the HDR in the 2nd WS too.Have a nice evening and thanks,Luciano

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  • Fis2 Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 9958 W: 157 N: 16321] (127341)
  • [2016-10-05 12:34]

Czesc Mariusz!
Piekna "pocztowka", wspania³y widok.
Ciekawe budynki z czerwonymi dachami ozdobione stara wieza robia wrazenie.
Dobry kadr i kompozycja.
Podoba sie.
Dobrej nocy.

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  • Tue Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 9379 W: 57 N: 15918] (58940)
  • [2016-10-05 13:53]

Hello Mariusz,
What a great view of the houses with their mostly white walls and very vividly orange roofs. The composition is perfect: good off-centred placement of the tower in particular. The hazy mountains form a great backdrop.

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  • PiotrF Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 4234 W: 2 N: 7283] (35524)
  • [2016-10-05 16:36]

Czesc Mariusz
Z trzech wersji chyba ta najciekawsza. Wersja cz-b tez mi sie podoba ale ten kadr nie wypada w niej dobrze - moze wieksze przyciemnienie nieba by pomoglo. Pseudo -HDR oj nie - jesli mam do wyboru to wole ogladac te dwie wczesniejsze wersje.
Ciekawe sa te male miejscowosci nad Adriatykiem, choc czesto bardzo przewidywalne do tego co tam zastaniemy. Oczywiscie goruje nad miastem wieza ale pozostale budynki juz mniej typowe.
Ciekawa prezentacja
ps. Mam wersje blue hour mojego poprzedniego zdjecia, ale przy mocnym niebieskim wyszla ona bardzo kiczowato. Wlasciwie zachowalem podobna kolorystyke jaka byla w rzeczywistosci i wyszlo mi takie naturalne grey hour

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  • Nicou Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 14163 W: 0 N: 16218] (172566)
  • [2016-10-05 21:39]


Ce plan d'eau avec le bateau ces édifices en blanc et le toit rouge ocre qui ressortent comme le clocher et ce ciel en fond fantastique décor et vue.
Bravo t amitié

Dobar dan.
Bio sam u Kotoru za vreme Jugoslavije.
Lep pogled, dobar tekst ...
Dobar rad sa lepom fotografijom u radionici, dobra perspektiva i kontrast, lepe boje, lepo pokazana arhitektura i planina sa oblakom u pozadini, lepo uhvacen trenutak.
Lepa arhitektura i planina u pozadini.
Imajte lep i uspesan dana, sve najbolje.

Good day.
I was in Kotor during Yugoslavia.
Beautiful view, good text ...
Good work with beautiful photography workshop, good perspectives and contrast, nice colors, nice architecture shown and mountains with clouds in the background, a nice moment captured.
Beautiful architecture and mountains in the background.
Have a nice and successful day, all the best.

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  • danos Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 13701 W: 295 N: 27478] (110395)
  • [2016-10-05 23:06]

Witaj Mariusz,
nice the view of this section of the village of Perast,with the old Minaret to dominating the scene.I think this one is good with the waterfront to 'decorated' with beautiful old and new buildings.
I like the good light and colour management with the clarity of the scene to be excellent.


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  • emka Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 10456 W: 146 N: 26205] (126409)
  • [2016-10-06 0:07]

Witaj Maroiusz, Chyba najbardziej podoba mi sie ta właśnie wersja, naturalna. Nie słyszałam o Peeraście, a wygląda bardzo sympatycznie. Wieża ciekawie wychyla sie za ładnym białym budynkiem, Góry w tle wydaja sie bardzo wysokie. Połączenie gór i morza jest zawsze dla mniue fascynujące, bo my mamy albo jedno, albo drugie (albo nice jak w Warszawie).
Świetna kompozycja, ostrość jak żyleta.

Pozdraiwam serdecznie


Good morning,
This is a perfect postcard with that beautiful town. Everything looks great, I have only beautiful memories from Croatia and Montenegro. Have a fine day.


Ciao Marius, beautiful post card with fantastic Mountain in BG, splendid Light, wonderful colors and eccellent clarity, very well done, my friend, ciao Silvio

Shining red roof-top's tiles, contrast with the mist hanging on the slopes of the Lovocen, Mariusz.
Charming village, with abeautiful old houses and a long waterfront promenade.
My best regards,

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  • jhm Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 24718 W: 523 N: 41538] (178362)
  • [2016-10-06 3:46]

Hello Mariusz,

Perast, I did not know, the name of the city, but a lovely image of the city.
You choose a perfect angle with depth and perspective
Very well done.

Best regards,

Hello Mariusz,

It is frustrating when you can't get the shot just how you want it!

It looks nice and sharp, particularly in the b&w version, though I do prefer to see the colours. It seems a pity to lose the vibrancy of the roofs.
The mountains do make an interesting backcloth for the tall tower but, I think they look a little 'flat', if that makes sense.
I love the details in the f/g.

I have done a w/s as a suggested remedy. I do hope you like it, though it may not suit your ideal.

Have a lovely day,
Bev :-)

Bonjour Mariusz,

C'est vrai qu'elle ressemble à une carte postale cette photo. Magnifique point de vue sur les quais, le clocher et les montagnes en arrière plan.Tout est parfaitement rendu.



Hello Mariusz
Beautiful combination of these white building with the red roofs and the high mountains behind.
Interesting discussion in the workshops too.
Groet Rob

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  • rychem Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 3464 W: 0 N: 8042] (57611)
  • [2016-10-06 22:06]

Carnogora jest mi cakowicie nieznana, z przyjemnoscia patrze na zdjecia, bardzo ladnie ujete, a i widok malowniczy
pozdrawiam Ryszard

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  • Cricri Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 15808 W: 159 N: 27625] (145002)
  • [2016-10-07 1:25]

Hi Mariusz
En effet une belle carte postale, les toits rouges, l'effet de la lumière, le vieux clocher , le fond montagneux , j'aime cette version naturel a celle en HDR qui serait mon 2ème choix, puis le N/B , trois intéressante version
belle journée

Hello Mariusz.
Very nice picture of this village with houses right on the edge of the water, nice contrast facades of pale stone with red roofs, the slender tower beautifies the whole, well protected by the mountains that close the view back .
A nice color, in these natural tones.
Too much sharpness, such as lighting are great.
Very well done. I like it
Enjoy a good weekend.
Best wishes.

amazing view from this building with nice red shard roof you captured.

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  • ChrisJ Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 14564 W: 1048 N: 29553] (139397)
  • [2016-10-07 17:45]

Hi Mariusz

Perast looks like worthy destination for a short trip from Kotor. Good sharpness and lighting with excellent color and saturation. The dark clock tower adds a graphic element. Tfs!

Hi Mariusz
A beautiful view pleasantly exposed under harsh lighting with it's the architecture and red roofs combination turning this to an appealing shot. Excellent take, Congrats.
Best regards

Dear Mariusz
Wonderful postcard.
Serbia is close to the Croatian and Montenegro, in the hope that you will visit us.
We have no the sea but we have another beauty. :)
Beautiful architecture and as always fantastic photos.
Interesting view and details here, with good colors contrast and beautiful polarized sky.
Great job, my friend.

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