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Clock or No Clock

Clock or No Clock
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Copyright: craig macintosh (macjake) Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 7768 W: 88 N: 19056] (85493)
Genre: Places
Medium: Color
Date Taken: 2018-06-04
Categories: Architecture
Camera: Pentax K3, Pentax DA 16-50mm f2.8
Exposure: f/0.9, 1/21 seconds
Photo Version: Original Version, Workshop
Date Submitted: 2018-07-12 4:08
Viewed: 577
Points: 56
[Note Guidelines] Photographer's Note
It was very hard to pick which photo to post, this one or a similar scene with the famous Clock Tower. Perhaps I'll post the clock tower shot next.

Here I wanted to focus on the vertical wall and window shutters, with the tourists all along the bottom to anchor the shot.

We spent 2 days in Split and we loved every moment of it. Split has many streets to get lost in and of course it has a church tower to climb :)

danos, ChrisJ, papagolf21, pierrefonds, jhm, ikeharel, Fis2, dale54, PiotrF, mcmtanyel, worldcitizen, cornejo has marked this note useful
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Hello Craig,
It's a nice rough wall and a colourful crowd. As a photo it's just about average for what I expect from you. Technically fine, of course, and better than what most persons on the site ever accomplish, but it doesn't quite make me scream: Wow!
Just nice ;-)

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  • danos Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 13701 W: 295 N: 27478] (110395)
  • [2018-07-12 4:36]

hello Craig,
nice the view of the old building with the tourists to add scale in the scene.The lot of windows enhance the beauty of the building with the columns to decorated it perfect.


Hello Craig,
The tourists enliven the scene and give the composition scale. But, what I like most is the beautifully rendered textures in the wall and the repeating shutters all closed except one. I wonder if these people will be celebrating after the match on Sunday or commiserating.

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  • ChrisJ Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 14777 W: 1051 N: 30245] (141865)
  • [2018-07-12 5:09]

Hello Craig

Looks like the clocktower won by popular vote. I do like the color contrast between the pedestrian crowd at the bottom and the rather austere and colorless white walls sandwiched between the blue sky and people. Good textures and sharpness. Tfs!

Bonjour Craig,

Tu sembles avoir eu un beau séjour à Split. C'est drôle de constater comment le sol est beau et luisant, comme un plancher de danse et que les murs des maisons aient des textures si diverses et disons le un petit peu usés.



Bonjour, cher Craig,
Deux styles d'architecture bien différents. La façade est attirante par son élévation peu ordinaire, puisqu'on l'on trouve sur un même étage deux niveaux intermédiaires et une sorte d'étage attique ! Et puis, cette horloge dont la construction laisse rêveur quant à la beauté d'ensemble !

Hi Craig,

I like the reflections on the pavement or concrete. The presence of the tourist is a good daily life scene. The point of view is showing the details of of the shutters and of the stones and bricks making the wall. Have a nice day.


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  • jhm Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 24942 W: 520 N: 42055] (180260)
  • [2018-07-12 6:41]

Hello Craig,

Maybe become the players from Croatia, WK football.
But the houses are very sad to look at.
Indeed the people make your picture more attractive.
You create depth and perspective too.
Sharpness and clarity are real amazing.
Very well done, TFS.

Kindest regards,

Dobar dan.
Lep pogled i trenutak, dobar tekst ...
Dobar rad sa lepom fotografijom u radionici, lepo pokazano, dobar kontrast, lepe boje, lepo uhvacen trenutak sa posetiocima.
Lepa fasada i detalji, lepa stara arhitektura.
Zelim vam lep i uspesan dan, sve najbolje.

Good day.
Nice view and a moment, good text ...
Good work with nice photo in the workshop, beautifully shown, good contrast, nice colors, nice moment with visitors.
Nice façade and details, beautiful old architecture.
I wish you a beautiful and successful day, all the best.

maybe this building grandeur days are over, but still we can see how beautiful it was, renovated in different eras, still attractive in IMHO, Craig.
The group of youngsters row across the picture space, enliven the scene with charm.
Good afternoon,

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  • rychem Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 3594 W: 0 N: 8399] (59417)
  • [2018-07-12 8:04]

Nice photo of the typical Mediterranean building with shutters protecting against the hot sun rays, I guess it is the high tourist season,
regards Ryszard

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  • Fis2 Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 10216 W: 161 N: 16911] (129655)
  • [2018-07-12 8:42]

Witaj Craig!
Beautiful wall and windows, I love it.
Roof add flavor to this picture.
Good frame, colors and light.
Warm regards.

Hello Craig.
An interesting photo, of the classic facades of many houses in Croatia, all in stone and wooden shutters, the lot of tourists puts a vital touch to the image.
A nice color in very effective tones.
Good management of brightness and sharpness.
Magnificent image I like it.
All the best and have a good day.

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  • Cricri Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 16074 W: 159 N: 28029] (147338)
  • [2018-07-12 9:55]

Hi Craig
Façade en deux partie, le haut ne manque pas d'intérêt avec la texture des briques, des volets couvrant de toutes petites fenetres, un beau sol brillant plein de touristes, intéressante présentation en WS
Bonne soirée

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  • Tue Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 9606 W: 57 N: 16405] (60620)
  • [2018-07-12 10:22]

Hello Craig,
I really like the vertical composition and the tight framing on both sides of the windows. The details of the façades with fine textures as well as the old, weather-beaten shutters look wonderful and are a great background for the relaxed mood of all the people in the street. There's also a nice contrast between the two parts of the photo.

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  • dale54 Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 955 W: 0 N: 1693] (13957)
  • [2018-07-12 11:20]

craig good afternoon and hello..yes,please put the clock one up next! i could look at this all day long my friend! superb! tfs dale

Hello Craig,

This looks like an old building which has had some tlc at times to keep it street worthy and maybe, add another storey. It is full of charm.
The shutters are a great addition and appear to work like louvre shutters as well as opening on hinges. The single one that is open made me recall an American comedy show, many years ago, where someone thrust open the shutters and a comedian's face appeared. I think it was 'Rowan and Martin's Laugh-In'.
The shiny pavement, with lots of people, makes the colourful, contrasting layer!

I love the clock and the way you have mad fill the space in the frame!

My warm regards,
Bev :-)

Hi Craig,
I shouldn't be praising the beauty of Croatia after what they have done to England -it may be dangerous to me. Recently English people demolished an Ikea store after the game with Sweden even if that was a victory. They may be even less pleasant if I mention word Croatia at all
Wonderful picture. I like very much these ancient, stylish houses. They obviously have seen some history and we can see they have character like old people's faces.
Nice that you included the colorful crowd in front of it.
Beautiful country indeed and I could go there every year for holidays,and every year probably there would be enough new places to discover!
Great reportage!!

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  • PiotrF Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 4268 W: 2 N: 7337] (35776)
  • [2018-07-12 14:20]

Hello Craig,
Interesting facade of this house with various shapes of stones.
I like the architectural details here.
Attractive picture with nice good sharpness.
Fine presentation.

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  • Nicou Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 14385 W: 0 N: 16316] (174849)
  • [2018-07-12 21:13]


quel graphsime de facade et vue et toutes ces fenêtres fantastique compo et iamge quel rendu sur la facade e tiamge et ces personnes sur la place mervielleux.
Bravo et amitié

Hello Craig,
It is a nice view of this square with the marble pavement. I also like the textures on this old building, as well as that fellow's flag shirt. 👍👍
I assume you treated your companion very well in that town, "We split in Split" would not make a good story!

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  • emka Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 10629 W: 146 N: 26778] (128419)
  • [2018-07-13 22:14]

Hello Craig, I suppose that in two days it is a lot of to see in Split. Anyway, I remember mz impressions from there, I was in Split 50 years ago. Strange wall. The part of it seems different . Which one is older. Lovely scene with the colourful crowd.
Kind regrads Malgo

I like the juxtaposition between the old kind of almost crumbling walls and the small crown of tourists wearing all sorts of colourful outfits at the bottom of the shot.
At least we can see the clock tower in the WS as, two posts later, its time as the main upload is yet come. ;-)

Hello Craig,
Simple scenes like this can be very attractive. I like the two sections: old architecture on top, and lots of activity on the bottom. The people's colorful clothes are a nice contrast to the white and gray colors on the facade, too.

Ciao Craig
preferisco anche io questa foto anziché la torre dell'orologio, il palazzo con tutte le finestre sembra quasi abbandonato e questo si contrappone in modo forte alla presenza delle persone e dei negozi nella parte bassa.
E' proprio questo contrasto di situazioni che crea interesse nella foto.

Hello again,

Its a bit similar to your previous photo: the upper part is rather empty, while the bottom is filled with human presence. Its a nice work too!


Hello Craig, very good picture of this interesting scene of everyday life with the interesting façade in the background, very well captured in this interesting image, with good sharpness, light, color and quality. A great job perfectly done, my congratulations, my friend. Thanks for sharing this interesting work.

Good afternoon and happy weekend.
All the best from the south of Spain.

Hi Craig,
I was attracted to this picture as I had just looked at Fotka’s photo of the same place, and recognised straight away.
Lovely old stone building in need of some restoration, but so typical !
Good dynamic created by the tourists below ; their colorful clothes make a fine contrast with the monochrome building.
TFS . Kind regards.

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