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Copyright: Karan Little (hester) Gold Star Critiquer/Silver Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 1515 W: 18 N: 3165] (11638)
Genre: Landscapes
Medium: Black & White
Date Taken: 2007-05-15
Categories: Seascape
Camera: Panasonic Lumix DMC-FZ50
Exposure: f/7.1, 1/250 seconds
Photo Version: Original Version
Travelogue: Sicily
Date Submitted: 2007-05-26 11:58
Viewed: 4103
Points: 50
[Note Guidelines] Photographer's Note
These are Pietra Lunga and Pietra Menalda, the Faraglioni rocks (giant stacks of solid rock in the sea) just of the island of Lipari. Many of the islands around sicily have these rock formations. Many of the rocks are the remains of ancient calderas (A caldera is a volcanic feature formed by the collapse of land following a volcanic eruption).

This photo is taken from a boat as I approached Lipari

I converted this to B&W but then decided to give it a slight sepia treatment

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  • trinko Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 587 W: 78 N: 322] (4321)
  • [2007-05-26 13:34]

the green cast doesn't appeal to me. i like the rocks and the focus. it must certainly be a great sight!

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  • Seiei Silver Star Critiquer/Silver Note Writer [C: 21 W: 0 N: 30] (127)
  • [2007-05-26 13:35]

Hi Karan

Interessting bi-color shot. It give strong at the composition. Very nice
Regards, Christophe

I like the way you PP this picture Karan. It gives a dramatic and majestic feeling. This is a nice and original capture. Well done and well seen. Thanks,

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  • anel Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 3053 W: 3 N: 8715] (40574)
  • [2007-05-26 14:01]

Hello Karan,
These Faraglioni rocks are very impressive. Your point of view is excellent and the choice of b/w gives to the picture a touch of mystery.
Nice evening

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  • Mana Gold Star Critiquer/Silver Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 1772 W: 36 N: 5597] (18598)
  • [2007-05-26 14:13]

Hi Karan,
Outstanding shot. You have turned it into a fabulous masterpiece by giving it the sepia treatment. The gigantic rock formations look awesome jutting out from the sea. Excellent POV. Very nicely composed. Kudos.

Oooh that's good!

Excellent conversion to B&W. Superb clarity.


very interesting shot.

hi mario

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  • carmia Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 231 W: 4 N: 144] (2240)
  • [2007-05-26 16:30]

Hi!!I like the composition and great capture. Congratulations. that you have good weekend! Carme.

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  • horia Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 2158 W: 224 N: 4749] (16656)
  • [2007-05-26 16:38]

Hi Karan

A very splendid and moody composition!
I really like the idea with the sepia here. I think it works better than a b&w.
The two rocks are amazing and you managed to capture them perfectly - like emerging from the water.
The details and textures are impeccable and the exposure is great.

Bravo and TFS

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  • arfer Gold Star Critiquer [C: 2731 W: 0 N: 0] (0)
  • [2007-05-26 22:34]

Hello Karan

A timeless shot.A very artistic approach to this subject.The composition is wonderful.I think the clouds add a nice bit of atmosphere thanks to your sepia treatment.You have managed an interesting low POV,nicely done.TFS


hello Karan

stunning subjets in a great composition , everything is in its place in the picture : the horizon , the subjets and duotono suits perfectly+



Hello Karan,
Interesting composition, where you effectively contrast the size of the two rocks!
Good photograpic documantary!
Pablo -

bonjour karan
bon travail net, les couleurs de ce BG sont parfaites.
bon travail, merci

selam karan; excellent shot and nice comp with interesting POV.good BG . TFS
well done


Hola Karan,
Original y curiosa presentación, gracias por compartir las imágenes y la información. Saludos
José Ramón

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  • Alex99 Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 4072 W: 133 N: 7096] (23735)
  • [2007-05-27 10:39]

Hi Karan.
You have created and shared a superb art work. Fantastic of beautifulness subject, great creative reproduction and PP. Bravo and my best wishes.

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  • jmp Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 1659 W: 95 N: 2273] (8415)
  • [2007-05-27 14:55]

Hi Karan,
Simple, strong and eye-catching rocks. Your option to make it sepia increase the feeling the image evokes. A wise decision endeed!
TFS, José M.

Hi Karan, wonderful b&W composition with Capri's faraglioni, very fascinating, well done, ciao Silvio

bonjour karan
je n'imaginais pas la sicile aussi mysterieuse et avec ses couleurs mais j'avoue que c'est joli.

Hi Karan,
This is awesome. The two pinacles are amazing. The way the stand there in the middle of the water is very beautiful. Your boat POV is special, otherwise you would have be to make the shot at all. But it also gives you that nice low POV. The sephia treatment made the entire photo a bit misterious and gave the sky some wonderful texture.

Hi Karan,
Great mood and composition here! I like the sepia too. Fine camerawork!

Regards, Peter

Hi Karan,
I do like this, the rocks are massive or at least appear to be, I like the PP work, the black and white makes it a very moody photo. TFs

Thanks for your comments on my photo " OAK TIGER BUTTERFLY (40) " :o) I've been away for awhile...

Hi Karan.
I liked your presentation of this faraglioni, it resembles to me a sort of old or historical look.
I agree thath with the shades and lights there is no need of colours this time. Risky crop, but I like it too.
My only nit is bit of visible compresion on the sky, but not serious at all. Best regards, MF.

Nice shot! The faded 'old days' yellowish tone works very well.... gives this place a desolate appearance. In my Opinion, a little more of the sea wud have enhanced this desolation even more, it wud have looked two big rocks jutting out from the sea with no living thing within miles.... a far away barren place. Anyways, great shot. It really needs a photographer's eyes to make these two rocks turn into something artistic.

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