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The Italian Job

The Italian Job
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Copyright: karan A L (hester) Gold Star Critiquer/Silver Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 1320 W: 31 N: 1634] (9994)
Genre: People
Medium: Black & White
Date Taken: 2006-09-03
Categories: Daily Life
Camera: Kodak EasyShare Z740
Exposure: f/3.2, 1/250 seconds
More Photo Info: [view]
Photo Version: Original Version, Workshop
Date Submitted: 2006-09-10 11:34
Viewed: 2223
Points: 54
[Note Guidelines] Photographer's Note
I have just been on holiday to the Italian lakes. This photo is a crop of a larger panorama shot which is twice as long. I caught this animated group sheltering in the shade of a building by the lake side. I loved this slice of daily life.

I have put the original panorama version as a workshop

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To sak: Longer picturehester 1 09-10 13:21
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Great natural capture. They are each so involved with their conversations. I like the B&W. Creates that reporting effect.

I like it very much ! So natural positions of these people... yes it's smell Italy at its best !

I just made a ws to add more contrast...

very good captured.
great composition and BW.
well done.

great shot Karan, i love the guy with the sun glasses , very cosa nostra :0) excellent capture and very well seen .

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  • clnaef Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Workshop Editor/Silver Note Writer [C: 996 W: 54 N: 31] (5769)
  • [2006-09-10 12:36]

Belle ambiance de dimanche soir.
Bonne soirée.

Well done..
good choice, B&W.
I like the moment you have frozen.

Hi Karan,
Great B&W composition.Perfect picture.


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  • sak Gold Star Critiquer/Silver Workshop Editor/Silver Note Writer [C: 354 W: 14 N: 42] (2173)
  • [2006-09-10 13:07]
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Hi Karan,

I liked the naturality of the people in it. 3 different groups in one composition. (First gruop is the first the men at the left, second group is two women at the right and the last one that the single woman at the center.) I liked that each of groups has its own world, own conversation separeted from other. In that sense the single woman at the center creates funny, pretty feeling. I liked it. TFS.

Bonsoir Karan
jolie composition qui repreésnte bien lItalie, le noir et blanc parfait pour cette photo


Well spotted and executed. Wonder what the woman is thinking?
best wishes
Rob :)

Good observation my friend.. although I like coloured photo more.. you created here a special mood! Well done..also on the WS and TFS
John T

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  • Enric Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 560 W: 51 N: 554] (6447)
  • [2006-09-10 19:34]

Lovely image. I like it a lot.


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  • Suerte Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 494 W: 59 N: 227] (3032)
  • [2006-09-11 13:32]

wonderful bw panorama photo! great mood!

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  • mbasil Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 238 W: 150 N: 413] (2882)
  • [2006-09-11 14:44]

Very creative slice-of-life Karan. I like it a lot. Great eye to see it and well captured. Nice job getting the step perfectly horizontal, too. Too bad it didn't work as a large post whree you could fit the whole panorama in.

HI Karan,
What a superb daily life photo. Love the various simultaneous conversation going on. Sharpness and contrast are topnotch. Hope you had a good vacation and am expecting to see more postings from this trip. BEst wishes.

Hi Karan,
What is interestin here are the different interactions going on!
This image really tells a story about daily life, and does it very well...
Pablo -

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  • nova Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 2441 W: 250 N: 873] (8693)
  • [2006-09-12 21:15]

Very interesting italian portrait! What a discussion! Excellent cropping! This image "talks" a lot! Well done! Tfs! Michel

Hi Karan.

Nice work,
Good wide crop,
Good B&W and low contrst,

Many thanks,


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  • pompey Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 391 W: 156 N: 602] (8359)
  • [2006-09-13 14:36]

Lovely capture Karan, perfect pose with everyone animated, except the contemplative woman in the middle.
Thanks for sharing.

Hi Karan,
that's soooo lovely, I like this moment very much. I'm also just back since a few hours from Italy. I also stayed at the Lago di Garda. It's beautiful there, and you are showing us such a typical szene from there, thanks and bye
Sabine - wishnugaruda

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  • Tintin Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor [C: 1885 W: 243 N: 345] (1982)
  • [2006-09-15 20:09]

Very nicely captured, Karan, and I do like the larger version. What you need to do is post the smaller panoramic version and then get the Large post option which would allow you publish a larger version of the same picture so people would get a sense of the real scene. Going back to your picture, you are right it is a very nice capture of daily life - 3 men in conversation, a woman dreaming away and two women in a very intense conversation. Good conversion to B&W. Well done!

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  • dada Gold Star Critiquer/Silver Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 896 W: 46 N: 382] (6560)
  • [2006-09-23 11:14]

heheh very good shot, I love all the expressions of those people, they are funny because they are together, they seems actors:)


Hi Hester,

I think the panorama version is fabulous!!!!!!!!!

Wonderful! I like this shot because it makes you wonder what everyones thoughts are.....you wonder if they are talking about friends, family, the football game. It makes me "think". Very interesting!
Great use of B&W!

Hi Karen. Great study of daily life, the panorama format further enhances. Thanks for sharing.

Great natural captued, very well seen, bravo.


again a great smile come to my face ; )
Men talking together while women do the same. It is a scene we can see also in south of France.
The woman with the glasses seems to be completely "bored" by those conversations ; D

This is very lovely captured and i especially like the naturality of all the people. They are so involved in their own discussions, no ones even have a "direct" look at the camera... wonderful!

Very nice slice of daily life !


Lovely to see everyone relaxing. Good panoramic crop.

Primo!!! this is well done. Each character has a story to tell. Very Italian.

You captured a natural shot and the color you chose is excellent. I love their gestures. The woman is staring seriously at something while the rest are busy talking. You have a nice idea of capturing this kind of photo - very interesting. GRACE STOUT

Hey Karan!
Why "Italian Job"??
They look like pensioners :)
Interesting pic of daily live!


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