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The Rowers

The Rowers
Photo Information
Copyright: Mario Belanger (EOSF1) Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 1977 W: 301 N: 3060] (26902)
Genre: Places
Medium: Color
Date Taken: 2009-10-12
Categories: Architecture, Mood
Camera: Canon EOS 40D, Canon EF-S 10-22 3.5/4.5 USM, B+W 77 010 UV-Haze 1 x
Exposure: f/4.5, 1/13 seconds
More Photo Info: [view]
Photo Version: Original Version
Date Submitted: 2009-12-09 7:56
Viewed: 1703
Points: 30
[Note Guidelines] Photographer's Note
Some rowers on the Arno as seen from the Ponte Vecchio in Firenze. Unfortunately it was an handheld shot.
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Hello Mario,

nice shot - I like the sense of motion captured with the blurred rower in front, and nice timing with the placement of the rower in the centre bottom... looks like one more stroke and he'd be out of the picture judging by his previous paddle ripples! Great point of view and lovely colours.

- Jan

Hello Mario, the rowers really make this composition, without them the scene would not be as effective imho.
Beautiful colours of the evening sky.
Good timing to get the fg rower just before he goes under the bridge.
Tfs, regards Jean.

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  • mbrito Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 1929 W: 117 N: 3017] (13240)
  • [2009-12-09 10:42]

Hello Mario
Great perspective and an excellent vertical capture adding a very good depth to the photo. Great light and colours.
Best regards, mb

Ciao Mario, congratulations for your splendid 700th post on TL, fantastic sunset composition with lovely boats, great exposure, wonderful perspective, great light and colors, I like a lot, ciao Silvio

Une superbe atmosphère en effet dûe à un excellent pov.

Un spectacle sur l'eau fort agréable et artistique.
Une photo parfaitement composée avec de magnifiques couleurs.
C'est harmonieux, c'est tout simplement beau.
Excellent !
Bravo Mario

Fantastic Mario...there is such a difference in your work from almost all of us....the composition, perspective and technique are all flawless.


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  • fransx Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 2938 W: 134 N: 7397] (41704)
  • [2009-12-09 12:02]

Hi Mario,
A nice POV with this ultra wide angle lens.
Great DOF and a marvelous composition with the ripples created by the rowing canoes.
Great light in this nocturnal shot with the great use of the blue hour.
A very adequate vertical format for this lovely perspective.
Well done and neatly presented considering it's a handheld shot!

Francis Xavier

Ciao Mario,

Wow, what a great moment you have shown through this wonderful work!

For me, this composition is an example which shows dynamism, lovely warm colors, a goal, magic-light hours of the day and nice waves in the water, all together make this work very eye-catching one.

Well done, my friend!d

best regards,

PS: Out of smileys for the timebeing :(

Ciao Mario
Belo ritrato de firenze.
It´s a good the vertical composition you reach in this photo.
At this time of day and just with a hand in camera it is a very good capture.
Itália é muito bela.
Um abraço

Olá Mario

Lindas cores e ótima composição...gosto
do cenário e da maneira como você registrou.
Bonitos efeitos de cores e luzes.

Hoi Mario,
You had a very good POV over this scenery !
Now I wonder what made those circles in the water ...
The composition is great. I like the vertical style very much.

Hello Mario - Beautiful moody shot. Interesting perspective and nice evening colors.
Have good day,

Hi Mario,

Another great scene from frontal POV with great colours, reflections and movements. Very dynamic landscape shot indeed.
TFS and have a nice night MF!


Hello Mario,
the internet is ripe with pictures of rowers from the fabled Ponte Vecchio, but this is one of the better ones. The blue water emphasizing Arno river expanse, the majestic bridge, and exposure management are the highlights. A good one indeed. My best regards.

Wow. Fantastico. That rower dead-center is perfect ... love the circles in the water from his oars. Colors throughout just great, and the overall composition is very well done Mario.

Hello Mario!
Nice mood, wonderful colours and good perspective in your picture from Firenze!
Perfect detail!
Best regards!

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