Focused on photography 52-week photoproject – Week 45 By Petra Pavlátková 2014-11-11 2016-12-10 52-week photo project 2014, castle, Štěnovice Back in time Canon EOS 500D, 28-105 mm, 1/160 at f/13, 0 EV, 28 mm, ISO 200 52-week photoproject – Week 44 52-week photoproject – Week 46 14 Comments Sarah Laurence 2014-11-12 at 21:46 4 years ago Good use of sepia tone for a timeless image! Petra Pavlátková 2014-11-13 at 21:39 4 years ago Sarah, thank you. The photo was nice in colours but somehow it lacked something. This variation seemed much more expressive. Gail Dixon 2014-11-12 at 22:35 4 years ago You produced a gorgeous image here! The exposure is spot-on perfect, as is the composition. Sarah's word "timeless" is a great descriptor. Petra Pavlátková 2014-11-13 at 21:43 4 years ago Gail, thank you. It’s interesting but the composition seems to look much better in this sepia tone than in the original colours. Roy Norris 2014-11-13 at 03:09 4 years ago Fabulous image. Great set up, lighting and camera settings Petra. Petra Pavlátková 2014-11-13 at 21:47 4 years ago Roy, thank you. The photo was taken about 30 minutes before the sun went down and the light was beautiful. It added the right amount of contrast to the image. CherryPie 2014-11-17 at 01:32 4 years ago A well balanced image, the sepia tone gives it a special something. Petra Pavlátková 2014-11-18 at 20:26 4 years ago Cheryl, thank you. The special something sounds great. 🙂 Linda at To Behold The Beauty 2014-11-28 at 03:35 4 years ago What can I say that others haven't already said? It's beautiful! Petra Pavlátková 2014-11-30 at 17:02 4 years ago Linda, thank you, I’m pleased you like it. J_on_tour 2014-12-27 at 00:59 4 years ago The historic building, the title and the sepia effect all seem to link together but for me the reflection might work better in this particular instance, nice use of the colour or rather lack of it. Petra Pavlátková 2014-12-27 at 20:21 4 years ago J, thank you. We were passing by this castle in the evening, just a while before sunset and the castle was beautifully lit by the setting sun. Yet the photo looks much better to me in this monochrome version than in those colours. I’m afraid I don’t understand exactly what you mean by remarking that “the reflection might work better”. Do you mean that the castle should have been mirrored clearly in the water? The thing is that the castle is reflected in a river and that’s why the water isn’t still and the reflection is so unclear. J_on_tour 2014-12-27 at 23:48 4 years ago You may not have taken the photo for the reflection as the river is moving. What I meant was that the monochrome enhances the reflection rather than the coloured dark blue river which would veil it a little. Petra Pavlátková 2014-12-28 at 14:26 4 years ago J, thanks for the explaining. You’re right, I din’t take the photo for the reflection. It’s rather funny that I took it for the colours which I eventually discarded… 🙂 I had to look at the original again to see the colours and shapes of both the reflection and the river and it’s true that the river was dark blue with yellow reflection of the castle which wouldn’t look bad at all if the reflection was clear but it’s blurred and the combination doesn’t look good. The monochrome does enhance the reflection and adds certain balance to the picture. Leave a Reply Cancel reply Your email address will not be published. Required fields are marked *CommentName* Email* Website Save my name, email, and site URL in my browser for next time I post a comment.