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a hollow promise - BW edition by darkdex52 a hollow promise - BW edition by darkdex52
This photo looks a lot better in Black and White. It's an HDR photo btw. It's in Sigulda, Latvia
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Critique by Orchid5683 Orchid5683/critique/271387880">Aug 7, 2010, 2:50:49 AM
Ok, I had to think about this for a while because when I first look at the image it is generally striking and interesting. I appreciate the subject in the first place because it speaks of a time long past and of much history that likely nobody will ever know...

Also I agree with your choice to move from color to BW, though I may also recommend you try one other style...This image may work very well in pseudo-hdr (if you have Photoshop then maybe try this tutorial for an excellent effect [link] ; if you don't have Photoshop then it is very possible you can use the principles of the tutorial in whatever editing application you are using.

Finally, it took me a while to be ready to write this critique because as much as I liked the image, I couldn't put my finger on what was bothering me...now I think I got it...your angle and perspective are great, and while I may have taken 1 step left for the shot, that is personal style; so I think what is missing is depth-of-field...because everything is in focus, our eye tends to try and focus on EVERYTHING, so the wall on the right, as cool as it is, may need some blurring and/or darkening so as to allow the eye to naturally move down to the more ornate architecture in the distance...

It is a beautiful and interesting shot that hints at stories that will never be told; try adding a DOF effect down just 1/3 of the right wall and see if it doesn't relax your eyes into the depths of the image. :-) Also, if you try the pseudo-hdr effect, I sure would love to see it so please notify me!
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Critique by BlazestarofBurstclan BlazestarofBurstclan/critique/550587237">Jan 16, 2012, 1:45:29 AM
Uh... This is my first Critique and I just finished a two week photography assignment... So I'm sorry if this fails.
And warning, I know nothing about photography (X3)

Vision: I can see it vvery clearly. You can tell it is old and there's some contrast. It's breathtaking.

Originality: It's not the first time I've seen a picture like this, but it's probably the best I've seen.

Technique: I'm impressed by what side you chose and how it's kinda slanted sideways. Like I said, some contrast and prosparity (DIDN'T SPELL IT RIGHT! DARN IT!). And I can kinda see a rule of thirds.
Impact: Whatever this means, Overall, it's an amazing photograph. It's beautiful, emotional and breathtaking. I hope I get to see more of these.

Other notes:
The black and white look great and I see why you perfered it that wat rather than color.
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ala33 Featured By Owner Nov 6, 2016  Hobbyist Photographer
hot anything/body could be still there
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:iconariesfire19:
ariesfire19 Featured By Owner Oct 24, 2016  Hobbyist General Artist
This is stunning! Love it!
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:icontech-chirac:
Tech-Chirac Featured By Owner Sep 25, 2016  Hobbyist General Artist
woah this is almost creepy ._.
And it's amazing, I love it!
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DrMorbius12 Featured By Owner Aug 6, 2016  Professional General Artist
Nice title! Nice pic!
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SootheNoo1959 Featured By Owner Feb 24, 2016  Hobbyist General Artist
Wonderful shot! :)
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:iconwretched--stare:
Wretched--Stare Featured By Owner Oct 15, 2015  Hobbyist General Artist
So awesome! :)
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Topaz-Highway-888 Featured By Owner Sep 12, 2015  Hobbyist General Artist
i love it !!! ... it's a whole new world planet camouflaged in an old world place
.... very magical
and exquisitely presented work
...continued success
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Consty-T Featured By Owner Sep 5, 2015  Hobbyist Photographer
coool:) (Smile) :D (Big Grin) 
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:iconaskr-oss:
Askr-Oss Featured By Owner Aug 16, 2015  Hobbyist Photographer
Looks cool :)
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jakobeink Featured By Owner Aug 10, 2015  Professional Traditional Artist
Great choice making this black and white.  This image reminds me of my visit to Ireland.
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JulG06 Featured By Owner Aug 10, 2015  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
I realy like tissus one.
A good way for an abstract b&w paint. ;)
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Xanntera Featured By Owner Aug 9, 2015  Professional Traditional Artist
Coooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooool!!!!!!!
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:iconjallenratz:
jAllenRatz Featured By Owner Jul 31, 2015  Hobbyist General Artist
Excellent job at capturing the textures.  Love the moodiness of this.
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BWartwork Featured By Owner Jul 25, 2015  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Great picture!
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hankypanky68 Featured By Owner Jun 27, 2015  Hobbyist General Artist
You have some great photos dex and like this one the best! :dance:
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Writeofpassage3 Featured By Owner Jun 19, 2015  Student General Artist
Amazing!
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browneyedserenade Featured By Owner Jun 12, 2015
I like the angle tilt of the photo

I like the texture of the black n white stone or brick work 
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:iconsercy:
Sercy Featured By Owner Jun 11, 2015  Hobbyist Photographer
Holy crap, that contrast! Amazing work dude :D
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:iconfalcaon:
falcaon Featured By Owner Jun 9, 2015
Nice eyes to catch to right thing in the right moment and good perception to turn a bit the angle. . . Great!
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MAGDALENAPOD Featured By Owner Jun 6, 2015  Hobbyist General Artist
what an amaizng gallery!
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:iconpaulocnbat:
paulocnbat Featured By Owner Jun 4, 2015  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Seems like a really haunted place.
I wouldn't like to be there by night. Cool stuff!
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DaryaBlackcat Featured By Owner May 16, 2015
Very beautiful!
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:iconcrystalline-circuits:
the kind of picture I love :)
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:iconmerzannika:
MerzAnnika Featured By Owner Mar 1, 2015  Hobbyist General Artist
Looks great. the contrast of the B/W creates some kind of dramatic atmosphere
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TristanMaitreya Featured By Owner Jan 23, 2015  Student Photographer
This is good.
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666Epitaph666 Featured By Owner Dec 5, 2014
Wow! Really love this one! 
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:iconnesquik28:
Nesquik28 Featured By Owner Dec 2, 2014  Hobbyist General Artist
I like the detail as well as the way the photo was taken really great :)
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Dianabolique Featured By Owner Nov 26, 2014  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Deep, Dark and totally stunning! I looove it!!! :love:
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samanthesoteric Featured By Owner Oct 23, 2014
This reminds me of Dark Souls. XD
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kemalesmer Featured By Owner Oct 10, 2014
nica capture.
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Skyflick6 Featured By Owner Sep 30, 2014  Hobbyist Digital Artist
This pic is so beautifully haunting - great job!!
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jfc0000000 Featured By Owner Sep 26, 2014
I never was able to take a decent photo. Yours are amazing. Don't know how u do it.
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ReinTigr Featured By Owner Aug 25, 2014  Hobbyist Artisan Crafter
Is you photographed?
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robertcicheckiart Featured By Owner Aug 8, 2014  Hobbyist General Artist
Great photo.   *
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DoubleDandE Featured By Owner Jul 17, 2014   General Artist
Great shot, I like how it leaves the entire photo ominous. 
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lexxi185 Featured By Owner Jul 16, 2014
Great shot!!  Clap 
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metamage Featured By Owner Jun 20, 2014  Hobbyist General Artist
This is very powerful. I love the hyperrealism of the detail.
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SpanofTime Featured By Owner May 23, 2014  Hobbyist General Artist
Quite emotional.
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bunniebunny Featured By Owner May 17, 2014  Hobbyist General Artist
Rather Spooky  :)  Had To Add To Favorites!  Thank You!
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alienops25 Featured By Owner May 5, 2014
I totally agree with you on the black-and-white thing - I guess there just are things that are meant to be seen that way. ;)
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CarlaTovar Featured By Owner Apr 26, 2014  Hobbyist Photographer
I loved it! The angle and contrast of the photo are great!! :love:
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Frankenhooker69 Featured By Owner Apr 26, 2014
beautiful picture.and how is that place called?
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sfaber95 Featured By Owner Apr 11, 2014  Hobbyist Photographer
that just makes me want to travel! Nice Pic!:) (Smile) 
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artsiesfm Featured By Owner Mar 23, 2014  Hobbyist General Artist
beautifully moody
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battypopart Featured By Owner Mar 22, 2014
nice
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CheyenneSiler Featured By Owner Mar 19, 2014  Hobbyist General Artist
OMG this is beautiful. i love the Gothic Architecture! nice
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HeinzDesignz Featured By Owner Oct 7, 2013
Wonderful photo.
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sandisco Featured By Owner Oct 6, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
Wow!!Superbe!!I regret i can not find a frre software HDR......I'd like to try HDR so much....Such a beautiful picture!!!!
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sandra1arte Featured By Owner Sep 28, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
<font><font class="">nossa o que eu posso dizer que esta fotografia mi deu paz amei. </font></font>
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Finnyanne Featured By Owner Sep 20, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
Just a cool shot
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