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Oct 4, 2008, 3:45:50 PM
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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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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 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.

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The black and white look great and I see why you perfered it that wat rather than color.
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samanthesoteric Featured By Owner Oct 23, 2014  New member
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  New member 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  Hobbyist 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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