Henry Von Huch Murano Iii-1 is an outstanding photograph of city life captured by Henry-von-Huch, who has made this look almost like a digital painting! The slight HDR effect makes this stunning European scene full of impact. (
I think you captured just the right visual balance between photography and painting and I am sure this was a lot of work. A great contribution, no matter what others may say and one which really did deserve a DA. I am personally not really into post-processing but this creation proves me wrong and it was the work you did on the photo that really turned this into "art". This should make a great print. -Paul-
So this is what qualifies for a DD in photography these days...
Add a subtle HDR in bracketed exposure layering, wash out more than half of the pre-existent color histogram with warm on auto, warm bias in RGB curves, and then finally in shadows and highlights.
If your intent with this image was to emulate film, film never looks like this, not even close with the onset of the vinegar effect after 50 years post exposure in storage.
If your intent with this image was to capture simply the completeness of the space, the obvious auras around the rooftops are like rain leaking through a thatched and weaved roof made of hay... it's simply not a roof to begin with, and this is not a complete image.
Why do I try in this world anymore... put all the effort, time, study, more study, field practice day after day... and yet the masses pass us by for the industrial product instead of genuine articles.
All of you commentors are hopeless syncophants to mindless change without forethought... to give of myself further is like putting pearls before swine.