Vittorio Fracassi

Vittorio Fracassi

Lives in Italy vercelli, Italy
Works as a real estate development
Has a website at www.zoomview.it
Joined on May 10, 2007

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On a in the Super moon challenge (8 comments in total)

hi babalu, the winnier entry is a good view of the Golden Gate, the moon or supermoon is part of it and not the main subject. The title should be in my opinion: view of the Golden Gate in moonlight.
The background is technically reasonably well executed, a bit of (or a bit more of) HDR would have managed the blown highs. The moon is cut with a hatchet.
Frankly "a", placed second, was assembled and PP in a very amateurish way strangely the entrant's nickname is PhotoPro...:-), but at least it has a superb composition.
Well anyway thanks to the entrants for bearing with criticism and compliments for their effort. Regards, Vittorio

Direct link | Posted on Jul 22, 2013 at 15:53 UTC as 2nd comment
On a in the Super moon challenge (8 comments in total)

(3) Then since air just above sea level contains humidity the moon should have a very slight halo and not a clear cut border, typical of blend of an external layer in Photoshop, (and with some manual imperfections visible at 100% enlargement on top of that).

Finally supermoon in 2012 in the Mediterranean occurred in the beginning of May and not in March.

So to sum it up as far as I am concerned, compliments for the great idea, but thumbs down for the technical part. And what voters will decide will be law, whether the visual impact will prevail on what I consider an excess of artistic licence or not will be up to them, the challenge rules read in your favour: “processing rules = no restrictions”.

Regards, Vittorio

Direct link | Posted on Jul 14, 2013 at 17:34 UTC as 5th comment
On a in the Super moon challenge (8 comments in total)

(2) To be that dark having been taken really at 15.56, it means it has been heavily darkened. I have played around darkening “sails in the bay” daytime photographs, and the sun reflection look exactly like the reflection in yours. Besides there are no lights on the promontory on the right.

The reflection in the sea of the illuminating source in the sky also suggests that such a dull moon cannot be responsible for such a strong reflection in the water and of such horizontal amplitude; and the short shadow of the sailboat corresponds to a source much higher on the horizon than that projected as if illuminated by the moon in the picture.

Next a rising or a setting moon increases in apparent diameter when viewed through a layer of warm air on the horizon, that happens on land but not on the sea, so the apparent size of the moon, with respect to the 48mm panorama is at least 3 to 4 times what it should be (even in case of supermoon). (continued...)

Direct link | Posted on Jul 14, 2013 at 17:33 UTC as 6th comment
On a in the Super moon challenge (8 comments in total)

Dear challenge colleague,

your entry is such a dream of an image, very much what a photographer would like to capture if he had the opportunity of being where required, at the right time and with the right light and weather, that the better part of me suffered of jaw dislocation whilst the worst started to look for evidence of manipulation.

And lo and behold there is so much that it makes the doubt of superposition of a moon photograph on a seascape quite legitimate.
The exif data says that the capture time is 15.56 of 31.03.2012 in the Mediterranean, and the vertical angle with a focal length of FF equiv 48mm implies it was taken from the coast. (continued)...

Direct link | Posted on Jul 14, 2013 at 17:30 UTC as 7th comment
On the day after... in the Empty challenge (2 comments in total)
In reply to:

senn_b: superb mono, .. and perfectly in accordance with challenge subject

thanks for your kind words and compliments for your runner up placement! Regards, Vittorio

Direct link | Posted on Jun 17, 2013 at 12:19 UTC
On Maionese de Lagosta - Brasil in the National Food challenge (1 comment in total)

great balance of tones, shapes and... taste! Vittorio

Direct link | Posted on Jun 1, 2013 at 22:33 UTC as 1st comment
On music 03 in the Ancient Ruins challenge (2 comments in total)

hi, forgive my curiosity.
These rounded arches appear to be of Roman origin, I would guess as part of a theatre like the ones of Side or Aspendos.
Is that correct?
Regards, Vittorio

Direct link | Posted on May 26, 2013 at 09:37 UTC as 2nd comment
On Monastery in Italy in the Ancient Ruins challenge (1 comment in total)

the terms "B.C." and "Monastery" are in apparent chronologic conflict in a christian country (Italy). Had it been somewhere in the far east it would have been compatible.

But you could argue that the Monastery was built on Roman ruins (which was often the case in the 13th and 14th centuries when construction material was rare), so the "site" (see Additional Rules) could in fact have been there since before Christ...

Cheers, Vittorio

Direct link | Posted on May 25, 2013 at 15:05 UTC as 1st comment
On vineyard in winter dress in the Snowscapes challenge (7 comments in total)
In reply to:

Theunis: This is absolutely beautiful!! Thank you for sharing and inspiring

thanks for your kind words Theunis, as you can see it's not only about gear in DPreview! Regards, Vittorio

Direct link | Posted on Apr 20, 2013 at 09:49 UTC
On vineyard in winter dress in the Snowscapes challenge (7 comments in total)
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tko: What an amazing photo! Great eye, good job.

Thanks Tko for your kind words, it's THE picture (of sentimental value for me) I would save of all the ones I took, if I were allowed to keep only one. Regards, Vittorio

Direct link | Posted on Apr 18, 2013 at 15:06 UTC
On vineyard in winter dress in the Snowscapes challenge (7 comments in total)
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Henderpete: Reminded me of a military cemetery overseas. I'd like to see another shot from the same place in the summer or perhaps a whole series of shots including autumn and spring.

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Direct link | Posted on Apr 18, 2013 at 15:05 UTC
On vineyard in winter dress in the Snowscapes challenge (7 comments in total)
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Henderpete: Reminded me of a military cemetery overseas. I'd like to see another shot from the same place in the summer or perhaps a whole series of shots including autumn and spring.

hi Pete, good suggestion, will try since I pass by those vineyards at least once every season, Regards, Vittorio

Direct link | Posted on Apr 18, 2013 at 15:02 UTC
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ConanFuji: Congratulations! Majestic place.

thanks dear Host! this is the third of your challenges I have the honour of winning, you bring me luck. Regards, Vittorio

Direct link | Posted on Apr 11, 2013 at 22:48 UTC
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Anfy: Bravissimo, great image!

thanks Anfy! did you notice that of the 74 images shown 21 represent buildings in Italy or built by ancient Romans? Are we italians aware of this? Regards, Vittorio

Direct link | Posted on Apr 11, 2013 at 22:45 UTC
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Stefano M: Bella foto, congratulazioni!

grazie Stefano, ogni tanto arriva un primo posto. Quasi mai con le foto che amiamo di più, ma in un certo senso si compensa, Ciao, Vittorio

Direct link | Posted on Apr 11, 2013 at 22:19 UTC

a really good picture of StAndrea, Federico.
Captured with a skillful technique which provides a solution to the lack of space in front of the buildings (to obtain this perspective).
Pity few of us were aware of this...
Complimenti, Vittorio

Direct link | Posted on Apr 11, 2013 at 22:14 UTC as 1st comment | 1 reply

Hi MAGMATCICO62, a great interpretation of a wonderful medieval city, compliments! Did you notice we swapped places with respect to the tractors challenge? :-) Regards, Vittorio

Direct link | Posted on Apr 11, 2013 at 06:46 UTC as 1st comment
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fmpicture: One of my favorite, very nice for my eyes.

thanks fmpicture, unfortunately not blatantly "Warhol"... Regards, Vittorio

Direct link | Posted on Apr 8, 2013 at 05:22 UTC

very much Warhol, for me, and graphically very good!

Direct link | Posted on Apr 8, 2013 at 05:19 UTC as 1st comment | 1 reply

an artistic and captivating image, but not so much "Warhol" in it to my eyes... Regards, Vittorio

Direct link | Posted on Apr 8, 2013 at 05:11 UTC as 2nd comment | 1 reply
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