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 artichoke and bacon pie in the The World of Pies challenge (7 comments in total)
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foxyterrier: How about the recipe?

- two rolls of round puff paste
- 50gm of smoked bacon cubes
- 400gm of frozen artichoke hearts
- 200gm of ricotta cheese
- 50gm of grated parmesan cheese
- one egg
- salt

boil the artichokes hearts for 2min, one spoon of vinegar in the water,
remove the coarser leaves and blend them with all ingredients
and whirl
half fry the bacon cubes
lay the whirled atichoke cream on one layer of paste in a round baking pan, cover with the second layer, tuck the edge
lay the bacon cubes on the surface and bake at 210°C for 25min

Bon Appetit!

Direct link | Posted on Mar 2, 2013 at 22:34 UTC
On artichoke and bacon pie in the The World of Pies challenge (7 comments in total)
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CG33: Very, very good!

Thanks!

Direct link | Posted on Mar 2, 2013 at 22:19 UTC
On artichoke and bacon pie in the The World of Pies challenge (7 comments in total)
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WilliamJ: Sorry, but I don't understand... the glass is full of wine, but the bottle seems full too. Where does the glass content come from ?

the bottle is of dark tinted glass so the level of the wine is not discernible in the photo, thanks for caring!

Direct link | Posted on Mar 2, 2013 at 22:19 UTC
On elena picking poppies in the Of flowers and men challenge (31 comments in total)

thanks Thanasaki for your kind words!

Direct link | Posted on Mar 2, 2013 at 12:06 UTC as 14th comment
On Dakota Kid at Rest in the Sunrise/sunset aircraft challenge (3 comments in total)

vveery good composition and framing!
shows what these do for a photograph when you compare it with your entry in "Wings" where another one of the series (I suppose shot from a slightly different position andslightly longer focal) scored "barely" a 3.270 against the stellar 3.982 of this one.
Bravo, Vittorio

Direct link | Posted on Feb 20, 2013 at 18:12 UTC as 2nd comment
On Into Bergamo in the Fog challenge (6 comments in total)

eyes open, camera at hand, that's the key to stunning captures like this one. Bravo! V.

Direct link | Posted on Feb 13, 2013 at 08:50 UTC as 3rd comment
On Swan Lake in the The Swan lake challenge (6 comments in total)

whilst admiring your photo my contorted imagination started wondering if it could be done by merging three captures of the same swan dritfting from left to right. My knowledge of PP would allow me to do it.
Too cheeky to ask if you did this? A positive answer wouldn't reduce by a fraction both the aesthetic value of the image nor the worthiness of the author.
Regards, Vittorio

Direct link | Posted on Nov 26, 2012 at 19:27 UTC as 1st comment | 1 reply
On into the city in the Railways challenge (4 comments in total)
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KonstantinosK: Wonderful.

Grazie!

Direct link | Posted on Sep 25, 2012 at 20:54 UTC
On flexible in b&w in the The female form in black and white challenge (11 comments in total)

perfect interpretation of the challenge theme. congratulations!

Direct link | Posted on Sep 21, 2012 at 05:57 UTC as 4th comment
On Toronto summer night skyline in the Toronto challenge (4 comments in total)

first and second in the same challenge is a sign of great consistency in photographic skill, Compliments and Regards, Vittorio

Direct link | Posted on Sep 15, 2012 at 19:41 UTC as 4th comment
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GabrielZ: Very minimal, nice.

thanks Gabriel! you may be interested in my reply to Wildbegonia, Regards, Vittorio

Direct link | Posted on Sep 14, 2012 at 22:29 UTC
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Wildbegonia: Auguri! e cosi bella, and well compoused. Ben meritato specialmente in questo Challenge Olympico fra tantti vincitori, e un colpo ti buona sorte che il host a svagliato nel numero di entrate acetate. Mi piace come sei riucitto al scrito nella foto che questo non interferisce con la imagine.

...So I was lucky, not as you say for the host’s tolerance in accepting more entrants but because I had such an image, and because I physically enjoy postprocessing.

Summicron’s entry is a far better image than mine, it’s a typical good photograph but it doesn’t lend itself to postprocessing, it is technically so good that one is on one side already satisfied and on the other inhibited in fear of desacralizing it.

Thanks for giving me the occasion to comment and Regards, Vittorio

Direct link | Posted on Sep 14, 2012 at 22:27 UTC
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Wildbegonia: Auguri! e cosi bella, and well compoused. Ben meritato specialmente in questo Challenge Olympico fra tantti vincitori, e un colpo ti buona sorte che il host a svagliato nel numero di entrate acetate. Mi piace come sei riucitto al scrito nella foto che questo non interferisce con la imagine.

Hi Wildbegonia,
thanks for your kind words and for expressing them in such an effective way in Italian.
Competing in a challenge reserved to challenge winners is attractive for a photonarcisist like me, but the challenge itself, because of the peculiar topic and the lack of constraining rules does not promote an absolute confrontation of talent and experience. May the host forgive me for saying this.

What it does is compare the image databanks of a limited selection of entrants: if someone who has won a challenge has also one (very rare) image with just one tree in a very undistracting background he’s more than halfway to the top.

The rest is postprocessing, and with the assist played by the host in asking B&W, the degree of manipulation to make the tree look as lonesome as can be, of local contrast and exposure for example, can be high without showing up at all. (cont...)

Direct link | Posted on Sep 14, 2012 at 22:26 UTC
On into the city in the Railways challenge (4 comments in total)
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chuckparker904: Nice, I seem to notice slight HDR. Am I wrong?

hi Chuck, it's a single capture post processed in Lightr. 3.6 and Nik Efex Pro. And yes the original balance of exposure has been altered to reduce blown highs in the sky and show detail of the bridge and tracks. More like what I percieved with my eyes. Regards, Vittorio.

Direct link | Posted on Sep 13, 2012 at 18:48 UTC
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Griffo59: Superb! I love high-key work and your shot is just spectacular.

thanks Griffo! but that's how the place looks like in the middle of winter and the fog gave a good hand isolating the subject...
Regards, Vittorio.

Direct link | Posted on Sep 13, 2012 at 18:38 UTC
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Stefano M: Congratulazioni per la foto, risultato meritatissimo.
Stefano

grazie Stefano! vedi che a stare nella nebbia della "Bassa" qualche vantaggio c'é...
V.

Direct link | Posted on Sep 13, 2012 at 18:31 UTC
On one look is all I need in the The female form in black and white challenge (2 comments in total)
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apice: Cool shot, but I'm looking for the "form" in this image.

Essential details, not necessarily of the body.
Absent details conjured by imagination.
Question 1: any doubt that this image speaks of anything else but of a woman?
Question 2: one look (at the picture) is all I need (to know that she’s an attractive woman), and You?

Direct link | Posted on Sep 11, 2012 at 22:02 UTC
On Following the shadow in the Photographer audition: Wildlife photographer challenge (8 comments in total)

Strepitosa!
Well Done, Vittorio

Direct link | Posted on Aug 15, 2012 at 10:09 UTC as 3rd comment
On Wheels in the Wheels challenge (14 comments in total)

mi sà che ci stai prendendo gusto!
Compliments, could have been a very 'normal' picture from other angles or perpectives, but this one is just 'so right', well done.
Regards, Vittorio.

Direct link | Posted on Aug 11, 2012 at 20:50 UTC as 4th comment | 1 reply
On Sad in the In the Mood (any mood) challenge (8 comments in total)

The image tells a story well (or more than one) to the point that you could have omitted the comments.

Comments are an expression of modesty or a sign of insecurity.

I have fallen in the temptation of adding comments (like most of us) only to notice that a good picture doesn’t need any and that a relevant part of the test consists in not writing them.

An important photograph and a good reply to the challenge’s aim.

Compliments and Regards, Vittorio

Direct link | Posted on Jul 6, 2012 at 08:56 UTC as 2nd comment | 1 reply
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