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 fiddler in torino in the buskers challenge (11 comments in total)

Thanks to:
- ulfie
- Fatality
- eugama
for their kind words
and to all who took their time to vote (in particular to the ones who chose scores of 4 and above!)
Regards, Vittorio

Direct link | Posted on Jun 1, 2012 at 04:32 UTC as 1st comment
On fiddler in torino in the buskers challenge (11 comments in total)
In reply to:

PLShutterbug: Interesting - a left-handed fiddler.

I had a message hinting to the fact that the image was reversed, you might find my reply appropriate:

..." strange fiddler indeed: not only was he lefthanded but the violin had only 3 strings and the sound was atrocious.
The luminous sign at the top left corner of the image, not lit when the pic was taken, reads "(Cinema) Romano" in italics, it is placed at the North entrance to the early 20th century Galleria Subalpina, a covered court in Parisian style.
This is proof that the image is not reversed"...

Regards, Vittorio.

Direct link | Posted on Jun 1, 2012 at 04:27 UTC
On fiddler in torino in the buskers challenge (11 comments in total)
In reply to:

LukeLT63: Bellissima fotografia! Complimenti per il primo posto!

grazie Luke! the fiddler was responsible for another good result in a previous challenge, so I went to thank him with a contribution. I will have to go to Torino and thank him again!
Ciao, Vittorio

Direct link | Posted on Jun 1, 2012 at 04:22 UTC
On New Year girl in the The girl in the crowd challenge (1 comment in total)

exactly what the Host hoped to see!
Bravo, Bravo.

Direct link | Posted on May 23, 2012 at 17:06 UTC as 1st comment
On fiddler in torino in the buskers challenge (11 comments in total)
In reply to:

Alex da Veiga: After seeing this, I do not know if it is worth to submit my shot. You have the artist in the sweet spot, the curious pedestrian, also in the spot, and a really nice B&W. We can clearly see the instrument, and I can almost hear it.
Bravo.

Too kind Alex! But why should you be modest?
From your words I see that you know what you want to be in the picture to tell the story effectively, things like: composition (primary and secondary subjects), framing to include only the essential, DOF to discriminate foreground and background.
That’s more than half of the job.
All you need now is to be lucky like I was to find everything nicely set up, and have a camera that you know well (rather than the latest model) in your hands.

Cheers, Vittorio

Direct link | Posted on May 23, 2012 at 17:02 UTC
On Castelejo in the Liquid in motion (size rule) Please read all... challenge (18 comments in total)

Bravo Louis! perfect choice of shutter speed too.

Direct link | Posted on Apr 21, 2012 at 06:53 UTC as 15th comment
On Scuba in the Over & Under challenge (11 comments in total)
In reply to:

win39: I normally love this type of water shot which shows details below the surface as well as above. Pretty image, but I am disturbed by enlarged scale below the surface. The diver and ladder are much to large in comparison to the man and ladder on the boat. I am disturbed by backlit and cloudy above the surface and sun bright and from another direction below the surface. I am disturbed that the ladder above and below the water are at severely different angles. Seems to me if you are going to Photoshop something like this, it should at least look real.

suggest you investigate aspects of optics, refractive index, magnification etc. comparing air and water image fractions of a partially submerged object and reconsider your statement above. I received my BSc in physics 47 years ago but you don't need to study 4 years for a degree, try taking a picture of a stick in water with the camera sensor centre at the water surface level and you will be surprised, Regards, Vittorio

Direct link | Posted on Feb 15, 2012 at 00:13 UTC
On skate trick in the - Rotated shadows - challenge (2 comments in total)

very good composition, captivating and minimal, well done! Vittorio

Direct link | Posted on Jan 27, 2012 at 06:40 UTC as 2nd comment
On A strange shadow in the Lanterns challenge (2 comments in total)

simple, lovely image! Vittorio

Direct link | Posted on Jan 21, 2012 at 13:57 UTC as 2nd comment
On Scarecrow Portrait in the Scarecrows challenge (2 comments in total)

Very Good Picture, and compliments for the consistent performances in the Challenges! Regards, Vittorio.

Direct link | Posted on Jan 21, 2012 at 00:49 UTC as 1st comment | 1 reply
On Season's Greetings in the HDR Snowy Landscapes challenge (8 comments in total)
In reply to:

Vittorio Fracassi: very good use of light by choosing the right time of day and good composition. Reasonable use of HDR effect , Compliments.

Still:
- excess lift of exposure in the dark bottom part of the image shifted the area into a blue/purple hue, a reduction of saturation and magenta/purple with a virtual gradient tool in Lightroom for example would have been useful.

- and excess brilliance of the reflection of the mountain top in the river water, more brilliant than the original, increases the moderately unnatural effect of the bottom part of the image. A touch of brush to decrease the highlights would have balanced well.

Also:
- tree leaves and branches are mostly blurred whilst Half Dome is sharp. Not lack of DOF with these settings,4m to infinity, not camera shake, so could it be a gust of wind between exposures?

could have hit the "excellence" target with more careful postprocessing and more careful capture.

Regards, Vittorio

Hi bikinchris:
according to the Free Online Dictionary “snide” means “maliciously derogatory”. My comment is neither malicious nor derogatory, it is considerate and constructive, and Challenge Rules don't limit Entry Comments to entrants.

If your words imply that I should gather a little more experience by taking part in Challenges allow me to say that I have done my homework in that respect. If you care to look I have a couple of examples on the theme at:

http://www.zoomview.it/page%2043%20x%20best%20G1.html and
http://www.zoomview.it/page%2045%20x%20best%20G1.html

which indicate that I take the subject to heart).

Regards, Vittorio.

Direct link | Posted on Jan 21, 2012 at 00:30 UTC
On Season's Greetings in the HDR Snowy Landscapes challenge (8 comments in total)
In reply to:

Vittorio Fracassi: very good use of light by choosing the right time of day and good composition. Reasonable use of HDR effect , Compliments.

Still:
- excess lift of exposure in the dark bottom part of the image shifted the area into a blue/purple hue, a reduction of saturation and magenta/purple with a virtual gradient tool in Lightroom for example would have been useful.

- and excess brilliance of the reflection of the mountain top in the river water, more brilliant than the original, increases the moderately unnatural effect of the bottom part of the image. A touch of brush to decrease the highlights would have balanced well.

Also:
- tree leaves and branches are mostly blurred whilst Half Dome is sharp. Not lack of DOF with these settings,4m to infinity, not camera shake, so could it be a gust of wind between exposures?

could have hit the "excellence" target with more careful postprocessing and more careful capture.

Regards, Vittorio

Note to stevelatinner:
note quite sure to whom you are referring but in case your remark is addressed to mine allow me to remind that without the computer one is limited to the in-camera display. And the degree to which one fiddles with the source image is only a matter of taste. Regards, Vittorio

Direct link | Posted on Jan 21, 2012 at 00:25 UTC
On Season's Greetings in the HDR Snowy Landscapes challenge (8 comments in total)

very good use of light by choosing the right time of day and good composition. Reasonable use of HDR effect , Compliments.

Still:
- excess lift of exposure in the dark bottom part of the image shifted the area into a blue/purple hue, a reduction of saturation and magenta/purple with a virtual gradient tool in Lightroom for example would have been useful.

- and excess brilliance of the reflection of the mountain top in the river water, more brilliant than the original, increases the moderately unnatural effect of the bottom part of the image. A touch of brush to decrease the highlights would have balanced well.

Also:
- tree leaves and branches are mostly blurred whilst Half Dome is sharp. Not lack of DOF with these settings,4m to infinity, not camera shake, so could it be a gust of wind between exposures?

could have hit the "excellence" target with more careful postprocessing and more careful capture.

Regards, Vittorio

Direct link | Posted on Jan 20, 2012 at 09:16 UTC as 1st comment | 5 replies
On is this what we want ? in the Sculptures and Monuments challenge (11 comments in total)
In reply to:

Andreas Roca: Yes, thats what we want!

thanks for commenting, pity dpreview isn't the place to expand on the subject.

Regards, Vittorio

Direct link | Posted on Jan 15, 2012 at 23:03 UTC
On is this what we want ? in the Sculptures and Monuments challenge (11 comments in total)

Thanks to:

juanlucas
ejw07
Adrian Otoiu

for their favourable comments!

Regards, Vittorio

Direct link | Posted on Jan 15, 2012 at 23:00 UTC as 1st comment
On is this what we want ? in the Sculptures and Monuments challenge (11 comments in total)
In reply to:

taotoo: I might interpret it a little differently - man's attempts at rationalising his existence belittled by mother nature.

the image does convey that, I agree. Worthy interpretation.

Direct link | Posted on Jan 15, 2012 at 06:57 UTC
On is this what we want ? in the Sculptures and Monuments challenge (11 comments in total)
In reply to:

taotoo: Nothing powerful or sad about it. Nature is more beautiful and important than any statue.

forgive me for doubting that you did not notice that it's a statue of Jesus Christ, just in case...

The question is whether the occidental civilisation is overlooking religious values and whether this is for the better or the worse.

Regards, Vittorio

Direct link | Posted on Jan 15, 2012 at 05:57 UTC
On is this what we want ? in the Sculptures and Monuments challenge (11 comments in total)
In reply to:

taotoo: Nothing powerful or sad about it. Nature is more beautiful and important than any statue.

forgive me for doubting that you did not notice that this is a statue of Jesus Christ, but just in case...

The implied question is whether the occidental civilisation is forgetting religious values and whether this is for better or for worse?

Regards, Vittorio.

Direct link | Posted on Jan 15, 2012 at 05:52 UTC
On gormley2010013005 in the Sculptures and Monuments challenge (1 comment in total)

very attractive. The asymmetry of the arches, enhanced by the reflection in the flood water, contributes to making this an intriguing image.

Regards, Vittorio

Direct link | Posted on Jan 14, 2012 at 23:34 UTC as 1st comment
On She... in the Sculptures and Monuments challenge (2 comments in total)

great trio, together with "He" and "Hush". Interesting compositions, each with an underlying dialogue between primary and secondary subject.

The perfection of the bokeh and the chiaroscuro, with the abetment of the Zeiss MP2/100 and possibly some wise PP, raises the apparently secondary subject to a primary role, splitting the viewer's attention and thereby warranting a second glance, and more.

It is not a coincidence that the ranking in the challenge is a measure, in each of the three images, of the varying intensity of this ingenious ambiguity.

Thanks for these photographs, Regards, Vittorio.

Direct link | Posted on Jan 14, 2012 at 23:23 UTC as 1st comment | 1 reply
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