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 bourgeois opulence in the Still Life challenge (25 comments in total)
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Mikevour: Vittorioooooooooooooooooo!!!!!!!!!!!! Complimenteeeeee!!!!!!!!!!!!Magnifico lavoro!!!Come sta mio amico?Complimente per primo posto.Sto cercando di parlo l'Italiano.lol. Io ho settimo posto.Sono stato molto felice per te.Arrivederci!!!!

Ciao Mike, grazie delle belle parole e bravo per il tuo settimo posto che mi aspettavo arrivasse più in alto. Sto bene per fortuna e per il tuo italiano complimenti (anche se hai ancora un pò di strada da fare!:-) )

Direct link | Posted on Oct 6, 2011 at 17:24 UTC
On bourgeois opulence in the Still Life challenge (25 comments in total)
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bigdaddave: Hmm, well, it's ok, but it really just fruit with a hardish light pointed at it.

You didn't try very hard with the lighting did you?

pushing your reasoning to the extreme:
- the "Pietà" by Michelangelo is only marble and people look at it because it's in the entrance of St'Peter...-
With regards to lighting I agree, it'is absolutely minimal. Your comment together wiith those of "nikdo" and Harvey prompt me to consider the matter more seriously.
And by the way you forgot the glass by Baccarat, the early 19th century English silver and the Murano decanter (all symbols of opulent bourgeoisie of which my forefathers surrounded themselves), Regards, V.

Direct link | Posted on Oct 6, 2011 at 17:16 UTC
On Anything challenge (12 comments in total)

two and a half days from the end of the voting phase there only 1668 votes have been attributed, 4.7 votes/entry. I would have thought that it was an "understood rule" that each entry candidate should cast at least a dozen votes, but it semms likely that many entry candidates could not even be bothered...
It has probably been said before but the Host should invalidate a Challenge unless it obtains a certain minimum number of votes per entry before closing the voting phase, (10-15-20?), in the same way a minimum target of votes should be declared and reached.
Can anyone direct me to the appropriate forum where this has been possibly discussed?
Regards, Vittorio

Direct link | Posted on Sep 28, 2011 at 15:49 UTC as 2nd comment
On Clothing Optional challenge (52 comments in total)

My entry "swimmer" has been disqualified: understandable.
The Challenge’s title could be interpreted by showing a photograph of someone dressed as frogman (for ex.) going to a tea party at Buckingham Palace as much as by showing a swimmer without a swimsuit.
Personally I feel embarassed at the view of photograph “boy2” where a nude minor is shown, and also by the photograph “side” whose excess of masculinity is conveyed by the hairiness, but again it’s subjective. And the choice of whether a particular photograph stays or not in the Challenge is deputed to the Host.
And not all hosts think the same way, as is demonstrated by the fact that my entry “swimmer”, disqualified in this Challenge (Sept 11) was accepted and placed 22nd of 408 entries in the previous Challenge “Faceless Portrait”, hosted by Simon Joinson (Feb 09). “O Tempora o Mores” or in this case “O Hospes o Mores”.
Regards, Vittorio

Direct link | Posted on Sep 28, 2011 at 10:16 UTC as 6th comment | 1 reply
On elena sul prato in the ~ Women Portrait ~ challenge (2 comments in total)
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JimWarp: Great photograph!

thanks Jim! (nice to get a favourable comment before the voting phase).
Regards, Vittorio

Direct link | Posted on Sep 23, 2011 at 22:50 UTC
On Sommelier in the Composition: Still Life challenge (5 comments in total)

clearly the best entry, right from the start!

(and for me the satisfacion of being in such distinguished company)

Vittorio

Direct link | Posted on Jun 5, 2010 at 08:27 UTC as 3rd comment

thanks Mikevour, better luck next time!

Direct link | Posted on Jun 5, 2010 at 06:43 UTC as 2nd comment

thanks Inframan for appreciating!

Vittorio

Direct link | Posted on Jun 5, 2010 at 06:36 UTC as 3rd comment

kind words Jezsik! not only the /minestrone/ was fantastic, but /melanzane alla parmigiana/, /zucchine fritte/, /peperoni al forno/ and so on...

Thanks, Vittorio

Direct link | Posted on Jun 5, 2010 at 06:34 UTC as 4th comment

thanks for the kind words and for appreciating my effort.
You point of view may not be shared by the voters in this Challenge but the satisfaction of having received a favourable comment before the end of the voting phase, will remain!
Vittorio

Direct link | Posted on Jun 1, 2010 at 16:26 UTC as 8th comment
On The Sunset Express in the Masterclass: Composition challenge (6 comments in total)

thanks mwfrost04!
Not the best of my Gallery "low light pictures with Lumix G1" (link in a previous reply).

But the only one amongst them whose composition was thought of /before/ capture. And not taylor-made on the picture /after/ capture for the sake of entering this Challenge.

Good enough to be in the first page, fair enough...
Cheers, Vittorio

Direct link | Posted on May 18, 2010 at 21:47 UTC as 1st comment
On The Sunset Express in the Masterclass: Composition challenge (6 comments in total)

Thanks for the kind words Alvatrus! And coming from the Host it's like being on the podium...

Vittorio

PS. it may be of interest to see the rest of the Gallery at:
http://www.zoomview.it/page%20x%20slideshow%203.html

Direct link | Posted on May 18, 2010 at 06:01 UTC as 3rd comment
On The Sunset Express in the Masterclass: Composition challenge (6 comments in total)

thanks for your kind words Steve!

I like the way you corageously cropped the head of the man in Your Entry and the balance between subjects and the subtle selection of textures. Technically it was very much about /Composition/ , perhaps too sophisticated to score high...

Vittorio

Direct link | Posted on May 18, 2010 at 05:53 UTC as 4th comment
On seagull over still lake water in the > canon's best tales ( I ) challenge (19 comments in total)

thanks for appreciating Fl_Gulfer!

Vittorio

Direct link | Posted on May 11, 2010 at 18:18 UTC as 2nd comment
On seagull over still lake water in the > canon's best tales ( I ) challenge (19 comments in total)

Hi Mike,
I will answer to your request of criticism on your /Out Of The Darkness/ Challenge Entry in your thread “I want your opinion about this image” , with a short essay, (not really part of this thread).

Ciao, Vittorio

Direct link | Posted on May 11, 2010 at 10:36 UTC as 4th comment
On seagull over still lake water in the > canon's best tales ( I ) challenge (19 comments in total)

e Grazie!

Vittorio

Direct link | Posted on May 10, 2010 at 20:35 UTC as 6th comment
On seagull over still lake water in the > canon's best tales ( I ) challenge (19 comments in total)

yes, lake viverone is near Biella.

There is a pier, just before the road leaves the lake heading to Piverone, that is always surrounded by gulls, mallards and migrators. Fed by the locals and easy to approach.

That gives a good opportunity to beginners, photographers wishing to test new equipment, to use the pier like a BIF training ground, before going to more serious places.

Cheers, Vittorio

Direct link | Posted on May 10, 2010 at 20:34 UTC as 7th comment
On seagull over still lake water in the > canon's best tales ( I ) challenge (19 comments in total)

thanks akebono for appreciating, and compliments for your photographic style shown in challenge entries!

Direct link | Posted on May 10, 2010 at 14:16 UTC as 10th comment
On seagull over still lake water in the > canon's best tales ( I ) challenge (19 comments in total)

your italian is very good and the words too kind!

your courtesy deserves the full geo-data :-) :

Location: peer on lake Viverone, 45°25'50 N ; 8°02'00 E, 230m ASL
Capture: 13.02.2010 5:28pm, sun sets 5:42pm (winter time)
Bird direction, distance, speed : slow flight towards W-NW , 14m
Camera direction: aimed S
aprox angle between light direction and camera: 45° (no flare)
Weather: clear, dry.

Situation: bird tracked during take-off, single point AF in AIServo, multiple exposure panning from direction S-SE to S-SW, full IS on, handheld, chosen image is one clear of water ripples (the next one unusable due to flare).

Vittorio

Direct link | Posted on May 10, 2010 at 10:58 UTC as 12th comment
On seagull over still lake water in the > canon's best tales ( I ) challenge (19 comments in total)

thanks for finding the right words, and for appreciating!

Compliments for the excellent composition and use of ND filter in your "oncoming storm" .

Vittorio

Direct link | Posted on May 10, 2010 at 09:36 UTC as 14th comment
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