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« on: August 14, 2011, 09:38:42 AM »
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« Reply #1 on: August 14, 2011, 11:54:28 AM »
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Jeremy

It's a very nice formal architectural interior. Very well composed, excellent (and tricky) exposure, and the perspective is perfectly corrected. Either you used a shift lens, or did a bit of work on it in post. My one niggle is the candelabra, which you could do nothing about - I find it a little distracting.

Where is it? A big - make that a very big - country house, I would guess, something like Chatsworth.

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« Reply #2 on: August 14, 2011, 01:11:05 PM »
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Yes, very nicely done.

Of course you could get rid of the candelabra with some combination of the clone stamp and the content-aware fill in CS5. Might not take more than a few hours...

But it doesn't bother me as much as it does John (who is a perfectionist as we all know).

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« Reply #3 on: August 14, 2011, 01:19:54 PM »
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That light fixture belongs in a very much smaller space. I'd take it out in a heartbeat.
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« Reply #4 on: August 14, 2011, 01:50:34 PM »
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Thanks! I think it would take me a lot longer than a heartbeat to remove the chandelier but I'll give it a go when I have some time.

It's a three-shot vertical stitch, 5D2 in landscape orientation, hand-held, 24-105 zoom at 80mm. The only post-processing, apart from the usual tweaking in Lightroom, was using the vertical lines tool in Autopano Pro.

Looking at it now, I wish I'd moved just a fraction to my right, to avoid the vertical bright line in the doorway. Should I remove it, do you think? (it would be easier to deal with than the chandelier!).

The Château de Versailles is a pretty big house, yes. Louis XIV was jealous of his finance minster's shack and ordered something "100 times bigger": 700 rooms, 69 staircases, etc, etc (no bathrooms, which apparently made the odours less than entirely pleasant but didn't prevent a prodigious amount of bed-hopping). There are vast quantities of gilt. It is perhaps the archetypal monument to the triumph of money over taste, but even so, it has the odd quietly beautiful area: this one is off the main entrance hall. Parts of the gardens are very pretty.

One tip: don't even think of making the mistake I made by visiting the place in August. Very hot and far, far too many people.

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« Reply #5 on: August 14, 2011, 04:32:48 PM »
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I noticed the vertical white line but didn't think it a defect. Without it the viewer might think the doorway was simply a recess in the wall. The white line shows that there is something out there, but it is narrow enough that you (or at least I) don't miss the absence of detail.

I almost got to Versailles a few years ago. Maybe next time. But definitely not in August!

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« Reply #6 on: August 15, 2011, 09:13:22 AM »
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Jeremy, It's a fine piece of architectural photography, candelabra and bright door line included. Don't change it.
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« Reply #7 on: August 15, 2011, 12:11:54 PM »
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Jeremy, It's a fine piece of architectural photography, candelabra and bright door line included. Don't change it.

ditto.
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« Reply #8 on: August 15, 2011, 07:24:11 PM »
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ditto.
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« Reply #9 on: August 15, 2011, 08:45:40 PM »
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Looking at it now, I wish I'd moved just a fraction to my right, to avoid the vertical bright line in the doorway. Should I remove it, do you think? (it would be easier to deal with than the chandelier!).
Very nice composition and lighting! Depending upon how it feels in your print, you might consider lowering the line's brightness (and that of its reflection on the floor), if not cloning it out completely. For me it does pop out a bit as an interloper -- not at first view, but upon study.

To me, as a fan of formality, it would be worth the labor to lose the chandelier.
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« Reply #10 on: August 16, 2011, 02:48:58 PM »
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The first thing that I notice is the perfect exposure and all the detail. Combined with a strong composition it is a lovely photo as is Jeremy. 
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