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Warsaw by charcoalfeather Warsaw by charcoalfeather
Old picture taken with Panasonic (Model: DMC-FX3) in Warsaw, Poland, 2010. :iconeternalwinters: knows where I'm talking about.

I gave it a pseudo-HDR effect on Dynamic Photo HDR.

The camera was not very good, so yeah, the sky is really grainy.
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charcoalfeather Featured By Owner Jan 13, 2015  Hobbyist General Artist
Thanks so much for your detailed comment!

I actually think the grainy sky (in retrospect; I was dissatisfied with the graininess when I first posted this) adds to the atmosphere, since quite a number of people mentioned this looks like a recoloured old photo, almost. So in a way, the graininess isn't an issue, and that's not only because of the fact the buildings and street are the main focus.

Ah, yes, the telephone line. To be honest, I had totally forgotten about it until you mentioned it, but yes, I didn't edit it out (mostly because I didn't really know how to use the clone brush back then and I was scared of messing the whole picture up). 

Same here--I haven't really taken any serious photos since 2013 or 2012. 
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RachelMcCoy Featured By Owner Jan 14, 2015  Professional General Artist
Oh, good point on the graininess. After a little thought I think I know what makes it feel out of place at all: it's simply that it's only the sky is grainy, and nothing else... maybe a little graininess elsewhere would help tie it together and keep the sky from feeling so apart from everything else in that respect. :)

Ah, I love bringing up past things? :XD: The clone brush has become my best friend when it comes to my sketches - especially since my scanner is kinda dying on me. ^^; I have to fix a lot of places initially. Good way to get some practice in with the brush though.
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charcoalfeather Featured By Owner Jan 14, 2015  Hobbyist General Artist
Haha, yes, you're right! 

I need to practice more with the clone brush. 
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PictureOnProgress Featured By Owner Sep 16, 2014  Hobbyist General Artist
Ah, that seems like a nice city :D Very polished.
I'm pretty neutral about the effect, though. Did you use it because the colours seemed mute?
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charcoalfeather Featured By Owner Sep 16, 2014  Hobbyist General Artist
Yeah, I added it because the original picture was kind of grey and blurry. There was a lot of smog that day. And Warsaw was cold even in mid to late August, when I was there back in 2010. It was rainy the couple of days I went there.
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PictureOnProgress Featured By Owner Sep 16, 2014  Hobbyist General Artist
And you wanted it to look vivid and warmer :la:
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charcoalfeather Featured By Owner Sep 16, 2014  Hobbyist General Artist
Pretty much xD 
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PictureOnProgress Featured By Owner Sep 16, 2014  Hobbyist General Artist
Sounds very legit :nod:
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LouisDauphin Featured By Owner Dec 21, 2013  Hobbyist Photographer
Magnificent picture! Especially the colours!
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charcoalfeather Featured By Owner Dec 21, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
Thank you!
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LouisDauphin Featured By Owner Dec 21, 2013  Hobbyist Photographer
No prob!
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vahu Featured By Owner Jul 27, 2013
Well, the place is nice, framing also... but quality is awful. I'm not sure if pseudo HDR helps here. Many people like when colours are oversaturated and photo is contrasted... I don't, and I will say that nice place makes 75% of this photo.
Regards
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charcoalfeather Featured By Owner Jul 27, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
Thanks for the feedback! Yes, the quality is quite poor, and it was made even more obvious because of the fake HDR effect, which I applied mostly as a experiment because at the time when this photo was submitted, I was still at the stage when I liked slapping effects on things. Yet, it was amusing to me that this same piece would become so popular--well, like you said, a lot of people like bright colours! I haven't used the fake HDR thing in ages. 
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daxusx Featured By Owner Apr 13, 2012
very good work!
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Field-Of-Roses Featured By Owner Mar 28, 2012  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Wonderful shot~!
My grandmother used to live in Warsaw,and I plan on visiting it some day!:la: Looks very beautiful <3
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arualcat Featured By Owner Jan 31, 2012
Good pick!
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charcoalfeather Featured By Owner Jan 31, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
:bow:
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hoshizumi Featured By Owner Jan 28, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
This looks really good. Good job!
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charcoalfeather Featured By Owner Jan 29, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
Thanks!
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Dinsku-chan Featured By Owner Jan 8, 2012
Really nice! :)
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charcoalfeather Featured By Owner Jan 8, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
Thanks.
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Dark-Lady-Sizuka Featured By Owner Jan 8, 2012  Hobbyist Photographer
Very nice photo :) Makes you want to go there :)
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charcoalfeather Featured By Owner Jan 8, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
:bow:
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oro-elui Featured By Owner Jan 7, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
:clap:
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charcoalfeather Featured By Owner Jan 7, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
:bow:
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eternalwinters Featured By Owner Jan 7, 2012  Student Digital Artist
Heh...good job man. It looks stunning, like a recolored old photograph. 8D
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charcoalfeather Featured By Owner Jan 7, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
Wow, thanks! I still can't believe this made it to the first page yesterday night.

I think you should have this picture too, since you were there.
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eternalwinters Featured By Owner Jan 7, 2012  Student Digital Artist
I know! That's pretty awesome))

Maybe, I still have to look through them. xD;;
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charcoalfeather Featured By Owner Jan 7, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
Gosh, you still haven't looked through them?
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eternalwinters Featured By Owner Jan 7, 2012  Student Digital Artist
I've sort of looked through them, but not seriously. I have a bad habit of forgetting things like that.
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charcoalfeather Featured By Owner Jan 7, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
Wowzorz.
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zutto6669 Featured By Owner Jan 7, 2012
Amazing^^ :heart:
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charcoalfeather Featured By Owner Jan 7, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
Thanks.
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zutto6669 Featured By Owner Jan 7, 2012
I'm from Poland ^^
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Angie-Pictures Featured By Owner Jan 7, 2012
Fantastic picture!
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charcoalfeather Featured By Owner Jan 7, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
Thanks.
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Angie-Pictures Featured By Owner Jan 7, 2012
It’s my pleasure! :hug:
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Caladhiel-Isilwen Featured By Owner Jan 7, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
Love it :)
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charcoalfeather Featured By Owner Jan 7, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
Thanks.
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BlackWinterSakura Featured By Owner Jan 6, 2012  Student General Artist
I PREDICTED IT!!! X3 HDR! I saw this when i first got on DA, looked at it and said "that was done with HDR!" and sure enough, it was! x3 BAHAHA! It looks SPECTACULAR! x3 I LOVE it!
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charcoalfeather Featured By Owner Jan 6, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
Thanks!
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xXtHeNoTeBoOkXx Featured By Owner Jan 6, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
I will make it your capital! :iconpolandplz:
Haha, great shot!
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charcoalfeather Featured By Owner Jan 6, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
Thanks!
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Yagamiseven Featured By Owner Jan 6, 2012
Looks great
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charcoalfeather Featured By Owner Jan 6, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
Thanks.
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Elessar91 Featured By Owner Jan 6, 2012  Hobbyist Photographer
nice pic
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charcoalfeather Featured By Owner Jan 6, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
:bow:
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