Sunday, June 6, 2010

Bridges Sava Center and the two bridges


With all this stolen photo business, I've been attempting to resize my photos. I cropped this one beforehand anyway, and resized it and it turned out tiny and pixellated. I will get better. Here you see Sava Center, a conference hall complex with two bridges. The one with the cars links part of the old city with New Belgrade and I cross it every day.

Check out other bridges at San Francisco Bay Daily Photo.

20 comments:

NYC In Photographs said...

I like the view of all the different roof tops. Nice photo!

Vladimir Krzalic said...

Dear Bibi,

As one who follows you for at least a year now, I must say that what You've done with the photo is very strange. I'm aware of stealing business.. it happened to me too recently, but there are far better solutions than to destroy image quality in order for someone not to steal it. This also means that we who watch it don't have the opportunity to enjoy it, as pixelization is horrible. Put wattermark on photo or sue everyone that steals your image. Don't ruin such good photos, please :)

I'm looking forward to see another great photo from You!

Your neighbor,

Vladimir

Bibi said...

Hello, Vladimir. Thank you for your comment happy to know you've been enjoying my photos as a silent admirer for over a year. I think what you feel looks strange about this photo is due to the compression that results not from image alteration, but from having used a long lens (300mm), which results in an appearance of flatness of perspective. It was also taken in fairly low light, adding to the grain.

Hope this clears things up.

Tash said...

Fascinating perspective...there is a lot to take in with this photo. The big ad adds a lot of interest too.

Anonymous said...

I don’t see why you should complain about having your photos pinched. You’re the one who takes secret photos of people on buses, in parks or other places, photos of people who, perhaps, don’t want to appear on your blog. Why don’t you ask them first for written permission to publish those photos? Then you could go on about having your photos stolen.

Louis la Vache said...

Bibi, «Louis» linked it for you!

Robyn said...

great view ;)

B SQUARED said...

I think I would find it distracting while I drive. Then again, everything is distracting while driving a Yugo.

Luna Miranda said...

very interesting photo.

Kaori said...

Looks like you're not the only one taking the bridge everyday :D

Gaelyn said...

There is much contrast here between the old and new. Not too bad of quality though. I agree about the watermark addition.

Halcyon said...

This is a cool view. So much going on in this photo!

Luis Gomez said...

Great shot! Amazing view.

Rob said...

Excellent textures here.

I've never understood the idiots who steal photos. Are they that poor of photographers or just plain lazy?

In response to anonymous who seems to believe that theft is OK and permissible and does not understand rules and regulations.

You don't need permission to take photos of people in the street on the bus, etc. Think about all the tourist photos in the world that have people in them. It is silly to think we would need permission from 100's of strangers for a photo of the Colosseum in Rome with all the tourists in front of it.

However, if you plan on selling your photos with people in them, you do need permission and a model release ONLY if the person is the main subject.

Bibi said...

Thanks, Rob. I was just about to write something like that for our anonymous writer. Also, I think it is all right to take photos of persons in public places and post photos (that's still legal here anyway) and post them as long as you don't do this in a mocking way.

Vladimir Krzalic said...

Bibi,
That's true. I've looked into the current legal documents and the translation would be something like: it's legal to shoot photos in public, even with people as main subjects, as long as you are not directly protruding into their privacy, which is then punishable by law.

As for quality, i see that it's a long lens perspective. I'm also a photographer, so i know thing or two, but it seems that photo above lacks quality so much, and after reading the caption, i thought it was resized and then bought back in order to break IQ and thus make it less interesting to steal.
Sorry if i causeed inconvenience.

Bibi said...

Hello again, Vladimir! No inconvenience caused! I know that due to the factors I mentioned (compression, etc.) the photo may look altered, but it was only enhanced with brightness/contrast. Grain, like I said, is most likely due to the low-light.

Hope you'll keep stopping by.

Daryl said...

the contrast of the old with the modern building and its HUGE ad is stunning

Chuck Pefley said...

The quality of your image on screen is just fine, Bibi. No need to apologize.

Is that a wooden bridge across the river?

Bibi said...

Hi, Chuck! The wooden bridge appears odd here, since you can't tell where it really goes. It is actually an old, but still used, railroad bridge. I still can't figure out where the end went on my photo.... Got compressed out, I guess...