A Prayer for the Dead by Noel_Byrne (25308)
Highmountains (2255) 2013-12-08 8:32
You have tried to explain your preference for cemeteries because of the places having calm and beauty, along with the large number of sculptures and statues. I agree.
However, there is also another aspect - and that is of documentation. This is absolutely necessary. It is only by such record-keeping that we would be able to preserve a very important part of our ....
As a photograph, you click at very early hours and hence catch such statues and sculptures in a silhouette. You also get overwhelmingly beautiful skies. This is a beautiful photograph of the woman in prayer. You have kept the sun where most of us would have tried to avoid direct sunlight. This has resulted in shafts of light that falls on the graves, adding to the beauty of the photograph.
Thanks for sharing, Noel.
The Fountain of Neptune by snunney (85703)
Highmountains (2255) 2013-12-08 7:47
It is a beautiful statue and the surroundings are actually peaceful and quiet.
And I would have liked Stephen to explain the significance of the building in the background and the piazza where he stood to take this beautiful photograph.
Piazza Maggiore may not be one of the most famous piazzas, but personally - it was one of the prettiest. It has a mood of its own. I am happy that the photograph shows people sitting alone in contemplation below the statue.
The photograph has been taken in the shade and it adds to the contemplative nature of this place.
Thanks for sharing, Stephen.
Big Shoes to Fill by SnapRJW (31613)
Highmountains (2255) 2013-12-08 7:26
RIP Nelson Mandela.
We in India have quite a different perspective on this giant of a man, than how he is viewed in the west.
The Boots are really really big to fill - too big for any good man of stature in world politics today.
It is a fantastic indicator that in front of those solid big boots would be the feet of the future - the children on whom the world has hope and faith.
And forget the 'grey'. the B/W photograph is so very symbolic. The idea - so powerful.
Thanks for sharing, Rosemary.
How the birds see Munich ! by mesutilgim (86112)
Highmountains (2255) 2013-12-08 6:58
Great that you found this fantastic position. Hence the great perspective.
Excellent clarity and sharpness - right from the roof down to the people in street below.
The colours are bright and quite saturated.
There seems to be a gathering in front of the monument in the foreground. There are a lot of details to admire and appreciate. Why don't more people wear more colourful tops - here most people wear black and a few people with red ....
Thanks for sharing, Mesut.
The Linesman by delpeoples (53419)
Highmountains (2255) 2013-12-08 6:44
I am sure, Lisa, that this photograph is much more than the fascinating sculpture of the Linesman.
Though, the Linesman happens to be the central subject of the photograph, more so by being of the foreground, I am sure most viewers would be attracted by the wonderfully contrasted architecture across the river.
I have seen photographs of those buildings as the main subject, but here, the perspective is different and placed behind the Linesman, gives a different dimension. Wonderfully composed, Lisa.
I am particularly impressed by the clarity and sharpness of the modern building with the glass facade,
and the shine and polish of the Linesman and the beautifully captured patch of reddish brown leaves.
I would have thought that the railings would be a hindrance, but here you have taken good advantage of it.
The light has been excellent and here the colour and shimmer of the river is inspiring.
Thanks for sharing, LIsa.
Being ‘Hooked’ by Angshu (56066)
Highmountains (2255) 2013-12-02 23:59
As usual, the clarity and sharpness is absolutely fine. However, here your positioning and composition is stunning.
You have caught the 'hookers' mood spot on.
The photograph meanwhile fishes for scenes that are popular tourists attractions and captures them with elan !
The Yeni Camil looks very elegant and the colours have depth. We see this mosque from above the fisherman's line. This is what appeals to my senses.
Thanks for sharing, Angshu, its a thematic beauty.
Stained glass windows by jjcordier (77014)
Highmountains (2255) 2013-12-02 23:50
Excellent light management and compact presentation.
Stained Glass windows are always very attractive, but the compactness of your composition is truly amazing.
The absolute black of the frames and the sharpness of the glass paintings indicates how patient you have been in presenting it.
Thanks for sharing, Jean.
Waiting! by jjcordier (77014)
Highmountains (2255) 2013-12-02 23:46
Absolutely fascinating !!
The geometric wall and stairs is well captured. The angle creates a surreal aura.
The waiting lady is set slightly above the centre of the right hand border. The black dress is a contrast that gives the photograph its essence.
Great POV and composition.
The border framing with deep black line is appropriate.
Thanks for sharing, Jean.
Sunny afternoon on the beach by snunney (85703)
Highmountains (2255) 2013-12-02 3:41
With the winter approaching, shots like these warm our bodies and souls.
A beautiful panorama that captures a few well located buildings on the left and a cluster of buildings with a lot of greenery from an area on our right, jutting out into the sea.
In between we find the warm sands and the sunbathers.
The photograph is clear and sharp, and well composed.
Thanks for sharing, Stephen.
Forest of masts, Tel-Aviv marina by ikeharel (58929)
Highmountains (2255) 2013-12-02 0:27
The vertical lines created by the multitude of masts indicates how busy the harbour is. The horizon gets covered by the masts, but the yellow buildings below the horizon on the right add variety to the photograph.
The details of the boats have been well captured.
Tel Aviv is a city that I have heard and read so much about that I plan to see it some day. These photographs actually keep me encouraged and interested.
Thanks for sharing, Ike.