Joan Crawford says... by holmertz (50762)
Highmountains (2674) 2015-09-18 12:49
Absolutely fascinating shot. Joan Crawford at a museum in Vienna - that's a big surprise... But the composition is certainly enhanced by the appearance of the unsuspecting lady. This 'surprise' is - if I may say - a masterstroke. The walls and the angles created by it add a modern contemporary style to the photograph. The lady, who has now become a model and JC break away from the angular lines to normal curves. The shadows with the colours in the soft shadow completes the series of surprises that constitutes the fascinating showpiece. Essentially I do not see any difference from your other photographs - all of which tell a certain story. I see the same here, albeit in a different construct. Thanks for sharing, Gert.
Vitré by carlo62 (45756)
Highmountains (2674) 2015-09-18 12:31
Fascinating perspective - almost like on a low camera. The wide open pathway that covers the foreground provides a medieval aura to the photograph. The facade of the houses on the left and the huge fort like structure on the right is the subject of the photograph and is at the center. The top part is of the sky, that has been done away to preserve the details of the houses. A few people walking down the alley adds to the liveliness of the photograph. Thanks for sharing, Carlo.
Place d’Armes, Montreal by snunney (96721)
Highmountains (2674) 2015-09-18 11:10
Wonderful variety of colours. The huge buildings have a history of their own and the architecture reflects of the time, where the elegance bridges the old and new styles. Well chosen perspective and the POV does well to capture those sunny facades. Thanks for sharing, Stephen.
Three Horses VII by jhm (150726)
Highmountains (2674) 2015-09-18 10:59
Lovely colourful photograph reflecting on the past with this bright yellow carriage and the men & women dressed in formal party wear. The deep grey of the asphalt road, and the various shades of green in the background add to the variety of the photograph. The whole milieu and ambiance of the main subject in the photograph is lovely. Thanks for sharing, John
Porticcio by papagolf21 (98558)
Highmountains (2674) 2015-09-18 10:46
That's a beautifully shot islet. The contrasting blues of the sky and the water is wonderfully captured. The brown island has a sprinkling of green at the top, and there is a sort of a dark shadow on the water below the land mass. Lovely place to be, Philippe, and thanks for sharing.
~ intensity ~ by abmdsudi (52353)
Highmountains (2674) 2015-09-18 10:39
Rich variety of deep colours, lovely sharpness and contrast - especially that whitish cream shroud over her upper body. The eyes look questioningly at the camera and there is a sense of polite nobility and pause in her expression. Wonderful timing and choice of focus - in the faded background, which is inconsequential in contrast to the relevance of the portrait and the attitude it reflects. Thanks for sharing, abmdsudi.
Postcard from Vienna by holmertz (50762)
Highmountains (2674) 2015-09-13 1:14
Beautiful weather - blue skies with a few white clouds. Bright day. The panoramic view gives us a fine idea of the vastness of the place. Most people think of Vienna as just huge buildings with brilliant architecture. And the idea of having the sphinx in the foreground which contrasts with the well spread-out gardens and lawns and then, the church and the red roofed house. Thanks for sharing, Gert. Have a wonderful weekend.
The Horse and Castle by Noel_Byrne (30071)
Highmountains (2674) 2015-09-13 0:44
Old, traditional, rural festivals are things we are loosing fast. This photograph is significant for two major reasons - Firstly, after a long time, am I looking at a photograph of a group of people without a Cell-Phone at hand. Secondly, none of them are formally dressed. the man on horseback has a very 'open' smile. The couple watching him have an air of peaceful casualness about them. The Castle and the huge gate in the background actually imposes on the viewer a sense of history and the days gone by ! Lovely clouds - grey and white.... It wouldn't make much of a difference if it started to drizzle. The folks would have gone about their 'business' as usual. Thanks for sharing the photograph and an interesting historical note, Noel.
Sit & Sort, Stand & Stomp by macjake (66510)
Highmountains (2674) 2015-09-13 0:33
Dried Indian Chilli looses much of its sting, but does add a deep flavour and a nice colour to the food. And they are expensive. Lovely photograph of a part of our daily lives in India. The rows of chilli spread for drying did offer a fascinating photo opportunity. Thanks for sharing, Craig.
Zalazak sunca na krovu kuca by pajaran (59041)