In for the Kill..... by tyro (13585)
MJR (3214) 2013-06-04 4:01
The trouble with thee and mee is we are both a tad too self deprecating, though at least in my case it is valid...
This is wonderful !
Fully open wings, careful timing to minimise motion, and of course beautifully exposed and coloured. There is a slight motion blur here and there, but its flying for gawds sake !
Sadly, to get this prelanding pose you have had to include the handler's hand, which spoils the imagery, but it does add the air of realism to the shot, that is to say, a tame situation, not a wild one. The head and eyes are spot on, which say a great deal about your preselection of FP, esp given the f4.5 of choice.
( I wonder whether your WS picture would stand a bit more cropping, and create a very wholesome portrait, with no hand, or feet, in sight. A pano proportion, and then you could post a large image too ! )
No doubt about it, John, your note is too dismissive of your efforts. And, of course, if we only do today what we did yesterday, we will only do the same again tomorrow, and how dull would TE meets be then ?!!
Tay Rail Bridge from Wormit II by tyro (13585)
MJR (3214) 2013-05-24 13:15
Thanks for your comments on my Tay Bridge earlier. It is prosaic for sure, but it 'does what it says on the tin'. That day certainly the light elevated it somewhat, the sawtooth patterns being quite entertaining. The eye of course sees them in context, the camera tends to see only the detail. Even the zoomed out view does not give the same effect as on the day.
And no, I did not see HMS Unicorn. Though I am now pleased to know about her for next time. I see ont' web she is very much a sister ship, leastways broadly the same class, as HMS Trincomalee, moored at Hartlepool. This we have been around, and though she suffers for her conversion to museum, there is much that is still authentic to appreciate.
I had not heard the expression 'in ordinary' before, so am pleased to know that. And, she must be the slowest ship ever, just 500 miles in 189 years !
But not least, I find in linking to this image of yours in my Dundee post, I had not passed comment before. I have to say it was this photo that made me be sure to visit Dundee on this trip, apart from any aspirations of yellowness; I saw this post probably 2 years ago, and it has been on my mind ever since. I guess the weather/light was much the same on both occasions, as you have captured, rather more expertly, much the same effects here as did I in mine. You have the benefit of the close up, with all the attendant detail, and a more pleasing image for it. I of course needed to be shooting from the north shore for the yellow ! But more posts to follow !
Now I just need a longer trip here to do more justice to other sights, like Unicorn, and the Lightship.
On Golden Pond by delpeoples (45717)
MJR (3214) 2013-05-24 1:42
One sunrise - two perfect views !
Still a rare visitor these days, was determind today to grab a moment to whizz through the new posts gallery, and stumbled over this pair.( this and malgos later post )
Gorgeous, but you deserved it after such an early start ! I think we don't much sun these days up north, but to be fair am never around at this hour to be sure ! As ever your long exposure expertise has produced a superb waterscape, and beautifully lit subject matter.
Malgo seems to have had a ball with you all down south, though her recent post suggests perhaps not quite the tripod convert you allude to !
Moving statue by mkamionka (24808)
MJR (3214) 2013-05-24 1:32
A near universal aspect of your posts is the glorious weather you seem to find wherever you go ! Contrasted to my experiences in the same places, you would think they were a different planet !
Nicely proportioned, as ever, with a frame full of interest, with note to match.
Apart from recognising the view, (obviously ! ) the splash of red you neatly contrived to have in frame caught my eye; my past company used to make these vehicles, a distinctive outline that never fails to catch my eye, 16yrs later !
Before sunrise by emka (59010)
MJR (3214) 2013-05-24 1:25
Tripods ! Sometimes you hate 'em, sometimes you just can't do without them !
Beautiful morning shot, possible only with a tripod, but one you must be very pleased with. ( for your Sony a desktop sized tripod would be strong enough ? )
Beautiful colours, lovely reflections, great proportions and of course, THAT view.
Flowers of Love by Ricx (13453)
MJR (3214) 2013-05-24 1:22
I CAN smell it - gorgeous !
Hope it lasts for a day or two longer..
Fine composition, showing that even the most fundamental rules are in fact, only guidelines... A picture, split in half ?! At least the obligatory splash of red conforms to the norm.
Dryburgh Abbey by tyro (13585)
MJR (3214) 2013-05-23 2:16
Have 'stolen' an hour this morning for Trek Earth!
A wonderful shot of spring, the two pinks of the blossom and the stone working harmoniously together.
It is sad to see these great buildings reduced to such a state, but at least we are now able wander and wonder at what was.
( I was alarmed to read you were 'cut short', I can see there would have no plumbing in such a ruin, but under a cherry tree ??? )
The Fragility of Life by Noel_Byrne (8073)
MJR (3214) 2013-05-23 1:51
A fine juxtapostion of the old and new. And a fascinating note to explain it all, as without it would have been confusion !
You have provided a fine palette of greys, topped with a brilliant blue sky. I like the neatly positioned 'tree' to the BR, countering the arc of the tower in the opposite corner.
Not sure about all this abstract representational stuff myself, I err to the top left corner personally, but this all makes for an interesting composition.
Morris Garages by tyro (13585)
MJR (3214) 2013-04-27 4:18
Not sure about the car, hmm, well ok, but love the photo !
You have worked wonders with all your knobs and whistles, bells and flutes and come up with a real gem.
Love the starlights on the chrome detail.
Sorry to be brief, but leaving for the Western Isles in only two hours !
PS must look out my Dad's old AA badge, I have it somewhere. If it could ever look this good !
this post may get binned because of your marvellous self portrait in the OS wing !!
Whats happening in York? by Ricx (13453)
MJR (3214) 2013-04-23 2:23
Art or humour, hard to tell. but it certainly sorts the men from the boys .... Maybe this is what my Mum always used to refer to as lavatory humour.
Hum, thats a blast from the past. These days its blue, or just plain crude, or common. Or all too common, depending on your point of view !
And I know keep your Canon with you at all times, but what were you expecting to photograph here !
Never-the-less a whimsical post; in the circumstances of hard lighting and lack of much space to work. Your 17-40 might have helped a bit; ( presumably you felt no need to take a macro lens ? )