A Problem of Narrow Scottish Roads..... by tyro (16748)
MJR (3350) 2014-03-04 2:30
You are taking a short cut ! And at only 14:17 you were not running out of daylight, even in February !
I assumed from your previous post that you had taken the road to the dam at Loch Lyon and returned on THAT little road. Like Craig I have enjoyed touring the area by map, as I often do from these posts. In the event, what with your delay, the longer road might have done you well.
Your photo of course is as well executed as ever, brilliant lifelike colours and perfect exposure and all. ( note the refusal to be drawn into POV or capture or control of the light expressions ! )
And for me, a near tangible feeling of being there, in the mist and mizzle, the wind ruffling the grasses, and moaning around the hillsides. And that road, drawing me on into the sunlight in the valley, just what I like !
St. Mary’s Trumpet Call by mkamionka (28031)
MJR (3350) 2013-08-16 16:13
In my limited experience I would have to agree with you, though I believe traffic is getting serious ? The family are in Przemysl at present, I am to meet them here for a few days at the end of the month.
Carry on luggage means I may have to leave camera of choice at home, but maybe not. I will certainly be clicking away though with something !
You have caught a curious light here! The sky has a greyish tinge to it ? Is that the time of day maybe, or just this screen?
Either way, nice image. Lookout for for my postcard from Krakow..
The Golden Statue Takes My Photo! by tyro (16748)
MJR (3350) 2013-08-15 3:30
I remember well you saying that you felt you always took hte same photograph, and felt you needed to find a way to do something different .
Well, worry no longer !
Timing is all, or maybe the kind statue waited long enough for you to get 'all set up' before she whipped out her old box camera, but whatever, this is a corker !
The killer detail; that Eye !
As to your title, I think perhaps she is actually photographing your companion, or the good looking guy behind you ??? She will be disappointed though, she hasn't taken off the lens cap.
Suffer the Little Children by Noel_Byrne (16219)
MJR (3350) 2013-08-14 2:13
I am sure being in the right place at the right time is half the battle with a great photo, and you certainly caught both with this. After which of course you nailed it with your photography ! Lovely effect with the quasi halo, the cloud adds texture, and even against the light you have found plenty of details in the stonework.
Touching note too, a very sad account.
'57 Chevrolet Bel Air - for Craig by tyro (16748)
MJR (3350) 2013-08-13 3:51
Much as I am loving the sheer convenience of my big zoom, I must say I am feeling a need to join the wide angle club !
And pictures like is why.
While more context in the frame would suit me personally, this is a wonderfully loud shouty kind of image, and is of course, marvellously executed. I guess the aged knees limited the lowness of your camera, as would keeping the 'windshield' in shot, but letting the trees slide out of shot would have be nice ?
I love the absolute clarity of your images John, the near glasslike shinyness you offer, that I merely aspire too. You must share your secrets with me in the Autumn
B.t.b. I am sure I would appreciate my 24-105 more if I corrected the camera's widgetry to suit. Using my new lens makes me even more sure my other lens is not doing as well as it might. I must look up how !
St. Mary's Church, Rydal by tyro (16748)
MJR (3350) 2013-08-10 8:35
This is pretty much beyond the need for words....
So any I use are really only of the nitpicky A.R variety!
Your inspired use of the lamp-post would be Even Better if it bisected the line of the path, and Even Better if the lamp itself did not cross the tree line. I.e, a view point inches left and a foot lower.
But this is something that is not always seen in the viewfinder, so I shall continue to not use words...
There, pretty much word free !!
Rydal Water from the East by tyro (16748)
MJR (3350) 2013-08-08 0:32
The world, or TE at least, has gone mad ! I thought maybe this was a late post and had not attracted many 'views', but no, 106 already. Yet, only three stop by. I know I don't sprinkle the sugar, and have little expectation, but I am surprised here !
This is simply delightful. A truer depiction of our Lakes could hardly be found, but then it does not display sunshine and beaches and other exotica that grab people's attention.
Nevertheless I think it is marvellous, beautifully composed, perfect colouring and sharp as the much overused pin ! Which on reflection must be quite blunt by now, what with all the comparisons it gets summoned to make.
Might I venture it shows the benefits of club membership, or would you equally suppose you find little benefit ? I wonder ?
It seems we swapped locations this w/e last, I was 'doing' the north, completing my missing yellow counties.
I just have to rebook in the archives for two missing from the south, and the mainland is compete...
I am writing this in beta, having followed your link in a forum message with Rosemary..
Tip for the Queen by mkamionka (28031)
MJR (3350) 2013-07-25 3:03
Another yellow click - congratulations ! You have joined the east-west coasts, now to do the north south connection !
My tip - don't waste time with HM, team up with Wills and Catherine, now you both have babes in arms, you could really sort out travel arrangements... ( I did read right to the end ! )
The very subdued colours at first sight disappoint, but are of course quite real for the weather and time of day, so full marks for avoiding any temptation to jazz 'em up. Likewise, the apparent angle of the picture causes a second look, but is probably true too, despite appearances. I ask myself sometimes in these cases, should it be true, and awkward looking, or adjusted slightly to allow the viewer some peace of mind.. Never an easy one.
( Your note was so entertaining, reading to the end was easy btw. )
Popeye Village by mkamionka (28031)
MJR (3350) 2013-07-18 2:32
A special viewpoint, as you suggest.
This is a gorgeous picture, the green of the boat matching the green of the sea just so, and the whole foreground a great foil to the main event, the village. A lucky moment for you, for sure.
This looks in better condition than when I saw it twenty four years ago, perhaps they realise its value to them now.. It was really ramshackle back then.
Your sense of humour is a fun part of your notes !