On the snow dune by xmerour (91)
PiotrS (443) 2004-11-20 15:32
I really like this for the other worldy feel here... it almost looks like he is standing on some other planet.. a small one, so you can see its curvature. The foreground seems almost detached from the background... maybe because we can see the detail in the snow close up, whereas the clouds are not really clearly defined.
The light is also interesting.. top left feels like the night, top right is like a dawn... again it gives me the feel of a small planet!
Your composition has given the photo a really unusual feel. I like it, and can't fault it!
going somewhere by hilde (188)
PiotrS (443) 2004-10-22 11:49
Wow Hilde... this is great.. I haven't had much time for TE lately, but then I saw this pic.. and I didn't even know it was yours..
I love all the curved lines here, the mountain slopes, the road, the fence, the fields, they all work really well.. and they all lead us to the three boys. And they look so tiny against that big mountain in the background, it looks even bigger because we can't see the top. It's very effective in putting across the enormity of the landscape.
I love the wildness of it, I just need to get you a better scanner :)
Quito in mist by dawekato (2269)
PiotrS (443) 2004-08-24 10:27
That's a wonderful city panorama.. I love the layers of building separated by the mist, I love the way the rising sun illuminates part of the buildings... it's just a shame that the church, which is kind of the main object in the photo does not have more of the sun shining on it, perhaps it is shielded by other buildings..
Great shot, and the mountainous background really gives us a good feel for the environmental setting of the city.
Capela by AJMOA (930)
PiotrS (443) 2004-07-20 18:49
Great.. your silhouette really makes this picture... interesting pose too! It's almost a documentary shot about the life of a photographer... to this extent, you could probably chop off a little bit of sky to really focus the viewer onto your shadow.
Beautiful evening light... good timing... especially to get the shadow in the right place.
fiord by damianof (18)
PiotrS (443) 2004-06-09 17:57
That's a really nice shot pointing into the sun. It really goes well with the white mountains and dark stones in the foreground
I love the use of the wide angle lens, and how the stones frame the picture from the bottom.
Super zdjecie... Witam na TE!
Wild Wild West by nord (152)
PiotrS (443) 2004-06-09 17:34
Nice colours indeed, post a bigger photo, so that we can really appreciate them. Compositionally, you could try putting the house off centre to add a bit more interest to the scene.
You can't really control these things, but if you managed to get some light on the house and/or on the land in front of it, it would have really given the colours a wonderful boost. The light on the house in particular would have the scene great excitement.
Nice pic, I look forward to your next shots!
The Rapids of El CAstillo by twjthornton (1888)
PiotrS (443) 2004-05-02 20:05
I think this is a fantastic shot. The rapids, the poses and expressions of the fishermen, how they are bracing themselves against the current.
It's just a shame that the photo is almost too small to appreciate the detail of the men's faces. For TE size, an interesting crop would be just the two men's faces, but then we miss out all the detail of what they are doing, and the power of the rapids.
Perhaps it could be posted in Panorama format (with a slight crop from top and bottom, which I think would work well to emphasise the main subject of the photo) so that we can a bigger image of the men. It is good that you have included lots of room for the net to fly into.
Another thing you could try is to flip the picture horizontally, so that the man is casting the net to the right. Those used to reading left to right will naturally start at the left of the picture, and a horizontal flip would have the action beginning there.
House under light by ninadev (5377)
PiotrS (443) 2004-02-11 13:26
Ahh yes, I am starting to recognise your style, I knew this was your pic before I even opened the thumbnail.
I love the subtle specs of colour on the house, they work really well against the gently blue sky.
Your composition is excellent also, with the tree enveloping the house with its branches. Very nice!
Fox glacier by lulululu2003 (413)
PiotrS (443) 2004-02-03 15:16
I am going to agree with Luko here, I think this is a great photo, I don't know how I missed it before. I very much like the on-the-road perspective and I really like the fact that you have given the road so much room in your composition, it really helps to lead the viewer in and emphasises the size of the mountains.
It's just a shame you didn't get a better sky, perfect blue would have really given the peaks a nice outline. But hey, you got more than me. When I was at Fox, I couldn't even see the mountains. And I went there twice...
His love - MI 8 by lukasfoto (3078)
PiotrS (443) 2004-02-01 8:40
Super ujecie szeroko-katne. Przez to zbliza widza do tematu, jak rowniez oddaje poczucie przywiazania pilota do helikoptera - to jego zabawka!
Tez mi sie podoba ostre swiatlo i kontrast i to ze helikopter jest wlasnie w cieniu, a pilot oswietlony.
It's a great wide-angle capture. It brings the viewer closer to the subject, and it underlines the closeness between the pilot and his machine.
I also like the hard light and contrast, and the fact that the helicopter is in shadow, while the pilot is well lit.
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