Lanternes chinoises by Sergiom (58617)
Royaldevon (28633) 2014-12-10 11:39
This is the second photograph of Chinese lanterns that I have critiqued, today, and this is equally interesting.
The angled viewpoint is very effective in guiding viewers into the scene, from left to right. The colourful lanterns make strong features against the blackness of the night and make an even stronger impression by way of their mirror-like reflections.
It must have been quite a spectacle.
In the streets of Hanoi by holmertz (40049)
Royaldevon (28633) 2014-12-10 11:32
I can't think of anything better than having your firm pay for such a splendid, holiday opportunity! Oh, I wish ... !
This is such a contrast with our impressions of Vietnam 20 years earlier!! This scene shows a lady relaxed and confident wit her own little sales pitch.
The photograph is vey well composed, the lady well positioned in the frame. I was interested in the details! It appears she has an empty bottle of Johnny Walkers. I wonder if that was to keep her warm!!
My warm regards,
Little Red Hut by tyro (20012)
Royaldevon (28633) 2014-12-10 11:23
Do you remember Pablo Minto?
He used to post photographs from Norway which were often of a 'wild' nature and featuring a red farm building. This photograph reminded me of his work.
I like how you have used the burn, with its sense of movement and its textured rocks, as a most effective guide through the moorland grasses towards the focal hut.
I, also, like how you have filled the frame with the scene. I suspect that the sky was not that interesting and, therefore, there was no point in including it. I am all in favour of cropping the sky if it adds nothing to the overall impact. Your photograph is full of useful details, creating an excellent impression of the nature of South Lanarkshire in winter.
Trondheim Waterfront by ChrisJ (96568)
Royaldevon (28633) 2014-12-10 11:11
A photograph which is full to capacity of images and colours. It is a perfect scene to photograph with so many strong, vertical lines, which seem to go on forever, first in reality and then, as a shimmering reflection.
The details of light and shadow add to this excellent capture.
Goodbye for now, adieu England by mjw364 (7338)
Royaldevon (28633) 2014-12-10 11:05
Adieu to you, Mike.
Australia doesn't sound so far if you say it quickly!
I wish you well on your Antipodean adventure, for it will be an adventure.
I have no doubt that you will wow the Aussies with your wit, your charm and your photographic excellence!
A very fitting farewell photograph.
A holograph that is there but partly disappearing!
My best wishes for a safe journey and a very Happy Christmas,
boats and reflection by COSTANTINO (54383)
Royaldevon (28633) 2014-12-10 1:23
Hello Dear Constantino,
This is like a postcard depicting the beauty of the area. Who couldn't be attracted by the colourful boats and their associated buildings
Your angled shot gives a natural movement across the frame from left to right, giving lots of time to appreciate the shimmering reflections.
Have a lovely day,
Chinese Lanterns by snunney (82487)
Royaldevon (28633) 2014-12-10 1:19
The lanterns are a great attraction and I like how you have shown their importance by the attention of the crowds, some of the figures silhouetted and some illuminated by the colourful lights. Yo have really captured the interest of the moment.
Have a lovely day
Bonfire (2) by CLODO (30044)
Royaldevon (28633) 2014-12-10 1:13
I see this was taken on 5th of November, the traditional night for bonfires in England, to commemorate 'The Gunpowder Plot'. That was the date that plotters attempted to blow up the House of Lords and King James 1st, in 1605.
I like how you have recorded the 'mood' of the moment by silhouetting the figures against the warm glow of the bonfire. The smoke adds that extra, important detail.
Have a lovely day,
Vitraux by papagolf21 (85422)
Royaldevon (28633) 2014-12-10 1:05
It is only when you see the photograph full size that you get the full impact of the coloured rays of light, streaming across the sculpture, like a religious rainbow. It is a remarkable sight and beautifully captured, with just the right amount of sharpness , for this dramatic effect.
Have a lovely day,
Organic by timecapturer (47952)
Royaldevon (28633) 2014-12-10 0:57
The London Olympics was well thought out with much to commend its ideals and commitment.
There is nothing to detract from the simplicity of this shot, as you note, perfectly organic, and with a composition that draws attention to the shape and textures of wood, drawing naturally into a comparison with the living greenery beyond. It's sharp and colourful.
Have a good day,
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