Florence rooftops by rogerl (726)
SnapRJW (18642) 2013-05-17 9:18
Hello Roger - You have captured some good detail in the Duomo and Campanile as they stand proud of the surrounding rooftops. I have done the bare minimum of night shots but long exposures have a tendency to add 'noise' to a shot (even with a low ISO) If you use in camera noise reduction this can compromise sharpening and it is often suggested that noise should be dealt with as part of the PP process (if needed). A really good tripod is essential, locking up the mirror before exposure can help with sharpness as can remote shutter activation.
Your Italy series has been very enjoyable.... until you travel again maybe you must do what I am trying to do in Windhoek; see the city with new eyes. There must be loads of interesting stuff to see in Boston!
Have a lovely weekend Rosemary
Lateran cloister by Romano46 (4714)
SnapRJW (18642) 2013-05-17 8:59
Beautiful quality of light here Romano and so expertly managed. I do like the composition with the FG pillars showing the merest hint of colour and those in the rear contrasting in tone and adding a touch of colour. What could be a confused and busy shot is wonderfully clear thanks to the light contrasts between both layers and your immaculate composition. Top class. Warm regards Rosemary
Arriving at Pt. de Sóller - for Bartek! by tyro (13009)
SnapRJW (18642) 2013-05-17 4:53
Hello John - This is a super square cropped composition, I can easily relate to the passengers who look (I'm sure with delight) at the scene that unfolds as they enjoy a journey on the tram. Overall, I think you have done a good job on your PP here. Having said that, the balance doesn't seem quite right between the interior and exterior of the shot. The interior is top class with a good colour and tonal range and the light well managed. The exterior seems just a tad contrasty with some of the whites blown out. I can quite confidently say that I would be at a loss here and wouldn't have a clue as how to best balance the shot but I suspect that combining 3 exposures created from your original RAW file may be the way to go.... sort of a pseudo HDR. Can you do that in Elements? Might be worth messing about with as the shot is really nicely realised in all other aspects.
Have a lovely weekend
Bells Of Blue by timecapturer (30190)
SnapRJW (18642) 2013-05-17 2:43
If there is anything that transports me back to my childhood and promote feelings of nostalgia and homesickness it has to be images like this Brian. As a child I loved the wild flowers of England, my father used to take me to walk in bluebell woods and to pick primroses and cowslips; today I would give my eyeteeth to be transported to this location. You have captured the sheer magnificence of the bluebell woodland so well. Colours rich and delightful, atmosphere just as I remember. A joy to see. Warm regards Rosemary
Till we meet again.... by Angshu (51174)
SnapRJW (18642) 2013-05-17 2:36
Dear Angshu - You are in for a treat; Turkey is the most wonderful country to visit and I'm sure you will enjoy the sights, sounds and smells as much as we did. Travel safely and enjoy. I shall look forward to seeing your impressions when you get back. This shot epitomizes the wait for the journey to begin and although the ladies transport will be a good deal slower than yours, travel is always accompanied by emotions. Excitement, sadness at saying goodbye, frustration (at all the queues)... the list is endless. A fine DL shot. May your tides turn on schedule and your waiting be short. Rosemary
Factory of Ukuleles by jjcordier (62280)
SnapRJW (18642) 2013-05-16 13:38
Hello Jean Jacques - So colourful and bright and another good shot from this location. Such a simple subject but packed with little details. Through this series you have taken us on a journey as you describe the very nature of Ile d'Oléron and the people who work and reside here. Super! warm regards rosemary
ONE YEAR ON TE - Hello! by mjw364 (3612)
SnapRJW (18642) 2013-05-16 13:23
Wow Mike - Have you been here for a whole year already? I remember when you first signed up to this addictive site and I had a look back in your gallery to your second post, the first I commented on. It was a great shot... still is! I remember then a series of the Bull Ring... also excellent. You started off well and have continued to grow and develop and have become, in my eyes, inspirational in the way you see things. You push the envelope and have begun to develop your own style. Love this one, at least now we all know what you look like :)
Looking forward to the next year!
Warm regards Rosemary
Flowers market by jemaflor (68781)
SnapRJW (18642) 2013-05-16 13:14
Hello Jean - What a wonderful Venetian moment; here we see not only a classic view of the Grand Canal but with the delightful boat laden with flowers. The lilac-coloured hull adds such a lovely colour contrast to the scene. Bright and beautiful and a well caught moment. Warm regards Rosemary