yellow... by nube (360)
geist_21 (664) 2010-06-06 1:37
This is a quite nice photo, I am surprised it didn't get any comment.
Very simple composition, but interesting colour contrast between the vivid colours of the subject and the more subtle colour of the pavement. Good placement of the monk slightly on the left, and excellent crop
Learning by ngythanh (8576)
geist_21 (664) 2009-08-18 4:40
I have a weakness over caligraphy and street caligraphy is no exception. Beijing is a priviledge place for it, since it seems pretty easy to find it in several parks and even in some tourist attractions such as in Beihai Park or in the Summer Palace.
Regarding this photo, it is a very interesting perspective, although we don't see the kid's expression we may easily find his interest. However, and that is why I only give one point, is the appearance of a bit of a foot in the right down corner and the feather ball (i don't know how is it called in English) cropped in half on the left side. For the rest, it is a quite nice shot
opera roof by Ernestch (163)
Venice of the Orient by poocha (606)
geist_21 (664) 2009-05-24 22:12
I am surprised this photo didn't get more attention, as you got a great light in this classic view of Zhouzhuang.
I like especially the reflection on the water and the detail of the red lanterns on the top right. I bet it was a difficult shot to keep the balance between the colours in the foreground and the rising sunlight in the background, but on my view you succeed it.
As a final detail, please not that Zhouzhuang is not part of Shanghai, as you place it here, but it belongs to Jiangsu Province.
Young Gun by robiuk (10807)
geist_21 (664) 2009-01-31 1:59
Very good choice of B&W, look like an old photo, and you played well with the light. I like specially his somewhat absent expression, seeming not so concentrated in what is in front of him but with his look lost somewhere
Dynamics by ambar_81 (673)
geist_21 (664) 2009-01-31 1:53
Great POV and dynamic photo, I would just saturate it a bit more, although like that looks pretty natural.
Just as a curiosity, why your choice for exposure of 1/5? I guess with the speed of the train you could allow a faster shutter speed, and let the train look sharper on the photo
Hands....painting by Jeppo (17639)
geist_21 (664) 2009-01-31 1:50
I like this shot, you made a quite large close up here, what I found a bit bold (I would perhaps zoom out a bit to show more of the surrounding) but works well this way too. Sometimes what the hands/fingersshow is more than what a larger image may show
The Senior Games by drt100 (2053)
geist_21 (664) 2009-01-29 3:16
Very interesting to find this shot, lately I have also been trying to take some shot of Chinese chess theme.
I like this framing you did here, you placed yourself as an observer, and captured nicely the spectators, players and the game itself.
The only negative note I have to point here is about the slight noise in the photo, according the photo info you plubished here, you used an ISO 1600, and usually that is not the best for this kind of shots