Essaouira Roof by wolfy75 (454)
iamback (50) 2007-07-30 10:15
Zero points? no way.
I really like that little pocket of color down there on the little courtyard, in-between all the whitewashed walls - below the blue sky, almost the only other color. And the perspective that so clearly conveys you're on a roof, maybe standing at its very edge.
I don't like the frame though, and I think it would have been better with a little cropped off the left: that little pocket of color is a little distracting from the little courtyard which should draw all attention.
backdrop by leiju (1697)
iamback (50) 2007-07-11 9:14
I really like this view of Shanghai, with the low POV, and the typically ordinary young generation Chinese people!
Unfortunately, the "white sky" seems to have become a common problem in China's big cities - the result of increasing pollution due to burgeoning car ownership; it's exactly the same in Beijing, as I learned after a few visits: a blue sky, or a blue sky with little white clouds, is very, very rare! So in this respect it's a good picture, too, but the white sky merging into the very visible haze gives an aesthetic effect to this image as well.
Excellent! One for the "White skies theme", too.
Backyard garden by nata (488)
iamback (50) 2007-07-03 6:07
How nice to see images one of my favorite cities - but at a different time of year than I know it! I've been in Samarkand three times, but only ever in summer. It looks rather cold now.
Good color (though I agree with yannick that a larger size would help, especially to bring out the details of the splendid decorations), and composition. Slightly tilted though.
Beckhal by MHZ (60)
iamback (50) 2007-07-02 16:07
First of all, welcome to TE! This is an interesting landscape, and your note makes it all the more interesting. It really looks like a good place to stay in the shade, enjoy the breeze and nature. It's all to easy for most of us to forget that even in a country troubled by war and strife, people try to lead normal lives, make day trips, and enjoy nature. Thanks for a welcome reminder and giving a different view of Iraq than we are used to!
One small note: it's a bit overexposed - a little postprocessing would likely correct most of that.