Fat Albert by mcmtanyel (8235)
kajenn (2414) 2013-03-26 20:57
A beautiful capture of one of my favorite aircraft. The way you've paned the camera gives a "nice clean shot" of the aircraft, while the blurred background is creating the illusion of speed, underlined by the visible motion of the propellers. Beautiful clean colors and I like how you've cropped the image; top and bottom to fit the aircraft, yet leaving space for it to "fly into". Well done!
Crypt... by Fis2 (79806)
kajenn (2414) 2011-10-06 11:02
One of the best shots of this crypt, Krzysztof, that I've ever seen. You've managed the difficult light in a magnificent way. And the sharpness is excellent. Together they even create the illusion of the sarcophagus to be floating in the air. Very well done!
I've taken the liberty to add some of your shots to my theme on the Cathedral of Lund.
"Looooong Vehicle" :-) by fanni (14250)
kajenn (2414) 2011-09-04 19:16
A nice one Elena! You've certainly taken your panorama performance to a higher level. And doing it well. 47 photos and 180 degrees!! What a lovely image of Stockholm and its waterfront. The presentation above is is great in itself, but the final image on your website FTP is breathtaking. I totally understand that a further reduction of the panorama would be harmful to the details and I agree on how you expose it.
I have a panorama image from Kalmar (made from only 11 photos) which I'm not able to upload to TE due to the risk of losing details through high compression. The largest one I've dared to upload is this one, but then there aren't that many details in the original. And you're able to see how I had to "manipulate" the small one for the server to accept it.
So I find your way of presenting the panorama better, as each part is an image in itself. And the whole panorama on your site is a blessing! I admire your patience in shooting the 47 photos and meticulously stitching them together. You've done a great job. Only in one spot am I able to detect a minor flaw and that's only because I made an intense search for it. Very well done!!
I hope you're doing well, Elena, and I'm sending you my best regards from Sweden.
I was on an over night stop to Stockholm from 21st to 22nd of August, helping my daughter move back from Scania. I love that city, so I made time for a minor sightseeing before returning. And your photos make me long to go back - really going back - for a more extensive stay, hopefully in Summer.
Southern Pacific On Cajon Pass by LenKratz (100)
kajenn (2414) 2011-02-28 17:22
Again a striking capture of a cargo train in the desert. I like your low POV and how the train seem to evolve out of the ground. The dominating red front of the engine against this backdrop is appealing and the blur from the exhaust fumes show that it's really working hard. Very well done!
Train And Sky by LenKratz (100)
From Twin Peaks by wilfried (20)
kajenn (2414) 2011-02-20 19:56
I've never been to San Fransisco, but I've seen a lot of photos from this city. A majority of which are: Trams, Golden Gate Bridge, Fisherman's Wharf a.s.o. So it's refreshing to see something else, as San Fransisco is much more than that.
Your upload could be from any American/Canadian/Australian metropolis in my point of view. And that's good, if this makes you add something new or different. So I like how you've included the mountain road with a real hairpin bend in the lower part. This makes the image interesting.
I suppose you've shot this with a wide-angle, which is good for the road and the cars, but not for the far away fog (which is hardly visible) It curves the horizon nicely, but to make "the bend" equal on both sides I would've rotated the image slightly counterclockwise. I sense a slight lean to the right.
Way of the bow by kato (11106)
kajenn (2414) 2011-02-14 17:26
An impressive series of shots, Mikio, where the concentration of the archer is well shown. It's almost possible to follow the ritual movements in preparation for the shot.
I've heard a lot about Japanese archery and how it's executed by the Buddhist monks. Blindfolded, so they won't be swayed by their eyes. The eye that leads the hand...
Bell Tower by finlay (1547)
kajenn (2414) 2011-02-13 16:22
I'm a sucker(?) for Towers, Finlay, and the more peculiar the better. And this one definitely goes into the collection.
You've captured the sturdiness very well and the two different styles of architecture are well shown. Somehow I fancy the bottom to be very British and the top to be more continental Europe.
I like very much that the sky, although gray, show a lot of texture. A step to the left might have excluded the white sign, which is cut, but that's a minor detail. Well done!
Hoa Lo Prison - The Hanoi Hilton by orme (7213)
kajenn (2414) 2010-03-18 16:41
Wo, wo, wo! This was a scary shot, Andrew, opening it was sending chills down my spine. And scrolling it from below, I wasn't quite ready to face the guillotine!! The narrow path - literally a death row - leading up to it is the very essence of claustrophobia. And your shot really mediates that intense feeling of horror. There's only one way out, and that is with your head chopped off! A great shot - very well done!
It seems you're trying to sneak in (on TE) some shots, which are somewhat outside your road often traveled. Showing a more mellow side of Vietnam, rather than the bright sparkling side of Hong Kong (not that Vietnam can't be bright and sparkling or Hong Kong can't be mellow). Anyhow I find it appealing.
Nice to see you back, Andrew. I hope all is well (and I suppose it is) on the Eastern Front. Best regards.
the Aurora style by fanni (14250)
kajenn (2414) 2010-02-22 13:56
A quite astonishing piece of work you've accomplished here, Elena. An amazing vertical stitch of eleven(!) images, which create - as you mention - a slight dizziness. Especially if you look at the large version. I really like it - well done!
As a side note, I find it amusing that you have to go up to Källaren (the cellar) Aurora.
My daughter tells me, that Stockholm is drowning in snow - as well...