Miskolc XXIX by GyurMaster (3097)
tyro (24298) 2016-05-23 14:03
Hello Gyorgy, This is an absolutely wonderful photograph - and even more impressive now I know that it has been taken with a cellphone! Yes, I think I do see the father and son on the flat roof in the foreground. :) The evening light here is beautiful and I love how the sky is graded from blue at the top to a bright orange/pink at the horizon. And the light on the fašades of the buildings is delightful too. But what is really amazing is the detail and sharpness in this image - who needs an expensive DSLR? Fabulous! Kind Regards, John.
Church Kortrijk XXI by jhm (151322)
tyro (24298) 2016-05-23 13:33
Hello John, You have written a fascinating and informative note about this church of Our Lady, its involved and complex history and its restoration and development. Your photograph is delightful, taken on a glorious summer day in beautiful sunshine beneath a lovely blue sky. Your composition is excellent and I like the presence of the colourfully dressed people at the west end of the church as they add interest and colour as well as a fine sense of scale. Even the bright green chairs in the foreground add nicely to the composition. Glorious light and colours, perfect exposure and, as always, exquisite details and sharpness. Beautiful! Kind Regards, John.
lilac blue by ourania (44208)
tyro (24298) 2016-05-23 13:24
Hello Ourania, A perfect example of how beauty can sometimes be down to sheer simplicity of composition! The pale lilac of this freshly painted door is lovely in itself but the old well used brass handle and lock add interest as also does the rather interesting shadow of the door handle. A lovely strong composition with gorgeous bright light and colours, perfect exposure and absolutely stunning details and sharpness. Fabulous! Kind Regards, John.
L'arbre du Weisshorn by Nicou (139884)
tyro (24298) 2016-05-23 13:08
Bonjour Nicolas, The warm yellow early morning sunlight catching the heights of these magnificent snow covered mountains is stunning as is the contrast of light and shade. The little tree in the foreground is a fine addition providing location and wonderful depth to this inspiring image. Absolutely Beautiful! Kind Regards, John.
What a surprise! by jean113 (4425)
tyro (24298) 2016-05-23 11:49
Hello Jean, Oh damn and blast! I can sympathise with your frustration, Jean: that same thing has happened to me several times and it's infuriating! But I've now learned that it's almost inevitable and so, before finally clicking the "upload" button, I copy the entire text of my note so that if that "invalid query" thing pops up then I can just go to "edit" and paste the whole lot into the box again. Worth a thought. But really, when will they ever get this site fixed? It is no wonder that so many good photographers have left this site. Which is a real shame because I miss those people and I think the concept of the site is wonderful. I wonder what Adam, the original founder of the site, would think of it now? And, of course, I'm certain that the problems can't be unsurmountable - surely someone with some basic knowledge would be able to sort it out quite quickly. Anyway, enough griping for one day. Because your note disappeared off into space, I've done a quick Google and discovered that this amazing painted ceramic floor is in the church of San Michele. It's absolutely gorgeous and it must really have come as a surprise to you if you entered this place not knowing what to expect! And your photograph is excellent too. I can imagine quite how difficult it must have been to lean over the railings and try to include the whole of this complex floor but you have done amazingly well and the light and colours are excellent. Perfect exposure and excellent details and sharpness too. Beautiful! Kind Regards, John. P.S. I await your full note with bated breath! :o) P.P.S. Your note has arrived back to Earth! Well worth the wait too! :o)[+]
Altyn Emel National Park by emka (95029)
tyro (24298) 2016-05-23 9:20
Hi Malgo, What an amazing landscape! This, I suppose is something similar though rather more rugged than what I imagine in my head when I hear Borodin's "In the Steppes of Central Asia" but my imagination takes me to a place perhaps a little more lush and less mountainous. This does indeed appear to be a very rugged landscape, the bare mountains of red and ochre rock making a fine backdrop against a beautiful blue sky while the foreground is made up of sparse vegetation and bare earth. I suspect you could walk for many miles here and see little change in the landscape. A splendid photograph, well composed and with lovely soft light and fine rich colours. Perfect exposure and exquisite details and sharpness. Fabulous! Kind Regards, John.
La Palme d'Or by dta (77049)
tyro (24298) 2016-05-23 7:23
Bonjour Denis, How clever of you to keep this "Golden Palm" from near Cannes until today! And this is a beautiful photograph in which the golden palm leaf really is the "star of the show" as it curves beautifully across the image in front of the rich warm colours of the old stone tower and beneath a deep blue sky. A fine composition with gorgeous rich colours, perfect exposure and exquisite details and sharpness. Beautiful! Kind Regards, John.
Vicolo della Cisterna by Silvio1953 (140660)
tyro (24298) 2016-05-23 6:49
Ciao caro Silvio, I can imagine that this must be a delightful restaurant in which to eat - is the food very good? The oblique lighting coming in from top right is delightful and illuminates the bright flowers at the top of the tower as well as bringing out all the lovely colours and textures of the ancient stonework. And the deep blue sky above is just the icing on the cake! Beautiful light and colours, fine composition and exquisite details and sharpness. Beautiful! Kind Regards, John.
SFOLakeTahoe N124 by npecanhuk (74768)
tyro (24298) 2016-05-23 5:10
Hello Neyvan, An interesting note and a glorious photograph to accompany it! The deep blue sky and the contrasting bright light in the foreground add wonderful depth to this image, the foreground tree and rocks almost leaping out of my monitor! Beautiful light, fine rich colours, a strong composition and exquisite details and sharpness throughout. Beautiful! Kind Regards, John.
Portraits from Cappadoce - XII by mesutilgim (94464)
tyro (24298) 2016-05-23 4:48
Hello dear Mesut, This is very intricate and painstaking work to decorate a pot so beautifully as this! We can clearly see the look of intense concentration on this man's face as he delicately applies the pigment. You have captured this moment perfectly in this fine composition. The colours might have faded a little over the years but your photographic skills were excellent even half a century ago! Wonderful! Kind Regards, John.