Sitting On A Dinosaur's Back by delpeoples (58348)
tyro (25334) 2016-08-29 12:44
Ciao cara Lisa, Being a lot younger than I look, I have to confess that I've never actually met a dinosaur but I can full understand how this amazing rock formation might remind one of what we might believe they looked like. But do some nowadays not believe that many dinosaurs were actually covered in feathers? Anyway, this is a remarkable rocky formation here and it was probably formed a long time before dinosaurs ever existed - and that must indeed make us feel humble. The light on these rocks is just stunning, bringing out all the details and textures so beautifully as well as the little pools of still water sitting on their sculpted surfaces. Your long exposure has smoothed the sea beautifully and I love the pink hue of the sky as the sun disappears below the horizon. Gorgeous light and colours, a fine strong composition, perfect exposure and exquisite details and sharpness. Beautiful! Kind Regards, John.
Al fresco study by willperrett (10908)
tyro (25334) 2016-08-28 16:05
Hello Will, What full blooded bloke would not wish to photograph this most attractive young lady? And you have captured her here perfectly in the most lovely light. In fact, I suspect that the light was possibly really quite harsh but your processing skills and your conversion to black and white have managed to reduce the contrasts beautifully. Your composition is well balanced too with the tall folded sunshade and lamppost nicely filling the height of the frame and with the girl perfectly placed with her books beneath. And a relatively wide aperture has caught her beautifully clear and sharp against a soft and non-distracting background. Beautiful! Kind Regards, John.
By train through southern China by holmertz (53560)
tyro (25334) 2016-08-28 15:45
Hello Gert, Another three fine photographs from your travels in China thirty years ago, two lovely landscape pictures from the train and one of a rather busy station where you could obviously refresh yourself by buying lots of food to sustain you during your day and a half long journey. The villages look delightful although they may well have been lacking in any sort of comforts and the local people in them probably worked very hard for a meagre living. But the landscapes are quite pretty and with lovely colours. As always, a fascinating note. Excellent! Kind Regards, John.
Western Mountains by holmertz (53560)
tyro (25334) 2016-08-28 12:43
Hello Gert, A fascinating note and a group of lovely photographs to accompany it. We did, of course, see your previous photo but the other two workshop pictures really do set the scene for your main post here. I particularly like the picture of the fishermen. I can fully understand why you didn't get many pictures if you were struggling through narrow tunnels and along narrow ledges with precipitous drops below - but this main one is a fine photograph of this little temple which, indeed, seems to be crammed with tourists too. And all photos are excellent considering that they have been scanned from old Kodachrome slides. Wonderful! Kind Regards, John.
Manhattan Bridges part 1.1 by alvaraalto (14042)
tyro (25334) 2016-08-28 12:24
Hello Rob, I can imagine that this is a view which many photographers here would have thought it best to avoid - far better to concentrate on taking what they might think were more attractive scenes - but they would have been wrong. Here you have excelled at producing a fine "graphic" image - which you do so well - from what might be thought very "ordinary" items - a red fence and girders and a distant view partially obscured by wire netting. But it all "works" so very well to provide a well composed photograph with strong lines, strong colours, perfect exposure and excellent sharpness - but, above all, instant appeal! Fabulous! Kind Regards, John.
Street Feet Tow Path Beat~~~ by casperduppy (1686)
tyro (25334) 2016-08-28 12:08
Hi Casper, This is truly an inspired shot! Many of us wouldn't even think of taking a photograph in such adverse lighting conditions - but that would have been our loss! I love the way the long shadows of the legs of the person walking towards you from the sun seem to go on forever while that fabulous golden glow strikes up from the pavement and lights the cyclist on the right. A brilliant photograph, clearly showing the heat of the sun on this day in London. Fabulous! Kind Regards, John.
In a hurry by jean113 (5093)
tyro (25334) 2016-08-28 11:38
Hello Jean, Yes, she certainly is in a hurry, so much so that she's forgotten to put on her clothes - but I really do like how you have managed to include the "Way In" sign and how she appears to be running right for that open doorway! Very well seen and very well taken too. And, looking through the window, I see that there appear to be other statues in there too - perhaps she is hurrying to meet up with them. An amusing shot, very well taken and with good light and colours and excellent details and clarity. Brilliant! Kind Regards, John.
Putting Cullen on the TE Map by macjake (68488)
tyro (25334) 2016-08-28 11:32
Hi Craig, Sad to say, I don't think I've ever been to Cullen though my cousin once lived there for a time. This is a beautiful photograph, definitely enhanced by the presence of the couple on the bench in the foreground - we automatically tend to follow their gaze across the bay to the railway viaduct and the large rocks in the distance. The houses just seem so neatly arranged in this little town as we look down upon them. Lovely light and colours, perfect exposure and, as always, exquisite details and sharpness. Lovely! Kind Regards, John.
Cold summer by lousat (92076)
tyro (25334) 2016-08-28 11:27
Ciao caro Luciano, It sounds like your trip to Iceland was a wonderful one! And this is a spectacular shot of these icebergs in this lagoon. I love the way a greenish light seems to appear from under the water around the bergs and that same light is beautifully reflected off the tops of them too. Beautiful light and colours, a fine composition and exquisite details and sharpness, as always. Beautiful! Kind Regards, John.
Postcard from Dubrovnik by mkamionka (37241)
tyro (25334) 2016-08-28 9:47
Hi Mariusz, Like you, I'm not really a fan of HDR either but, to be honest, I've never really tried it and I think the reason that HDR gets such a bad name is that so many times we see HDR which has been wildly "overdone" so that light and colours become unbelievable. But in this case you have done your HDR work very subtly and expertly and certainly not "overcooked" it at all. Taken at just the right time during the magical "blue hour", your photograph has a lovely mixture of natural and artificial lighting and I love the soft sheen on the surface of the water brought about by an extended exposure. Gorgeous light and colours, fine composition and exquisite details and sharpness. Beautiful! Kind Regards, John.
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