Tramonto sui cipressi by carlo62 (45782)
tyro (24030) 2016-04-29 16:15
Ciao caro Carlo, Wow! What a fantastic sky! the blaze of colours here is stunning and you have captured it perfectly in this lovely shot. How wonderful that you managed to take this just as you were heading home! I particularly love the soft mist as it lies over the distant hills. Beautiful! Kind Regards, John.
St. Paul's Reflection by alvaraalto (9464)
tyro (24030) 2016-04-27 0:33
Hello Rob, This is a delightful photograph, very well seen and very well taken! I love how the historic and iconic St. Paul's Cathedral is captured in the reflections of this very modern shiny sculpture. I tried a similar trick last year too but with the big metal "balls" in St. Peter Street just a few metres from here but my "balls" weren't as shiny and the photographs were a disaster! It is wonderful how the convex surface of the sphere essentially makes a wide-angle lens and so gives you an enormous depth of field. Your image is very well composed, the light and colours are excellent and the details and sharpness exquisite. Bravo! Kind Regards, John.
Otricoli, porto fluviale by Silvio1953 (139811)
tyro (24030) 2016-04-26 23:57
Ciao caro Silvio, You have written a fascinating note about the ancient history of this place and given us a beautiful photograph accompany it! Your composition is exceptional, the curving smooth river leading our eyes through woodland into the distance beneath a lovely sky while the bright red poppies make a stunning foreground feature and remind us that spring is now upon us. Gorgeous light and colours, perfect exposure and exquisite details and sharpness. Beautiful! Kind Regards, John.
Siamo rimasti in tre by carlo62 (45782)
tyro (24030) 2016-04-26 23:49
Ciao caro Carlo, I love this picture! I like the narrow road running beneath a canopy of overhanging trees and eventually disappearing over a hill in the far distance, but it is the presence of the three horses and riders in the foreground which really strengthen the composition and help to lead our eyes along this narrow country lane. Lovely light and colours and perfect exposure. Beautiful! Kind Regards, John.
Per le vie di Chiusi by carlo62 (45782)
tyro (24030) 2016-04-26 23:44
Ciao caro Carlo, A fascinating note about the ancient and troubled history of this place and a beautiful photograph to accompany it! I love these narrow streets with the high buildings on either side and you have captured this one perfectly in a fine composition. The light is beautifully soft, the colours natural but rich and your exposure is perfect. Beautiful! Kind Regards, John.
A Pier For A Prince by delpeoples (57264)
tyro (24030) 2016-04-26 23:37
Ciao cara Lisa, What a fascinating note but the history seems a bit off-beat to me. Unless I'm thinking of some other Edward, Prince Edward (eldest son of Queen Victoria) had become King Edward VII in 1901 on the death of his mother and he himself had died in 1910 before this pier was built. Anyway, no matter, for this is a stunning photograph! You may say that this place is a photographer's dream to shoot but I doubt if many photographers could come away with so impressive a shot as this. I love your bold and strong symmetrical composition but, as with all great photographs, it is the beautiful soft lighting which really makes this one stand out from the crowd. The way the soft light catches those wooden posts making them stand out against the mirror-smooth dark water is to die for. Gorgeous colours, perfect exposure and exquisite details and sharpness. Beautiful! Kind Regards, John.
You decide the caption... by willperrett (10137)
tyro (24030) 2016-04-23 4:49
Hello Will, An eccentric encounter indeed but, as there were TV cameras around, I rather suspect this might have been a scene from some sort of soap opera, the sort of stuff which leaves me totally cold. Your photograph, on the other hand, is quite delightful and a perfect capture of a short moment in time - real Cartier-Bresson stuff. Quite what the story line is here, I am not sure, but your photograph is well taken and nicely composed and is one in which the subjects stand out beautifully against a nicely out of focus background. Lovely tones and textures, perfect exposure and exquisite details and sharpness. Excellent! Kind Regards, John.
High tide? by jean113 (4233)
tyro (24030) 2016-04-22 2:15
Hello Jean, What a curious life you must lead, looking for boats that are not where they should be! I can't immediately recall having seen very many of those! Anyway, this is a delightful photograph showing this colourful little ferry boat sitting "high and dry" on a harbour wall or mole and standing out beautifully against a fine sky. Your composition is simple but excellent and I like the inclusion of the bird sitting on the top of the lamppost at far left. Gorgeous light and fine rich colours, perfect exposure and exquisite details and sharpness. Excellent! Kind Regards, John.[+]
Durbar Hall by snunney (96721)
tyro (24030) 2016-04-21 23:59
Hello Stephen, A fascinating note and a lovely photograph to accompany it. Despite what must have been quite poor light you have produced a well composed and delightful image of this impressive corner of what appears to be a very grand hall in this palace. The colours are striking, your exposure perfect and the details and depth of field exquisite. Beautiful! Kind Regards, John.
The Sad Man by macjake (66546)
tyro (24030) 2016-04-21 23:52
Hi Craig, What a fascinating note and what a lovely photograph to accompany it! The more I read your note the more I realise just how different people and their cultures are throughout the World. I just cannot imagine any adult in Britain or Europe or, indeed, Canada approaching an amateur photographer asking to have their photograph taken - and then not even wishing to see the result. And, of course, in so many other places people would flee or strongly object to being approached by a camera. So it does seem somewhat strange to us that this rather forlorn looking man actually approached you to have his photograph taken. But whatever was on his mind or in his soul, this is a remarkably good portrait, the man's face dominating the image while neither his clothing nor the background are in the slightest distracting. That allows us to examine those solemn eyes and lack of expression and wonder even more about his life and circumstances. A remarkable portrait, well and simply composed and with perfect technical qualities. Excellent! Kind Regards, John.
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