It's a Small World by SnapRJW (30078)
tyro (19288) 2014-10-24 18:15
I've read your interesting notes and also some of the comments/critiques which you have received and I think Gerrit is absolutely right: perhaps your fellow student, Duncan Davis, might have been better to leave you and the helmsman to your own devices - that fellow is obviously "posed", staring off into space at nothing in particular, with his thumb stuck in his fine Paisley pattern waistcoat and leaning nonchalantly against the roof of the boat - while the wise dog simply looks on with a slight air of disdain!
Nonetheless, you have come away with a lovely photograph which depicts the helmsman, the "Pearl Barley", the setting and, to my mind, mostly that brilliant dog, perfectly! Lovely light and colours, a fine strong composition and exquisite details and sharpness throughout.
Nightfall at Cox Tor by williewhistler (13125)
tyro (19288) 2014-10-24 17:57
Well done you and Gladys for climbing up this Tor on a late summer's evening to capture this shot - and a very wothwhile climb it was too - you must have been more than happy to come away with a shot like this!
Looking west to the sunset, the sky is glorious and, of course, I can easily spot your old favourite, the Church of Saint Michael De Rupe, on the summit of a hill just left of centre. The mist hanging over the lower ground beneath you is delightful.
A beautiful and well composed photograph with lovely light and colours, perfect exposure and exquisite details and sharpness.
A view from the top by jean113 (431)
tyro (19288) 2014-10-24 17:31
I've read your note two or three times but, unfortunately, I'm afraid I had to do a bit of research to discover that your picture was actually taken from St. Michael's Mount! Otherwise, your note is very helpful and informative! Just that dunces like me had to work out the location!
This looks like a delightful place to visit and your photograph confirms that feeling. A very well planned and composed picture with lovely light and colours, perfect exposure and exquisite details and sharpness.
P.S. Did you walk or swim - or both?
la dame en rouge by rbassin (16931)
tyro (19288) 2014-10-24 17:22
A very fine piece of "candid" street photography - just the thing which our friend Claude (CLODO) does so very well - and I'm sure he'd love this one.
Very well seen and very well taken. And of excellent quality too considering that this picture must have been taken very quickly.
The "lady in red" is certainly the "star of the show" but, curiously, the two soldiers don't seem to be too interested! And these guys are Italians! How strange!
A very fine composition with good light and colours and excellent details.
Oria by Silvio1953 (118290)
tyro (19288) 2014-10-24 17:05
Ciao caro Silvio,
A delightful photograph taken from a very appropriate viewpoint in this narrow winding lane as it passes downhill by some interesting and lovely houses. The light is lovely and the colours very true. Fine composition, perfect exposure and exquisite details and sharpness.
An interesting note too.
Christchurch Lights by Noel_Byrne (22112)
tyro (19288) 2014-10-24 16:41
I always find that trying to photograph the interior of churches is very, very difficult: you have to cope with the generally extreme darkness of the interior and also the very bright light coming in the windows. But you have managed very well here and we can see fine detail in the walls and in the dome of the apse perfectly. The windows are a little bright (especially the one at top left of the picture) but otherwise fine.
A very interesting note too. When I started to read about the display of mummies, I immediately thought of those I saw about 40 years ago (during my last visit to Dublin, I'm sorry to say) in the crypt of St. Michan's Church. And then you mentioned that the mummies were of a cat anmd a mouse which had become trapped in the interstices of the organ pipes and I immediately remembered that I found a mummified mouse in my garage a few months ago - it had drowned in a bowl of old engine oil and was quite well preserved - should I have put that on display rather than simply chucking it in the bin? :o)
Due passeri by carlo62 (29453)
tyro (19288) 2014-10-24 16:29
Ciao caro Carlo,
A delightful photograph, so very well seen and so very well taken too. And the quality of this image is excellent considering that you must have taken this photograph very quickly in order to capture this "decisive moment".
Not only do we see the bright clothing of the man walking, but we see his fine reflection in this large puddle - and we see the two birds splashing at the water's edge too!
New London Gothic by timecapturer (46517)
tyro (19288) 2014-10-24 16:26
This is stunning! And, of course, it is not only your viewpoint and your technical photographic skills, but it is the amazing lighting here which really makes this one so very special. I'm sure that you have worked wonders in processing but you have also worked wonders in your perfect timing of the exactly right time of day in which to take this picture - just as the light was illuminating this facade obliquely and also casting interesting shadows on it.
A wonderfully strong composition with stunning light, vibrant colours, perfect exposure and exquisite details and sharpness.
Pink Palace by holmertz (38665)
tyro (19288) 2014-10-24 7:34
Yes, being somewhat obsessed with maps (like Gunnar), I just had to have a look at this place on Google maps but, not ever having been here and the Google maps being pretty fuzzy, I really couldn't make anything much out. And, of course, Google's little yellow man appears not yet to have ventured to this place - perhaps he never will!
How interesting that the local cinema should take pride of place in this city over what we should have thought were more important buildings. Although a little rough, this main street looks remarkably wide considering the lack of vehicular traffic on it. And, once again, I don't think I can make out any evidence of any womenfolk on this street either.
Again, a photograph of excellent quality considering its age and one which also gives us a fine snapshot of daily life here in happier and more settled times.
The Ice Cream Van by snunney (80689)
tyro (19288) 2014-10-24 2:43
As a lover of old motor vehicles, I love this picture! This is a "Bradford" van, produced for seven or eight years after World War II by the Jowett car company (better known for their more famous "Javelin" saloon car and their "Jupiter" sports car) but this one as been smartened up with a chromed radiator grille and a bright paint job. These Bradford vans were very much utility vehcles in their day and I remember them being very slow - on account of their tiny flat twin sidevalve engines.
But you have captured this little gem perfectly as she pokes her nose out from the shade of that overhanging tree into the sunshine. The backdrop of the Bar Light Vessel and the buildings of the Albert Docks makes a perfect setting.
Lovely light and fine vibrant colours, perfect composition and exposure and exquisite details and sharpness.
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