Sanssouci Symmetry by snunney (99038)
tyro (24794) 2016-07-26 0:30
Hello Stephen, As always, a fascinating and informative note - and, having seen a picture yesterday from the interior of this sumptuous place, how nice now to see a photograph of its splendid southern fašade. Facing south, this splendid part of the palace is lit in glorious bright sunlight, bringing out its vibrant colours superbly against the deep blue sky. I love the symmetrical composition, the light and the vibrant colours - and the details and clarity are exquisite. Beautiful! Kind Regards, John.
O sole mio by lousat (91348)
tyro (24794) 2016-07-25 16:26
Ciao caro Luciano, A fascinating note about your visit to Naples, even though the weather was not the best. However, the lack of sun has not stopped you achieving a wonderful photograph here, particularly as that cloudy sky is incredibly impressive! I love how the boats and the water seem to be lit much brighter than the sky, making them stand out wonderfully and clearly. A well composed photograph with lovely light and colours, perfect exposure and exquisite details and sharpness. Beautiful! Kind Regards, John.
Oast houses by jean113 (4871)
tyro (24794) 2016-07-25 12:48
Hello Jean, Thank you for such an interesting and informative note. I've always thought that oast houses were pretty much confined to Kent - is that true or have you seen them in other parts of the country? And I presume that nowadays hops are dried in modern electrical or gas fired ovens or driers. But these old oast houses are delightful and you have captured them perfectly in this very pleasingly composed image in which the curvature of the roadway leads us toward them so effectively. I love the rich warm colours of the old brickwork and the roofs and how the white metal cowls all point in the same direction into a lovely blue sky with nice fluffy clouds. And the image is nicely framed by the two trees - a tall one on the left and a smaller one to the right. Lovely soft light, lovely natural colours, perfect exposure and exquisite details and sharpness. Beautiful! Kind Regards, John.
Tall Ship Race I by jhm (152902)
tyro (24794) 2016-07-25 6:03
Hello John, I see that you have been using the same lens (Canon 100 - 400mm) which I was using at our recent airshow! This is a beautifully clear and sharp photograph. Yes, it is just a pity that this beautiful ship was not in full sail but, nonetheless, you have produced a very well composed image in which the tall ship stands out beautifully against the dark sea and sky with stunning details and clarity. Beautiful! Kind Regards, John. P.S. I am afraid that as soon as I saw this, I simply could not resist doing some research! I do believe that this ship is the Georg Stage, a training ship.
St Jacobs Ghent by jhm (152902)
tyro (24794) 2016-07-25 4:57
Hello John, Two splendid photographs, each quite different: one of a friendly and helpful policeman guiding a tourist while the other is a fabulous photograph of the magnificent interior of St. Jacobs church. I love the soft light in the church and how you have managed to take this photograph without any strong shadows or overly bright areas - I suspect that your secret is to keep the contrast low in processing. The colours are lovely, your exposure perfect and the composition and the details and sharpness are exquisite. Beautiful! Kind Regards, John.
le bassin de Latone Versailles by amaryllis (37039)
tyro (24794) 2016-07-25 3:32
Bonjour Juliette, What a beautiful and striking photograph of this magnificent fountain at Versailles! I love the symmetrical composition and how the light falls on the details of the fountain and makes them stand out so wonderfully against the dark background and the deep blue sky above. The reflections in the calm water are delightful too. Gorgeous light and colours, perfect exposure and exquisite details and sharpness. Beautiful! Kind Regards, John.
The Other Direction by macjake (67760)
tyro (24794) 2016-07-25 3:12
Hi Craig, As I mentioned to you, I've been up here myself though many, many years ago. Even as a young chap I found the stairs towards the top very narrow and awkward and it must have been difficult for you with a rucksack full of camera equipment if the place was as busy as you say. And did you know that this is the largest monument anywhere in the World dedicated to a writer? Anyway, your workshop photograph shows the monument perfectly and your main photograph clearly demonstrates what a wonderful and panoramic view you get from the top. A very well composed shot with the clocktower perfectly placed and with lovely light and colours and, as always, stunning details and clarity. Fabulous! Kind Regards, John.
Bicycle Hire by alvaraalto (13094)
tyro (24794) 2016-07-25 2:51
Hello Rob, Not only does this bicycle lack a saddle but it also has no pedals so it would not only be uncomfortable but also almost impossible to ride. However, the bright orange paintwork on this decrepit machine makes it stand out brilliantly against its simple deep blue background and, underlined by the bright green foreground grass, makes for a striking and very appealing composition. And the little glimpse of beach and sea on the left puts the whole scene in place perfectly. A fine composition, very well seen and taken, with fabulous light and colours, perfect exposure and exquisite details and sharpness. Brilliant! Kind Regards, John.
Music Hall by emka (97607)
tyro (24794) 2016-07-25 2:33
Hi Malgo, As always, you have given us a fascinating and informative note. I suspect that I might have gone hungry here - like you, I wouldn't relish the idea of drinking fermented milk though I suppose it might not be much different to yoghurt. And boiled meat is never so tasty as meat which has been roasted. But what a remarkable building! Just a huge amphora lying on its side with its top having a huge round window and the restaurant just seems to have been added on underneath it. How strange! You have certainly captured this remarkable building perfectly in this fine composition where the solitary foreground tree balances the building nicely and there's a beautiful clear blue sky above. But the place looks completely deserted - no people, no cars, nothing. Where is everybody? Fantastic! Kind Regards, John.
Sky Nerds by delpeoples (58068)
tyro (24794) 2016-07-25 2:12
Carissima Lisa, Yes, a happy accident indeed! This image would have been good enough without the red torchlight (and I'm sure that you took quite a few other photographs without the "offending" fellow astronerd "spoiling" them) but the deep red light picking out the details in this sandy shore and the water's edge certainly adds some very bold and striking foreground interest while the Milky Way, spectacularly seen high above, looks down on you. A stunning image, very well seen and taken and with a very happy accident too! Fabulous! Kind Regards, John. P.S. Thanks for the exif data too. That 14mm Samyang lens must be a cracker, being able to resolve such incredible sharpness wide open at f/2.8. And not a hint of any noise with that 5D Mk III at ISO 4000![+]
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