Dr. Jekyll and Mr. Hyde by mkamionka (34559)
tyro (23586) 2016-02-05 2:26
Hi Mariusz, Snap! I posted this picture a while ago from a time during the Edinburgh Festival but your photograph is far more impressive and less crowded than mine! I like the low viewpoint and how the use of a wide lens has nicely exaggerated the perspective here. Lovely light, a fine composition using the arches over the windows as a fine foreground feature, perfect colours and, as always, stunning details and sharpness. Lovely! Kind Regards, John. P.S. And did you know that Robert Louis Stevenson actually came from a family of lighthouse builders, his father, grandfather and several uncles and cousins having built many of the lighthouses around Britain?
For Luciano by ricardomattos (6121)
tyro (23586) 2016-02-02 1:38
Hello Ricardo, As Bev (Royaldevon) has said, I am surprised that more people have not critiqued this lovely photograph. This amazing and colourful grasshopper is much bigger than anything we see in Britain. Just looking at your photograph it looks to be about 8 cm or more in length - is that right? Your photograph is amazingly clear and sharp but to me it looks just a little dull. So I've done a very quick workshop for you in an attempt to lighten it a little - I hope you don't mind. Otherwise a beautiful close-up photograph of this beautiful creature! Lovely! Kind Regards, John.- [workshop] [compare] [+]
Cripta di Santa Maria in Platea by Silvio1953 (136585)
tyro (23586) 2016-02-01 7:32
Ciao caro Silvio, A beautiful and colourfully decorated ancient crypt and you have captured it perfectly in this very well composed photograph with the pillars perfectly placed in the frame and allowing us to see not only into the far distance but also to be able to admire the lovely paintings. Despite what must have been rather poor light, you have managed it extremely well, the colours are vibrant but true and the details and sharpness are exquisite. An interesting note too. Fabulous! Kind Regards, John.
Suicide club? by king (3037)
tyro (23586) 2016-02-01 6:10
Hello Huub, I can understand why people enjoy walking (I walk regularly with friends too and often through muddy places) but I can't understand why people would want to waddle through mud here when you have some other beautiful places and scenery in the Netherlands. But perhaps your have just concentrated on the mud and avoided the fine scenery in this excellent photograph! I love how you have concentrated on the foreground mud and you have shown its depth and stickiness to very good effect with the group of colourfully dressed hikers spread out in front before the distant horizon - which looks a long way off. Lovely light and colours, perfect tones and contrasts (especially in the mud!) and excellent depth of field and sharpness throughout. Excellent! Kind Regards, John.
My Portraits Gallery - V by mesutilgim (92308)
tyro (23586) 2016-02-01 3:18
Hello dear Mesut, This is a splendid portrait of this young boy, looking very pensive and, perhaps, just a little sad too. I love how you have chosen such a simple, plain and almost monochrome background so that he stands out so clearly against it with his bright red pullover. Lovely soft light, fine colours and excellent details and sharpness throughout. Beautiful! Kind Regards, John.
'Looking Back' by snunney (94777)
tyro (23586) 2016-02-01 1:59
Hello Stephen, An interesting note and a fine photograph with lovely bright light and lovely rich colours. I love your composition in which there is a wonderful curving sweep afforded by the buildings from the foreground ladies right off to the tall modern building in the distance on the left. You have managed the light exceeding well considering that this is, essentially, a contre jour shot and the details and sharpness are exquisite. Lovely! Kind Regards, John.
Recollections of Childhood by Royaldevon (36077)
tyro (23586) 2016-02-01 1:15
Hi Bev, Ah, Hansel and Gretel... are you sure this isn't the cottage where Grandma stayed and the big bad wolf isn't lurking just around the corner licking his lips? No matter. This is a lovely photograph, so well seen and taken, the cottage (quite a large one actually) lit in beautiful sunlight and so nicely framed by the dark wall of the church and the curving trunk of the tree and its overhanging foliage. Gorgeous play of light and shade, fine natural colours, perfect control of the light and exquisite depth of field and sharpness throughout. Beautiful! Kind Regards, John.[+]
scottish highlands-winter by dale54 (6964)
tyro (23586) 2016-02-01 0:48
Hello Dale, This is a simple yet very beautiful photograph, so typical of the Scottish Highlands in winter, the snow covered mountains providing a wonderful and majestic background to the foreground rough turf and heathers in browns and yellows. The narrow stony track is perfectly placed in the frame and provides an excellent "lead in" to the image, sweeping from the nearest point, around the foreground rock and leading us toward the peak on the left. Beautiful soft light, true colours, perfect exposure and exquisite details and sharpness. Beautiful! Kind Regards, John. P.S. Was this a walking holiday you were on or was this photograph taken not far from a main road?
Location, location, location by mkamionka (34559)
tyro (23586) 2016-01-31 23:59
Hi Mariusz, Well done for managing to paint yet another part of your TE map - but you still have a long way to go to match Malgo's map! :) Almost nine years old, this photograph is beautifully presented, the group of colourfully dressed tourists leading us very effectively into the frame toward the huge and impressive temple which fills the distant view beneath the towering mountain range behind it. A fine strong composition with lovely light and colours and, as always, exquisite details and sharpness. A fine note too. Beautiful! Kind Regards, John.
Dreams, Smells, Sights & Sounds by macjake (64590)
tyro (23586) 2016-01-31 23:54
Hi Craig, You've written a very interesting and also moving account of this place and your time there and your excellent photograph echoes the mood of this place perfectly. I'm not sure, but I suspect you took this picture quite early in a morning as the mist and haze continues to lie over the Ganges and the distant scene and there is not yet much brightness around. But the mood of the place shines through perfectly as people start to go about their business along these stepped banks of the river. The line of the river bank provides a wonderful "lead in" to the picture, the solitary boat on the bank in the foreground anchors the composition very effectively and the rough buildings on the right seem to disappear on forever into the distant mist. The soft early morning light is delicious and the colours are subdued but wonderful. Perfect exposure and, as always, exquisite details and sharpness. Beautiful! Kind Regards, John.
- Desert Places - Endroits Déserts (59 photos)
- write something later (6 photos)
- My Neighborhood (22 photos)
- Within ten minutes walk from my house (13 photos)
- Forests-Forms & Textures (15 photos)
- Architectural (52 photos)
- Steps to Water: Ancient Indian Step Wells & Tanks (17 photos)
- Cathedrals of the world 02 (98 photos)
- Les oiseaux (34 photos)