Postcard from Aleppo by holmertz (59060)
tyro (26142) 2016-12-11 3:43
Hello Gert, I'm sorry I've been absent from TE for a couple of weeks but you should certainly make no apology for the quality of this scan - I think it's remarkably good and, not only that, this photograph is indeed a treasure - a wonderful image of this historic city at a time when ordinary people went about their daily lives in peace and before it became a site of destruction, human suffering, starvation and massacre. And from the photographic point of view it is a finely composed image too with the tall minaret and the dome beside it perfectly placed in the frame. A true reminder of once peaceful times in Syria. Excellent! Kind Regards, John.[+]
Attack Of The Devil Goats by delpeoples (59774)
tyro (26142) 2016-12-10 11:15
Ciao cara Lisa, The thought of you bounding across the Highland moors chased by a group of marauding goats is certainly inspiring but this photograph is equally so - although the goats here seem to be gazing at you with admiration and wonderment and don't look the slightest bit threatening. But perhaps there was a fence between you and them which we can't see in this photograph! A lovely photograph, so typical of the Highlands with the windswept grass, the old whitewashed cottage, the cloud sky and, of course, the black hairy goats. Lovely light and colours and excellent details and sharpness. Lovely! Kindest Regards, John.
Just so small! by Royaldevon (43333)
tyro (26142) 2016-12-09 3:26
Hello Bev, Oh, what a lovely photograph! I'm so jealous that you managed to capture such a lovely picture of this little baby wren and so nice that it sat for just a little while in Len's workshop for you to take this fine image. In general, light in workshops isn't that good - so very well done for managing to take such a fine picture in poor lighting conditions. Beautiful! Kind Regards, John. P.S. I've been a bit busy too so must also apologise for not having been around on TE for a couple of weeks. And, not only am I jealous of this photograph but, having recently bought myself a spanking new compressor, I've got my eye on those air tools of Len's on which your little wren is sitting! :)
Fireman PV by jhm (159949)
tyro (26142) 2016-12-09 3:11
Hello John, An interesting note and a beautiful portrait of this lovely man whose face expresses the experience of many years of faithful service as a fireman. You have captured his relaxed pose perfectly with excellent eye contact, fine composition, lovely true colours and exceptional details and sharpness. Beautiful! Kind Regards, John.
Sunbeams XIV by jhm (159949)
tyro (26142) 2016-11-21 0:54
Hello John, This is a stunningly beautiful photograph, very well composed and taken from the perfect viewpoint and capturing the true beauty and spirit of autumn and its glorious medley of colours. I love how the bright early morning sunlight streams through the trees and the soft mist surrounding them and lights up the red and golden fallen leaves on the forest floor. A perfect place to enjoy a walk on such a gorgeous day! A lovely and pleasing composition with fabulous light and colours, perfect exposure and, as always, stunning details and sharpness. Beautiful! Kind Regards, John.
Nature's palette by jean113 (5711)
tyro (26142) 2016-11-21 0:02
Hello Jean, Like yourself, I've been a bit busy too and have neglected TE for a little while - but, sadly, you have another excuse. I was sorry to hear of the demise of your beloved camera but, yes, what a wonderful excuse for a special Christmas present - I hope you've done some research before writing your letter to Santa. :) Lukesland sounds like a lovely place to spend some time wandering around enjoying the autumn colours and you have captured some here in this beautiful photograph. The contrast between the green foliage on the left and the bright reds, yellows and golds on the right is fabulous - a perfect capture of autumn colours taken with fine composition, perfect exposure and stunning details and sharpness. Beautiful! Kind Regards, John. P.S. Remember to leave out plenty of mince pies, sherry and, of course, some carrots for Rudolph. :)
Church shared with refugees by mkamionka (39937)
tyro (26142) 2016-11-20 23:51
Hello Mariusz, First of all, I well remember your previous photograph of this square - the one of St. Nicolas' Church taken with the sun behind you and looking in a different direction - but this image, although of the same square, has a somewhat darker and perhaps even sinister appearance, the bright red and white squares on the ground now appearing somewhat grubbier, the weather duller and darker and the people perhaps a little less relaxed. There is a totally different atmosphere in the square on this day even although it was taken only two days before your previous shot. So it is quite remarkable how a change of day, a change of viewpoint and a change of weather can make such an amazing difference! But this is an excellent photograph, capturing a different mood of this lovely square and St. Luke's Church, perfectly taken with good light and colours, perfect exposure and, as always, stunning details and sharpness. A fine note too. Excellent! Kind Regards, John.
Beach .... by claudeD (41556)
tyro (26142) 2016-11-20 23:34
Good morning Jean Claude, This morning it is -6°C here in Scotland with thick mist and frost, so this picture certainly brightens up the beginning of my day! Just as Mariusz says, this almost looks like a desert scene, though the deck chairs and sun canopies and the people walking to the water's edge tell us that this is, in fact, a place of relaxation and enjoyment. A very well composed shot in which the vehicle tracks make strong "lead in" lines, drawing the eye towards the distant people and the sea. Lovely light and colours and excellent details and sharpness. Lovely! Kind Regards, John.
Pieve di San Donato by carlo62 (54920)
tyro (26142) 2016-11-14 8:27
Ciao caro Carlo, This is a delightful photograph of this church of San Donato taken as you climbed up the steps towards it on top of its hill. The church is brightly and beautifully lit in sunlight and stands out beautifully against a deep blue sky. The steps lead the eye gently towards the pretty church and the trees on either side act as a perfect frame. Lovely! Kind Regards, John.
Plage de Stagnolu by dta (82328)
tyro (26142) 2016-11-14 8:08
Bonjour Denis, A beautiful landscape/seascape from Corsica, very well composed with the curvature of the beach leading the eye nicely to the distant mountains and horizon. Gorgeous light and wonderfully rich colours, perfect exposure and stunning sharpness. A fine workshop photograph too. Beautiful! Kind Regards, John.