Natural Beauty of Lofoten by macjake (58956)
tyro (21150) 2015-05-26 13:56
Yep, Luciano is right - you either need to study your maps very carefully or else get a camera with built-in GPS so that you can show us your location! But I'm afraid you'll have to go back again to do that.
But, wherever this is, this is a beautiful and majestic scene and you have captured it perfectly. The light is delightful, lighting up the peak of that snow covered mountain as well as the colourful foreground huts and the soft reflections on the water are divine. You have chosen the perfect viewpoint for a very pleasing composition, the colours are perfect and the details and sharpness, as always, are exquisite.
An excellent note too - do you get commission from the Norwegian Tourist Board? :o)
Conflict of traditions by mesutilgim (87404)
tyro (21150) 2015-05-26 3:41
Hello dear Mesut,
Yes, conflicts of tradition - and also conflicts of generations too. I'm wondering what sort of dress this little girl will wear when she grows up to become an adult? Will she wear traditional Islamic clothing like her mother or will she continue to wear more Western dress? And, if she decides to wear Western dress, will she be frowned upon by her elders?
This is a beautiful capture, very well seen and very well taken in glorious bright sunshine. The details and sharpness are exquisite and I love how the two individuals stand out so well against their darker background. The contrast between the black dress of the mother and her daughter's bright and colourful clothing is superb. Also striking is the fact that we can see the little girl's entire face under her little red hat, yet her mother's face is almost completely obscured by her burka.
Fabulous light and colours, fine composition, perfect exposure and stunning details and sharpness.
And, of course, an interesting note.
Spring in Val d'Orcia by emka (82678)
tyro (21150) 2015-05-26 2:21
This really is the sort of photograph which really appeals to me!
What I love most about this photograph (and most other good photographs) is the quality of the light and here it is stunningly beautiful. The play of the low evening light on the soft undulating hills is delicious and I love how the little houses, standing a little higher, are brightly lit and stand out perfectly against the many shades of green.
Your long lens has nicely compressed the perspective, the light and colours are glorious, your exposure perfect and the details and sharpness are exquisite.
Tuttomondo by emka (82678)
tyro (21150) 2015-05-25 15:22
You've written a fascinating note about this "Tuttomondo" mural which, I have discovered, is really quite famous. The evil serpent is not seen in this picture but it can be seen at upper right in your wider view of the wall of this church. Thankfully, the serpent appears to have been snapped in two so must be about to die!
But your main photograph is a perfect depiction of part of this mural and it's also brought to life by the young lady with bright red jacket walking past. A very well composed shot with excellent lighting and fine colours, perfect exposure and exquisite details and clarity.
Bucato d'altri tempi by carlo62 (36213)
tyro (21150) 2015-05-25 15:08
Ciao caro Carlo,
This is a fun picture - and fun note too! Is Malgo hiding somewhere behind one of those big white sheets? :o)
Very well seen and very well taken, the white sheets stand out beautifully against the dark olive trees and the clear blue sky above. Technically excellent photo too.
Silent Sentinels II by delpeoples (54185)
tyro (21150) 2015-05-25 15:01
Ciao cara Lisa,
I well remember your showing us at least one other photograph from the Nambung National Park and this is yet another stunning picture. I read your discussion with Will and I can perfectly well believe that you did nothing to increase or change the colour saturation in this lovely image.
Your composition is both classical and also very pleasing and your use of a wide lens has strengthened the perspective very well. Yellow and blue, being complementary colours, always "work" well together and this a perfect example. Not only that, but the bright sun on the bright golden sand is so intense that I can almost feel that sweltering heat.
Gorgeous light and fabulous rich colours, perfect exposure and stunning details and sharpness.
P.S. I shouldn't worry too much about missing the lunar eclipse - there's plenty more to come and you'll have several more opportunities to see another - far wiser to miss it and have a safe journey.
P.P.S. Yes, thank you, I did read that write-up in the Sydney Morning Herald - things at the Tent Embassy do sound as though they are getting a bit ugly, especially when people like yourself start to become victims of violence and abuse. So you take care, Lisa.
en passant devant une vitrine by rbassin (19197)
tyro (21150) 2015-05-25 14:26
An interesting note you have written - but, unlike your reference to Matthew's Gospel, these two mannequins don't appear to be the slightest concerned about their nakedness! And none of the passers-by seem to be troubled either!
This is a fabulous shot and it works so very well in black and white with its strong contrasts. The two mannequins stand out brilliantly and it is only when we look a little closer that we see the darker "real" people walking past the window quite oblivious to what they are passing.
Lovely strong light, tones and contrasts and excellent details and sharpness. Very well seen and very well taken!
EXPO 2015 - Russia by lousat (79912)
tyro (21150) 2015-05-25 14:18
Ciao caro Luciano,
I've been away on holiday so am now just catching up with your lovely "EXPO" series! The preparation and workmanship which must have gone into producing areas like this must have cost a fortune - but I expect that they get the money back through the prices places like this charge for their food! Caviar isn't cheap.
But what a fabulous photograph, taken from the perfect viewpoint to achieve a lovely and pleasing composition with the open "book" perfectly placed on the right and balanced nicely by the bright "Periodic Table" on the left. But it is the light which is so amazing here with glorious soft reflections on the dark floor. The colours are vibrant, your exposure perfect and the details and sharpness are exquisite.
Porto Alegre 2015 nº 030 - SIMETRIA! by npecanhuk (68238)
tyro (21150) 2015-05-25 14:00
I love photographs of church and cathedral interiors and this is a very special one.
You have managed the low level of light here remarkably well and, despite an ISO of 6,400, there is remarkably little noise in this image at all. In fact, the light is absolutely delicious and the colours are wonderfully rich.
Lovely light and colours, fine symmetrical composition, perfect exposure and exquisite details and sharpness.
P.S. I wonder if they laid down the red carpet just for you? ;o)
Avé, Caesar, morituri te salutant! by CLODO (31186)
tyro (21150) 2015-05-25 13:53
Is this a gladiator or is this Daniel about to meet the lions?
Whoever he is doesn't really matter because the tiny lone figure in that huge arena is what brings this whole picture to life!
A beautiful landscape view of this remarkable amphitheatre with fine details of the structure and the seating, all beneath a glorious sky. Perfect conversion to black and white with lovely strong tones and contrasts and perfect exposure. And the little figure saluting you is the icing on the cake!
An interesting note too.
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