Thanaka for sale by everlasting (14698)
InasiaJones (31562) 2014-08-21 12:02
The mix of colours work so nicely, with these golden/beige tones against the green canvas and a touch of purple. The way the light fall on the scene is also very attractive, providing an atmospheric quality.
I also like the full frontal point of view, that makes us focus on your subject.
Quintessential Dutch Sunrise by kasianowak (7501)
InasiaJones (31562) 2014-08-21 11:42
Shooting windmills with originality is easier said than done, first because they are a very popular and iconic subject, and master painters and talented photographers have already pushed the envelop to come up with something fresh and inspired.
But you have pulled up a very interesting approach by using the windmill as a silhouette against a wide landscape, capturing both the morning fog and the mighty sun in a powerful manner. And despite the reduced size of the windmill, it is still the eye magnet in this composition, standing out the rest of the scene with a darker colour and a more elaborate level of details. I can also see that you have framed the ethereal clouds in a meticulous way that can't be the result of pure coincidence.
Very well done!
The Icon of Khiva by Angshu (56462)
InasiaJones (31562) 2014-08-19 2:22
Salut mon ami!
Your polariser makes wonder for this impressive architecturale image, darkening the sky with conviction to allow the structures to stand out. Contrasts are great, making the colours so vibrant. I like the proportions between the sky and the buildings, nicely balanced and framed.
It's interesting to see the geometric patterns against the organic texture from the clouds. This is a destination we rarely see on these pages; you are a true Indiana Jones!... :-p))
No photos!! by emka (85371)
InasiaJones (31562) 2014-08-19 1:11
I can understand when someone doesn't wish to be photographed, but to react this way is over the board... And like you are saying, markets are very popular with photographers, they represent good photo opportunities, and the people working there are used to see cameras all the time...
So unless this guy is a convict, or that is fish are famous for being rotten, this nasty fishmonger is a fruitcake. You can be sure I would have confronted him, because excited people like him excite me as well, and I can loose my politeness very fast when confronted with such a schizophrenic.
These markets aren't secret military compound, they are open to the public, for the public, and if you wanted to shoot the fish, you should have been able to do so freely. But now this cuckoo offered you a great sample of an over agitated freak, making a storytelling image that epitomizes what it is to be intolerant and a paranoiac kook.
You should send this photo to the market, so he can see how mad he looks with his knife. You don't exactly look like a terrorist Malgo, he should have offered you a smile and shut the f_ck up.
I salute your guts for not letting yourself being intimidated. This is not only a "decisive moment" image, it is also an "action shot"!!!
Elephants in Angkor by mayjayne (4501)
InasiaJones (31562) 2014-08-17 8:43
Hi May Jane,
This point of view is interesting, as it puts the viewer straight in the caravan.
The cropping focus on the mahouts and their vibrant colours, golden and red, standing out from the green leaves. You have left a little bit more space on the right side, which is good as it indicates the direction they are going towards to.
My only reserve is that the tourist seat in the foreground is "optically crushing" the helmet of the driver in front, which could have been avoided a second or two later, when the alignment of elephants would have been slightly different, according to the terrain or the varying distance between them.
The sun back to us! by jjcordier (78390)
InasiaJones (31562) 2014-08-17 1:45
J'aime bien l'allégorie suggérée par cette photo, mais je distingue quelques rayons qui percent la couche nuageuse d'une bien jolie façon, comme un signe que l'été n'est pas terminé et que sa fin sera peut-être meilleure que son arrivée.
Avec ce cadrage et cette proximité, on se sent directement dans le champ, enveloppé par les tournesols qui nous tournent le dos, plutôt que d'observer la scène à distance, ce qui offre une toute autre impression. Les deux masses d'arbres sur les côtés viennent cadrer le paysage et lui donner un ancrage.
Greetings from Schynige Platte! by ktanska (25663)
InasiaJones (31562) 2014-08-17 1:35
A very interesting note for this charming vintage train that seems to keep going strong. The scenery is truly spectacular, thanks to a clever point of view right after the bending curve for a dramatic impression.
The "Statue" Takes a Break... by tyro (21818)
InasiaJones (31562) 2014-08-16 17:07
I am not surprised to see Cameron Diaz working in the street; I just saw her less than two hours ago in a very bad movie from Ridley Scott (The Counselor...Pfff!...) and she has now to recycle herself into a different job.
Although she is covered with gold like an Oscar, she certainly doesn't deserve one.
But what an elaborate costume it is! I think that your shot have much more merit to present this subject in a natural context, rather than being stoic and static while performing. I also appreciate the proximity, almost intimate, or at least close enough to see the colour of her eyes.
The mosque caretaker by lousat (81786)
InasiaJones (31562) 2014-08-16 16:56
An excellent shot, for the repetition of the arches, the beautiful light and the inclusion of this man walking through and adding interest to your scene.
I appreciate that he isn't placed straight in the middle, somehow balancing your composition with the door in the opposite direction.
Very attractive and well captured.
Twisting By The Pool by Bartleby (13552)
InasiaJones (31562) 2014-08-16 16:50
Très chic, très trendy, photo à l'esthétique soigné et une approche urbaine dans un contexte tout autre, qui rappelle ton travail avec les stations d'essence, le terminus Bull Creek, ta série à NY ou sinon, tes images plus récentes avec les grues portuaires.
Si je fais ce lien, c'est donc que tu as une continuité dans ta démarche visuelle, signe de maturité dans cette discipline artistique. Les endroits insolites, souvent désolés, des éléments ou des lieux laissés pour compte, que tu élèves à un autre niveau pour les révéler de façon presque glamour, sous une lumière spéciale ou un angle inédit. Un travail qui me plaît énormément.
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