~ ships of the desert ~ by abmdsudi (45630)
delpeoples (54425) 2015-06-15 14:04
Your very low POV is superb, it looks like you're actually sitting underneath a camel when you took it! I hope you hadn't fallen off! Aside from your wonderful subjects, the clouds are what take this photo into another realm. It's highly artistic, originally presented and just so eye-catching. Wonderful vivid colours complete the opus to perfection.
Winter Sunlight by daddo (25435)
delpeoples (54425) 2015-06-15 13:59
Ciao caro Klaudio
An exquisite afternoon in chilly Victoria. I like the hazy air, the silvery light and the suggestive shadows thrown by the mid afternoon sun. Interesting choice the B&W, which has no doubt accentuated that silvery light, but I would love to have seen it in colour too, those wintery muted colours always mesmerise me.
The Amish of Intercourse, Pennsylvania by batalay (36447)
delpeoples (54425) 2015-06-15 13:55
I must confess that it was your place-name here that got my attention. But then your fascinating subject took over that role. What a juxtaposition, if I may say. I love the post-processing treatment here, accentuating what we have all come to understand of the Amish people. The little fella who is turning towards you is the highlight for me. He provides a good contrast to the other 2 boys who determinedly walk on without acknowledgement. Thank you for your note too, their history was unknown to me, but I certainly agree with their treatment of the environment, which to me is certainly "before its time".
Thanks for sharing
Death Valley by kabel (1893)
delpeoples (54425) 2015-06-15 13:37
Gidday dear Karen
Of all the recent photos in the Gallery, this one really stood out. So first and foremost, congratulations, it's a stunning and beautifully executed photo. The play of light and shade is phenomenal and I love the choice of the vertical format. The low Point of View has exaggerated the depth and also given us a far more artistic view of these amazing dunes. Secondly, and I don't want this to sound condescending (I certainly don't mean to) but your photography has reached such a stage of excellence. I always look forward to viewing and critiquing it.
Thanks for sharing and I hope you have a lovely week
Local Patrol by Mics (793)
delpeoples (54425) 2015-06-12 17:17
This is a beautiful photo first and foremost, but it's your note about the indigenous peoples and the laws of your country that acknowledge their land and their rights that intrigue me.
I do not know a lot of the Tagbanuan, although have read a little. Your note has prompted me to learn more of this ancient and fascinating people. If only we could all look after the land and have that same connection that our First Nations Peoples do. I truly hope your government is doing more to recognise their importance and their rights than my own government is.
Thank you so much for the dedication, you are so kind. I wish I could do more. But I truly feel that our destiny (and our survival) is inextricably linked to the fate of our First Nations Peoples. Until we acknowledge the wrongs done to them, acknowledge their link to Country and their right to self-determination, we can never advance as a civilisation.
Thanks once again...ahh that emerald water, what a paradise!
Warmest hugs and cuddles
Mogotes by lousat (81017)
delpeoples (54425) 2015-06-10 16:53
Una veduta strepitosa, luce gestita perfettemente e colori ben realizzati. Adoro queste colline, ma sopratutto...i fiori..wow (azalea forse?) sono un capolavoro gli stessi. I pianti e fiori fanno un gran bel cornice naturale.
Complimenti e ti auguro una bella serata
~ travelling musician ~ by abmdsudi (45630)
delpeoples (54425) 2015-06-10 16:48
I'm guessing that this was taken at a fair distance, as it lacks the pin-sharpness I see in your up-close and personal portraits. And that's not a bad thing. These days, sharpness is supposed to be the holy grail, but in many photos - many interesting photos - sharpness is not the most important element. I like what you have done here as it is candid, and you have created a wonderful sense of movement with the depth of field and the distance. Excellent vibrant colours and I really like this man's face. He seems to have a kind face.
Cheers and thanks for sharing
In & Out by macjake (59954)
delpeoples (54425) 2015-06-10 16:45
The two ladies going in and out are matching! How'd you work that one? What attracts me most to this photo is the warm light and those wonderful earthy colours in the building. The reds and yellows are stunning and I love the tight framing which allows us to concentrate on the In and Out part of it, aswell as the intricacies of the architectural designs. Nice work and thanks for sharing.
Have a great week
Cavan Cathedral by Noel_Byrne (26549)
delpeoples (54425) 2015-06-10 16:32
I really like how you've composed this shot, slightly off-centre. The cathedral is really impressive, something any large city would be proud of. And wow, look at that blue sky - even more amazing that it was taken in winter. Superb crisp colours and remarkable sharpness. I love your notes, as always, and when I read that part of its name is St Felim, I couldn't help but smile. One of the wildest men I know is called Felim. He really is a very naughty boy, so to learn that he was named after a saint, has made my day.
Cheers and thanks for the giggle
Not enough foam today by mkamionka (31955)
delpeoples (54425) 2015-06-05 5:50
This photo is magnificent, as is the seascape. I love the diagonal lines, the reflections on the wet sand and of course your breath-taking subject matter. You have done it such great justice. Its sheer size and shape are truly impressive. The beautiful colours of the sea are an added bonus. What a place!
Have a great weekend