Colours Of The Shore by craiggc (2509)
cyrrhus (2878) 2008-12-17 4:10
hi Craig It has been a while since I last visited your gallery. I see Shetlands are now very well represented and there is probably no need anymore for me to exhibit my 28 years old slides. This one is superb. Of course it benefitted from the post processing and ND Grad effect but it does reveal the magnificent stone textures. Shetland is a paradise for geologists... I hope it has not been too much affected by petroleum production (huge works were going on in 1980) Regards Eric /.
La cave 78 by xavshot (69835)
cyrrhus (2878) 2008-12-17 3:35
Bonjour Xavier 678 photos de France... cela vaut bien qu'on sabre le champagne! Graphisme attendu sans doute mais parfaitement maîtrisé. Mumm le prendra sans doute pour son prochain catalogue... Ceci dit mon préféré (et aussi celui qui a les plus anciennes caves!) c'est le champagne Drapier. Santé! Eric /.
Rice is Work by Leonie (8809)
cyrrhus (2878) 2008-12-17 3:19
Un pays qui doit etre fascinant... et une belle image sur TE pour en temoigner. Cela valait bien qqs heures de souffrance au soleil ;-) Pour la netteté sur TE un petit coup de filtre "sharpen" apres le redimensionnement fait souvent tout son effet. Mais j'ai l'impression que cet objectif Sigma est parfois en cause egalement (vu chez d'autres) Amicalement Eric /.
A clean pair of eyes by Mistral (15402)
cyrrhus (2878) 2008-12-17 3:14
Hi Luca You are among the most talented photographers on this site. Among the ones that truly explore the world and get intimate with local people and at the same time a great artist in terms of composition and technique. This portait has it all...maybe too perfect :-) Regards Eric /.
The girl doing needlework by bukitgolfb301 (39684)
cyrrhus (2878) 2008-12-16 6:06
Hi Takero Great portrait with a perfect bokeh to help concentrate the view on this girl and her handcraft. The opposition between black and white is very interesting as is the needle pointing upwards. Regards Eric /. PS : In my opinion it is useless (and distracting) to add "photo by..." This will not really prevent fraudulent copy.[+]
Buffalo Bill Reservoir by avene (12675)
cyrrhus (2878) 2008-12-16 6:01
Hi Kristine It is interesting to notice how even a "simple" photo such as this one (sorry :-)) springs out of the TE gallery. The quality of the light, the sharpness and perfect balance of this scene are a good lesson for many of us. It is particularly true in this picture because it has nothing extremely attractive at first sight... but it is perfect landscape photography of someone who knows when to stop the car! Best regards Eric /.
The Arts Centre by linask (2930)
cyrrhus (2878) 2008-12-16 5:53
Hi Linas I just read one of your critiques where you were giving some (judicious) advices for night shot. This one is an excellent proof. The sharpness and colour balance is excellent and the effect of this spire at night is impressive. Excellent work Eric /.
KL at night by hgupta (1323)
cyrrhus (2878) 2008-12-16 5:46
Hi Hemant Night photographies of cities is an interesting challenge... but not an easy one. Often you don't really need to have a tripod because you will be able to find a table or a window where you can put your camera... but holding it by hand will (almost) never really work. To increase sharpness it is also worth to try lowering the speed and have the diaphragm partially closed. Finally taking several combinations (speed/diaphragm) is often worth because the automated cell is fooled by the difficult lighting. In this case, I think I would have zoomed a bit closer to remove the poorly interesting buildings on the left hand side. Well tried anyhow Regards Eric /.[+]
Morning Gathering by everlasting (14850)
cyrrhus (2878) 2008-12-16 5:41
Hi Elaine, Why did it take me so long to discover (or rediscover) your gallery. Your images are superb, full of live and learn us a lot about the planet we live on (... not especially the world we live in). I have never been to Myanmar, but your images reveal the simplicity and the friendliness of the inhabitants. Regards eric /.