dua by recepyuksel (17808)
designsoul (21492) 2007-11-11 18:19
Beautiful capture, again, Recep.. you are pouring forth all these remarkable compositions with bursts of colour day in, day out... a very nice composition with your hallmark compositional balance and lovely saturated hues.
before there was tv by markoci (3933)
designsoul (21492) 2007-11-11 18:18
That fellow looking back at you Mark is the figure that anchors the shot for me. Great mood, atmosphere conveyed by the rich night colours and light--you are living beside such a place? Amazing... no wonder you like it there!
Public Space by sothy81 (9582)
designsoul (21492) 2007-11-11 18:06
An excellent demonstration of your note, SOthy. Indeed indeed. The way you caught them separated by one another under the regimented verticals of the sky scraper is excellent. One little comment I would make--perhaps am wrong-- but I would have loved to see the fourt figure on the right either not in the shot or having a bit of additional space on his/her right. Or perhaps you could crop a bit off the left? What would you say?
Very good insight in your note, Sothy. Indeed, you are right. This is the world of alienation and fear. Even I was wondering about it today walking through a neighbouring forest. Suddenly a man appeared from the woods, asking me what I took a picture of. I got frightened. Decided not to be too friendly... felt so vulnerable, alone, not knowing if he was ok or a pervert. But I doubt I would have the same reaction in your country where human interaction is so free-flowing and nice...
In remembrance by tcht (7565)
designsoul (21492) 2007-11-11 18:00
A very nicely taken shot of the crosses with the poppies, from Flanders Fields... the use of shallow dof that make us see the myriads of poppies on the crosses behind add special beauty to the scene. Very nice, moving shot.
En el puerto by bombilla (3406)
designsoul (21492) 2007-11-11 14:30
Picasso said, it takes a long time to become young... a beautiful, absolutely gorgeously toned shot, Hugh, with a young vendor reminding me of Toltec sculptures, wonderful and crisp work, really nice to see these oldies. I was still in Budapest back then... and young too!
- Marcelline - by eleparc (24063)
designsoul (21492) 2007-11-11 11:13
Superb portrait Eric, the woman is strong and beautiful, only strong people like her can lie in such a pose in front of a lens--and you surely stole yourself into her heart, no doubt, as she is so comfortable. Wonderful cadrage, the diagonality is dynamic, well seen, and she is a lovely woman no doubt. I think I go with the bw version, though the colour is great as well. The bw seems to bring out the tones better, don't you think?
The Protester by kensimage (8561)
designsoul (21492) 2007-11-10 20:30
Very good shots come from this protest--may it bring about some positive change, on whatever level. This one is an excellent capture that is perfectly positioned. What I love also is that tiny circle of blue in the white ledge that echoes the background. What a relaxation, hers! That cigarette in her mouth... well seen!
Vultures at Sundown by ribeiroantonio (22637)
designsoul (21492) 2007-11-10 20:25
My goodness, Antonio, what an amazing shot! You have been to so many places since we last "met" and am truly amazed by your newest production. I think this one stands out for me because of its incredible beauty both photographically and in terms of its subject--am a great lover of trees. A very nice work!
Black & ...grey by isabela_sor (47724)
designsoul (21492) 2007-11-10 20:23
Dear Isabela, thank you for the dedication, wonder how you took this shot of me ;)
Believe me the original would be just as amazing, but this however is gorgeous in its tonality. But beyond such analysis that of course does no justice to such a fine piece of work, I of course am amazed by the wonderful arrangement you have here, the little girl in the centre, the beautiful play of light and dark... excellent!
Thank you so much Isabela.
A Whole New World by vapours (8264)
designsoul (21492) 2007-11-10 20:17
I protest-- Kev-cum-Gandalf would never drop anything... not in his nature, even after 8 beers! But a funny note, Brendan :)
If the background were red, it would have reminded me of those Communist party Mao-style Chinese pictures of the super-happy working class... but the background being black, the girl's beaming smiles are different, hope in hopelessness perhaps? Be what it may, photographically great, but somehow I find the girl's smile a bit too saccharine to my taste... forgive, it is just a silly thing perhaps on my part which has not to do with the quality of your shot itself.