The Winged Victories - Patriotism by Noel_Byrne (22102)
Royaldevon (27515) 2014-10-20 7:56
THis close crop of the statue makes it feel almost palpable and it emphasises the elements and the emotions! That clenched fist couldn't be stronger, punching the viewer in the eye as well as strangling the snake.
The sinuous, textured curve of the snake leads irresistibly to Patriotism, unflinching in sight of this striking reptile.
A really well executed photograph.
Texture by Sergiom (56521)
Royaldevon (27515) 2014-10-20 7:43
Although this lovely barn is in a sad state of repair, for photographic purposes, the flaking paintwork and the patched walls add interest and textures. The two wheels are a pleasing link, both with the barn's purpose and the dilapidation.
The light is lovely, giving shaded contrasts to the walls and tree shadows that spread across the grass.
York, Centre of the Roman Empire by SnapRJW (30020)
Royaldevon (27515) 2014-10-20 7:34
This is a very engaging photograph.
I have looked really carefully at both the w/s and this photograph, trying to work out why this one works better. I think it is because, in this photograph, the Minster is integral to the photograph; the statue and the Minster co-exist, both having enormous strength and impact, whilst in the w/s, the Minster just makes a very interesting b/g. Your viewpoint makes the shot what it is.
Have a lovely day,
Trouble at mill by willperrett (6390)
Royaldevon (27515) 2014-10-20 3:07
This is a wonderful presentation of Colne with regard to its materials, its location and style. These cobbles were great for giving grip to horses' hooves.
I love the sense of perspective that you have achieved.
B&W was the perfect choice for this subject.
With regard to the character of Colne, I'm sad you had such a negative impression; it certainly hasn't lost its heart. Its heart has changed, certainly but it is a thriving little town, few empty shops, much new building and becoming a sought after place to live.
This is just two miles away from Trawden!
Have a lovely day,
Sugar Beach girls by Gerrit (45796)
Royaldevon (27515) 2014-10-20 2:56
There is a surprising sense of balance to your photograph created by the opposing views of the two girls. It negates the need to have a third person in the shot.
Lovely use of shallow dof.
Westminster Abbey by Tue (27388)
Royaldevon (27515) 2014-10-20 2:49
Your explanation that you stitched two shots explains how you achieved such a wide range wonderful details.
Your viewpoint, showing the entrance tall and imposing, with quickly converging lines beyond, creates an amazing sense of splendour and grandeur.
Stormy Sunset by williewhistler (13113)
Royaldevon (27515) 2014-10-20 2:27
This is like a Biblical epic!
The light descending from Heaven across the entire sky!
The standing stone is a strong f/g feature and the anomaly with the Bin biblical link!
A really well composed shot, full of drama.
Tallinn Town Square by ChrisJ (95100)
Royaldevon (27515) 2014-10-20 2:19
A fine bird's eye view of the city shows us the warmth of the colours and the styles of the houses. The market looks to be thronging in a pleasing, social way.
I do like how you have been able to use the ridge tiles of the f/g house as an effective lead.
Sally B by timecapturer (46465)
Royaldevon (27515) 2014-10-20 2:11
I do like this close crop, it gives a sense of immediacy, though the plane is up in the air!
The details are sharp and the propellers give a sense of movement.
I bet Sally B is a tad cold!!
Not a lazy-lady, registration LZ-LDY by ikeharel (54117)
Royaldevon (27515) 2014-10-20 2:06
A fine capture of this plane, climbing into the sky, where you have it on a perfect diagonal in your photograph. There is just a hint of the thrust from a smoke tail.
You have coped with the light extremely well.
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