The other side of the gecko by Luko (14000)
gringofil (0) 2005-09-27 2:11
This is cool, Luko! Man, I would never think of you as a wildlife shooter, but this rocks. I really like the "vanilla" sky in the background and the textures (on the window...or what it is anyway?) are great and make this shot stand out even more. Perhaps getting the gecko off to the side a bit more would have worked even better, but all in all this is quite an interesting shot. Kudos for posting something this interesting. Well done, Luko!
Beefburger In Batter - £1.25 by robiuk (10807)
gringofil (0) 2005-09-25 12:04
Cool shot. Tones are excellent and so is your composition, but even though I would be tempted to do some cropping off the top (just below the sign). Yes, you will crop into the guys hat, but a tighter composition that fcosues on the action would have been ideal. Anyway, interesting shot that shows a slice of life in Britain.
A Fashion for Stripes by kensimage (8561)
gringofil (0) 2005-09-25 11:48
Not a bad shot I must say. I do like the yellow stripes...if they were white the shot wouldn't have had the same impact. I always try to take such shots when I go to Hong Kong as here in Shanghai we have white stripes only. Anyway, they always make for a wonderful background. Now for the bad news I'm afraid: the manhole cover (bottom right hand corner) is a huge distraction here. If you pressed the shutter a few seconds later your subject would have been surrounded by stripes only...without this disturbance. Anyway, good shot and an excellent idea...one could really make a series of shots at this location.[+]
it's time to go by fixed (3836)
gringofil (0) 2005-09-25 11:42
This is where tilting a shot works to its advantage. The light is amazing as well and the shadows really do make the image pop. But what I like the most is the empty foreground that gives us a bit of time before we are assaulted by content in the background of the image. Quite a clever composition and interesting shot. Excellent work.
- offerings - by fixed (3836)
gringofil (0) 2005-09-25 11:26
A very interesting take on the alms collection in LP. I really like your "crowded" composition and the way you converted the shot into black and white really works for me here. Usually one would see a lot of orange here, but now we can concentrate on shapes and patters that dominate the image. Good work!
- take it - by fixed (3836)
gringofil (0) 2005-09-25 11:24
Hey...I thought this was something by Mr. Flydragon, but than I had to take a double take when I saw your name. I think his greatness as a photographer is rubbing off on you as well.
Really cool compo and you used your wide angle to advantage here, I think. I really like the positions of the figures in the field and your black and white tones are just amazing (BTW: how did you conver this into B&W?). Anyway, amazing shot you've got here. Well done!
Searching for gold? not for... by entrelec (8328)
gringofil (0) 2005-09-25 10:51
I like your composition, but I think the 50mm was the wrong choice here...this would have worked much better if shot with a wide angle lens closer to the subject and a bit lower in terms of point of view (perhaps getting a bit of face into the frame as well). I do like how his arms seem to be submerged under the wet sand and the hat itself makes for a nice "prop" that ties the shot together.[+]
Kerastase-Paris by mrbialy (2568)
gringofil (0) 2005-09-25 10:46
This is great. The contrast between the two women is just outstanding and the blue of the facade really makes the shot jump out at ya right from the thumbnail. The only thing that I find disturbing is the black thing in the foreground, but the content of the image rocks so I'm OK with it. Excellent work!
Buffalo point - Buffels punt by Luko (14000)
gringofil (0) 2005-09-23 8:50
Well, Luko, you know I dig your stuff and I'm always into people trying new things and all that, but this one just does not work for me as much as your other shots. Sure, as a landscape it is pretty good, but overall there is nothing much here for the eye to settle on. Yeah, you've got the little kid in the bottom right hand corner, but apart from that there is not much else. Exposure, colors and all that seem to be right on the mark, but the image simply lacks drama which is what ALL of your shots seem to have. Anyway, I prefer your "normal" style of photography where you show the human interest as well as the scenery around him.
Inside the Mine by AnimeshRay (9089)
gringofil (0) 2005-09-23 8:45
This is such a magical and beautiful shot. I wish you didn't write a comment on this one, I think it is better to let the viewer decide what is happening here. I really like the light, spectacular the way it illuminates only the faces. The high contrast works for me as well and really ties the shot together. Anyway, amazing work.[+]