Palombara Sabina by Silvio1953 (128283)
ChrisJ (102721) 2015-07-01 9:25
Nice to see the Italian flag flying proudly atop the tower at right. Good sharpness and wonderful framing and composition. The backlight has been well managed. Good warm cold color contrasts between the blue sky and pale reddish yellow facades of the buildings. Tfs.
Lost Horizon by delpeoples (54425)
tyro (21580) 2015-07-01 9:24
Ciao cara Lisa,
This is a spectacular shot and even more impressive is its detail and sharpness, particularly as you took it from a small aircraft.
A wonderfully, almost graphic, image of the coastline of this lagoon which has a pinkish hue about it though nothing nearly quite so pink as we have seen in your other photographs from this place. A fabulous picture which makes me look and look again - I still can't quite work out a proper sense of scale either - how high were you?- are all the dark dots in the foreground small rocks or big ones or big clumps of vegetation - or trees? Yet I love it!
California On Fire!!! by eldancer1 (30742)
ChrisJ (102721) 2015-07-01 9:19
Hoping that the US west coast will get some unprecedented summer rains to break the drought. Fantastic color, sharpness and saturation. The smoke gives an unusual halo effect to the trees at right. The gray blue sky contrasts well against the fg yellow green grass. Tfs.
Eggs from hell by emka (84032)
tyro (21580) 2015-07-01 9:15
A very interesting note about these hot springs and people cooking eggs in them. And three brilliant pictures too. But, like you, I wouldn't like to eat an egg with a chicken inside it either - Yuk!
Of all your pictures here, this one has to be my favourite. I just love how the eggs, the maize and the ?eggplant sit waiting to be cooked while the woman sits, totally bored, reading her newspaper. Perhaps you should have eaten some of her eggs to give her something to do?
From the photographic point of view, this is also a delightful picture because the food is clearly seen, brightly lit and pin-sharp in the foreground while the woman is almost hidden in the steam.
Beppu's glass house by PaulVDV (23959)
ChrisJ (102721) 2015-07-01 9:05
I like how the circular lily pads appear to float on the reflection of the v shaped reflection of the roof. Good sharpness and excellent repetition of the rectangular grid patterns of the roof. The grey tones contrast well against the splashes of green. The 2 people at left animate the scene. Tfs.
Lost Horizon by delpeoples (54425)
abmdsudi (45630) 2015-07-01 9:03
A lovely aerial image considering the circumstances! love how organic and strangely beautiful the landscape is from a different perspective showing some amazing patterns, formations and colours on the earth below. Quite sharp which can be difficult due to it being shot through a plane window. I am sooo envious, it must have been a wonderful experience you had up there! Excellent composition and impressive, especially for an aerial shot! Congrats
120 Hay-bales by ikeharel (61373)
ChrisJ (102721) 2015-07-01 9:02
The pale straw yellow color of the hay contrasts well against the blue sky. Good sharpness and excellent framing and composition with nice saturation. I like the textural details revealed by the superb lighting on the haybales. The trees at right in an orchard contrast well and their dark green tones against the lighter sky work well. Tfs.
Original bell tower by jemaflor (88097)
Alco (7072) 2015-07-01 9:01
Magnifique prise de vue de cette église avec un très beau cadrage garni d'arbres. C'est vraiment spécial de voir le clocher situé du côté du choeur. La belle lumière permet de bien voir les ruines près de l'église et que dire de ce superbe ciel bleu. Bravo pour le résultat. TFS.
Grace Building by Sergiom (65153)
ChrisJ (102721) 2015-07-01 8:57
Amazing repetition of the geometric patterns and shapes reflected in the shiny, mirror like surface of the office block, and an interesting effect to tip it on a horizontal axis. Nice warm vs cold color contrasts between the blue and reddish yellow. The diamond or trapezoid shapes add interest to the bg rectangles. Tfs.