Photography would have been settled a fine art long ago if we had not, in more ways than one, gone so much into detail. We have always been too proud of the detail of our work and the ordinary detail of our processes. - Henry Peach Robinson
However much a man might love beautiful scenery, his love for it would be greatly enhanced if he looked at it with the eye of an artist, and knew why it was beautiful. A new world is open to him who has learnt to distinguish and feel the effect of the beautiful and subtle harmonies that nature presents in all her varied aspects. Men usually see little of what is before their eyes unless they are trained to use them in a special manner. - Henry Peach Robinson
It is a great indiscretion for a photographer to show his model, his scenery, or his methods . . . he may make a heap of earth and a few stones in a back garden look like the top of a mountain, he may throw glamour of light and shade equal to Rembrandt's over his group, but he gives himself away body and soul if he takes credit for them. Better be content with the applause he is sure to get for the completed work, rather than expose all the mean little dodges that go towards building up a complete whole , that shows not only nature, but that nature has been filtered through the brain and fingers of an artist. - Henry Peach Robinson
It is only by loving nature, and going to her for everything, that good work can be done; but then we must look to her for the materials for pictures, not for pictures themselves. It is nature filtered through the mind and fingers of the artist that produces art, and the quality of the pictures depends on the fineness of that filter. - Henry Peach Robinson
A picture should draw you on to admire it, not show you everything at a glance. After a satisfactory general effect, beauty after beauty should unfold itself, and they should not all shout at once . . . This quality [mystery] has never been so much appreciated in photography as it deserved. The object seems to have been always to tell all you know.. This is a great mistake. Tell everything to your lawyer, your doctor, and your photographer (especially your defects when you have your portrait taken, that the sympathetic photographer may have a chance of dealing with them), but never to your critic. He much prefers to judge whether that is a boathouse in the shadow of the trees, or only a shepherd's hut. We all like to have a bit left for our imagination to play with. Photography would have been settled a fine art long ago if we had not, in more ways than one, gone so much into detail. We have always been too proud of the detail of our work and the ordinary detail of our processes. - Henry Peach Robinson
Nothing in nature has a hard outline, but everything is seen against something else, and its outlines fade gently into something else, often so subtly that you cannot quite distinguish where one ends and the other begins. In this mingled decision and indecision, this lost and found, lies all the charm and mystery of nature. - Henry Peach Robinson -
* Henry Peach Robinson (9 July 1830, Ludlow, Shropshire – 21 February 1901, Royal Tunbridge Wells, Kent) was an English pictorialist photographer best known for his pioneering combination printing - joining multiple negatives to form a single image, the precursor to photomontage. (This technique was first established in 1857 by Oscar Gustave Rejlander of Wolverhampton.)
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danos (86667) 2012-09-30 8:47
Γιώργο γεια σου,
ρομαντικό το σκηνικό που μας παρουσιάζεις,με τον ήλιο μόλις να έχει κρυφτεί πίσω από τον ορίζοντα και με την αντανάκλασή του να κάνει την σκηνή πιό ωραία.
Έρημη η παραλία περιμένει και δίνει ραντεβού με τους λουόμενους για το επόμενο Καλοκαίρι.
carlosmarin (11954) 2012-09-30 10:56
I like this picture with the wonderful colors offered by the sun at this time. Good frame with trees and umbrellas.
jester5 (2010) 2012-09-30 11:25
Beautiful composition, and softness of colours that blend into each other. You have achieved your object of a whole and artistic canvas well Georgios, well done.
Schnappilic (9690) 2012-09-30 12:16
Congratulations for that wonderful subject and interesting note. Framing and atmosphere are special.
All the best!
jlbrthnn (76037) 2012-09-30 15:23
This is a picture beautiful and strange. The composition is very creative. The colors are interesting. Good quality. Bravo.
mauro61 (52623) 2012-10-01 0:28
un tramonto tra gli alberi senza gente intorno, un segno dell'estate che sta finendo.
Bella la colorazione del cielo e l'atmosfera del momento che riesci perfettamente a trasmettere,
agulberk (3794) 2012-10-01 1:33
Wonderful view with colors and reflects of sunset on the horizon and calm sea and good perspective between beautiful two trees. I liked it. Useful informative note.
snunney (83693) 2012-10-01 2:57
Very sophisticated photography making excellent use of the graphism offered by the trees and parasols. Love the delicate pink tinged grey tones in the sky.
fabbs99 (16167) 2012-10-01 3:44
Excellent composition of the sunset.Very well composed with splendid colors and saturation. The lighting is also amazing as well as perfect POV too.Very well done, TFS.
Keep sharing and exchanging views.
Best wishes and warm regards
Sonata11 (33235) 2012-10-01 7:04
Wonderfully executed image. You captured this beautiful moment perfectly well. Very beautiful colors of this sun and fabulous presentation. Magnificent tranquil atmosphere at this photo. I like it a lot. Congratulation. Thanks for sharing.
saxo042 (37558) 2012-10-01 7:49
Very soft and pleasant sunset colours. The trees and the umbrellas are nicely included. An interesting note!
COSTANTINO (55452) 2012-10-01 12:46
Γεια σου Γιωργο,
Μια ομορφη , ρομαντικη σκηνη , με τον ηλιο να γεμιζει με
ομορφα χρωματα τον ουρανο,
καλο βραδυ και πολλουσ χαιρετισμουσ
fds (8280) 2012-10-21 0:17
dear friend this is a very originaly sunset with the trees and the umbrella
very nice colors and very great suggestions
- Copyright: Georgios Topas (TopGeo) (38202)
- Genre: Places
- Medium: Color
- Date Taken: 2012-09-10
- Categories: Daily Life, Nature, Transportation, Decisive Moment
- Camera: Canon EOS450D, Canon 18-55 mm EF-S
- Exposure: f/6.3
- Details: Tripod: Yes
- More Photo Info: view
- Photo Version: Original Version
- Theme(s): Thoughts about potography [view contributor(s)]
- Date Submitted: 2012-09-30 8:37