To communicate requires that those who view the work also understand. Fortunately, people respond to visual stimulus on more than one level. Abstraction, for instance, has always played a big role in artistic expression, and it is becoming more accepted in photographs. There’s nothing new about abstraction in painting, but for some reason people respect painting more than photography. This might be because photographs are so widely used by the media in this culture that they are regarded as mere ephemera… you look at a photograph once and then turn the page. - Ralph Gibson -
Photographs now speak in an eloquent way about the nature of vision itself. The philosophical implications of sight, of being able to see the world in three-dimensional terms, becomes very important within the context of the artistic photograph. The riddle of space and time is somehow stated with a little bit more clarity by virtue of seeing in-between the heartbeats. - Ralph Gibson -
Photographic technique is no secret and – provided the interest is there – easily assimilated. But inspiration comes from the soul and when the Muse isn’t around even the best exposure meter is very little help. In their biographies, artists like Michelangelo, da Vinci and Bach said that their most valuable technique was their ability to inspire themselves. This is true of all artists; the moment there is something to say, there becomes a way to say it. - Ralph Gibson -
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bayno (18342) 2012-11-21 1:59
Great nice backlight and a note with beautiful quotes, beautiful soft light of dusk, an atmosphere of absolute tranquility...
have a good day...
snunney (78821) 2012-11-21 4:14
A very seductive image exuding peace and tranquillity. Well composed with lovely soft light and muted tones. Perfectly exposed.
Sergiom (53823) 2012-11-21 4:59
J'aime beaucoup l'atmosphère qui se dégage de cette image. L'heure est belle et calme, les détails sont d'une belle netteté malgré la lumière difficile.
Miguel82 (19437) 2012-11-21 11:45
Wonderful sky and clouds, excellent sunset picture
Like so much your title!
Sharpness and light management are very good
Schnappilic (9686) 2012-11-22 2:44
A beautiful framing with a special atmosphere and soft tones. Congratulations!
All the best!
fabbs99 (15677) 2012-11-22 4:11
Slightly under lit, bit still sharp.The picture is perfectly good on its composition, details, colors, atmosphere and quality.Well done.TFS.
mesutilgim (79420) 2012-11-22 11:43
Hello dear Georgios,
Very nice capture of this cloudy autumnal scenery with this beautiful old windmill.
Good pov and good light management.
TFS and best regards
claudeD (30159) 2012-11-26 22:20
very fine picture with much atmosphere.A shot full of calm and tranquility. Very good composition.TFS.
With regards from Luxembourg
Angshu (54517) 2012-11-28 22:08
Like this shot a lot with the lead-in & perspective of the road, drawing our eyes to the windmill. The light is on the low side, but like the sublime pastel shade in the left side. Very beautiful!
elenimavrandoni (14197) 2012-12-07 12:24
Η ομορφιά όλη βρίσκεται στήν απλότητα και μοναχικότητα του τοπίου. Ενας συνδυασμός από χρώματα και αποχρώσεις του γκρί μιας βροχερής μέρας, με την προσωπικότητα του μύλου να εξουσιάζει την σύνθεση και το απαλό γαλάζιο να θυμίζει αναμφισβήτητα Ελλάδα!
- Copyright: Georgios Topas (TopGeo) (38168)
- Genre: Places
- Medium: Color
- Date Taken: 2008-10-01
- Categories: Daily Life, Nature, Transportation, Decisive Moment
- Camera: Canon EOS 400D Rebel XTi, Canon 18-55 mm EF-S
- Exposure: f/7.1, 1/80 seconds
- More Photo Info: view
- Photo Version: Original Version
- Date Submitted: 2012-11-21 0:42