ChrisJ (117855) 2017-03-24 19:25
The suspended plates of ice encrusted on the bare branches look like parasols and give this image the look of a modern art piece. Good sharpness and of course when ice melts it contracts when turning into water leaving those plates high & dry. Tfs!
ChrisJ (117855) 2017-03-24 19:21
The backlight has been well managed and colour saturation hasn't suffered too much from the strong contrasted light. With the white sky of the trees, I would suggest use a lasoo around those areas, select 'Highlights' only, then add blue / cyan and play around with brightness until it matches the color and tones of the adjacent blue sky. Tfs!
ChrisJ (117855) 2017-03-24 19:12
You were unlucky. There were similar cruise ships moored in Kotor, Montenegro and in Iraklion Crete. Each of them hold around 5000 passengers and they tend to be spoilt and mollycoddled as well as aggressive. I almost got run over by a hirecar in Kotor carpark. Why they need a car in a city of 1 square mile, I don't know. When I yelled at them to be more careful they replied sarcastically in perfect English 'Have a nice day'. Even the locals don't like them as they are on package tours and tend not to spend and are super frugal with their money. Anyway the diagonal promenade adds good dynamism & lead in lines and perspective. Tfs!
ChrisJ (117855) 2017-03-24 18:56
My boat from Milos arrived in Pireas at midnight back in 2013, so I didn't get to see the town in daylight until I did a daytrip to Hydra in 2016. I like the flattened perspective from the zoom lens. Fantastic sharpness and detail with a clear view of the city of Athens in the distance. Tfs!
ChrisJ (117855) 2017-03-24 18:42
A lovely blue sky backdrop that contrasts so well with the red rooftops in the fg. Good sharpness and density levels with clean whites and solid blacks, giving punchy contrast levels. I like the deep perspective afforded by the converging lines of the street towards a bg vp. Tfs!
ChrisJ (117855) 2017-03-24 18:38
In answer to your question, the target was the Hotel Yugoslavia next door to the Chinese Consulate across the river from my shot of the Ministry of Defense (MOD) North and South wings. Here's a map.
An amazing array of corpulent animals & a human couple. The crowds add scale. Good density levels and sharpness too. Tfs!
ChrisJ (117855) 2017-03-24 18:29
I met an Italian guy in the Iraklion Hostel in Crete who said I should definitely visit Paestum, so I did. I WOULD pick a day when it was raining, though. You were luckier with the weather. A gorgeous blue hour shot and the yellow illumination contrast well with the deep blue hour sky. Tfs!
ChrisJ (117855) 2017-03-24 18:06
Your mini series of this remarkable library inspired me to search for the disc with the Alexandria Library in Egypt which I found and posted. I like the reversed 's' shape of the bookshelf. The avid reader adds scale. Tfs!
ChrisJ (117855) 2017-03-24 17:57
I never saw any spoonbills in Korea only a colony of seals at Hanui Beach facing North Korea on Baengnyondo Island. It's great that endangered wildlife from other continents is now kept at Healesville Sanctuary. I have visited the sanctuary decades ago. Back then, you had to go to Melbourne Zoo to see exotic animals. Tfs!
ChrisJ (117855) 2017-03-24 17:34
A good upwards pov of the statue and it reminds me of the Eros statue in Piccadilly, London. https://www.funlondontours.com/sites/default/files/eros-statue-picadilly.jpg
Speaking of London I walked across the Westminster Bridge in August 2013 on the same side of the street, as the recent awful terrorist attack. My condolences. But the British are a hardy lot and will not let one man disrupt their way of life. We used to get the 2 Ronnies in Australia as well as Bread & Porridge etc. I might have added more shadows here to boost contrast but this is fine as is. Tfs!
ChrisJ (117855) 2017-03-23 20:02
Good grief! That sure is a lot of snow. They only ever get light snow in Seoul although in Sokcho on the east coast they sometimes need the army and army reserves to remove it all. There was 40 cm of snow in Sofia Bulgaria in January 2016. The most I have ever seen in an urban area. Looks pretty when its fresh. The men add scale. Tfs!