ChrisJ (105455) 2015-10-01 3:15
Good sidelight and toplight from the left that gives interesting triangular shadows on the roof. Excellent sharpness and well framed and composed. The colourful red awnings and yellow sunlit sunshade on the terrace contrast well with the blue tones. Tfs.
ChrisJ (105455) 2015-10-01 2:45
Well I have seen Vesuvius from Naples lookout, but not Naples from Vesuvius! The isolated bg cloud resembles Mont Blanc! It's a real worry to see how close the city is if there is ever a major eruption. Apparently there is an undersea volcano much closer to Naples which poses an even bigger threat. Naturally, this is a superb high pov. Tfs.
ChrisJ (105455) 2015-10-01 2:41
Now I am wondering how they got down to the Atlantic Ocean before the St Lawrence seaway was built! There's the obvious obstacle of Niagara Falls. They must have dragged the sailships downhill / uphill on wooden rollers and used ropes. Anyway the haloed statue atop the church and the 2 winged angels make great points of interest. Tfs.
ChrisJ (105455) 2015-10-01 2:36
The diamond patterns in the red tiled roof remind me of Stepenplatz in Vienna, or some of the Romanian Saxon churches I saw. Good sharpness and a nice angled pov on the tower. Excellent color and saturation. I like the shadow of the bg tower falling across the front of the building at left. Tfs.
ChrisJ (105455) 2015-10-01 2:32
Smart choice of a vertical frame with 3 competing vertical elements of the cross at right, the central spire of the little church and the windblown palm trees at left. Good sharpness and a superb 'big sky' shot. Tfs.
ChrisJ (105455) 2015-10-01 2:29
It's hard to believe in this day and age that there are still some pockets of the world where photography is viewed with superstition and suspicion. Good sharpness and the fg tyre adds depth and layering. The yellow inside of the cart contrasts well with the blue sea and sky. Tfs.
ChrisJ (105455) 2015-10-01 2:24
Some of these huge boats are so big they have to queue outside the harbour and ring ahead to make sure there isn't another boat already there in the designated spot(s). I like the wide angled panoramic crop. The water looks rough so no reflection on that day! Tfs.
ChrisJ (105455) 2015-10-01 2:21
Nice to see what I missed. I had planned to go from Venice to Milan to Pisa, but everyone said to go back to Florence and approach it from there. Maybe another time eh? The lion with the pigeons is a whimsical addition in the fg. The cathedral looks magnificent. Tfs.
ChrisJ (105455) 2015-10-01 2:19
Good textural detail on the facade of the bg building has been skilfully revealed by the superb lighting and framing. The red thorny bougainvillea contrasts well against the blue sky. The blue and white colors of Greece are clearly evident in this shot. Tfs.
ChrisJ (105455) 2015-10-01 2:15
I think I would also give the upside down balloon a big miss and a wide berth! It looks scary. The yellow and red balloon stands out well against the blue sky backdrop. Good sharpness and well framed and composed. Tfs.
ChrisJ (105455) 2015-10-01 2:13
I like the angled pov on the hedge and the bifurcation in the path. The red roof contrasts superbly against the blue sky. Excellent sharpness and the path at right has an interesting fountain, but the path at left has somewhere to sit! Tfs.
ChrisJ (105455) 2015-10-01 1:54
This building reminds me of onyx or agate with it circular bands. A fine upward pov with amazing repetition of all the circular patterns & shapes. The little ornate decorations on the lights are nice. Tfs.
ChrisJ (105455) 2015-10-01 1:51
Good morning Daniel,
Even on a cloudy day Venice looks great, and the Grand Canal nicely leads the eye deep into the image. Fantastic sharpness and the speedboat animates the shot and provides a feeling of movement. The cathedral in the bg was built in thanks for the Black Plague sparing Venice. Tfs.
ChrisJ (105455) 2015-09-30 23:42
A superb upward pov on the impressive cathedral with terrific sharpness and framing. Perspective has been well managed placing the verticals centrally. The people add scale. The red roof at left and the yellow scaffolding at right contrast nicely against the blue sky. Tfs.
ChrisJ (105455) 2015-09-30 23:38
I remember watching the moon landing on my high school's b&w tv back in 1969. There was no middle school in those days in Australia. I also saw the rocks at the museum when they were exhibited. A nice collection of news headlines from around the world. Incredibly there are still those that really believe the moonlandings were faked and made in a secret Hollywood film studio! Tfs.
ChrisJ (105455) 2015-09-30 23:33
The colourful attire of the children at left contrasts well against the drab bg wall and graffiti. Good sharpness and the tight crop and wide angled view work well here. Punchy light contrasts and the old man at right counterbalances the scene. Tfs.
ChrisJ (105455) 2015-09-30 23:29
I like the angled pov showing 2 facades. Good sharpness and lice graphic elements of contrasting light and shade. The people add scale and animate the scene. Nice repetition of the columns and arches. The twisty ones are unusual. Tfs.