ChrisJ (96654) 2014-12-15 12:20
I went on one of these amphibious rides up in Cairns, far north Queensland. http://www.rainforest.com.au/armyduck.html Unusual and fun! The ride looks popular with no empty seats visible. Good sharpness, color and saturation. I am intrigued how they propel themselves forward once in water? Tfs!
ChrisJ (96654) 2014-12-15 12:09
The lyrics are familiar:
"Angel came down from heaven yesterday
She stayed with me just long enough to rescue me
And she told me a story yesterday,
About the sweet love between the moon and the deep blue sea
And then she spread her wings high over me
She said she's gonna come back tomorrow
And I said, "Fly on my sweet angel,
Fly on through the sky,
Fly on my sweet angel,
Tomorrow I'm gonna be by your side""
Fantastic graphic elements with effective tight framing and good sharpness. The angled pov adds dynamism. Tfs!
ChrisJ (96654) 2014-12-15 1:22
A lovely Japanese sunset in Tokyo with superb graphism and reflections. Good sharpness and nice repetition of the ducks. The tree branch acts as a good frame and adds depth. The illuminated pagoda makes a fine focal point at right. Tfs!
ChrisJ (96654) 2014-12-14 12:49
I thought at first that you had been to Easter Island but these mud daubed sculptures are much smaller albeit no less impressive. Good sharpness and textural details. I like how some are tilted to the side almost as if melting from the heat. Excellent sharpness and repetition of the enigmatic sculptures. Tfs!
ChrisJ (96654) 2014-12-14 12:45
I like this wider angled view too. The blue and gold of the church contrast well against each other. Good sharpness and attractive fg gardens. The people add life and scale. A nice upward pov. The red doors enhance the warm cold color contrast against the blue sky. Tfs!
ChrisJ (96654) 2014-12-14 12:42
Looks like a lovely swimming spot on a hot dat. Punchy light contrasts with good density levels and saturation. I like the rippled patterns in the water and the lush greenery. The blue sky contrasts well against the yellow green water. Tfs!
ChrisJ (96654) 2014-12-14 12:29
I like the soft diffused light and pale pastel colors. Good sharpness and nice reflections in the water with a subtle warm cold color contrast between the dried reddish brown grass and the blue grey water and sky. Tfs!
ChrisJ (96654) 2014-12-14 11:36
Good sharpness and a nice contrast between the leafy, watery flowery world of the fg park; and the looming office block of uninspiring design in the bg. The diagonal linesin the fg piazza or square add dynamism. Realistic color and saturation. Tfs!
ChrisJ (96654) 2014-12-14 11:30
Apparently this old volcanic caldera and access roads are covered in 2 metres of snow in winter or more so I reluctantly deleted it from my November itinerary. You were smart to go in June although my work contract didn't finish until early October so not much I could do about it. Love the blueness of the lake and the high pov. Good sharpness and a clear sunny light. Tfs!
ChrisJ (96654) 2014-12-14 11:26
This reminds me of the Genova (Genoa) Cathedral which also utilises black and white stripes in its design. The strong backlight has been well managed here and shadow detail in th fg and on the facade is superb despite the darkness. The old woman animates the scene. Tfs!
ChrisJ (96654) 2014-12-14 11:22
A glorious alpine road frosted in snow with the road and 2 wheel tracks adding good deep lead in lines into the forested hillside. Impeccable sharpness and the dark tree trunks add a nice graphic element against the lighter toned snowy bg. Excellent repetition of natural shapes and patterns. Tfs!
ChrisJ (96654) 2014-12-14 11:17
The antique red brick building sets up a superb warm vs cold color contrast against the bg blue skt. Good sharpness and well composed with plenty of breathing space right around. The green pennant flags add interest. Superb textural details. Tfs!
ChrisJ (96654) 2014-12-14 11:12
Did you walk up there? It's the equivalent of about 14 stories! There are some interesting statues on the platform around the Buddha and some nice views on a clear day. The fg tourist arcade is lively and colorful with the people animating the scene. Good sharpness and exposure. Tfs!
ChrisJ (96654) 2014-12-14 11:06
It seems incredible in this day and age that last century Europe literally tore itself apart: twice! I think the EU was a good idea to prevent these wars ever happening again. Good sharpness and shadow detail and the dual bomb casings add interest. Tfs!
ChrisJ (96654) 2014-12-14 10:59
I was in Wroclaw earlier this year. Lovely city. The gnomes are everywhere! Here I like the superb sharpness and colorful Christmas lights of the outdoor market. Nocturnal shots are doubly difficult to get good sharpness as here. Excellent shadow detail and the people animate the scene. Tfs!
ChrisJ (96654) 2014-12-14 10:54
Hello Jean Jacques
I like the wider angled view than the shot I uploaded although it starts to get difficult to see the fine detail in the distant painting. You've composed this perfectly with fine symmetry of the 7 open shuttered windows. Well cropped and framed. Tfs!
ChrisJ (96654) 2014-12-14 10:46
I love the bright tropical light and sunlit beach especially after enduring a month of fog, rain, drizzle and snow in Romania with only 1 day of sunshine and then only until 10 am. The coconut palm at right nicely frames the beautiful sandy beach. Good sharpness and color. The yellow flowers in the fg contrast well against the blue sea and sky. Tfs!
ChrisJ (96654) 2014-12-14 10:40
A lovely sidelight on the glistening fresh snow with good textural and tonal details. I like the warm golden glow on the sunlit layer of fog in the bg valley. Perfect sharpness with natural looking colour saturation and excellent framing and graphism of the dark conifers against the lighter sky. Tfs!
ChrisJ (96654) 2014-12-14 10:29
I like the sensuous symmetrical curves of the receding rows of trellised vines. The yellow leaves of Autumn enhance the scene against the blue grey sky in the bg. Excellent sharpness and nice repetition of the wooden stakes and vines. Tfs!
ChrisJ (96654) 2014-12-14 10:25
Lol at the title! Good use of flash here with minimal hard shadows and glare spots off shiny parts. The rows of slot machines are typical of Las Vegas and add context. Good sharpness and I hope they pay her double salary in winter! Tfs!