Cricri (101397) 2014-08-27 5:25
Mais quel beau sourire du garçon vers toi, et bien il y en a pour tout les gouts ici, Jason va être content :-) belle présentation
Bise, fort occuper ces jours ci, pas beaucoup de temps pour FB
Cricri (101397) 2014-08-27 4:55
Jour de ton envol vers la Russie.....bien choisi l'image, en plus qui part de chez toi ...
Bon voyage, séjour, photo, ambiance et bien plus ..:-)
A bientôt, après le 20 septembre ( mon retour de Toscane )
Bisous mon ami du soleil
InasiaJones (31420) 2014-08-26 14:57
This photo is simple, and nothing comes in between the man and the sea.
It is straightforward. It is not sophisticated or complex.
I would never have done this image.
But I can really appreciate your own approach, and the feeling conveyed by such a candid depiction, as it forces the viewer to pay attention to this gentleman and coming up with an interpretation of what's going on. Not having read your note, I would have thought he was absorbed in a prayer, a meditating moment or a contemplative serenity.
This image is simple, distant, not intrusive, but it catches the attention and communicate some kind of spirituality, even if he is busy fishing.
A photo with lots of merit, probably because it leaves place for interpretation, for the contrast between the humble man facing an endless sea and the impression of remoteness and detachment.
InasiaJones (31420) 2014-08-26 14:40
Hallucinant village aux allures médiévales, dont le paysage semble lui servir d'écrin.
Belle lumière, couleurs saturées mais sans débordement, un ciel dramatique à souhait, c'est du tout beau. Je trouve la composition efficace, avec un bon ratio village/paysage/ciel.
InasiaJones (31420) 2014-08-26 14:33
I guess that I will have to join our colleagues perception and reveal without surprises that I also thought that your thumbnail was presenting a volcano. Now, I can appreciate the optical illusion and realize that it is a light show.
Quite interesting conditions here, with the top of the mountain fully covered in a dense cloud/fog, while the middle shines under different conditions, like if their was two different micro-climates, layer wise.
Unusual presentation, captured at the right moment - these phenomenon don't last forever, at least not with that intensity.
InasiaJones (31420) 2014-08-26 14:25
I like your note, it made me laugh.
As much as I am passionate about photography, my camera remains in my bag most of the time under such conditions, even while being in iconic places.... I just feel depressed and uninspired, knowing that my shots will not convey any special appeal, as without light, there is no photography.
But you know what, I think that in some circumstances, the subject might suit the crappy weather, like this one you've nailed down. Look, the sky refuses to cooperate in any possible way, but this particular landscape do match the rainy and sad conditions, almost gaining a dramatic aura - like in a Ingmar Bergman movie... The Seventh Seal...
despite any favorable conditions, you have achieved good contrasts, a wide grayscale range, and an interesting transparency on the shallow water that might have not been possible, should the light would have been different.
Not a fan of black and white, but this shot has a vintage look that I can't explain, not coming from the subject itself, but from the finish, the impression.
InasiaJones (31420) 2014-08-26 14:02
Wow! for the colours, I just love these rich earthy tones and their combination with the crisp blue sky. Wow! for the nice and cool curvy perspective created by the rails, really well done. And the main subject is a classy one - I just love old trams - but it is the context in which you have captured it that make it so attractive.
Overall, an eye-catching piece of work. Well done!
alvaraalto (5709) 2014-08-26 13:41
This friendly guy looks happy in his little shop.
I hope for him (and also for us) that he will be able to sell the Coca Cola, Mars and Bounties for a long time and that the boycott of this kind of products will stop soon.
alvaraalto (5709) 2014-08-26 13:02
Aapjes kijken is altijd een leuke bezigheid en hier goed voor een amusante foto.
Je kan je vaak genoeg afvragen wie de echte apen zijn. Daarom kan het hek zich aan beide kanten bevinden.
Het jongetjes kijk heerlijk verbaast omdat hij een nootje krijgt van het aapje.
alvaraalto (5709) 2014-08-26 12:57
This is really The Overall Picture of the Vigeland Park in Oslo. The large odalisque with its strangled bodies, meandering to the sky. I’m glad you find the boy with his blue sweater and red shirt to give the picture its human proportions.
alvaraalto (5709) 2014-08-26 12:51
Congratulations with your 7the anniversary on Trekearth.
Every picture again is, I think, a special one. You have chosen it with care to share with the Trekearth-community. It shows what is interesting for you and what is interesting for your TE-friends.
alvaraalto (5709) 2014-08-26 12:38
An intriguing picture indeed. The boy has a paper and a pen in his hand, so I think he want to note something. Probably her phone number. But she don’t know it by heart and has to look for it on her IPad.
Lovely picture to fantasize the right story for it.