batalay (36769) 2015-08-03 15:05
Whenever I see photo of the wilderness of Norway, I picture in my mind's eye the Vikings. No doubt they wandered into this cove one time or another. This is a serene view in the middle of summer. You asked whether we had ever been Lofoten, we have not. We have been to the North Cape a couple of times and remember having a photo taken at midnight with a clock right behind us, without any artificial light.
chrisnet (21926) 2015-08-03 11:48
J'aime beaucoup la perspective de la rivière et de la promenade à droite, et toujours ce beau château qui domine, belle netteté et luminosité aussi, un bel endroit bien photographié.
batalay (36769) 2015-08-03 11:30
This is really one of the most beautiful photos in your rich gallery. Perched at the crest of the rugged mountains, you can see the drop off on the left immersed in soup fog, on the right, the details a sharp. I've heard of the rugged beauty of Slovakia, otherwise I know precious little about the difference in the Czech vs. Slovak sides. Again, this is a first rate photo.
chrisnet (21926) 2015-08-03 11:07
Cette photo est une véritable carte postale et c'est un compliment!
L'endroit est superbe, j'aime le cadrage avec cette plante jaune au premier plan, la ligne d'horizon est bien placée au tiers, le contraste entre la mer d'un bleu profond , le ciel et les rochers est super!
Très belle image
batalay (36769) 2015-08-03 10:26
The light is genuinely beautiful on the Georgian house, bathing it in golden hues, and a highly distressed sky looming in the background. I think this is the best way to photograph some of the architecture anywhere. With a frequency of once per year I would see this sort of inspiring light while living in Oxford. Unfortunately it was during pre-digital photography days.
batalay (36769) 2015-08-03 10:09
I thought I had critiqued this photo, but clearly I had not (I may have run out of green smileys). The vertical format is indeed the best way to accentuate the midget among giants. You had wonderful light to shoot this image. Indeed, with that wonderful reflection, in the curved glass, the facets accentuated by discontinuities in the reflected clouds. It might be a good choice for the group theme City reflections, if you care to put it there.
Incidentally, we are going to be in New York in late September. I am giving a lecture at One Day University, please, let me know and I will have them invite you.
batalay (36769) 2015-08-03 9:21
Mon cher ami, Philippe,
You have more recent posts than this, but I love the light and shadows on your photo of Château de Rouville. Certainly its Renaissance era construction is apparent, but its ownership and alteration by the d'Auboville Family ownership in the 19th century is also apparent. It would be unwise for windows to be located on the ground floor in times of siege.
Warm regards, Philippe,
batalay (36769) 2015-08-03 9:07
Last October I saw an AWACS plane while touring the Aircraft Carrier Midfield, docked in San Diego. But to see it aloft, and with such spectacular light, now that is rare. Excellent photo, and a short but informative note.
batalay (36769) 2015-08-03 8:45
Lovely colors and alluring coastline in Verona. The young woman in the red slacks adds beautiful highlight. However, the water is very slightly tilted, and the water could run off the left side.
Warm regards, Roland,