akustyk (3350) 2014-03-07 3:26
have you tried a tight vertical crop with only the bold tower and a bit of palace? (tough to describe but: 1/4 from the left until 1/3 from the right - to make the shorter edge)
It looks to me like it's the contrast between snowy mountains and sky with low lingering clouds in the background which gives this image it's real impact. Tight crop could emphasize this more, as the right side of this image weakens the role of snow in this scenery...
rigoletto (33751) 2014-03-05 15:22
ışığı severdi. palamutu ve bez bebekleri de.
insanları, ağaçları, çiçekleri ve son zamanlarda kedileri de.
artık çengelköy'de püfür püfür bir manzarası var, ve ne derdi kaldı ne tasası. kıskanmamak elde değil...
rigoletto (33751) 2014-03-05 15:06
anlamakta zorluk çekiyorum, daddo dışında herkesin domuz gibi hissiyatsız şeyler yazmasını. inanılmaz. ya okuma özürlüler ya da tamamen ruhsuz....
siz ne söylüyorsunuz, millet hala netlik derdinde...
kendisini 7 sene evvel TE'de tanıdım, TE dışında da görüştüğüm ve çok sevdiğim bir arkadaşım oldu. ve gidişiyle ben de hayatımda ilk kez bir arkadaşımı ölümle kaybetmiş oldum. 7 sene boyunca kanser gibi bir hastalıkla cebelleşen bir insan için inanılmaz derecede hayat ve sevgi doluydu. gözlerim şu an yaşla doldu...
rigoletto (33751) 2014-02-27 5:19
i remember once reading that you were not much into white skies, though i see here the contrary. for me, it works very well, almost giving a b&w taste. the composition and the use of perspective are very good.
ps: thinking of your short time in istanbul, i'd recommend you to stick to the sultanahmet area. there are hundreds of hotels/hostels or guest houses avaliable for any budget. 200 USD is a rate too high for sure but i don't think that you should go for hostels.
rigoletto (33751) 2014-02-27 5:07
it is so nice to see you back after a considerable time, proving your bonds with this page. not so active nowadays, me too, but wanted to say hello with the help of this sophisticated photo of yours. the composition and light are winners here. so nice and peaceful. best wishes for the family.
rigoletto (33751) 2014-02-21 17:07
your words can be debated over an hour, as the TE motto of "learning about the world through photography" is open to many readings. i mean, it can have countless meanings according to what "learning about" means to someone, what "the world" means to someone and what "through photography" means to someone.
"learning" is an in depth activity, which i do prefer using some other extensive sources rather than TE. ok, a good photo and a note can "trigger" that urge to learn about something/somewhere new, but that's it. then i go for a web/book search to do the major reading. that means, i don't take TE seriously as a learning place. it is actually a source of "inspiration", a place where i "start" to learn about somethings which are new to me.
coming to what "the world" means... it is the most difficult one to explain. here, i need to refer to gert's words, as he says you may learn from architectural abstracts, or old cars photos etc, but don't learn from pets, flowers, families or empty streets. i object to that, because, with an appropriate photographer's note, a pet, a flower, a family or an empty street photo, and where they take you during your learning process, can even change your life. true, someone into catalan architecture could definitely use juan's gallery as an endless source of inspiration or someone into exotic places can do the same thing in gert's gallery. these are all subjective. for me, "the world" is the part of the world that i am interested in. i simply do not care about photos with subjects that do not interest me, or photos that give me that "again???" feeling (here, creativity makes difference, at least putting down that "again" feeling)
what "photography" means is another story, starting from the basic question of whether you percieve it as a means of expression of one's artistic inner or merely a reckless snapshot without any personal touch. you can present a single subject in one million different ways, only a small amount of these presentations can make people say "wow".
having said all these, i also need to add that, TE TOS have been too strict so far, or as strict as the minds of moderators and how subjectively they percieve the famous TE motto. all in all, TE is not and have never been an encyclopedia with illustriously scientific photos and objective knowledge attached to it. there are definitely some other better sources for that. the problem is, the TOS rules almost pretend to be so. were it be a bit friendlier place, we'd be much more crowded here today. and "friendlier" doesn't mean turning TE into a treklens or facebook page.
oh yes, cool abstract photo with reflections on glass :)
rigoletto (33751) 2014-02-17 16:47
seeing the star in the sky and your title, i was expecting to read about some "three wise kings of the east" story but "the true king and the yelling stone" story is also nice. i would just add, be careful about the auras around the silhouettes.