ChrisJ (97974) 2015-01-30 13:59
Nice repetition of the enigmatic sculptures. Well framed and composed with the horizon line well positioned above the central horizontal line. The dark bg beachrock (or coffee rock as its called in Australia) adds graphism. Good sharpness and excellent colour and saturation. Excellent tonal and textural detail in the statues. Tfs!
Royaldevon (29597) 2015-01-30 8:45
Greece is so full of history, much of which is taught in schools, especially the Iliad.
This is a lovely composition, with the slope of the hillside making a fine diagonal across the frame and a triangular separation, between the blues of the sea and sky. The buildings add interest to the skyline with their step-like shapes, whilst the little boats define the sense of scale.
The light is glorious.
Royaldevon (29597) 2015-01-30 7:01
I have to agree with you about the bounty of a cool drink in warm weather. I will just imagine the warmth, at the moment, as the temperatures are below freezing, here, at the moment!
This is a fine example of shallow dof.
The main, iconic features, are sharp, colourful and appealing, against an unobtrusive but informative b/g.
Royaldevon (29597) 2015-01-30 6:57
The colours are just amazing! I love how the slight shimmers in the water create a sense of Impressionism, to the reflections of the houses.
The boat is useful both as a reflection and as a pointer to the context.
You will not be disappointed if you visit The Pink Granite Coast, especially if the light is good. The colours are amazing!
Royaldevon (29597) 2015-01-30 6:52
Ciao Caro Carlo,
It took much close examination on my part, to work out where the reality ended and the reflection started. Then, all became clear!
It's a very well realised photograph. The seats and the hand rests being critical for orientation. I love how you have cropped the scene so carefully, to create the patterns of lines and arches.
Royaldevon (29597) 2015-01-30 6:46
In its heyday, this would have been a big, impressive car. I suppose that, graffiti is the only way it could become iconic without being repaired. As it is, it is very eye-catching, very proud, despite its neglect. You have chosen a really good aspect to get the best from the car and link it so aptly with the graffitied (is that a new word?) building.
The ominous sky is trying hard to reduce the colour and, incidentally, makes an interesting canvas for the car.
Royaldevon (29597) 2015-01-30 6:36
Ha! Ha! John, my sentiments exactly! You can enjoy the snow without many of its worries! Stay in bed with a cup of tea and watch Andy Murray flitting around the tennis court, on tv!
It's a fine shot, showing the reality of the moment, with the snow thickly covering the cars, in the f/g, and providing a wider sense of its effects, in the b/g.
The line of trees makes an excellent guide, along with the car tracks and, also, gives an excellent sense of perspective. I just love how their leaves give a rich touch of colour onto what could easily have been a quite an insipid f/g.
You have sun to lift the spirits.
We had none, yesterday, but it has been quite a different picture, today.
We are going to a Scottish night, tonight. With a bit of luck I will be able to wear my shoes rather than my wellies. Have got my tartan corsage ready, whilst Len has his tartan tie!
Royaldevon (29597) 2015-01-30 6:25
What you describe in your notes is the condition of many cemeteries in England. Though attempts are made to keep things tidy, vandalism occurs and the sheer cost of reinstating gravestones become prohibitive. This is an excellent alternative. The stone is used appropriately and the memories still remain.
A fine angled viewpoint carries the viewers nicely from corner to corner. Good contextual details prevail.
My only regret is that I can't read the information on the inscriptions. Does that mean I will have to go to Hobart myself ... thinks!!
My warm regards,
Royaldevon (29597) 2015-01-30 6:19
You are a photographer who is alert to every aspect of Nature. Not everyone would have seen the artistry from the snow, the sunlight and the shadows but, not only did you notice it, you composed it into a fine, sharp photograph.
My warm regards,
Royaldevon (29597) 2015-01-30 6:15
It is unusual to have this type of a close-up, giving such a sense of importance, to the contrast of light and shadows. The reflected light is the focal image, whilst the rest makes the shady context.
It is extremely well seen and subtly photographed.
My warm regards,
Royaldevon (29597) 2015-01-30 6:10
The building fits so well into the landscape, in its autumn finery; maybe, it is because the f/g colours are replicated in the college building.
It's a lovely composition of horizontal layers, each with its own part to play in the combined effect.
I love the light, too!
Royaldevon (29597) 2015-01-30 6:05
The lines of vines make an irresistible link from f/g to b/g, accentuated by the broad path. It is good, also, that the f/g is anchored and the house makes a pleasing focal point.
I'm glad you were able to show something typical of your area. It helps us all appreciate one another.
My warm regards,
Royaldevon (29597) 2015-01-30 5:59
The foreground clarity of bracken and grass contrasts well with the misty, lilac b/g, setting up a good sense of depth.
The colours in the sky are remarkable. If you were painting a picture, you wouldn't necessarily imagine these colours; this is the skill of the artist.
The tree is strongly placed and makes a good link with the tree in the distance.