Royaldevon (37695) 2016-05-02 2:53
The rapeseed enlivens the f/g and makes a superbly contrasting layer with the m/g greens.
I like how the snow-capped mountains appear to be peeping over the hill's shoulder. Symbolically, the snow is on the wane, spring, colour and warmth are on the ascendancy.
Have a great day,
Royaldevon (37695) 2016-05-02 2:49
Though the sun is shining, the clothing explains the chill of the weather!
It is nice to return to home territory, with your photographs, for you have a special link with the area and understand its foibles.
It's a well composed shot, good leads, human interest, environmental details and the most wonderful, fluffy clouds to complete the mountain tops!
Have a good day,
Royaldevon (37695) 2016-05-02 2:41
How could anyone not be entranced by this scene!
The combined, spring flowers set a carefree, relaxed mood so perfect for the season.
They frame the well composed building beautifully.
Everything seems to have a golden glow!
Thank you for sharing this,
Royaldevon (37695) 2016-05-02 2:34
Good Morning Ike,
This is a pin-sharp capture!
I am amazed at the quality of sharpness and colours achieved by a cell phone! (You will notice I never post such an example; my old mobile is minute and ancient but it does make and receive calls ... which is all I use it for!!!
The main character is well drawn and creative.
What a pity that other 'artists' think it is okay to scribble their names or write slogans on buildings!
Have a lovely day,
It is a Bank Holiday today but sadly the weather is grey and wet. Not good for photography!
Royaldevon (37695) 2016-05-02 2:27
What an amazing landscape!
It looks like the sort of place that would be added to a theme park for the entertainment of the children!
I don't mean that in a disrespectful way, it is just so unusual and I know how much children like to frequent such places!
Your capture is sharp and detailed, clearly revealing the many caves and the man-made additions.
My warm regards,
Royaldevon (37695) 2016-05-02 2:22
A very moving story highlighting man's inhumanity to man. It still happens today, sadly!
It's a beautiful scene, very well captured in your photograph and, having read the notes, I cannot help but feel that the atmosphere is just right, beautiful, glorious but lonely! Maybe I am adding my emotion to it because of the story!
It's a very well composed photograph, the memorial strongly placed and successfully competing with the hills for prominence.
My warm regards,
Royaldevon (37695) 2016-05-02 2:15
This is obviously an important, colourful festival and offers you so many opportunities for photography!
I love the whole experience, here! A horse-drawn carriage, containing people in traditional Spanish costumes! It's so full of atmosphere!
You have used a good dof with well saturated colours. It would have been better with more space for the horses to walk into but, I imagine they were walking rapidly and you just had to capture them before they moved out of frame.
Have a lovely day,
Royaldevon (37695) 2016-05-02 2:11
It is a most interesting photograph!
I could not make sense of it from the thumbnail, perceiving it as a huge flag!
The strong blue and white lines are very effective, especially bounded by straight and curved lines.
The two figures are very important in understanding the context and in giving scale to the whole.
A good TE contribution.
Have a good Bank Holiday,
Sadly, it is grey and wet here but I'm sure it will be better in other parts of the country!
ChrisJ (111774) 2016-05-01 17:27
This brings back nice memories of my short stay in Vancouver in 2008 and I remember this view. Nice repetition of the boats and skyscrapers with good sharpness and superb reflections. The minimalist color and wide angled crop work well. Tfs!
ChrisJ (111774) 2016-05-01 17:14
Although Australia never declared war on the UK, there were tensions on the goldfields of Ballarat with miners protesting the exorbitant miner's tax charged by the British. The Eureka Stockade has become a powerful symbol of nationalism. The equally nationalistic wagon wheel memorial to the D.A.R. looks a little like a ship's steering wheel. Good graphic elements and sharpness. Tfs!
ChrisJ (111774) 2016-05-01 17:07
And not just any camel but a 2 humped Bactrian camel like the ones they have in Mongolia. The odd geological formation does indeed resemble a camel from this angle. Good sharpness & an excellent pov. Tfs!