ChrisJ (91286) 2013-12-07 14:24
Smart choice of a vertical frame and I like the aged look given by the green moss growing on the weathered wooden boards. Nice reflections and superb warm cold color contrasts between the blue and yellow. Excellent sharpness and linear perspective with good repetition of the boats along the canal. Bon weekend!
ChrisJ (91286) 2013-12-07 14:14
Bonjour Jean Jacques
Excellent graphic elements and tonal range in this superbly composed n&b image focussing on the abstract reflection in a puddle, with good sharpness and mood. I like the grainy textures as well contrasting with the smooth water surface. Bon weekend!
ChrisJ (91286) 2013-12-07 14:10
The red brick building in the bg and the embankment contrast superbly against the blue sky. Good sharpness and excellent saturation and framing. Plenty of breathing space right around in this superbly composed image. The bridge and reflections are a bonus. Tfs!
ChrisJ (91286) 2013-12-07 14:03
A lovely backlight on the crests of the waves in the fg with wonderful warm cold color contrasts between the orange and blue and good sharpness. The bg ship on the horizon makes a fine focal point. Have a nice weekend!
ChrisJ (91286) 2013-12-07 13:51
Lol! I bet they are only friends for as long as the free handouts of second rate and undersized fish last. After that, they're gone! Good daily life scene of the fihing boat, yellow nets and of course the ever hopeful cats. Superb sharpness and tight framing. Have a nice weekend!
ChrisJ (91286) 2013-12-07 13:47
Looks a little like rural Australia and the weathered fg rock is also similar. A marvellous high pov with excellent sharpness and nice warm cold color contrasts between the yellow brown fg grass and the blue sky. The cloud patterns add interest to the centered composition. Tfs!
ChrisJ (91286) 2013-12-07 13:36
I might have cropped some of the fg but the bg is stupendous and well worth sitting and admiring as some of the people in the park are doing. Good sharpness, framing, color and saturation. The reddish brown benches contrast well against the blue tones of water and sky. Tfs!
ChrisJ (91286) 2013-12-07 13:21
I wonder if Gwladys died of a broken heart? She passed away little more than a year after David, presumably her husband? Cemeteries are full of intriguing stories such as this on the headstones, but my favourite epitaph has to be "I told you I was sick. B*stards!" I love the sidelight here catching the left part of the tombstones as well as the superb sharpness, saturation and warm cold color contrast between the red roof and blue sky. Tfs!
ChrisJ (91286) 2013-12-07 13:14
The mother and son at left animate the scene as well as providing scale. Superb baroque architecture in the interior of this imposing cathedral with good sharpness & well handled interior lighting. I like the angled pov. Tfs!
ChrisJ (91286) 2013-12-07 10:35
Well managed backlighting with excellent fg shadow detail and good sharpness. The strong light contrasts have given a nice graphic effect and there is amazing repetition of the arches in the building too. Bon weekend!
ChrisJ (91286) 2013-12-07 10:25
Textbook illustration of diminishing linear perspective with converging tram lines leading to the tram and vanishing point in the bg. Good sharpness and color saturation. A stylish looking central city shot from France. Tfs! Bon weekend!
ChrisJ (91286) 2013-12-07 10:16
I must start loading a few more shots from Rome. This reminds me of the Trevi Fountain. God color, sharpness and saturation. I like the bg carousel too as it animates the shot and contrasts well against the impassive stone sculptures. An excellent diffused light. I had a sunny afternoon with hard shadows and oe problems. None of that here!
ChrisJ (91286) 2013-12-07 10:07
Looks a little similar to Milos in the western Kyklades. Good sharpness and amazing clarity of the turquoise water which contrasts superbly against the reddish tinted rocks and earth. Nice high pov too. Tfs and a great weekend to you!
ChrisJ (91286) 2013-12-07 9:58
I love the graphic effect of the dark, silhouetted trees against the lighter skyline and their repetition reinforces the effect. Good sharpness and superb warm vs cold colour contrasts between the orange sunset skies and the blue grey twilight clouds. Tfs!
ChrisJ (91286) 2013-12-07 9:53
Brrr! Snow here in Turkey today down to 300 metres. I am at sea level so only rain so far. Might have to dust off my camera and get some shots as its forecast for more snow and colder temperatures. An effective minimalist shot with superb tight framing on the snowclad branches & their dark reddish hue contrasts well against the lighter blue grey tints in the snow as well as heightening the graphic effect.
ChrisJ (91286) 2013-12-07 9:48
It's amazing how the ancient Greco-Roman architecture of 2,000 years ago and more is repeated in nearly every contemporary Western city in the world, and even a few Eastern cities too! They do look stylish and elegant compared to the featureless and boring rectangular grid patterns of a lot of modern architecture. The crowds add scale and the angled view at left complements the 'front on' view at the back. Tfs!
ChrisJ (91286) 2013-12-07 9:43
I love the splashes of hot pink contrasting against the cooler blue hues of th sky and shadowed valley. A magnificent backdrop of snowcapped peaks with good sharpness and realistic color and saturation. The high pov overlooking the flat topped fg roof works well here. Tfs!