holmertz (34775) 2014-04-24 12:37
Probably no flowers can fill a foreground as beautifully as poppies. Even though the ruined white house is interesting to watch, and contrasts very nicely with the dense vegetation, this photo is very much dominated by the red poppies and the green leaves surrounding them. You have taken good care of their beauty with the fine saturation.
UlfE (14603) 2014-04-24 11:05
Excellent use of the backlight and really fine composition with some strong diagonal lines, not the least the shadow of the kayak on the pavement. Also very good timing when you took this photo. TFS and have a nice evening!
holmertz (34775) 2014-04-24 10:57
It's a very interesting comparison between the two versions. Especially the sky gets a completely different appearance in B&W, a lot more dramatic. Whereas the church, however nice, is maybe just about average, this photo is far above average, thanks to this sky and the vigorous contrasts.
And thanks again for your many kind critiques of my photos.
holmertz (34775) 2014-04-24 10:35
Thanks for taking the trouble of going to this remote place, so you could show us your pictures, because I wouldn't imagine going here myself, not even for the chance of taking photos like this. You obviously did very well to use the flash in these difficult circumstances, because the light is remarkably nice, or well handled. It is no doubt a fascinating scenery, but what a tough place to live.
holmertz (34775) 2014-04-24 10:25
This is a wonderful picture, well worth another cold and uncomfortable night spent in the car :-). Everything is so neatly and perfectly lined up as if you had told the deers where to stand and the moon where to set. The haze has given the colours a magic softness. Fantastic.
holmertz (34775) 2014-04-24 10:20
This looks very pleasant indeed, a perfect way to spend a part of the day. Those persons had a nice time, and it's a pleasure to watch them and enjoy the same view of the bay and the village. On the left side you included the tree very nicely, on the right side it would have been perfect if you had removed the nearest chair :-). (No offense intended.)
holmertz (34775) 2014-04-24 9:14
This composition is just as stunning and impressive as those from California, the major difference being that there is more snow in the Perm area. There is a good balance between the church at the top and the person walking along the narrow path at the bottom. This is really not a bad view from a balcony. Just imagine how nice it will look with green grass and green trees. The WS is more beautiful, but this is a more interesting photo.