mkamionka (32483) 2015-08-31 5:26
spectacular view! No surprise Tosca wants to get back here!
I see you have a series of several pics from your own country. That is almost a surprise nowadays as you are switching between so many countries and trips.
I have heard about this park of course but while I lived in US I could not afford much travel and California offered so many attractions locally...
Fantastic geometry here the mountain seems so asymmetrical and you have perfectly used this aspect. Together with the reflection the final effect is truly extraordinary. Quite a challenging light but I like you kept it very natural.
mkamionka (32483) 2015-08-31 5:21
fantastic multi-layered composition! I like how the land is intertwined here with the water element. Nice colors too, the water is so green! The little house in the middle makes an interesting point to focus on. I like also the trees in the foreground.
mkamionka (32483) 2015-08-31 5:18
beautiful sight indeed, I would love to have the opportunity to climb the stairs. Great POV which I did not see before from this lovely town. It seems you have a lot of fun traveling through the Baltic states. You had a great light at the top, which contributed to amazing atmosphere. I like the architecture too especially the two churches, but I can also spot the towers of the city walls.
macjake (61442) 2015-08-31 5:11
a perfect example of old vs modern.
i'm sure when this was build many many decades ago, they didn't have that water pipe running down the side on the left :)
the flags add in some color splashes which is always appreciated. fine textures in the wall too.
macjake (61442) 2015-08-31 5:07
one charming, one not so charming :)
in shots exactly like this one, i enjoy seeing the contrast between the 2 blues of water vs sky.
if they were the same colors, it just wouldn't work or be as effective.
macjake (61442) 2015-08-31 5:01
she didn't mind? didn't get angry or anything?
did you show her the photo after of just keep going on your way?
funny how the two of your met like this, your lives came together for this precise moment haha
strange how that is right?
fine cut and crop of the storefront, no need to have any other subjects interferring.
see you around
macjake (61442) 2015-08-31 4:59
very interesting indeed!
I like the additional info you provided in your note, it all makes sense to me now.
nice to have the other buildings in the frame, as it smartly fills out the composition.
cool post of this open square.
macjake (61442) 2015-08-31 4:55
such a charming Orthodox Church.
and i like how its positioned in the city, with the modern day appartments in the bg.
it seems so out of place :)
excellent lighting and colors.
macjake (61442) 2015-08-31 4:48
actually, my favourite part of this scene are the tall masts from all of the boats in the upper bg.
the red jet ski and red shirt are a fine contrast to all the whites and blues.
a fine summer type scene.
the exposure is spot on.
macjake (61442) 2015-08-31 4:45
you know what this looks like?
its like somebody baked a cake in the shape of a house, and the cake is falling apart haha
beautiful home though - and I want to go INSIDE!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
We NEVER get to see photos taken from INSIDE these old timbered homes sigh....
one of these days i'll have to see these in person.
love the tight crop/compo, as the red is a fine secondary color to all that yellow.
macjake (61442) 2015-08-31 4:42
well, i get the feeling this is a subject we don't get to see very often from Montreal :)
We don't see many Industrial sights at all on TE, but i'm glad we see your shot.
nice to have the clouds help fill out the frame too.
this is a man type of scene haha
macjake (61442) 2015-08-31 4:39
I somehow missed this shot in your gallery.
Not sure how that could happen with those colors :)
the emerald green colors are light and supply only a small area of the frame, but I like it that way.
the rest is dominated with blues and yellows.
well done with the composition, its quite elegant
macjake (61442) 2015-08-31 4:37
not sure how i missed this one in your gallery.
excellent perspective, love the vertical compo.
the long lines draw us in, and the patterns on the floor make a strong visual impact too.
lots to like here
macjake (61442) 2015-08-31 4:35
hmmm...nice to have that window and wall section on the left. I probably wouldn't have done that or thought about it :)
that dark color, or black color on the left is a good contrast for the rest of the scene. a fine compliment.