macjake (54264) 2014-10-31 4:57
ah yes, quite possible the MOST photographed building in Helsinki.
I think it was a smart idea to get rid of the red rail, it would have been too much of a distraction.
the whites and blues do all the work needed.
lovely piece of architecture
macjake (54264) 2014-10-31 4:36
so i'm guessing you had to correct the distortion of the building in post processing? looks like it.
its funny to see a modern day pay phone booth!! is that a phone booth???
its also interesting to see the mix and mash of old and new architectural styles in the same scene.
amazing history dating back to the 1200s!
love the light and overall colors, the scene pops.
macjake (54264) 2014-10-31 4:33
wow, one could only imagine the amount of history that has taken place in this area of the country...absolutely incredible.
you show us a very large expanse of the city and the surrounding areas. its almost as if you're up in a plane here.
lovely light too, nice shot
macjake (54264) 2014-10-31 4:29
ummm...if you have trouble in Ireland, than you'll have trouble in Vancouver too!
the only difference is in Vancouver, our summers are basically guarenteed to be sunny everyday - no doubt about that. but falls and winters have terrible light for photos.
I can easily say that this is a place Tosca would love to see in person, me too actually.
in a weird way, the bottom portion looks like finely thinned Ice sheets.
easy to see why you enjoy this spot.
have a good one
macjake (54264) 2014-10-31 4:24
wow, isn't it amazing how that red colored paint stands out so strongly compared to all the other buildings!
it helps that the long shutters are a green contrast too. lovely sky, lovely light and ambiance.
who wouldn't enjoy this, i know i do.
macjake (54264) 2014-10-31 4:22
this post really does bring back alot of memories for me personally.
I remember walking these same passage ways in Krakow.
this is a very beautiful building, and the yellow ambiance enhances it even more.
really like the light fixtures too.
enjoy your day
macjake (54264) 2014-10-31 4:19
too bad you weren't able to capture a ghost or two eh?
maybe next year :)
looking at this place now, i can only imagine how creepy it looks in the dark of night, say midnight.
love the varied grey tones from light to dark in the sky, it certanly adds to the atmospheric mood.
macjake (54264) 2014-10-31 4:15
to be completely honest, i'm much more interested in the city buildings and the architectural style.
funny how in all of these buildings there isn't 1 circular window. Every window I see is square or rectangular in shape. There's little creativity to spice it up other than to give the outer shell a varied shade of brown/beige, and a curved portion of the outer wall.
Its strange to me how city planners and or architects like to use repetitive patterns and shapes, you'd think they would change it up a bit more often.
interesting city shot, i've enjoyed it alot
macjake (54264) 2014-10-31 4:09
this nature scene has kind of a funny comical twist to it doesn't it.
the key element in this scene is the strong diagonal slant of the slope on the right.
love the green colors set against the blue backdrop.
very well concieved scene composition wise, smart work
macjake (54264) 2014-10-31 4:07
yup, we don't get to see a Reindeer with 8 legs too often now do we! haha
its amazing how much they just blend in with the surroundings, its hard to make them out. guess its a fine way to protect yourself in the wild.
we hardly see this species on TE, so its a rare find indeed.
macjake (54264) 2014-10-31 4:05
finally, a shoe that fits me! haha
and yes, you certainly have the red theme going strong with this post.
you guys have done well to visit Moscow and show us totally new and different scenes from this Iconic City.
well done, this post belongs in that category too.
macjake (54264) 2014-10-31 4:02
this photo is funny because today is Halloween :)
not exactly a Halloween moment, but certainly a romantic one at that.
Perhaps they are sitting here together enjoying the photos they just took.
these moments are ones we wish would last forever.
sweet shot captured, i'm sure they would like to have this photo for themselves.
macjake (54264) 2014-10-31 3:56
this may be a young boy, but he is certainly dressed WAY beyond his years.
He is dressed like a 45 year old man :)
looks good on him though.
makes me wonder who is our youngest active everyday TE member?
macjake (54264) 2014-10-31 3:54
the lighting in the sky you captured is often my favorite type of blue hour/black hour...its like a combination of both. Its got that heavy navy blue or blue grey/black tone.
some people may or may not enjoy the trailing car lights, that's a personal choice type of thing.
I think they're fine as along as they don't take away from the main subject or focal point.
macjake (54264) 2014-10-31 3:46
wow, even at an ISO of 3200 and the shutter speed is still only 1/80!
thats some pretty dark lighting isn't it!
on a completely 100% personal note, i'm still not sure if i enjoy the blurring motion in these types of photos. I can't seem to make up my mind if i would prefer it to be fully sharp or does the motion blur help the scene? guess its just personal choice.
I know i do like the overall brightness, the clarity and the composition. everything looks great, all the components for a fine photo are here.
and its a bonus he's wearing a blue shirt to make the scene pop - imagine if you will, if he was wearing a black polo shirt!
I think the 'hard refresh' has helped my photos.
but then again, its a new day today lol
thanks for all your help