mesutilgim (97206) 2017-02-22 5:20
Hello dear Gert, my neighbour today !
Another nice b&w capture in your gallery; which lets beat the hearts of every photographer faster and faster.
How nice to see those buildings without TV dishes or water depot's !
TFS and best regards
mesutilgim (97206) 2017-02-21 9:51
Hello dear Luciano,
All those medieval cities in France has a vey special and unique charme.
Annecy is one of the best samples.
I haven't been there during last 2-3 years but whenever I was there, there was allways a renovating progress.
Your capture with it's good and usefull notes is a perfect TE job.
TFS and best regards
batalay (40203) 2017-02-21 9:39
This is a remarkable photo of deep-freeze. I visited Asahi Kawa and felt the cold in the mountains, but this is a blizzard condition. I like the pink glow in the sky.
Warm regards (pun intended). Your email address email@example.com did not work for me. The email I sent came back, "Your message wasn't delivered to firstname.lastname@example.org because the address couldn't be found."
batalay (40203) 2017-02-20 8:48
I didn't know about the existence of this tower until I saw it in your gallery. It is a clever way, with a horizontal pole and angled flags. Incidentally, Lord Nelson's flagship the HMS Victory is in drydock in Portsmouth. During the Battle of Trafalgar in 1805, he was mortally wounded. To get his remains back to England, they "pickled" him in a barrel of brandy.
batalay (40203) 2017-02-20 8:05
It's a fabulous scene in B&W. It could have appeared in a National Geographic Magazine from the 1920's-1940s. The British especially developed B&W Ilford film that displayed this type of sharpness. The lack of crowds makes it especially eye-pleasing. I'll send you an email.
batalay (40203) 2017-02-20 1:14
Bonjour mon ami, Philippe,
This small train is actually much large than some I've seen on Greek Islands that take visitors on short rides through the city. This one clearly has a great deal more horsepower, and go into the countryside. A perfect vantage point to shoot the photo.
batalay (40203) 2017-02-20 0:45
I am fascinated by the variation in church architecture from country to country, even differences between Portuguese and Spanish churches, although both Catholic. You chose a symmetric perspective, and achieved very good depth-of-field. I like the warm colors of the wood floor, and cool colors of the stone... and of course the very good note.
batalay (40203) 2017-02-20 0:25
With a perfect vantage point, you photographed the magnificent new organ and the organist, so important for the composition. I listened to the sound of the organ at the link you sent. This is a wonderful post. The organ is still playing as I type and watch the photo.
batalay (40203) 2017-02-19 23:41
Good Morning, Jean,
Actually, here it is 2:40 in the morning and this critique will be the last thing I'll do before retiring for the night. The expansive view shows a winter view which must be very different than when it melts in a few months. I imagine the snow capped mountains will remain white. The tiny skiers in the distance giving scale to the scene.
batalay (40203) 2017-02-19 22:54
I like the shot and I like the note. I had heard also of the alternate name "Fuller Building." Would that have been the "Fuller Brushes," sold by door-to-door in the distant past? The only exception I have to the photo is in your having flipped it. I will do two workshops: first to rotate the photo 180°, and second, to flip it upside down. that we can compare them side-by-side.
I'm afraid, so far the political division has gotten even worse than I had anticipated, upside down!