Gigidusud (17747) 2015-08-04 14:17
Hello dear Bulent,
Well presented these incredible rock formations with an interesting note.
I wanted to comment on your article of National Geographic, but it didn't work. Sorry.
willperrett (8043) 2015-08-04 8:41
I thought most critiques would take you to task for including too much foreground, but I underestimated the taste of my TE colleagues! This is an excellent example of the thirds principle, with the lady pushed towards the top of the frame. And the stretch of cobbles in front of her is both a visible fact and perhaps a metaphor for her life's journey. The figure in silhouette works well (we don't need to know what she looks like to understand the point of the photograph.) I don't quite get Noel's point about the "great sky", but hey, what the heck. My only minor gripe is the depth of field: I would quite like to see the foreground cobbles as sharp as the rest of the shot, but you don't give us the aperture info.
Altogether, a very strong environmental portrait.
willperrett (8043) 2015-08-04 8:29
You've caught the bat flock (is that the right word for bats?) extremely well. The composition too is strong and radical: 2/3 sky to 1/3 land, but entirely appropriate given the subject matter. An excellent shot.
annjackman (20761) 2015-08-04 5:07
We didn't visit Bundi while we were in Rajasthan which is a pity judging by your photo. The crowded streets from your viewpoint would have been rather boring in grey but the blue houses really lift the picture into something very enjoyable. What makes it for me is the rogue pink house in the corner - a lovely touch.
TFS a great image.
Kind Regards, Ann
willperrett (8043) 2015-08-04 4:47
This place reminds me, both in terms of the amphitheatre itself and in the proximity of all the surrounding buildings, of the Roman theatre in Lecce. I wonder if you know it? I like your choice of understated, natural colours, and the sweep of the Roman seating.
willperrett (8043) 2015-08-04 4:34
A beautiful and unspoilt landscape. The track in the foreground seems to beckon us to follow it, as I expect you did! The overcast sky is at once appropriate and has more visual interest than a plain blue sky.
willperrett (8043) 2015-08-04 4:31
Well the sharpness seems fine at least at the size we're allowed to post on this site. The birds looks as if they're dancing, holding wings (not that that's possible...) What a wonderful capture. I'm so disappointed for you that it hasn't attracted more attention. But there's nowt so queer as folk.
willperrett (8043) 2015-08-04 4:21
I've never been afraid of slight under-exposure, and it's certainly worked here beautifully, to inject a serious dramatic edge to the photograph. The lowering clouds counterpoint the impressive frontage catching the sunlight very well. Composition too is strong and thirdsy. It perhaps looks a little too "processed" for my taste (I'm pretty sure it didn't come out of the camera like this!) Nevertheless, a nice one.