tyro (25328) 2016-08-28 16:05
What full blooded bloke would not wish to photograph this most attractive young lady? And you have captured her here perfectly in the most lovely light. In fact, I suspect that the light was possibly really quite harsh but your processing skills and your conversion to black and white have managed to reduce the contrasts beautifully.
Your composition is well balanced too with the tall folded sunshade and lamppost nicely filling the height of the frame and with the girl perfectly placed with her books beneath. And a relatively wide aperture has caught her beautifully clear and sharp against a soft and non-distracting background.
tyro (25328) 2016-08-28 15:45
Another three fine photographs from your travels in China thirty years ago, two lovely landscape pictures from the train and one of a rather busy station where you could obviously refresh yourself by buying lots of food to sustain you during your day and a half long journey.
The villages look delightful although they may well have been lacking in any sort of comforts and the local people in them probably worked very hard for a meagre living. But the landscapes are quite pretty and with lovely colours.
As always, a fascinating note.
mkamionka (37231) 2016-08-28 14:43
well spotted play of the light and shadow.
The arcades are lovely anyway but their combination with the shape provided by shadow resulted in an even more attractive geometry.
Very well seen and photographed,
tyro (25328) 2016-08-28 12:43
A fascinating note and a group of lovely photographs to accompany it. We did, of course, see your previous photo but the other two workshop pictures really do set the scene for your main post here. I particularly like the picture of the fishermen.
I can fully understand why you didn't get many pictures if you were struggling through narrow tunnels and along narrow ledges with precipitous drops below - but this main one is a fine photograph of this little temple which, indeed, seems to be crammed with tourists too.
And all photos are excellent considering that they have been scanned from old Kodachrome slides.
tyro (25328) 2016-08-28 12:24
I can imagine that this is a view which many photographers here would have thought it best to avoid - far better to concentrate on taking what they might think were more attractive scenes - but they would have been wrong. Here you have excelled at producing a fine "graphic" image - which you do so well - from what might be thought very "ordinary" items - a red fence and girders and a distant view partially obscured by wire netting.
But it all "works" so very well to provide a well composed photograph with strong lines, strong colours, perfect exposure and excellent sharpness - but, above all, instant appeal!
willperrett (10894) 2016-08-28 12:13
Lovely landscape and an excellent composition, considering that you were bumping along in a train at the time. I assume those are rice terraces that we can see on the hillsides beyond the houses. And your scan is pretty damn good as well: maybe some vignetting and a slight green/cyan colour cast, but as sharp as you like, and apparently quite grain-free. I would love to know what you talked to your fellow passenger about (given that you're a journalist!) and what it was like as foreign visitor to China during Deng Xiaoping's period of office...
tyro (25328) 2016-08-28 12:08
This is truly an inspired shot! Many of us wouldn't even think of taking a photograph in such adverse lighting conditions - but that would have been our loss!
I love the way the long shadows of the legs of the person walking towards you from the sun seem to go on forever while that fabulous golden glow strikes up from the pavement and lights the cyclist on the right.
A brilliant photograph, clearly showing the heat of the sun on this day in London.
tyro (25328) 2016-08-28 11:38
Yes, she certainly is in a hurry, so much so that she's forgotten to put on her clothes - but I really do like how you have managed to include the "Way In" sign and how she appears to be running right for that open doorway!
Very well seen and very well taken too. And, looking through the window, I see that there appear to be other statues in there too - perhaps she is hurrying to meet up with them.
An amusing shot, very well taken and with good light and colours and excellent details and clarity.
tyro (25328) 2016-08-28 11:32
Sad to say, I don't think I've ever been to Cullen though my cousin once lived there for a time.
This is a beautiful photograph, definitely enhanced by the presence of the couple on the bench in the foreground - we automatically tend to follow their gaze across the bay to the railway viaduct and the large rocks in the distance. The houses just seem so neatly arranged in this little town as we look down upon them.
Lovely light and colours, perfect exposure and, as always, exquisite details and sharpness.
tyro (25328) 2016-08-28 11:27
Ciao caro Luciano,
It sounds like your trip to Iceland was a wonderful one!
And this is a spectacular shot of these icebergs in this lagoon. I love the way a greenish light seems to appear from under the water around the bergs and that same light is beautifully reflected off the tops of them too.
Beautiful light and colours, a fine composition and exquisite details and sharpness, as always.
willperrett (10894) 2016-08-28 11:18
An unusual and very welcome photograph, that gives TE viewers something different from their usual diet of postcards. I love the dynamism in Cassandra's movement, excellently captured by your choice of shutter speed. I don't know what it was, but it certainly wasn't 30 seconds! I wonder if TE will ever bother to put its house in order...
willperrett (10894) 2016-08-28 11:13
Now this is a fine image, and for some reason, doesn't remind me of Ireland: on first glance, I was thinking Patagonia... But you've created a very satisfying composition, with the holy mountain offset, and the reverse sweep of the beach cutting across the frame. And I assume you used a pretty small aperture, as you've managed a really wide depth of focus, from the mountain right forward to the nearest pebbles. Nice one.
mkamionka (37231) 2016-08-28 10:58
wow, widze ze juz kilka fotografii z Malty jest w Twojej galerii.
Uroczy kosciol, elegancka architektura, swietnie spolaryzowane granatowe niebo ktore przyjmenie kontrastuje z czerwona kopula. The palmy sa atrakcyjnym pierwszym plane i w dodatku zaslaniaja mniej pozadane samochody.
Szkoda tylko ze te sasiednie budynki sa tak na styk dobudowane. Burger king dotyka tak wspanialej swiatyni... No ale nie Twoja wina :)
mkamionka (37231) 2016-08-28 10:54
what a charming architecture of this lighthouse, so unusual... well may be it is usual in this region.
I like it very much, lighthouses are one of my favourite subjects to photograph. Here you have presented it well with the context of the seaside.
Quite an extraordinary design.
mkamionka (37231) 2016-08-28 10:50
fantastic series with bridges. This is such a change in comparison to the museum series :) So industrial. Although they could be seen as a particular type of art. Art of engineering :)
Wonderful geometry very well used by you. Trains nicely break the symmetry. Up in the air we can spot the characteristic shape of the Manhattan Bridge,
Very creative presentation of this famous landmark,
mkamionka (37231) 2016-08-28 10:47
lovely church with attractive architecture! You have presented it in a great light with the shade covering the square, it feels as if the church was in a spotlight.
The sky is magnificent with the predominantly blue subtly decorated with some white patches.
mkamionka (37231) 2016-08-28 10:44
What a beautiful coastal scenery. I like very much those huge rocks they look so impressive. Their rough touch contrasts with the relaxing mood of the restaurant. The flag is a nice element too.
This feels like a wonderful place to relax with people having fun in the water and others walking along the coast.
I like very much the vivid color, so attractive!
willperrett (10894) 2016-08-28 10:30
Never tried riding a dinosaur: must try it some time. Your photograph, with its predominantly warm pinks and oranges, makes a delightful seascape. Great composition too, with the camera pointed down slightly to give us plenty of the dinosaur, and a small aperture/wide angle (I assume) gives plenty of sharp depth of focus. Very nice indeed.
willperrett (10894) 2016-08-28 10:24
In many ways, this reminds me of an old-fashioned English pub! And of course the two establishments are used in very similar ways, as pubs are important community centres as well. I love the dark rich tones, and the quiet conversation. You did well to catch this candid moment without the two apparently noticing your interest in them. A DSLR makes quite a noise when you trip the shutter, so I wonder if there was some background noise maybe? Sadly most British pubs have "musak" these days...