tyro (22406) 2015-10-10 6:49
This is a lovely reminder of a very enjoyable weekend with TE friends in Buxton last year! And a very well seen and captured image just outside the place where we were staying.
You really do excel at producing remarkably clear and crisp black and white photographs and this one is no exception - the light, tones, contrasts and textures are all absolutely stunning despite the fact that the ambient light that weekend, if I remember correctly, was never particularly good.
A very well captured "candid" shot of a brief moment in time. It's very pleasing and also makes us wonder what might have been the subject of these fellows' conversation.
tyro (22406) 2015-10-10 6:20
An interesting note and a lovely photograph to accompany it!
First of all, you know I'm a bit of a sleuth, so I just had to do a wee bit of research and look at what I came across - here! On this page you will see a poem by William Wordsworth but if you type "Derwent" into the search box at top right, you'll find quite a few links to other poems written about Derwentwater and its surroundings - though perhaps not all by the renowned Lakeland poets.
Anyway, enough of that. This is a delightful and very attractive photograph taken in beautiful light and very well framed by the tree on the left. The distant view to the snow capped hills is gorgeous but I also love the reflections on the water of the lake and the lovely play of light and shade on the foreground gravelly beach.
Beautiful light and colours, perfect exposure and stunning details and sharpness.
willperrett (8781) 2015-10-10 4:10
I remember Vela Luka well from when we were sailing round there last year. Here is my posting of a few months ago, taken from our anchorage in one of the coves you mention. Your shot is lovely: particularly the side lighting, which shows up the trees to great effect.
willperrett (8781) 2015-10-10 4:02
Beautiful seascape. You've handled the sky very well to accentuate those clouds. I remember Gwin Zegal well from a holiday we had in the area a few years ago. In fact the little harbour is so unusual as to be listed as a European Maritime Heritage site. But I wouldn't risk keeping my boat there!
willperrett (8781) 2015-10-10 1:59
What a wonderful action shot! An an ex-owner of a Border Collie (what do you call the breed in France?) this brings back really happy memories of a good friend! The toddler adds another light touch.
Royaldevon (33843) 2015-10-10 1:37
Even from the thumbnail, the excellent composition was evident.
You have taken a most appealing photograph; the golden light and streaks of shadows creates a very 3D effect.
I love how the there is nothing to distract from the focal sculpture, it fills the screen in a most attractive way.
Have a good w/e,
Royaldevon (33843) 2015-10-10 1:33
What a splendid viewpoint!
An excellent assortment of textures and shadows grab our attention, before we are lead effortlessly along the jetty towards the view of the catamaran and, ultimately up the opposing hillside. It's a very well balanced photograph.
Have a great w/e,
Royaldevon (33843) 2015-10-10 1:24
The light seems a little more subdued than is usual for your photographs but we cannot dictate the light to our own specifications! Despite that, there is enough light togive beautiful, shimmering reflections on the surface of the canal.
You have chosen an excellent viewpoint, which guides us effortlessly from the f/g to fountain, with lots of opportunities to appreciate the trees and the houses beyond.
Have a great w/e,
Royaldevon (33843) 2015-10-10 1:19
Oh, you were so fortunate to meet an artist in such a location. This is an amazing shot! I cannot believe that it has had such little interest! The details are pin sharp, the artist appears to be taking up the stance of an eastern god, her head has been substituted by a ball, the shape of which is repeated in the b/g ball; what more could you ask for! Oh, okay, it's very well composed, too!
Have a great w/e,
Royaldevon (33843) 2015-10-10 1:12
The leading lines of the steps give extra emphasis to the tall, reflective focal building, where there are extra details to be gained from the reflections.
You have created an excellent depth to the photograph, with shadows and pedestrians to enliven the scene.
Have a good w/e,
tyro (22406) 2015-10-09 9:42
A beautifully composed image with the rows of vines making a wonderfully graphic background to the solitary worker bringing in his boxes of produce at the end of the harvest.
Lovely light and colours, perfect exposure and exquisite details and sharpness.
Royaldevon (33843) 2015-10-09 8:24
I'm sure you were glad that you had your camera with you to record this beautiful, warm sunset.
The limited colour palette adds to the drama of the situation.
I just love how the sun appears to walking a tightrope!
Have a lovely w/e,
p.s. I have had my computer repaired. I had been without for two days. I felt as if I had had my hand amputated!!!
tyro (22406) 2015-10-09 7:56
What fun! This is a fabulous photograph of a very amusing car indeed.
This little Fiat car might be very eco-friendly and look good enough to eat but I'm sure if I ate all that lovely fruit and vegetables, I'd produce more toxic gases than any modern Volkswagen diesel car. :)
A lovely and very attractive trio of photographs with fine vibrant colours, good composition and excellent details and sharpness.
tyro (22406) 2015-10-09 6:59
Hee, hee, this is brilliant!
I just love how this street artist seems to be posing and acting just for you and staring straight at you too - even though we can't see his/her eyes! And the juxtaposition of the artist's spherical white head and the big red sphere in the background is just perfect!
An excellent and very striking photograph with a nice limited colour palette, good light and contrasts and excellent details and sharpness.
Very well seen and very well taken!
willperrett (8781) 2015-10-09 0:57
A very pleasant cityscape, further enlivened by the presence of the three girls! I like the difference between the warm tones of the sunlit stone and the blues of the shaded areas. You've got your thirds ruler out again!
willperrett (8781) 2015-10-08 11:52
Good old Silver FX! You've done an excellent conversion job on this cellphone image: classy. It's rendered the sky really well. And sharp as you like. Good stuff.
P.S. Thanks for "liking" my TE theme I posted to Facebook.
willperrett (8781) 2015-10-08 11:33
This scene has huge potential, but I'm afraid it's marred by technical imperfections. It lacks both contrast and Mediterranean colour (and I usually complain that images on TE are much too saturated!) I've done a WS to show you what I mean. Hope you don't mind too much!
Royaldevon (33843) 2015-10-08 11:26
Ciao Caro Silvio,
What an accolade!
3000 is an incredible number of posts!
In turn, we must thank you for sharing excellent and inspirational photographs.
It does not surprise me that you have chosen this area and this photograph to post as your 3,000th. It is breath-takingly beautiful and you have composed it to give emphasis to the flowers and, also, to their stunning environment.