Royaldevon (33831) 2015-10-08 1:23
A very contemporary photograph, with excellent colours and textural details in the f/g and with an opening and a safety rail to guide deeper into the scene.
I like it very much.
Royaldevon (33831) 2015-10-07 15:02
Having read your notes, I just felt that the owners should be thanking you for promoting their business, certainly not asking you to leave!
It is a gorgeous location and you have been able to give a splendid composition. With regard to the clarity, for a hand-held shot, at night, the quality is more than satisfactory! I wish I had taken it!
Royaldevon (33831) 2015-10-07 14:52
I really like this!
Your viewpoint has given us excellent close-ups of the stone balustrades which act as a fine introduction, and link, with the b/g.
The light is lovely, making interesting, soft shadows.
I'm really struggling to do critiques at the moment. My computer has broken down and I am using my mini iPad to type critiques. My computer is going to the computer doctor's tomorrow. Len has tried to save my photographs, hope he has been successful!
Royaldevon (33831) 2015-10-07 14:38
A most unusual shot but it would be for someone with such an unusual job! I was slightly confused, initially but close observation soon brought sense to what you were showing us. The light and the shadows are particularly interesting in the way that they create patterns.
The b/g adds the context, the sense of height and excitement.
Royaldevon (33831) 2015-10-07 14:04
What an excellent aspect, creating an irresistible lead via the stone staircase. You timed the shot well, capturing a figure at the top of the stairs, giving scale, human interest and an added lead.
The details are sharp and the light excellent.
Royaldevon (33831) 2015-10-07 13:56
Forgive me for taking so long to respond to your photograph. Sadly, my computer went on the blink, yesterday, and I am trying to complete critiques on a mini iPad!
This is a lovely photograph. You must have been pleased to rediscover it in your archives.
The water reflections make an attractive introduction to the scene, whilst the converging lines of the lakeside marina draw us rapidly in.
I love how the mountains tower over the buildings, full of mood with their misty summits.
Royaldevon (33831) 2015-10-07 13:45
I really like what you have achieved and posted, here.
The bridge is sharply captured, from an angle which celebrates its unusual shape and, by use of its reflections, turns arches into circles. The view through the bridge's arch creates an excellent sense of depth.
Royaldevon (33831) 2015-10-07 13:35
This is a very competent photograph of a most interesting fair in your beautiful country. The horses look splendid in their decorated harnesses and how proudly they pull the carriages. The traditional dress is something that will not be seen very often but is important to keeping alive the history of the region.
I like how you have been able to capture the carriages in opposing directions creating a sense of movement in this nicely sharp photograph.
My warm regards,
willperrett (8761) 2015-10-07 10:02
The absolute wild landscape. Beautiful control of the overcast light, to retain some detail in the sky, while still allowing us to see into the deep shadows on the left. The pools in the foreground create pleasing geometric shapes which complement the jagged cliffs beyond. And the colours are restrained and natural. Bit cold for surfing? But beautiful.
willperrett (8761) 2015-10-07 9:55
An interesting and welcome departure from the norm of postings on this site, which is to pump up the saturation to unrealistic and unbelievable levels. You've gone the opposite way, and succeeded in creating a very atmospheric, even poetic photograph. I'm just put off by the intrusive writing in the bottom right-hand corner. If you feel the need to sign your work, how about doing it in a margin or border?
willperrett (8761) 2015-10-07 9:48
Welcome back after a long absence! This is a stunning landscape, and it's the light that makes it so. Isn't it always? Most of the village is in deep shade, and I'm tempted to see that as symbolic of the death of king coal in the Valley. What do the people do for work since the pit closures? Commute into Cardiff I suppose. Back to the photograph: magic sky and excellent contrasts between the stormy clouds and bravely illuminated hill.
willperrett (8761) 2015-10-07 9:30
Hazelnut orchard, eh? Gorgeous. I love hazelnuts, and this scene of the coppiced trees and two happy pickers, neatly framed by arches of branches is a lovely scene. People you know I suspect. I don't understand the comment about the army's source of income though...
willperrett (8761) 2015-10-07 9:18
Yep: the first thing I noticed was that she'd dressed to match the decor! The hand gesture and the slight smile are both priceless and make this a special portrait. I guess you asked her permission before shooting?
willperrett (8761) 2015-10-07 9:11
It may seem pretty naive of me to say this, but this could so easily have been taken in England! Lovely Autumn colours, and a bend in the road that makes all travellers want to know what's round the corner.
willperrett (8761) 2015-10-07 8:27
Awesome, in the traditional sense of the word! You've certainly succeeded in conveying the vastness of this country. At first I wondered about your decision to include the road; then I realised that it is not only a compositional feature, but adds force to the notion of scale: it goes on for ever. Elemental, my dear Watson!
willperrett (8761) 2015-10-07 8:21
Classic, simple, Golden Mean composition. I sympathise with your comments about the backbreaking work: my back's often pretty painful, and bending double for hours at a time is about as bad as it gets. Poor soul. But excellent documentary shot, with artistic flair.