tyro (24766) 2016-07-21 14:12
Three lovely clear and sharp photographs and an interesting and informative note too - though perhaps you should have kept the recommendation of Södermalm island as a lovely place to visit to yourself. :)
How amazingly patient these ducks must be: I am sure that the seagulls we have in parts of Britain (and perhaps in Scandinavia too) would have no hesitation whatsoever in snatching that sandwich straight out of the lady's hand while she was preoccupied with her conversation on her mobile 'phone.
Three lovely photographs, each of amazing technical quality and with very natural and true colours. All well seen and taken too.
tyro (24766) 2016-07-21 13:27
This is a fine looking house and if I were in the process of looking for a house (and if I had enough money!) I am sure I'd fall in love with this place too as it looks utterly delightful in your fine photograph.
I've always loved reading Kipling's poems, having been introduced to them by my father many, many years ago but now, after seeing a programme on the telly about Kipling's reporting from India, particularly Simla, and having acquired a Kindle copy of his book "Plain Tales from the Hills", I've found that he was also an astute reporter as well as an excellent writer of fact as well as fiction and a wonderful commentator on the human condition.
Anyway, your photograph certainly does this magnificent home justice. There's a wonderfully serene quality to this photograph with its soft light and fine colours and with beautiful reflections on the calm water of the little lake. Excellent and pleasing composition, perfect exposure and exquisite details and sharpness.
mkamionka (36711) 2016-07-21 10:51
great portrait, I like the traditional clothes of the women. It makes this picture so interesting. Of course on top of that the experienced face is always very photogenic and you made a perfect use of that here.
This reminds me a bit the nuns which are so much more popular on streets of Polish towns than in the west. I must try to photograph them next time in my home country!
mkamionka (36711) 2016-07-21 10:47
I love this view and in fact I have a similar one in my TE gallery -just a bit wider...
I see your point -three days ago I have been on a beach and the light was so strong that the picture came out as black and white almost by itself.
Great quality of the zoom. It os crispy sharp and so we can count how many people are on the street :)
Very well selected POV which allowed you to include the characteristic tower and the street. The viewer would not guess that you are so far away from the street.
mkamionka (36711) 2016-07-21 10:43
beach scenes from this paradise destination are always very attractive! I love the color of the water which contrasts pleasantly with the blue sky. The boat of course provided a nice point to focus on.
mkamionka (36711) 2016-07-21 10:41
this is a spectacular view! There are enough preserved columns to make the archeological site pleasant and and interesting. Repeated motif of the column contributes to a nice geometry. The landscape behind is amazing with the famous sea/lake being possible to spot in the distance.
This must have looked even more impressive when the building was intact.
I really envy you this trip.
Amazing place, highest quality presentation!
mkamionka (36711) 2016-07-21 10:35
As mentioned before I didn't manage to visit Zadar although I have been so close!
But I see from your photos that it is a really attractive town. There are still so many places in this region which I would like to visit!
You are lucky you live so close so you can drive down more often :)
For me it is a bit trip I have to fly down, and I need tickets for three people...
Nice street scene with lovely architecture. People hide in the shade, it must have been a hot day.
Good reportage, encouraging me to go there again!
mkamionka (36711) 2016-07-21 10:30
bardzo atrakcyjne miejsce. Podoba mi sie ten dekoracyjny domek z kwiatami. Oczywiscie punktem kulminacyjnym jest widok Alp -sa tak blisko! I to wlasnie niesamowite polozenie miasteczka dobrze tutaj widac. Mnostwo kolorow a to kwiaty a to ubrania ludzi...
Piekne miejsce na spacer.
mkamionka (36711) 2016-07-21 10:27
lovely composition. Very elegant lunch for two. Unlike most Polish people I don't like sausages... but my daughter would love this meal, she loves sausages and baked beans.
Great idea to share traditional Serbian meal.
mkamionka (36711) 2016-07-21 10:23
a very interesting note, I didn't know most of it.
Flat areas are so difficult to capture in an interesting way. You did a great job here, the sky is a bit burned but the multiple horizontal layers of the composition compensate for it.
Beautiful natural scenery. Although I see some civilization in the distance, is it a fire?
Great idea to share it and to advertise your country in that way.
mkamionka (36711) 2016-07-21 10:18
lovely postcard like picture from Dublin.
I had the pleasure to live in this town for 3 years!
This is such a familiar scene for me. Quite a unique design.
The orange plant pots add a funny foreground,
mkamionka (36711) 2016-07-21 10:15
this is a spectacular sunset photo!
I love the colors, amazing how the dark purple and bright yellow coexist together in the sky.
Nice line of the mountains on the horizon. Very pleasant surface of the sea.
Breath taking picture!
mjw364 (1056) 2016-07-21 2:35
Well since Freudian interpretations are disqualified today I thought Melanie Klein and object relations theory may be appropriate as an alternative. The object perceived as good is the one that gives pleasure... in Klein's theory this took the form of the good breast from which the most milk flowed... this image might then be a powerful symbol of the sisterhood engaging in group expressions of good parenting practice! I know its a bit of a stretch but try and keep up!
Good observational shot... humorous and thought provoking.
willperrett (10683) 2016-07-21 2:32
I like the slight under-exposure here: it's strengthened the saturation and increased the drama, especially in the sky. Good choice of vertical format as well, which emphasizes the division between the shadowed foreground and the sunlit middle and distance. And the central focus - the windmill - is satisfyingly place on the thirds principle. Nice one.
willperrett (10683) 2016-07-21 2:02
What an excellent architectural shot! Of course I approve of the monochrome treatment. You say you shot in b/w: is that right, or is this a result of a pp decision? And did you use a red filter?? I'm feeling positively vertiginous...
tyro (24766) 2016-07-21 0:32
I well remember you shooting away from the top of the Nelson Monument and you've come away with some pictures a lot better than mine!
This is a wonderful view eastwards along pretty much the whole length of Princes Street, taken in early afternoon when the sun was strong and so you have very wisely converted this image to black and white as well as managing to control the strong contrasts very well in your processing.
Your composition is very pleasing and I like how the sun strikes the street below, lighting it up amidst the darker buildings on either side and how we clearly see all the people, traffic and activity below. Stunning quality as usual too.
mkamionka (36711) 2016-07-20 23:20
this is a lovely capture. The carriage makes a nice motif which enriches the view behind. The fact that there is a subtle fog in the back makes the carriage to stand out of the background nicely.
Very well spotted, excellent composition,