willperrett (10355) 2016-05-24 3:58
There's something "honest" about this style of street photography. I don't suppose the girl would thank you for taking her picture: her stance appears a little awkward. But it's also unselfconscious, unposed, spontaneous. The bubbles add a slightly surreal element (unless you're a West Ham United supporter of course!) I like it! And thanks for the explanatory note: I was wondering about your title.
willperrett (10355) 2016-05-24 3:45
Your note tells the story of so many small and pretty villages world-wide that are on the tourist trail. It reminds me of Kyrenia in N. Cyprus, where all the old carob warehouses have become restaurants and bars. But it's a living. Your photograph has a lovely mix of lighting; I'm glad you had the presence of mind to take your tripod with you!
willperrett (10355) 2016-05-24 3:36
A beautiful scene: to quote Jerome K. Jerome, “I like work: it fascinates me. I can sit and look at it for hours.” But then, I'm retired. I'm sorry to sound a frivolous or flippant note on what for you was a very sad day, and what for the gentleman in the photograph was hard labour. An excellent environmental portrait.
tyro (24348) 2016-05-24 3:24
The Dutch clearly take their royal heritage seriously a I've even heard that they might well have even played a part in the breeding and cultivation of our present day orange carrots from the original wild white and purple ones though that may just be hearsay.
Three delightful photographs from this day of celebration, even though the weather was not particularly conducive to outdoor revelry nor, indeed, photography. Each image, of course, features some brilliant flashes of orange and captures the excitement of the day. And they are all of superb technical quality with perfect exposure and excellent details and sharpness - you are making some superb photographs with that new camera.
mkamionka (35820) 2016-05-24 3:11
coraz bardziej mnie przekonujesz ze warto wybrac sie do Kazachstanu :)
To takie wlasnie krajobrazy najbardziej urzekaly mnie w American Southwest.
Mialas mnostwo przygod! Ciekawe ile kosztowal taki 4 dniowy tour dla jednej osoby?
Szkoda ze nie bylas z kims innym wtedy koszty by sie podzielily. Ciekawe czy mozna samemu wypozyczyc samochod i tam pojezdzic -ale pewnie traci sie wtedy sporo czasu bo lokalni przewodnicy znaja juz interesujace miejsca. Czy w takim razie musialas placic np za noclegi i posilki kierowcy? Pewnie tak?
Wracajac do zdjecia miejsce jest przepiekne i pomimo ze nie mialas ulubionego aparatu niezle udalo Ci sie je zaprezentowac!
tyro (24348) 2016-05-24 1:39
You have written a fascinating and most comprehensive note here describing not only this place but also the way it and the lives of its struggling inhabitants are under threat.
And a lovely photograph too in which we see a true capture of daily life. The light might not have been entirely in your favour but there's lots to look at and examine in detail in this fine shot and I think the atmosphere which it conveys of the daily life of these people is just perfect. The light is soft, the colours true and the details and sharpness are excellent.
A perfect upload for TE.
tyro (24348) 2016-05-24 1:25
Again, you have given us a fascinating note about the details of your travels here and have also presented to us a beautiful and very impressive photograph to admire.
At first glance this reminded me of photographs I have seen here on TE of Bryce Canyon in Utah but this is, as you say, somewhat smaller and, I think, perhaps more beautiful, especially on account of the lovely green areas in the depths of the deep valley as they contrast beautifully with the majestic red rock faces.
A very well composed and impressive photograph with lovely soft light and amazing rich colours, perfect exposure and excellent details and clarity.
P.S. So what camera were you using for this photograph?
tyro (24348) 2016-05-24 0:49
A very interesting note and a very fine and well composed photograph to accompany it.
The light here is beautiful and I like how the buildings, the main focus of attention, are brightly lit whilst the foreground is in relative shade. The lines in the roadway give a wonderful "lead in" to the image, the light and colours are lovely and the sky is gorgeous. Perfect exposure and exquisite details and sharpness.
tyro (24348) 2016-05-23 14:03
This is an absolutely wonderful photograph - and even more impressive now I know that it has been taken with a cellphone! Yes, I think I do see the father and son on the flat roof in the foreground. :)
The evening light here is beautiful and I love how the sky is graded from blue at the top to a bright orange/pink at the horizon. And the light on the façades of the buildings is delightful too. But what is really amazing is the detail and sharpness in this image - who needs an expensive DSLR?
tyro (24348) 2016-05-23 13:33
You have written a fascinating and informative note about this church of Our Lady, its involved and complex history and its restoration and development.
Your photograph is delightful, taken on a glorious summer day in beautiful sunshine beneath a lovely blue sky. Your composition is excellent and I like the presence of the colourfully dressed people at the west end of the church as they add interest and colour as well as a fine sense of scale. Even the bright green chairs in the foreground add nicely to the composition.
Glorious light and colours, perfect exposure and, as always, exquisite details and sharpness.
tyro (24348) 2016-05-23 13:24
A perfect example of how beauty can sometimes be down to sheer simplicity of composition! The pale lilac of this freshly painted door is lovely in itself but the old well used brass handle and lock add interest as also does the rather interesting shadow of the door handle.
A lovely strong composition with gorgeous bright light and colours, perfect exposure and absolutely stunning details and sharpness.
tyro (24348) 2016-05-23 13:08
The warm yellow early morning sunlight catching the heights of these magnificent snow covered mountains is stunning as is the contrast of light and shade. The little tree in the foreground is a fine addition providing location and wonderful depth to this inspiring image.
tyro (24348) 2016-05-23 11:49
Oh damn and blast! I can sympathise with your frustration, Jean: that same thing has happened to me several times and it's infuriating! But I've now learned that it's almost inevitable and so, before finally clicking the "upload" button, I copy the entire text of my note so that if that "invalid query" thing pops up then I can just go to "edit" and paste the whole lot into the box again. Worth a thought.
But really, when will they ever get this site fixed? It is no wonder that so many good photographers have left this site. Which is a real shame because I miss those people and I think the concept of the site is wonderful. I wonder what Adam, the original founder of the site, would think of it now? And, of course, I'm certain that the problems can't be unsurmountable - surely someone with some basic knowledge would be able to sort it out quite quickly.
Anyway, enough griping for one day. Because your note disappeared off into space, I've done a quick Google and discovered that this amazing painted ceramic floor is in the church of San Michele. It's absolutely gorgeous and it must really have come as a surprise to you if you entered this place not knowing what to expect!
And your photograph is excellent too. I can imagine quite how difficult it must have been to lean over the railings and try to include the whole of this complex floor but you have done amazingly well and the light and colours are excellent. Perfect exposure and excellent details and sharpness too.
P.S. I await your full note with bated breath! :o)
P.P.S. Your note has arrived back to Earth! Well worth the wait too! :o)
tyro (24348) 2016-05-23 9:20
What an amazing landscape! This, I suppose is something similar though rather more rugged than what I imagine in my head when I hear Borodin's "In the Steppes of Central Asia" but my imagination takes me to a place perhaps a little more lush and less mountainous.
This does indeed appear to be a very rugged landscape, the bare mountains of red and ochre rock making a fine backdrop against a beautiful blue sky while the foreground is made up of sparse vegetation and bare earth. I suspect you could walk for many miles here and see little change in the landscape.
A splendid photograph, well composed and with lovely soft light and fine rich colours. Perfect exposure and exquisite details and sharpness.
mkamionka (35820) 2016-05-23 8:16
I like very much to include national flags in my photos. They confirm the location.
British one is so colorful. Recently when there was a referendum in Scotland on independence there was a question what would happen to the flag since part of its design is Scottish. Nothing happened as you know.
You have captured it well set against the fragment of London panorama. We can spot the oval shape of the characteristic building.
Very well seen and captured,
mkamionka (35820) 2016-05-23 8:12
I recognize of course the characteristic shape of the mountain in the distance.
You have well used its silhouette as a background while focusing on the souvenir here.
Great idea, wonderful final effect.
mkamionka (35820) 2016-05-23 8:10
I don't think I will manage to get to the capital city this time.
It is too far from the coast.
But I see there is plenty to see there. This is such a beautiful spot. I like the colorful church and surroundings. The roof of he church is so nicely decorated.
Wonderful high quality postcard from Zagreb.
mkamionka (35820) 2016-05-23 8:07
te lodzie na brzegu Baltyku sa tak charakterystyczne. Tutaj rejestracja na lodzi wydaje sie potwierdzac location.
Fantastyczny zolty kolor lodzi, znakomicie poasuje do niebieskiego morza i nieba.
mkamionka (35820) 2016-05-23 8:04
very well spotted.
I like the geometry here again. Each building is similar and yet different. The yellow one which we can see in between adds also some color here.
Fantastic composition. You must have reacted very fast since the opening seems very narrow so by boat you probably passed this spot very quickly.