mkamionka (34663) 2016-02-12 4:10
At first seeing this photo I was surprised that it is not Philadelphia :) I did not even know that the HOPE sign was created too... This is your second comment which refers to current/future American presidents, I guess it is subtly showing your political preferences.
Great presentation of the sign with people (especially girl in mini skirt) adding some warm touch and feeling of scale.
Very well done!
willperrett (9427) 2016-02-12 3:53
Another classic landscape, proving yet again that it's the light that makes a photograph. I wonder if this is as it came out of the camera, or whether you've done any Photoshop work on it. My guess is that you have, and you've succeeded in enhancing/optimising the image, which for my money is the "proper" use of P'shop!
mkamionka (34663) 2016-02-12 3:53
great capture. The guys are really like a "repeated motif". I thought they are gay but they are too similar so they may be brothers indeed. Note also that some of their tattoos are identical -may be they belong to a mafia? Now seeing the iPhone in a pink color I think again that they are a gay couple.
Fantastic beach scene!
willperrett (9427) 2016-02-12 1:23
Excellent "contre-jour" lighting here, which gives drama and impact to your shot. It also gives a pleasing reduction in colour tones, creating an almost dichromatic effect. It maybe looks a tad unsharp, which is surprising given the amount of light you had: perhaps it's due to TE altering the resolution during uploading...
willperrett (9427) 2016-02-12 1:15
I like your no-holds-barred close-up here. As a one-time owner of a border collie myself, I pay attention to the breed in particular, and have seen this "abnormality" fairly often: I wonder if the collie genome predisposes the breed to this? Love that collie expression. I'm an old softie...
willperrett (9427) 2016-02-12 1:08
This is a fine low-key night shot, full of atmosphere and even mystery. I really like your use of negative space here. Excellent image that deserves far more attention than it's so far received.
willperrett (9427) 2016-02-12 0:31
So glad you spelt your title correctly. Love the composition and of course the choice of monochrome. In fact I'm strongly reminded of a set of snaps I took a couple of years ago in Teignmouth along the coast in Devon. Here's one from that set. I love your close view. Just one gripe: the burning in around the beacon looks a tad contrived... But a classic image.
willperrett (9427) 2016-02-12 0:25
Another excellent scan of a now quite venerable tranny! But I shouldn't dwell on the technical prowess of your digital conversion; instead it's the quality of the seeing and the composition which prompts me to comment. Purists might complain that the figure is walking out of the shot, and would advise you to wait until he'd turned the corner of the path. I wouldn't! The back view is eloquent of purpose and determination. Excellent.
willperrett (9427) 2016-02-12 0:15
You may be aware by now of my love of monochrome images, so I could hardly pass this one by. I love the foggy atmosphere, and the figure with her dog adds a welcome element of life to the shot. Despite my effort posted recently not having the human presence, I think the mood is similar. My dog was there in spirit...