Gigidusud (14609) 2014-11-23 11:11
Une autre verrière très bien présentée sur TE aujourd'hui.
Intéressant ce cadrage serré qui nous permet de voir la structure. J'aime beaucoup le drapeau que l'on aperçoit dans le ciel bleu.
tyro (19728) 2014-11-23 10:21
You have written a very interesting and informative nots and also given us a beautiful photograph over which to linger.
I love your presentation here with this delightful island framed beautifully by foreground rocks and vegetation and overhanging foliage. And the island looks so inviting: I could imagine spending hours wandering its quaint narrow streets and crumbling architecture and tiny shops run by old artisans and shopkeepers who have worked there for years. But your notes clearly tell me that that is not what I would expect to see were I to visit here - it might look old and quaint from the outside but the fact that it is now a playground for millionaires would definitely put me off getting any closer, even if I did have the money.
But a beautiful photograph of what looks a beautiful place with perfect exposure, lovely light and natural colours and exceptional details and sharpness.
annjackman (18949) 2014-11-23 9:40
You travel to some very interesting places including ones that I would not consider going to. I read your note carefully and learnt a lot from it. The picture shows a beautifully lit square with apparently normal daily life.
Congratulations on a really super TE post.
Kind Regards, Ann
willperrett (6609) 2014-11-23 9:33
Despite the flat, dull light, you've managed to create a beguiling image. As I said in my note to my own previous posting, a cloudy sky can often be more interesting than a pretty blue one: this proves it. The ducks are a welcome and necessary highlight, while the village in the background looks interesting and the punt in the foreground gives us good foreground interest.
annjackman (18949) 2014-11-23 9:32
The high quality of this picture is admirable. A super perspective shows some interesting architecture and lovely riverside cafes.
It is lovely to view this on a very grey and wet day in the South of England.
Kind Regards, Ann
willperrett (6609) 2014-11-23 9:25
"Little boxes" they are, but that's where resemblances to Malvina Reynolds '60s song of the same name end! These houses are delightful, in a quinessentially Greek way. If this were the Cyclades, of course, they'd all be painted white; here there is more variety. Maybe more photogenic? Mind you, as you know, I'm quite happy with monochrome! Beautifully sharp and clear.
willperrett (6609) 2014-11-23 9:09
You know how much I like monochrome; here I'm wishing there were some hint of colour. Some people are so hard to please! But the composition is to die for. I'm assuming you were at the 300mm end of your zoom; even so, that moon does look large. You haven't been monkeying around with it in P'shop have you? (You know I probably would have!) Incidentally, this seems to be a return to the 2-D series...
willperrett (6609) 2014-11-23 9:01
Striking is certainly an apposite word! The red hair steals the show here, which is no bad thing. But I hope I'm not suggesting anything indelicate here, but she seems to have the leg of a monopod disappearing up her coat. Fur-trimmed it may be, but I hate to think where that monopod goes. Come to think of it, I may even prefer the WS photograph, though it may not be quite as appropriate for TE: here for some reason, the "No Entry" sign bugs me. Unless of course it refers to the monopod...
willperrett (6609) 2014-11-23 8:46
I'm honoured, given your comment of a few weeks ago about how pushed you were for time and thus would be writing few critiques for a while, actually to have received one! But you've still got time to post, I'm glad to see. This recent Autumnal shot is nicely composed, with the tree partially framing the view of the impressive castle on its bluff. The sheep make the château somewhat more domestic, perhaps. And hey: the colours appear natural, subtle, even subdued!
P.S. Hope you ate plenty of cheese!
willperrett (6609) 2014-11-23 8:37
This is a nice, simple, uncluttered composition, with strong lead-lines, lovely light, and the main tree placed significantly. Not, as you say, Wordsworth country, but I'm sure he'd have been happy to knock out an ode!
willperrett (6609) 2014-11-23 7:47
This is a wonderful interior, with lots of interest in the murals on the walls and ceiling. The warm light is very welcoming as well. But for me - and you too, to judge from your note - it's the presence of the knitting lady that makes the photograph. I assume this monastery has been opened to the public only recently: at least since the fall of the Soviet Union.
willperrett (6609) 2014-11-23 7:26
A proud baker with his product! I love these Middle-Easter flat breads, and often make pitta at home. I don't know what this Iranian bread is called: Nan-e barbari maybe? If it were in India it would be Naan, so the name may be similar. Since I retired, I make all the bread we eat at home, so I fully endordse your comment about there being no person nobler!! Yes his foot is missing: but there's plenty of head-room above him! And while I'm in whinge mode, what about the white balance? But hey, I really like this environmental portrait.