willperrett (7688) 2015-05-26 8:25
A very relaxing, scene. I've not spent any time on canals for many years (sailors refer to "ditch-crawling"!), but have often wanted to experience again that peace and calm. Did you see that BBC4 film shot from a canal barge a couple of weeks ago? Lovely image.
willperrett (7688) 2015-05-26 8:05
I love the strong and dramatic back-lighting, which have created excellent silhouettes. The slight mistiness is also a bonus. My only reservation is the placement of the main figure so centrally. Although the "rule of thirds" is there to be broken, I think that to use it here would have helped your composition.
willperrett (7688) 2015-05-26 7:36
I see from your intro that you prefer simple compositions. Here you've proven why. This is a very minimalist, simple but effective photograph: it's easy enough to see what it is, but it's also sufficiently graphic and well composed to qualify as a photograph rather than a snap! I like it!
tyro (21184) 2015-05-26 3:41
Hello dear Mesut,
Yes, conflicts of tradition - and also conflicts of generations too. I'm wondering what sort of dress this little girl will wear when she grows up to become an adult? Will she wear traditional Islamic clothing like her mother or will she continue to wear more Western dress? And, if she decides to wear Western dress, will she be frowned upon by her elders?
This is a beautiful capture, very well seen and very well taken in glorious bright sunshine. The details and sharpness are exquisite and I love how the two individuals stand out so well against their darker background. The contrast between the black dress of the mother and her daughter's bright and colourful clothing is superb. Also striking is the fact that we can see the little girl's entire face under her little red hat, yet her mother's face is almost completely obscured by her burka.
Fabulous light and colours, fine composition, perfect exposure and stunning details and sharpness.
And, of course, an interesting note.
tyro (21184) 2015-05-26 2:21
This really is the sort of photograph which really appeals to me!
What I love most about this photograph (and most other good photographs) is the quality of the light and here it is stunningly beautiful. The play of the low evening light on the soft undulating hills is delicious and I love how the little houses, standing a little higher, are brightly lit and stand out perfectly against the many shades of green.
Your long lens has nicely compressed the perspective, the light and colours are glorious, your exposure perfect and the details and sharpness are exquisite.
annjackman (20385) 2015-05-26 2:02
This is very well seen and taken. The colours of the boys clothes stand out against the mostly grey BG. Also the touch of colour on the statues matches his shirt and provides a super link. The shallow DOF is important here.
An Excellent image.
Best wishes, Ann
Royaldevon (31893) 2015-05-26 1:52
It is the light on the houses that is the immediate attraction, bathing them in a warm, golden glow, with light shadows streaming across them, they look wonderful! You have chosen a fine composition, very effectively guiding viewers up the hill and round the corner, with interesting details and figures to follow.
A most enjoyable photograph.
My warm regards,
annjackman (20385) 2015-05-26 1:52
Just back from 4 days in the I.O.M. We walked 30 miles in 3.5 days and I didn't take a camera! This photo is so typically you! A wonderful opportunity that you made the most of. Immaculate exposure, sharpness and framing. This would do very well in competitions I think.
Best wishes, Ann
annjackman (20385) 2015-05-26 1:47
When I crossed this bridge there were hundreds of people and it was difficult to enjoy the views. I love the time of day that you took that you took this. An excellent viewpoint and warm lights against the blue hour BG.
Kind Regards, Ann
annjackman (20385) 2015-05-26 1:41
The graceful curves of this picture immediately caught my attention. The exposure is very well managed with the gold standing out against the grey and white tones. Very well presented.
Kind Regards, Ann
Royaldevon (31893) 2015-05-26 1:10
Indoor shots can be notoriously difficult to avoid noise and to achieve accurate colours but this is a fine, symmetrical shot, capturing the details of the baroque decorations.
The chairs look very modern.
Not the sort of seating you usually see in a church!
Have a lovely day,
Lovely warm Bank Holiday, yesterday. Not so nice today!
Royaldevon (31893) 2015-05-26 1:05
The rising sun, beginning to dispel the mist, has created an amazing golden hue over the whole scene. It is wonderfully ethereal!
I love how you have included the f/g as an anchor and to give a sense of reality before the swirling, golden mist takes over.
Have a great day,
Royaldevon (31893) 2015-05-26 0:19
Ha! Ha! John, I'm with this young boy! At his age, learning to walk a tightrope, with his jacket acting as a superhero cloak is definitely more appealing than studying the finer points of a sculpture! His concentration was probably so intense on avoiding the crocodiles in the gushing water, that he never even saw the sculptures!
It's a lovely candid shot!
His brightly coloured trainers are balancing on the edge of the photograph, making him an eye-grabbing focal image, sharp and intense. The b/g has just the right amount of blurring, explaining the setting but not battling for main attention.
I love that we can make out the word 'care', almost as if it is a message to the small gymnast!
Have a lovely day,
tyro (21184) 2015-05-25 15:22
You've written a fascinating note about this "Tuttomondo" mural which, I have discovered, is really quite famous. The evil serpent is not seen in this picture but it can be seen at upper right in your wider view of the wall of this church. Thankfully, the serpent appears to have been snapped in two so must be about to die!
But your main photograph is a perfect depiction of part of this mural and it's also brought to life by the young lady with bright red jacket walking past. A very well composed shot with excellent lighting and fine colours, perfect exposure and exquisite details and clarity.
tyro (21184) 2015-05-25 15:08
Ciao caro Carlo,
This is a fun picture - and fun note too! Is Malgo hiding somewhere behind one of those big white sheets? :o)
Very well seen and very well taken, the white sheets stand out beautifully against the dark olive trees and the clear blue sky above. Technically excellent photo too.