willperrett (11470) 2016-12-06 10:21
I thought the cloud in the background was a snowy mountain when I first looked at the thumbnail. But it's still the cloud which creates the composition, echoing, as it does, the maze of white dwellings in the foreground. And that orange tower set on the thirds line is the icing on the cake. Nice one.
willperrett (11470) 2016-12-06 9:14
Excellent and graphic image: I like it a lot. I might like it even more without the orange plastic outboard dinghy in the frame, but it was so close, you couldn't really consider cropping it out.
willperrett (11470) 2016-12-06 9:01
I've seen the "solution" to the puzzle, and it's a wonderfully inventive sculpture (?), but I prefer this more radical and edgy close-up. The angry, strong colour, and the well-placed leaves are all we are given in this tight frame, and all we need!
willperrett (11470) 2016-12-06 8:34
Great idea, but I think you've been defeated by the low light: although there's no EXIF data provided, this has all the hallmarks of camera-shake induced by slow shutter speed, and insufficient ISO. A shame as it's a strong composition, and beautifully graphic.
willperrett (11470) 2016-12-06 8:07
Bruges I know well; Damme I've never been to. My loss, obviously. This is a lovely corner, showing a bend in the canal, lines of trees yet to gain their Spring green and houses on the horizon. I don't need anything else.
willperrett (11470) 2016-12-06 8:00
This is a lovely piece of social-documentary observation. Obviously not posed, but you've had the fortune to manage an excellent composition, with the frame effectively split into quarters, with the ladies inhabiting opposite quadrants. And you've been spied taking the picture! Love it.
willperrett (11470) 2016-12-06 7:51
Screaming, it seems to me, is le mot juste. It's the making of this photograph, which is also (I've managed to see, now I've put my sunglasses on) extremely well composed! Three windows, conveniently divided for the thirds, and that cheeky little number sneaking into the top corner. Wonderful.
willperrett (11470) 2016-12-06 7:43
Shallow depth of field, soft focus on the faces, deep shadows a little grey, but who cares? This is another of your important social-documentary shots from 30-odd years ago and works very well to show life being lived as it was then. I wonder how much - if anything - has changed in the intervening years...
Royaldevon (41062) 2016-12-06 4:20
I wonder what this girl will be like!
It is reflective to have such thoughts and is the wonder of photography!
The strong, long shadows play a huge part in your well scanned photograph.
They almost act like a very unusual border around her frame.
She has a delightful, shy countenance.
Would the metal container have water in it?
My warm regards,
Royaldevon (41062) 2016-12-06 4:08
What could be better than Bruges, a lovely historic building, bright sunshine and figures to animate your shot!
The lighting is great and you have really used it well to bring out the colours.
As always, your composition places the buildings strongly. whilst the figures animate and reflect the weather conditions.
My warm regards,
willperrett (11470) 2016-12-06 4:04
When I looked at the thumbnail, I could have sworn I was looking at a b/w image, but there are indeed some slight vestiges of colour to be seen. But this is certainly not Greece as the brochures show us, and how most holiday-makers experience the place. So thanks to you - and Ourania - for showing us something authentic and different.
willperrett (11470) 2016-12-06 3:58
That's a pretty extreme wide-angle you've got hold of there! The steep perspective is giving me acrophobia! But I'm attracted to this elegant, and largely empty square: a group sit for an "all'aperto" lunch, and a few pedestrians also can be seen, but the feeling is of lots of open space in the middle of the city.
Royaldevon (41062) 2016-12-06 3:49
There is something deep rooted in our psyche that loves the sea and the seabirds. What a great photograph they make, in association with the boats and the blue hues.
You have composed the photograph with good regard to the rule of thirds.
Have a lovely day,
Royaldevon (41062) 2016-12-06 3:44
What a contrast you have revealed, here.
One side of the street is warm and welcoming, whilst the other is dark and closed.
One lady is without coat in the warm, shopping area, whilst another is warm-clothed and hooded.
Your viewpoint uses the long perspective to draw us in and guide us effectively from f/g to b/g.
Have a lovely day,