mkamionka (35884) 2016-05-26 13:42
thank you for taking us on tour across your country. You show so many places I have never heard of before.
This is quite a picturesque POV, very well used. Nice asymmetrical take. It feels very natural as if taken hundreds of years ago.
Beautiful postcard style photo, exactly as I like it!
mkamionka (35884) 2016-05-26 13:35
I like very much your reportage from Naples, you show us so many less known aspects of this famous town.
For some reason none of my friends have visited it and I wouldn't be able to point out any characteristic building or structure there. I just remember seeing a lot of panoramas with harbour and volcano in the distance by Lisa.
Spectacular interior here, very well presented!
mkamionka (35884) 2016-05-26 13:29
Wow this is such a beautiful composition. The exotic vegetation makes a lovely foreground. The tower in the distance is quite charming. Both are so well lit and so well saturated!
Perfect photograph as usually in your gallery,
mkamionka (35884) 2016-05-26 13:24
Beautiful day for a walk, lovely area with so much diverse vegetation. I can spot the bridge however I have a problem to imagine how does it actually look like. This photo works more like a teaser before you decide to show us more. I am very curious about Jerusalem.
mkamionka (35884) 2016-05-26 13:19
The girl's scarf is orange indeed but when I look at the people around I don't see to much orange anymore. Does it mean Dutch people dom't care for their king anymore?
Nice street scene. Eye catching saturated orange☺
Very well seen and captured,
mkamionka (35884) 2016-05-26 13:12
I like very much the design of the church, in particular these disproportionate towers. Itlooks so surreal. I don't recall ever seeing such asymmetry in the facade of a church.
Although I spent 7 years of my life in Germany this part of the country israther unknown to me. I am glad to see the photo.
Beautiful light and so pleasantly saturated colors.
mkamionka (35884) 2016-05-26 13:08
This is truly a work of art. I like very much the light and the monochromatic rendering. The reflexes are splendid. The person walking on the horizon is like the icing on the cake. I like also the multiple horizontal layers of the composition.
tyro (24386) 2016-05-26 9:51
As soon as I saw your title I remembered that you had said that you'd been out near your home taking photographs of these lovely flowers but I see that this is a picture from ten years ago. But what a fine quality photograph it is considering that it is a scan of a colour slide!
Your composition is both excellent and most pleasing to the eye and the light is truly beautiful. I love how the spring foliage on the background trees is so brightly and freshly lit while the bluebells themselves lie in relative shade. The colours are magical and in no way oversaturated and the details and sharpness are exquisite.
A fabulous photograph, especially considering that it has been scanned from a ten year old colour slide.
P.S. I'm actually amazed at the quality of this scan. Perhaps that has something to do with Fuji Velvia but I also suspect your scanner and your scanning technique must be very good too. What sort of scanner do you use or was this done professionally?
P.P.S. On another technical topic, are you having problems with this TE website? I've been trying to write this critique for about three quarters of an hour - my text kept freezing then anything I did manage to type was totally corrupted. Whether this has something to do with Microsoft Edge and Windows 10 I'm not sure though I have to admit I don't have similar problems with any other website. In fact, I've just had to close down and restart my computer because the task manager was telling me my memory (all 16 GB of it!) was running flat out at 100%. I'm certain (as are many others) that this website causes many of these problems and it doesn't look like the technical people here are going to do anything about it. And that's a real shame because I'm also sure it's the reason so many good members and good photographers have already left - this place is not half so busy or interesting as it was a couple of years ago. Very sad. :(
P.P.P.S. I hope, Les, that your health is continuing to improve and you're managing to get out and about a little more. And I trust that Gladys is well too.
mkamionka (35884) 2016-05-26 6:55
wow this is really beautiful.
Unfortunately I will not go too much north so I will certainly not see Pula this time but this encourages me to plan another trip to Croatia in the future especially that I don't think I will be able to afford trips further than Europe and so many countries become dangerous nowadays.
I like very much the blue sky well seen behind the arches, also the red bus adds some extra color.
It feels even more impressive than Colosseum in Rome.
mkamionka (35884) 2016-05-26 6:51
by definition there is nothing really old in NYC but you did managed to make a composition which feels exactly like it had a contrast between old (boat) and new (architecture behind).
Empire Sate Building is one of the buildings on Manhattan which I remember, I say that because it changes so much and so fast... So it feels familiar.
Great POV from the river, quite an original one I believe. Very encouraging to take the river cruise.
mkamionka (35884) 2016-05-26 5:57
it is sometimes a challenge to decide how much reflection to take or how strong the water color to make or like here: how much underwater features to show. Sometimes I even take to photos with o without polarizer.
Here you have perfectly balanced both, we can look under water but we also see some reflection.
Fantastic colors, so well saturated and natural.
Beautiful final effect!
mkamionka (35884) 2016-05-26 5:53
bardzo trudno ten stary ratusz dobrze pokazac. Tam zawsze tyle ludzi.
Podoba mi sie Twoj pomysl z tym duzym znakiem roweru na drodze -oryginalny pierwszy plan.
Troche szkoda ze wieza tamtego kosciola po prawej tak sie przykleila -kiedy sie jej tak przygladam to mam zludzenie ze jest ona blizej mnie niz sam ratusz.
Moje ulubione miejsce w Monachium ale trudno oddac cale piekno w jednym kadrze.
Bardzo przyjemna prezentacja.
tyro (24386) 2016-05-26 4:40
Well there's certainly no mistaking what the message is here. Very bold and colourful, sending out a message to all and sundry! But perhaps there are some other hidden features here which I don't fully understand - is bottom part of that hand supposed to represent part of a gun or a tuba, perhaps?
Whatever the true meaning of this splendid example of graffiti, you have captured it perfectly in this very well composed and colourful photograph. The bright light and rich colours are superb and the details and sharpness are exquisite.
tyro (24386) 2016-05-26 4:23
Another lovely photograph from your trip to Venice last autumn.
Because of the obliquity of the sunlight, I presume that this was taken either in early morning or in the evening, the very best times for photography, because the warm light illuminates the colourful façades of the buildings beautifully and provides glorious reflections of them in the dark and shaded calm water of the canal.
I love your fine composition in which the people on the bridge and the man on the left are welcome inclusions. The light and colours are stunningly beautiful as are the lovely clear reflections. Perfect exposure and exquisite details and sharpness.
tyro (24386) 2016-05-26 4:14
Bravo!! Well done, Grandma!! :)
Of course, I had no doubt at all that you managed to climb right to the top of this singing dune, even although it didn't want to sing to you this day! This sort of terrain can be very hard work for walking: you take two steps forward and you slide back at least one.
And very wise to use a mobile to take pictures here - good cameras don't like blown sand!
A lovely photograph with lovely light and rich colours (blue and orange/ochre always go so well together) and well composed too with other walkers clearly seen scaling the ridge of the dune. And excellent sharpness and clarity too.
tyro (24386) 2016-05-26 4:00
I wish you a safe trip and a happy stay with your daughter and her family!
Although I don't much like airports and all the waiting, the crowds and the boredom of the places, this is a very well captured shot in which the background is dominated by the nose of the big Airbus while the prospective passengers, awaiting departure, are beautifully silhouetted in the foreground against its bright image. The tall handle of a suitcase and the just visible chair backs remind us of exactly where we are here.
Very well seen and taken with good light and contrasts and excellent sharpness and clarity.
tyro (24386) 2016-05-26 3:42
Ciao caro Carlo,
An interesting note and a fine photograph of this old architecture.
The light is beautifully soft yet brings out the details and textures of the ancient stonework and the flaking paint and stucco perfectly as well as making the buildings stand out nicely against the clear blue sky.
A fine composition with good light and colours, perfect exposure and excellent details and sharpness.
tyro (24386) 2016-05-26 3:35
Yes, there definitely is something about a bright blue sky and its darker and richer reflection off calm water which seems to lift our spirits and make us feel generally better, happier and more content with life!
The light here is lovely and the blues of sky and water certainly stand out well in this well composed photograph. I love the framing afforded by the overhanging branches and the light rippling on the water caused by a soft breeze.
Fine colours, perfect exposure and excellent details and sharpness.
tyro (24386) 2016-05-26 3:20
A truly beautiful scene from Santorini, the white domes standing out beautifully against the blue sea and with the added rich crimson of the bougainvilleas cascading down the walls adding another dimension to the colour palette of white and blue.
A very well composed shot with lovely light, glorious colours, perfect exposure and exquisite details and sharpness.
tyro (24386) 2016-05-26 3:13
Having worked as a doctor, I always fancied the idea of living in a house called "Bedsyde Manor" but "Castle Scrotum" certainly beats that! :)
A fascinating note you have given us about this place and this is a beautiful photograph of what reminds me of a fairy castle with its rounded towers and romantic conical spires. You could just imagine a maiden in distress waving a handkerchief out of one of those high windows.
The light here is glorious and illuminates the intricate façade of the building beautifully, setting it out splendidly against a darker sky. Your composition is both excellent and very pleasing, the colours are rich yet true and the details and sharpness are exquisite.