tyro (20042) 2014-12-18 23:39
Bonjour Jean Jacques,
Another delightful photograph from your trip to Oberammergau four years ago with some beautiful detail from this lovely building's façade.
A very nicely balanced composition with lovely light and colours and excellent details and sharpness. An interesting note too.
Were you there for the "Passion Play"?
baclama (17925) 2014-12-18 11:47
ça a vraiment un ai du labyrinthe du diable dans le NO argentin…beau POV qui montre que de temps en temps il y a de l'eau…;-)
un endroit vraiment à découvrir (combien de temps depuis la frontiere pour y acceder?)
tyro (20042) 2014-12-18 3:15
Strangely enough, I was just now flicking through TE, came across your homepage and this portrait which you uploaded on Christmas Day seven years ago suddenly jumped out of the screen at me.
To my mind, this is a magnificent portrait and also one of exceptional technical quality considering that it has been scanned from a 40 year old colour slide.
The "full on" shot is something which I imagine professional portrait photographers try to avoid at all costs but here I think it is entirely appropriate as this man stares straight down the barrel of your lens. We can see every detail of this poor man's face and also his very worn and tattered shirt and collar. But what we can't see is into his soul: just what this man is thinking as he looks straight at you is a mystery to me. Obviously you would have had some idea of what he was thinking as it appears as though he consented to this photograph but, for others looking at him here, that face is rather inscrutable and full of mystery.
A beautiful and very intriguing portrait!
tyro (20042) 2014-12-18 2:36
Very well spotted!
I've never been sure if dogs actually like wearing raincoats - most dogs like to get wet and dirty! But this little white dog with its bright red coat stands out perfectly against the grey pavement and contrasts well with the "wall" of blue jackets and jeans on the right. Were all these people standing watching an event?
Lovely bright and vibrant colours, lovely light (as is so often the case when it's dull and raining), perfect exposure and excellent details and sharpness.
tyro (20042) 2014-12-18 2:16
I love of see pictures of artists and craftsmen at work and here it's lovely to see just how the famous blue glass "evil eye" beads from Turkey are made.
And here it is nice to see this experienced craftsman working with a primitive kiln and tools which probably have not changed over several centuries. You have caught this scene perfectly in lovely light, your composition is excellent, the subjet matter is very interesting, the colours are perfect and the details and sharpness are excellent.
tyro (20042) 2014-12-18 2:02
A delightful photograph from Greece five years ago at which time your compositional and photographic skills were also excellent!
The little chapel is perfectly placed in the frame, standing out in pure white like a little jewel against the rough dark rocks and dark green trees. The two little boats moored at the water's edge draw our attention to the beautiful clear waters.
Perfectly captured with a fine composition, beautiful light and colours and exceptional details and sharpness.
Gigidusud (15147) 2014-12-17 12:44
Superbe paysage bien présenté avec la roche en premier plan qui sert de cadre naturel. Un beau contraste de lumière bien géré et un beau graphisme formé par les flaques d'eau sur le sable. Une belle scène de plage, j'aime beaucoup.
Amitiés du Sud de la France.
tyro (20042) 2014-12-17 2:12
Although this picture is not quite up to your usual standards because you used a small camera which probably wasn't so good at dealing with the difficult lighting conditions here, it still gives and excellent idea of how attractive this old part of Warsaw is at Christmastime, especially with the lit Christmas tree and the lovely colourful old buildings in the background.
P.S. Yes, I have a Gorillapod too - it's light and easy to carry but it's not quite the same as a "real" tripod, is it?