Royaldevon (26481) 2014-08-21 3:28
I have never been to Poland but I have seen towers very similar to this in Germany. I know it is a style not seen in the U.K.
This close-up has given us excellent details of its shape and mouldings and textures, whilst the inclusion of the roof has added a little vibrant colour.
I like the moodiness of the sky and it tones in well with the tower.
Have a good day,
Royaldevon (26481) 2014-08-21 3:23
A spectacular shot created from this steeply upwards viewpoint. What a sense of perspective you have created!
I love the strong contrast between the regular, square patterns of the windows and the fluffy, cottonwool-like clouds.
Your b&w photograph is appropriate and pin sharp.
Have a great day,
Royaldevon (26481) 2014-08-21 3:15
A can see why you gave your photograph this title!
It is a really well composed photograph, with the boat as the colour source and all its colours oozing out into the water. There is a lovely inference of movement.
I love, also, how the light is reflected on the boat's hull.
Have a lovely day,
Royaldevon (26481) 2014-08-21 3:08
Good Morning Magalay,
Your photograph, of the river's reflection, is beautifully composed, to the point that it resembles an impressionist painting. This could be a Monet!
Your decision to flip the scene was a good one.
Have a lovely day,
willperrett (5900) 2014-08-20 12:11
I've seen your Antelope Canyon shots, but it's this one that attracted my attention. I love the compressed perspective you've achieved with your long lens. And the other added bonus is the frame-filling geometries of these old wooden buildings. The sky looks curiously noisy, however.
willperrett (5900) 2014-08-20 11:48
Not such a surprise that the boat is upright. It's a bilge keeler, which means it has two short stubby keels parallel to each other. Boat design like this is expressly to avoid deep draught, so sailing in shallower waters is possible, and to allow boats to dry out without falling over. But the downside is performance: they don't sail anywhere near as well as fin-keeled boats. And one wonders why the need for so many fenders. The owner must be paranoid! Nice shot by the way!
willperrett (5900) 2014-08-20 9:49
Hello Constantino, my neighbour today.
These boats are of course Optimists, a child's trainer used world-wide to hone the skills of young sailors. Mind you, the kids are often intensively coached, not least by their parents. I've been at an Optimist Open Meeting where the screams and swearing of the parents on the shore when their kids didn't do exactly what the parents thought right, was downright threatening, and the kids must have been embarrassed to be associated with them!
But a nice image: maybe the calm before the storm!
willperrett (5900) 2014-08-20 9:44
Wow, Claude, this is a bit special! The monochrome treatment allows us to concentrate on shape and composition, which is as it should be for a shot with so much graphism. The light is of course vital, as is the low cloud, but in this incarnation, they are in the service of form: blocks of tone which are dramatically eye-catching. Love it.
willperrett (5900) 2014-08-20 9:34
What drew me to this photograph was the disjuncture between the colour, and the black and white Aubrey Beardsleyesque, Art Nouveau-ish poster. That and the fact that there's a pub next door! Good street grab-shot (by coincidence, my latest post is from the streets too: great minds, etc.).
willperrett (5900) 2014-08-20 9:21
Your Icelandic images are certainly fuelling my desire to go there myself. Yours and Trevor Moffiet's (trevormoffiet): I wonder if you've seen his moody monochrome wilderness shots from here? Or is this a shot from your recent Moon-landing? I love its acid oranges.
annjackman (17751) 2014-08-20 8:49
Love everything about this. The evening sun really gives the mountain a warm glow despite being snow-capped! The low clouds shrouding part of the mountain makes it perfect for me. Great sharpness and shadow detail.
Kind Regards, Ann
p.s. sent you an e-mail - did you get it?.
willperrett (5900) 2014-08-20 8:23
Lovely moment of reflection, and "life suspended" here: another classic street shot from you, that like so much of your work, seems to combine a documentarist's interest with an artist's aesthetic. Well (slightly under) exposed!
willperrett (5900) 2014-08-20 8:08
I'm always keen on monochrome images, and this is one out of the top drawer. The range of tones is excellent, so the contrast is optimised. And that sky reminds me of the days when we plonked a deep red filter over the lens when loaded with b/w film. The inclusion of the figures is also important. A fine image.
tyro (18574) 2014-08-20 7:04
I presume that you are now back home after your trekking in the Pyrenees and I hope you had a great time.
This is a lovely photograph which really has captured the early morning light as it struggles to shine through the mist and cloud. It is one of those pictures which, sadly, has been very reduced in quality by the "shrinking" that occurs on the "new" TE website but, when viewed at its "proper" size of 2,300 pixels in width, the details in the rocks, the scree, the little stream and the solitary tree are superb.
And this picture works so well in black and white too - lovely light, tones and contrasts and perfect exposure.
P.S. Looking at this at its full size, I see one or two circular artefacts in the sky. I'm not sure if they could be due to sensor dust or perhaps simply to some tiny spots of dew or mist on your lens or filter - these things become much more apparent at small apertures and I see that you used f/19 for this photograph.
P.P.S. Do you want to hear the worst joke I have ever heard?
Question: "Where are the Pyrenees?"
Answer: "Just up from the Pyren Ankles."
willperrett (5900) 2014-08-20 4:54
Charming image, well framed/composed. Same issue however as with your previous posting: underexposure meaning the children's features are largely lost, and no highlights on the waves. But I appreciate that it was an overcast day.
willperrett (5900) 2014-08-20 4:44
So you're Swissing it up too! We travelled this train to Schynige Platte twice when we stayed in Wengen a few years ago. What a gorgeous place. Your photograph brings back happy memories. Did you see the steam locomotive they still use occasionally on this line?