annjackman (18163) 2014-09-21 9:58
Love this with its strong colours and shapes. The bright yellow pot is balanced by the bright red flowers under the window. The shabby paintwork on the blue door and the stone walls gives character.
Excellent quality image.
Kind Regards, Ann
annjackman (18163) 2014-09-21 9:55
This has an interesting viewpoint. The shapes of the sand bar and the lines of posts are graphic and well done for excluding the sky. The blue tones in the sea are gorgeous against the yellow sand. The sailing boat adds a centre of interest.
A great idea that worked very well.
Kind Regards, Ann
annjackman (18163) 2014-09-21 9:50
Well done for posting a picture of Scotland on such an important day. In the end it was a clear result for No. I like this viewpoint and the red colour of the famous bridge against the blue sky. A very clear image. TFS.
Kind Regards, Ann
annjackman (18163) 2014-09-21 9:46
This is excellent. The girls have been caught jumping so it is a very lively picture. The white clothes and the white surf are very well exposed. An energetic, crisp image that has been very well taken.
Kind Regards, Ann
annjackman (18163) 2014-09-21 9:06
Glad that you made it back home safely. It was great seeing you, Rich (and Dee) and John - sorry the weather wasn't better when we met. The weather has been fabulous recently. This is a great image and the timber framing makes a graphic BG for this man reading the paper. An excellent composition for b/w. The newspaper lying on the bench adds balance. Nicely polished shoes!
Best wishes, Ann
tyro (18952) 2014-09-20 16:48
What fabulous colours!! That bright red hair really does contrast so well with the bright green shirt of the person in front of her and the yellow colour of the chair beyond.
A wonderful and very "close cropped" image in which you really have "homed in" on your subject - Henri Cartier-Bresson would be very impressed!
Fabulous light and colours, a very strong composition and excellent details and sharpness too.
tyro (18952) 2014-09-20 16:42
Ciao caro Silvio,
A lovely photograph of this ancient church, very well taken in beautiful light.
The church, of course, is mainly in shade but we can still see lots of lovely details in the old stonework. The man on his bicycle, brightly lit and passing in front of the building is perfectly placed in the frame and adds both human interest as well as a fine sense of scale.
Lovely light and lovely subdued colours, perfect exposure and composition, and exceptional details and sharpness.
tyro (18952) 2014-09-20 14:56
I'm not quite sure how I missed this one - it's brilliant!
Someone either got a job lot of old shoes or a job lot of yellow paint but these yellow shoes do make rather attractive containers for these plants which, I think, are probably Rosemary.
This is a very striking shot, very well seen and very well taken too - see what an advantage a few bottles of Vino Nobile di Montepulciano do - were you stooping because you'd consumed them or because you were still carrying them? Good light, lovely vibrant colours and a fine diagonal composition. Beauty through simplicity!
tyro (18952) 2014-09-20 14:49
An interesting note and a fabulous photograph to accompany it!
We're all aware here of the wonderful photographs which Brian (timecapturer) has shown us of this sadly wrecked pier, often taken at varying times of day and year and with differing light but I don't think I've ever seen a picture of this place which is quite so appealing as this one. As Gert says, here are three apparently unconnected subjects but they work so well together - the ruined skeleton of the pier, a huge yellow buoy or float on a chain and a young lady in bright red clothing who almost appears to be dancing down the pebbled beach! She, of course, must be the "star of the show" and breathes life and dynamism into the image beautifully.
The backlighting works very well as it shows the waves so very well and also adds rim light to the buoy and the girl.
A wonderful photograph with fabulous light and colours, terrific composition and exquisite details and sharpness.
tyro (18952) 2014-09-20 14:29
This is a truly stunning photograph and, if I'm guessing right, it is another triumph for you because I suspect you took this very early one morning when anyone less keen would still have been snoring.
The light is stunning as it breaks through the mist and almost silhouettes this magnificent creature against a backdrop of faintly seen distant trees. And yet it's not quite a silhouette as we can see the light glinting on the hooves of the stag.
Fabulous light and colours, spot-on exposure and exquisite details and sharpness.
P.S. This picture just has to go into my "favourites!
tyro (18952) 2014-09-20 14:16
Ciao caro Carlo,
You are absolutely right - the light here is simply wonderful! And well done for having got out of bed early to capture this lovely photograph!
The bright early morning sun illuminates the faces of the buildings nearest to us and there are beautiful reflections of them in the calm water of the Arno. And then the light becomes much softer into the distance. The whole city sleeps and you have caught this magical moment!
Glorious light and colours, fine composition, perfect exposure and exquisite details and sharpness.
tyro (18952) 2014-09-20 14:00
Well, despite your complaints about the heat and your camera lens fogging up, you've come away with a fabulous shot here! And I know two people here who will love this one - Luciano and Silvio - they are mad on photographing butterflies and have many, many pictures of them on TN as well as the occasional one on TE.
I've never been to a butterfly farm but it's something I'd like to do, especially with a camera. But I've got this terrible fear that I might be standing in a place like this, a butterfly lands on me and unconsciously I give it a swipe - I guess you're not allowed to swat these creatures if they land on you - I suppose they'd chuck you out if you did! Oops, splatter, oh dear, I am sorry. :o)
This is a stunning photograph, Noel, and I'm amazed that you got such good depth of field and sharpness at f/5.6 - I presume therefore that that wing was almost flat and facing you. The creature stands out beautifully against its nicely out of focus background, the light and colours are lovely and the details and sharpness are exquisite.
P.S. Did you use a macro lens for this? I don't think you used flash here but are you allowed to use flash in these places?