tyro (25282) 2016-08-21 12:38
Ciao caro Silvio,
What a fascinating note you have written about this beautiful creature - and what a stunningly beautiful photograph!
The details and clarity here are absolutely wonderful and the colours are beautifully rich and vibrant. An I love how you have managed to capture this nymphalid so clear against a wonderfully soft and out of focus background.
mkamionka (37147) 2016-08-21 12:36
lovely capture from the festival again.
I like that the lady is so perfectly sharp and her skirt is captured in a movement. The effect is stunning.
Plus you have next lady making the same move!
Amazing reportage, I am always shocked how close you get to the people and that nobody disturbs you.
mkamionka (37147) 2016-08-21 12:34
I have just noticed that you have the second photo with quite a similar composition, using the cross as a framing and a foreground. Lovely idea -you can create a whole collection of such scenes, just changing locations.
Very well done!!
tyro (25282) 2016-08-21 12:33
Again you have written a fascinating note about this church and, in particular, about its fascinating architectural feature. But, although you mention a workshop picture, I'm afraid I can't see one.
Your low viewpoint has given this church a wonderful aspect as it stands, brightly illuminated in warm sunlight against the dark hills and a stormy sky above. Your composition is delightful and even the bright red flowers add so much to the appeal of this photograph.
Glorious light ad colours, perfect exposure and exquisite details and sharpness.
mkamionka (37147) 2016-08-21 12:29
fantastic composition with lovely framing with the tree leaves silhouettes. It makes us feel as if we were spying on someone.
Great POV to see the path to the viewpoint.
I like your idea here, very good use of the new lens!
tyro (25282) 2016-08-21 11:34
What a charming and beautiful little chapel, set on this island with only a long causeway to link it to the mainland! And there it sits, surrounded by sea and sparkling like a little jewel against the distant hills and evening sky.
You have composed this picture beautifully and made good use of the blue railings and the blue-topped post to add a colourful foreground feature and also add depth to the image. The light is beautifully soft, your colours rich and the details and sharpness are exquisite.
A fine note too.
willperrett (10894) 2016-08-21 11:03
We stayed in Cadiz for a couple of days in 2012, and then took the train to Sevilla: and as I'm sure you know, the railway skirts this marshland area, which reminds me of my own birthplace, the marshes of Essex. Your photograph brings back strong memories, and has prompted me to look again at the images I took when we were there. So thanks for reminding me!
willperrett (10894) 2016-08-21 10:32
I remember anchoring in this bay during a yacht delivery trip to Italy back in 2012 I think it was. We then moved up to Paxos, Corfu, Othonoi before crossing to Otranto. Your photograph brings back some good memories, and is a stunning image in its own right: especially the colour of the sea, as your title highlights.
tyro (25282) 2016-08-21 10:30
Yes, there's no doubt that the people who built these castles weren't daft - they would use every feature of the landscape to help with their defence - and what better than to be surrounded by steep cliffs that drop straight into the sea or by impassable gorges like the one shown so well in your photograph?
This is a beautiful shot, very nicely composed, even down to the single purple foxglove popping up at the lower left corner. You have managed the light here beautifully, the colours are perfect and the details and sharpness are exquisite.
willperrett (10894) 2016-08-21 10:28
I love the Pyrenees in Summer, and your photograph reminds me exactly why. The warm tones of the foreground contrast beautifully with the cooler colours of the mountain beyond, and the two buildings are distributed across the frame in a very pleasing and balanced composition. Lovely.
tyro (25282) 2016-08-21 10:24
Yes, a splendid capture of this seagull strutting along a railing by the sea. But, just as you were waiting for the perfect shot, he was probably waiting for someone to drop some food! These birds can be very aggressive and will even steal fish and chips out of peoples' hands.
A lovely shot with the bird beautifully and clearly silhouetted against the golden reflections off the sea.
tyro (25282) 2016-08-21 8:44
It's nice that you've been browsing through some old photographs and today you've come up with three lovely shots depicting your trip across this lake in southern China as well as writing a fascinating note about your travels here.
Your main photograph is the one of best quality but the other two, especially the close view of your oarsman, really set the scene perfectly.
In fact, your main photograph is very pleasingly composed with the full boat perfectly placed in the frame and with lovely light and colours and remarkable details considering that this was, I presume, scanned from a thirty year old Kodachrome slide.
willperrett (10894) 2016-08-21 8:41
I like your title nearly as much as your photograph! Excellent framing, and the vertical composition was well chosen, as was your choice of aperture priority (I'm guessing now) to achieve that deep field of focus. Light is typically Scottish!
willperrett (10894) 2016-08-21 8:34
Yep, we were standing in precisely this spot only a couple of weeks ago. And yes, your name came up on several occasions, though I couldn't possibly repeat the circumstances! Lovely view, well shot.
tyro (25282) 2016-08-21 8:28
I'm never quite sure whether olive oil products bought in up-market specialised shops like this are actually better or more healthy than those bought in a local supermarket. All I know is that they are very much more expensive.
But, whether or not you bought anything here, this is a lovely photograph of what appears to be a "classic" type of shop and the presentation in black and white reinforces that appearance. This could almost be a photograph from 100 years ago.
A fine symmetrical composition with lovely light, tones and contrasts and exceptional details and sharpness.
willperrett (10894) 2016-08-21 8:26
This is in the true Marinkas tradition: monochrome, moody, dramatic, with a strong narrative impulse. I'm entirely happy with your manipulations of monk and branch. The contre-jour choice is brave and effective. Very nice!
P.S.: I fully approve of your favourite German landscape!
mkamionka (37147) 2016-08-21 7:58
swietny punkt widzenia z tym drzewem. Mam podobne zdjecie ale z tym drzewem po drugiej stronie.. Niestety swiatlo mialem troche paskudne dlatego pokazalem tylko tamto zdjecie.
Ten efekt tutaj jest tak nieziemski ze myslalem ze to jakis pokaz laserowy :)
Kto rano wstaje temu pan Bog daje :)
Bardzo ciekawy efekt: swietnie zbalansowane naswietlenie, widac detale zamku choc wszystko pograzone jeszcze w cieniu.
Mysle ze chmurki troche utrudnily ci zadanie pozniej, tutaj slonce sie jeszcze przeslizglo pomiedzy chmurami i swietnie to wykorzystalas ale potem juz sie troche schowalo i bylo troche szarawo. Z pustego nawet Salomon nie naleje :)
Ale takie momenty pomimo ze nielatwo pokazac warto zobaczyc na wlasne oczy prawda?