willperrett (7836) 2015-07-02 6:00
You're my next-door neighbour today! And yes, I thought I was looking at a photograph of penguins at first. Last year I spent some time on Lindisfarne, and could see the Farne Islands in the distance, but never made it that far. But I have photographed puffins in the Scilly Islands...
willperrett (7836) 2015-07-02 5:53
I was standing on the same bridge just two weeks ago! We had sailed into the Venetian lagoon, and amazingly found a free mooring for the night just at the end of this very canal. It looks as though in April, Burano isn't too busy. In June it was certainly buzzing during the day, but we were living on the boat, and were pleasantly surprised by how quiet the place was in the evening when all the tourists had gone back to Venice and their cruise liners... Nice work.
willperrett (7836) 2015-07-02 5:47
Drama here in bucketloads. Your note about the gale, and the waves makes me wonder if your camera survived the ordeal. I know you did, as you've posted this! I love the faint suggestions of green in the waves. Brave shot!
willperrett (7836) 2015-07-02 5:39
Without the mother and son, placed cunning near the thirds position, this wouldn't be half the shot it is. Although the flowers themselves are indeed beautiful, the inclusion of the figures is the vital element in the composition. Good work.
willperrett (7836) 2015-07-02 1:35
Reflections always make for intriguing images, and this photograph certainly proves that. On second thoughts, I'm probably wrong, as no-one else had seen it! Why are TE punters generally so blinkered??
willperrett (7836) 2015-07-02 1:30
A backstreet in Athens, but nobody's to be seen! Perhaps they're all indoors watching television about the Euro-crisis. I'm sure we're all worried for them. Your photograph is a nice piece of street observation: without the graffiti it would not be so interesting!
Royaldevon (32641) 2015-07-02 1:30
Welcome to TE.
This is a beautiful, first photograph.
The features and the plumage of the bird are incredibly sharp, with a good catchlight in its eye.
I really like how you have captured the bird so that its gaze leads us naturally across the frame
My warm regards,
willperrett (7836) 2015-07-02 1:27
Nice bit of street observation. The graffiti make the shot, but don't interest the two boys playing. I can't make out what they're doing: is it a ball game? I can't see a ball. Your title is presumably a reference to the song by Bill Withers (I had to look that up!)
Royaldevon (32641) 2015-07-02 1:25
Your photograph uses a fine viewpoint, using the converging lines of canal? to create a sense of depth and perspective. The reflections are superb, magnifying the colours, with only the ripples from the duck, preventing them from being a mirror image!
Have a lovely day,
Royaldevon (32641) 2015-07-02 1:20
Another beautiful photograph of the entrance to La Rochelle harbour. You have positioned yourself perfectly to create a diagonal from the entrance wall but, also, creating a guide line, into the harbour, on an opposing diagonal. It's a fine composition!
The details make an interesting subject and are finely captured.
The number of people on the quayside speak of the popularity of the city as well as explaining scale.
Have a lovely day,
willperrett (7836) 2015-07-02 1:20
Red and green! A potent and contrasty combination. I'm intrigued by the covered faces. Are they Hindus, or as they're near the Pakistan border, maybe Muslim (which would explain it)? Or is it to ward off flies perhaps? Anyway, another excellent documentary photograph.
willperrett (7836) 2015-07-02 1:13
Drama in bucketloads here! Can't for the life of me understand why it's attracted so little notice. I'd have thought it was just the sort of shot that would go down well with TE punters! You've obviously "worked" on the sky (and I assume on the reflections too), but it's done with taste, and enhances the image. Beautiful work.
Royaldevon (32641) 2015-07-02 1:10
Ciao Caro Silvio,
You haven't treated us to your expert butterfly shots for quite a while.
This demonstrates all your fine skills at such a shot.
The butterflies and the head of the flower have excellent sharpness, set against a useful oof b/g. The details are immaculate. I can even see the striations on the antennae! Bellissimo!
Have a great day,
Royaldevon (32641) 2015-07-02 1:04
It is only when you read lots of notes and see associated pictures that you realise how important monasteries were for the establishment of towns.
You have chosen a strong aspect for your photograph, including the river bank to anchor the f/g, the river as a diagonal guide, all in preparation for the focal castle, which is silhouetted very effectively against the strong sun.
You have such a skill with this type of shot. I don't know how you don't get lens flare!!!
Have a lovely day,
willperrett (7836) 2015-07-02 1:02
What a charming scene! Your viewpoint is excellent, though maybe the modern plastic boats don't really complement the traditional view beyond. But it looks a wonderful place. I've never been to Sicily, and have heard it's eye-wateringly expensive. Any truth in this??