mkamionka (35608) 2016-05-02 13:42
great reportage. This must have been an emotional moment to see such event. It is also very colorful. The Greek soldiers have the same traditional clothes which I remember from the changing of the guards.
Excellent quality capture!
tyro (24068) 2016-05-02 13:39
Ciao caro Silvio,
A delightful photograph of this lovely building, so beautiful in its sheer simplicity of lie and form. You have composed this photograph perfectly, the space in the foreground adding depth to the image and the tall lamppost on the right anchoring the composition very effectively. The two people in the doorway add to the appeal as well as providing a good sense of scale.
Lovely soft light and colours and exceptional details and sharpness.
willperrett (10169) 2016-05-02 13:37
Nice shot. But as a sailor, I couldn't drag my eyes away from the yacht, apparently abandoned on the beach. Surely not a proper mooring? With any sort of wind, the incoming tide could easily knock her to pieces on those logs. I hope the owner comes to her rescue soon! Sorry to be so tunnel-visioned about this one.
willperrett (10169) 2016-05-02 13:31
I may have wanted to place the girl a little further to the right, to obey the rule of thirds. I'm conventional like that! And come to think of it, the thirds idea is reflected in the triangular "frame" above her head. It's another strong b/w, with a slightly sad atmosphere, though she's probably texting a friend and is perfectly happy.
tyro (24068) 2016-05-02 13:25
Hello dear Mesut,
What a fascinating note you have written - and a fine photograph to accompany it!
I presume that those dwellings in the cliff face were laboriously chiselled out of the rock - it is amazing to think of the hard work and toil which must have gone on to produce those.
A spectacular photograph of this remarkable natural feature modified by mankind so long ago and yet these places were occupied by priests until just ninety years ago?
A beautifully composed photograph with lovely light and colours, perfect exposure and excellent details and sharpness.
mkamionka (35608) 2016-05-02 13:23
while visited Zaanse Schans I had a feeling I see something unique but just after I showed my photo emka told me that she something similar but better and now obviously I see here that there must be plenty of such places in the Netherlands...
Beautiful place indeed, nice repeated motif of the windmill.
Wonderful weather and colors.
Excellent postcard-like presentation, exactly as I like it!
mkamionka (35608) 2016-05-02 13:19
chyba bede musial zamienic statyw na drona :)
Ciekawe ile to wazy :)
Niektore krajobrazy tak jak pewnie wlasnie Mazowsze ktore jest dosyc plaskie troche trudno jest pokazac w interesujacy sposob z ziemi tak wiec okazja do podniesienia POV dodaje mozliwosci.
Wspaniale wyglada tutaj odbicie nieba w rzece -mocny granatowy kolor. W ogole kolory sa doslownie mocna strona tego krajobrazu.
Troche natury i troche cywilizacji w oddali. Piekne miejsce.
Cudze chwalicie ale swoje znacie :)
tyro (24068) 2016-05-02 13:18
Yes, it's wonderful to view all your wonderful photographs from India, Peru and so on, but it's lovely also to see some lovely images from your own city of Vancouver!
So this is where the "posh" folk live? This English Bay looks very well kept - not a sign of any discarded beer cans or cigarette packets (!) - and the view across to the tall white buildings set against the distant mountains is delightful, especially beneath such a gorgeous sky.
A perfectly composed photograph with gorgeous light and colours, perfect exposure and exquisite details and sharpness.
P.S. Meeting a young heart-throb in the next day or two! :)
willperrett (10169) 2016-05-02 13:13
You'll be giving us some exciting distortions from now on I assume! This is just for starters. Really an exercise in colour, although as you say, it wouldn't work half so well without the pedestrians approaching. I'm looking forward to your next few...
mkamionka (35608) 2016-05-02 12:15
the yellow color of the rapeseed adds so much beauty to the landscape. The colors are stunning! So well saturated and natural! I like also the sky with the clouds making a lovely pattern. They cover nicely the sky without obstructing the sunlight.
Fantastic composition with the road aspect and a car as well. I like the trees silhouettes standing in the border between two fields in the centre of the image.
tyro (24068) 2016-05-02 11:48
As always, you have written a fascinating and informative note about this place, a castle which must have been a formidable place of defence when it was first built 800 years ago. An how nice to dedicate this to Lisa whom you spent some time with yesterday! Yes, TE meetings are wonderful, aren't they? I've met around 20 TE'ers so far and each and every one was (and is) a delightful and interesting person.
And a fine photograph to accompany your note. The massive keep and parts of the curtain wall dominate the skyline and the fence with its "golden" cross makes a fine foreground feature, almost "underlining" the view of the castle. Lovely light and colours and exceptional details and sharpness. And what a gorgeous sky - obviously this picture was taken in a time of better weather than we are having just now!
tyro (24068) 2016-05-02 11:19
Gosh, I didn't know you were an artist, but this looks like a terribly complex subject to transfer onto paper or canvas - taking a photograph with a camera is far, far easier!
And you have captured this scene perfectly, the line of the edge of the little jetty making a fine diagonal across the base of the image and with the artist perfectly placed in the frame. The complex view of the multi-coloured boats and their trappings is delightful and there's certainly lots and lots to examine in this fine photograph.
Lovely light and colours, perfect exposure and exquisite details and sharpness.
tyro (24068) 2016-05-02 10:40
This is a truly delightful photograph of what I presume is a typical Bolivian lady in her village. Clearly there is some new building taking place here and the countryside does not look particularly lush - this must make living here a very difficult and laborious task.
I love how the bright red cardigan and shawl of the lady stands out so beautifully against the plain coloured background. Just a little pity that her face is partly shaded but we can still see full details of her face perfectly.
A very fine composition with lovely light and colours, perfect exposure and exquisite details and sharpness.
tyro (24068) 2016-05-02 8:36
Yes, a wide angle lens should be in every photographer's armamentarium and I'm sure that you'll have great fun with it.
And this is a fine first shot, celebrating the wonderful depth of field you can achieve with these lenses - everything from the nearest table and chairs to infinity is perfectly sharp and clear.
A beautifully colourful candid shot in which the couple walking towards you are perfectly placed in the frame and balance the composition very nicely.
tyro (24068) 2016-05-02 8:17
This is a beautiful photograph of this lovely little chapel and perfectly composed with the lichen covered stones of the corner wall and its bright flowers making a wonderful foreground feature with the chapel itself perfectly placed in the frame - and all beneath the sort of glorious sky which constantly seems to follow you around!
Gorgeous light and colours, perfect exposure and exquisite depth of field and sharpness throughout.