annjackman (18303) 2014-09-28 23:20
The light streaming under the arches is very well handled. There is good detail in the decorated walls and ceiling, and the floor area is lovely with the interplay of light and shadows. You chose a very interesting viewpoint. Congratulations on a fine picture.
Kind Regards, Ann
tyro (19072) 2014-09-28 16:02
Ciao caro Silvio,
This is a stunning macro shot of a beautiful butterfly! And you have also given us a very interesting and informative note.
Your focus on the insect is perfect with all the details in its body and wings stunningly sharp against a nicely out of focus background. Gorgeous light and colours too.
tyro (19072) 2014-09-28 15:50
Funnily enough, we've both uploaded pictures of birds today - but yours is a lot more unusual and more interesting than mine! You've written a very interesting and informative note too.
The quality of this photograph is stunning and it is even more impressive when one considers that it was taken over ten years ago and with a fairly low resolution early compact digital camera too.
tyro (19072) 2014-09-28 15:38
Now this is right up my street! The Bugatti Type 57 must be one of the most beautiful cars ever built and you have captured the details of it here perfectly.
But this is a tantalising shot - how I would love to see just a little more of it - like looking at a beautiful woman - you just want to see more. :) But this is also a wonderfully "graphic" shot too with lovely strong lines and bold colours, perfect exposure and excellent detail and sharpness.
willperrett (6282) 2014-09-28 13:18
I think I really need to go to Iceland! This is a stunning location, and you've done it full justice with your photograph. I like the fact that you've decided to include the 4WD. Great cloud effects too.
willperrett (6282) 2014-09-28 13:16
This is a good strong composition, largely as a result of your filling the frame so effectively with your subject. His grin seems to suggest he's aware of your presence! I'm prepared to bet that no medieval pikeman would have had a helmet this shiny! Spit and polish. No: I can't see your reflection either.
willperrett (6282) 2014-09-28 13:07
Very strong viewpoint looking up at the weatherboarded building. I like the strips of strong colour: blue sky, dark trees, purple flowers, green meadow in the foreground. And in case it gets too predictable, there's the white house agreeably breaking up the lines. Lovely composition.
willperrett (6282) 2014-09-28 13:03
Great shot, with a hint of the comedic in the cow's lugubrious expression! Lovely clear colours, spectacular scenery and of course pin-sharp from back to front (a trifle surprising for an f/5.0 aperture!)
willperrett (6282) 2014-09-28 12:58
Excellent architectural detail, beautifully realised in your trademark strong primaries. I like the contrast between colours from the opposite sides of the colour wheel: OK, the architect/designer chose them, but you still had to see them, realise their potential, and frame them is such a tight manner. Good work!
willperrett (6282) 2014-09-28 12:50
Good old, warm Kodachrome! I for one am very pleased you're delving into your archives, or jumping into your time machine as you say. This is an excellent street shot, and all the more interesting for its age. One wonders what the place must look like now... Thanks for sharing these old documentary images.
willperrett (6282) 2014-09-28 12:42
Wild beauty! I'm not sure where your turquoise skies come from, unless the high altitude creates a thinner atmosphere, maybe. But the overall effect is great: I particularly like the cloud shadow over the foreground which offers a contrast to the sunlit mountains beyond. Pin sharp, of course!
willperrett (6282) 2014-09-28 12:36
A beautiful spot, very well photographed. I was sailing in a friend's yacht around here a couple of months ago, and your shot brings back some happy memories. I might suggest another 1/2 stop less exposure (I know you can't go back and take the shot again, but in P'shop, it's possible in "Levels", to drag the gamma (middle) slider to the right a little effectively to lower the overall look of the exposure.) But this is excellent as is!
annjackman (18303) 2014-09-28 8:42
This is an excellent image. I love the effect of the light on the path with the shadows of the gate falling across it. The dark silhouettes give a rather foreboding look to the image - a place that I wouldn't want to linger! First class light management and a creative composition. Very well done.
Kind Regards, Ann
tyro (19072) 2014-09-28 8:04
Yes, a very impressive structure indeed and you have provided us with a fascinating note about it too!
You have captured this amazing feat of engineering beautifully and your low viewpoint adds to the impression of its immense size as it towers above the buildings and trees and is beautifully depicted against a lovely sky.
Fine composition, lovely light and colours and amazing details and sharpness.