Royaldevon (34801) 2015-11-30 13:07
It doesn't surprise me that you use the adjective dismal, in relation to November! We seem to have had a very grey, wet time even if it hasn't been particularly cold!
However, since the sun has set, the dark sky is quite normal and the reflected lights make the whole scene very welcoming!
You have chosen a good aspect which uses the road over the bridge as a very effective lead which ends at a strong disappearing point. For a scene with limited light, you have collected the details sharply.
My warm regards,
Royaldevon (34801) 2015-11-30 12:53
What I particularly like about your photograph is the composition of the bushes, making a natural frame around the scene and creating a fine sense of depth.
Sadly, winter is approaching!
My warm regards,
willperrett (9027) 2015-11-30 12:41
Welcome back after a long absence! You've returned with a wonderfully moody and gritty monochrome image. It feels almost bleak, an atmosphere heightened by the lone figure in stark silhouette. The clouds too look menacing and have already dropped their load of rain. A vision of Istanbul far removed from the tourist brochures. Excellent.
mkamionka (33703) 2015-11-30 8:59
bardzo atrakcyjny kosciol. Niesamowite ze kazda swiatynia jest taka inna. Z przyjemnoscia musi sie chodzic po takim miescie. Niby nieduze a taki bogaty reportaz udalo Ci sie wyprodukowac. Pogoda rowniez dopisala a zatem swietne kolory.
Bardzo atrakcyjna prezentacja,
mkamionka (33703) 2015-11-30 8:56
coraz bardziej mi sie podoba to miasto. Ta wieza jest bardzo atrakcyjna ale tutaj dominuja te jaskrawo pomalowane kamiennice. Az oczy bola. Chyba wybrali te farby ktore jeszcze swieca w nocy. Nie mniej efekt bardzo fotogeniczny! Piekne zakole. Swietnie udalo Ci sie zbalansowac naswietlenie w roznych miejscach kadru.
willperrett (9027) 2015-11-30 8:56
I have to admit that I personally prefer this style to your more "worked" images! The atmosphere here is equisitely dismal as you say, but made visually appealing by the lights. I can feel the chill in the air.
mkamionka (33703) 2015-11-30 8:51
very interesting place with the white hills of salt so near the sea. The scale of the place is amazing. I like the contrast of white with blue all around it.
Quite an extraordinary landscape.
One more TE meeting!
People from TE seem quite social :)
mkamionka (33703) 2015-11-30 8:47
pieknie oswietlony palac. To robi roznice. W ubiegla sobote probowalem zrobic zdjecie nocne katedry w Newcastle ale okazalo sie ze jest czarna. Nic mi nie wyszlo...
Z przyjemnoscia ogladam Twoja prace. Widze ze mialas pochmurne niebo -wtedy zamiast blue hour robi sie purple hour :) To zreszta rowniez mozna naprawic jesli sie zrobi zdjecie w RAW bo w tym przypadku da sie jeszcze zmienic white balance na komputerze. Nie mniej ja tez czesto zostawiam zdjecia tak jak zostaly nagrane i przetworzone przez aparat.
Wspaniala kompozycja z doskonalym odbicie, ktore podwaja efekt.
Swietne wykonanie gratulacje!
mkamionka (33703) 2015-11-30 8:27
thank you for answering my question both literally and visually. Yes, I would be very happy with such photos as well :) I actually like more the workshop one, the birds as attractive as they are, are for me just a foreground for the wonderful volcanic scenery. I love the colors, so unusual, I like this type of landscape. The birds make a wonderful addition here. Having these two subjects together makes it a dream photo.
I see you have captured two of them sort of kissing! That is amazing too.
Now seeing this place I became really jealous :)
I had a chance to see wild flamingos in Chile as well in Torres del Paine National Park but they were quite far and in my photos they are more like pink dots.
Spectacular scenery and the excellent work,
mkamionka (33703) 2015-11-30 8:19
indeed the married couples are quite photogenic. I had recently a situation which I could have used but I was too shy again. Lovely scene here, the light and colors make it feel as if it was a scene from an old movie. I wouldn't guess it is Greece.
Very well done!!
willperrett (9027) 2015-11-30 6:53
You're my next-door neighbour today, so how could I not comment on this image? If photography is painting with light, that's exactly what you've done. The colours are true and natural, the composition works well - maybe a tad too much foreground road for my taste - and the sky is beautifully defined. But it's the light on the side of the house which finally clinches it.
willperrett (9027) 2015-11-30 6:49
That's a turban and a half! Good frame-filling 3/4 portrait of a gentleman who seems very happy for you to take his photograph. I like the unselfconscious eye-contact. I think I might have cloned away the slightly intrusive car bumper on the left and the moped wheel on the right. Otherwise the background shows well the environment that this chap - and you, maybe - lives in.
willperrett (9027) 2015-11-30 6:42
Not many I suspect would have chosen to present this scene in b/w, but for me it works superbly well. Then again I'm a bit of a fan of monochrome. The sky's the star of the show, but as your title points out, the lone figure by the water is a significant compositional feature too. Dramatic and beautiful.
Royaldevon (34801) 2015-11-30 6:15
I find this photograph really attractive because of its simplicity yet striking colours and shapes. It's the sort of photograph that you might experience as a advert in a glossy mag. It catches attention!
My warm regards,
Royaldevon (34801) 2015-11-30 6:12
How ironic that these small houses, intended for slaves, could be used by high paying tourists! They do make excellent features for the purpose of photography, giving striking colour contrasts with the surrounding blues and creating a really good sense of perspective as they diminish into the distance.
My warm regards,
Royaldevon (34801) 2015-11-30 6:08
This is an excellent photograph.
The sky and the sea make a wonderful, blue setting, against which to display the details of the harbour and the moored boats.
I love how the stretched clouds and the boats' reflections seem to emanate from the harbour like sparkle from a star.
My warm regards,
willperrett (9027) 2015-11-30 6:05
Why didn't I find this when I was wandering the streets of the Old Quarter?? This is a wonderful shot, the steep perspective derived from your very low viewpoint being the critical factor. I love the unglamorous uncosmetic authentic atmosphere. You've made me decide to post an effort of my own from this district.