willperrett (10894) 2016-08-21 14:37
The presence of seats and the absence of people... It seems to me to create a slight disconnect, even a bit of paranoia, as if a neutron bomb had been detonated a few minutes before. No, that's just silly and fanciful; but I like it!
willperrett (10894) 2016-08-21 14:30
I'm always drawn to monochrome images, and this one deserves more attention than it's so far received. The juxtaposition of the sharply-defined lady on the right, and the blurred spinning prayer-wheels on the left creates a dynamic and interesting composition. Good to see you posting again, by the way!
willperrett (10894) 2016-08-21 14:26
A simply-constructed and very effective photograph. The restricted range of tones, the simple, strong lines and the separation between middle- and background all create a feeling of vast open spaces, and emptiness. Very good work.
willperrett (10894) 2016-08-21 14:21
Sorry I'm rather late with my comment on this one. Familiar scene to those of us who were on the visit, and a beautiful one too. I remember you using flash which surprised me a bit at the time, as the light was good as I recall. But I can see the effect you were after, and the ferns in the foreground in particular stand out. But I like the Dark Side! Most of my images are somewhat under-exposed, as I remember a warning from an RPS judge that modern digital cameras all tend to blow highlights. And I also subscribe to Oscar Wilde's dictum: "Never fear shadows, for shadows only mean there is a light shining somewhere near by." But you have created a very well-balanced photograph, even if I would have knocked half a stop off the exposure!!
tyro (25328) 2016-08-21 13:27
Ciao carissima Lisa,
This is indeed a spectacular place and I can understand the feeling of freedom you must have in this vast landscape which is so well depicted in your gorgeous photograph. But the only problem is that I can't see anything near to this vast rocky peak which gives any sense of scale - no people, no vehicles, no trees - nothing. And, because the air is so clear, there's little sensation of distance either. I suspect you could travel for miles and miles here and the landscape would hardly change, if at all. And it looks hellish hot too!
This is a spectacular photograph, the rich ochre/red of the rock and the sands contrasting beautifully with the deep, deep blue of the sky. A perfect composition with fabulous light and colours, perfect exposure and exquisite details and clarity.
mkamionka (37231) 2016-08-21 13:21
well spotted and used several layers of the composition. The electrical pole destroys a bit the lovely mood.
I think I would cut off the right side and take more of the foreground to make the layer in the foreground a bit thicker.
Nice rural landscape,
mkamionka (37231) 2016-08-21 13:15
I suppose one of the reasons Colombia is not that often on TE is that the country does not have a great reputation for safety, but may be you will here re-evaluate our views on that matter.
Nice street scene and also captured from a suitable elevated POV.
Colorful flags make the picture so eye catching.
Looking forward to your reportage!
mkamionka (37231) 2016-08-21 13:10
this seems to be a very attractive spot! There is so much color! I like the rocky beach which the snorkeler seems to enjoy. It has amazing green color of the water. Behind the rough rocks a welcoming restaurant and a charming town.
mkamionka (37231) 2016-08-21 13:07
beautiful architecture, I really like Antwerp seeing through your reportage.
So many sharp towers in one frame :)
It looks very clean and elegant, perfect for a Sunday afternoon walk.
I put this town on the list of places I really want to visit in the future,
Highest quality photograph,
mkamionka (37231) 2016-08-21 13:03
is this the photo which has disappeared before?
It is lovely, Black and White adds a lovely touch here.
We can see several bridges through the first bridge :)
I think we were also passing under this bridge during our boat trip.
Very original presentation from Paris!
mkamionka (37231) 2016-08-21 12:55
what a lovely composition. Someone had a great idea for original decoration here. The flower pots make a pleasant repeated motif both on top of the fence and attached to the wall. They add so much color as well.
The lamp and barrier as well are so elegant.
Very charming scene.
mkamionka (37231) 2016-08-21 12:51
this is so picturesque! Amazing POV which allowed you to present this lovely town and emphasize its wonderful location at the seaside.
I like the vivid colors. Cacti are blooming in yellow and the sea is nicely sandwiched between the two land fragments.
Beautiful view, perfectly captured,
tyro (25328) 2016-08-21 12:45
Oh, dear, somehow I don't think I'm going to be able to sleep tonight. :(
Somehow this statue looks just too "real" and those teeth and that penetrating eye definitely look very spooky. And to see a crowd of these "creatures" in a forest, as we see in your workshop picture, would be just a bit too much for me. Not a place I'd want to spend a night alone!
But, whatever we think of these sculptures, your photographs are both of excellent quality and, if they convey the atmosphere of the place so well, then that is proof of the quality of your pictures.
mkamionka (37231) 2016-08-21 12:45
wow this is even more impressive. Plus you got a lovely light too, I cannot see the shadow of the photographer :)
Yes, one TE friend told me that their drone took off at the first flight and never came back. You met Len in Edinburgh so he may have told you himself.
Fantastic POV, I suppose it is a new generation of photography. So many new POVs can be created :)
mkamionka (37231) 2016-08-21 12:39
o wielu z tych miejscach z Dolnego Slaska ktore pokazujesz kiedys slyszalem, na przyklad moj Tato byl dawno temu w sanatorium w Ladku, ale nie widzialem stamtad zadnych zdjec. Teraz ogladajac Twoije zdjecia czuje sie jakbym podrozowal w nieznane do obcego kraju :)
Piekna architektura. Trudne swiatlo ale efekt z czarna chumra przyjmnie dramatyczny.
tyro (25328) 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 (37231) 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.