Royaldevon (40336) 2016-10-23 7:41
I'm not sure what the bright orange balloon is for, maybe it's a buffer, but whatever its use, it makes a superb, colourful focal point and is perfectly placed in the frame.
The three boats link nicely, the dinghy, in particular, creating a great sense of movement.
Good use of the shallow dof in this fine shot.
My warm regards,
tyro (25936) 2016-10-23 7:38
This, of course, is the "real" way to bake bread and how delightful that you could actually witness it here in the open air. I do hope that you bought some and enjoyed eating it - and you, most appropriately of course, would have eaten the "upper crust" and allowed the riff raff to eat the ash covered lower crust of the loaves! :)
I'll bet the aroma of freshly baked bread was glorious here and you have captured that atmosphere so well in these two lovely photographs, each well composed and with lovely light and colours and excellent details and sharpness.
Gosh, I'm feeling hungry. I can just image a thick chunk of that bread smothered with creamy butter. Maybe some honey too. :)
Royaldevon (40336) 2016-10-23 7:30
You are my neighbour. today, and what a beautiful scene you have shown us!
The village is spread throughout the valley, with good lead lines from the roads.
It is a wonderful setting, the high mountains rising all around, their stature emphasised by the miniature size of the buildings.
I like how you have included a slope in the f/g creating a fine sense of depth.
My warm regards,
tyro (25936) 2016-10-23 7:15
You have, as always, given us a fascinating and informative note. And what I really like is how people, like yourself, whose native language is not English, have better grammar than most people in Britain: many native English speakers would have used the word "rooves" - which doesn't exist! Horses have "hooves" but buildings have "roofs"! :)
Anyway, this is a beautiful photograph in which those red roofs stand out boldly against their pale stone walls but most of all against the deep blue sea and sky beyond while amidst this array of red we see several beautiful tall towers, each quite different, standing up proudly.
A fine composition with lovely light and colours, perfect exposure and, as always, exquisite details and sharpness.
tyro (25936) 2016-10-23 7:05
A fascinating note and a most impressive capture of not only the interior of this gallery but also the photographer and an "image within an image" where we can quite clearly see the arrangements of the art installation.
Your use of a wide aperture and its resulting narrow depth of field has allow you to "isolate" the main subjects perfectly and in great detail while still we can appreciate the distant view in soft focus.
A very well composed and taken shot with lovely soft light, true colours and exceptional details and sharpness where needed.
tyro (25936) 2016-10-23 6:59
A wonderfully simple and minimalistic composition but one which is very appealing, the tiny lone figure perfectly placed at a distance in the frame with beautiful "lead in" lines created by the shallow waveforms on the smooth beach.
Lovely light, tones and textures and excellent details and sharpness.
tyro (25936) 2016-10-23 6:29
Ciao caro Luciano,
A fascinating note about Jökulsárlón. But, I know that Wikipedia states that it is at the "head" of the glacier - but surely it's at the "foot" of the glacier as the "head" must be high up in the mountains above? Anyway, that's not important because you've given us a fascinating note and a fabulous photograph to accompany it.
I love your strong composition and the light and colours are stunning as these small icebergs flow past here shortly to reach their death in the warmer salt water. Perfect exposure and exquisite details and clarity.
tyro (25936) 2016-10-23 6:08
Hi dear Malgo,
I seem to remember that Lisa posted a couple of photos from here in the past - like this one but, no, I agree: I've not seen any pictures quite so impressive as these three you have shown us just now, taken from the top of Mount Vesuvius.
These three photographs, each quite different, give a wonderful impression of what you could see up there - from the crater with its evil smoking sulphurous fumes to the distant views over the surrounding countryside and the Bay of Naples. And each picture is perfectly presented with lovely light, rich colours, perfect exposure and stunning details and sharpness.
And, of course, a fascinating note about your trip up there.
tyro (25936) 2016-10-23 5:56
Ciao caro Silvio,
Again, a fascinating note and a beautiful photograph to illustrate it.
I like very much how you have employed the archway to provide a natural frame for the pale façade of this lovely church which stands out beautifully against a fine blue sky with puffy white clouds. The symmetrical composition is very appealing as also is the inclusion of the solitary person moving towards you on the left - that adds human interest as well as a fine sense of scale.
Gorgeous soft light, fine natural colours, perfect exposure and excellent details and sharpness.
tyro (25936) 2016-10-23 5:50
Ciao caro Silvio,
A fascinating note about this place and a beautiful interior view of this church to accompany it.
The light here is beautiful, lighting up the far end of the church, its lovely decoration and its pillars while the foreground is in relative shade - that gives a wonderful feeling of depth to this finely composed image. Lovely natural colours, perfect exposure and exquisite details and sharpness.
tyro (25936) 2016-10-23 5:45
This is a fine photograph of this interesting though not particularly pretty statue - his belly is about as big as mine though his codpiece is probably several sizes larger than I would require. :) But the rich red sandstone from which he is carved is lovely and I see that it also makes up the circumference of the well.
I like how the statue, quite rightly, takes pride of place in the foreground but we also have some "live" human interest too with the people in the background relaxing outside a restaurant on this lovely bright day.
tyro (25936) 2016-10-23 5:37
A fascinating note and a most striking photograph to accompany it!
The bright sunlight has certainly done you favours in this fabulous shot, the tall round tower and the stunning red and white façade of the main building standing out remarkably against the other areas in relative shade.
Glorious light and rich colours, a strong and bold composition and exquisite details and sharpness.
tyro (25936) 2016-10-23 5:24
You have given us a fascinating note about the history of this part of Budapest and three excellent photographs to illustrate it, each perfectly taken with fine composition, good light and beautiful rich colours.
But, while your note and photographs are of perfect historical relevance, I think you chose correctly in making this one your "main" picture as the paragliders certainly give this image instant appeal and also make a wonderfully colourful and striking foreground feature against the beautiful distant view.
And each photograph is of superb technical quality with perfect exposure and razor-sharp detail.
willperrett (11270) 2016-10-23 2:29
I thought at first that this was the famous Pavilion in Brighton, and was just about to "put you right"! But of course you are right! I love the disorienting reflections, creating a sort of trompe-l'il effect. And if you travel to the south coast of England again, let me know!
Royaldevon (40336) 2016-10-23 1:39
Good Morning Mariusz,
Sometimes, it is a great treat to see a familiar place from a whole new aspect.
I find this a treat, looking over the roof tops like a modern Mary Poppins, and seeing how the walls encapsulate the city, and the church towers pierce the warm, red ceiling of the united roofs.
We can still see excellent details of the eclectic windows and some that have bricked up. I wonder if Dubrovnik had a window tax like we did in England.
The exposure and the composition are first rate.
Have a lovely Sunday,
Royaldevon (40336) 2016-10-23 1:30
Hello Dear Constantino,
You have composed and cropped this scene expertly!
The three boats are nicely aligned on a diagonal, with plenty of space into which they can move.
The b/g is useful but blurred so that no attention is taken from the three sailors!
Have a lovely Sunday,
Royaldevon (40336) 2016-10-23 1:24
I am always impressed by such good photographs of the interior of churches. They are not easy, especially without a tripod, needing to have a very steady hand, a good eye for composition and a high ISO to prevent noise. This is a fine example, with a perfectly symmetrical composition and great lead lines.
Have a good Sunday,
Royaldevon (40336) 2016-10-23 1:19
He should have beautiful legs with so many mud baths!
It's a great daily life scene, showing the working conditions and the means of ploughing.
I like how you have captured a second ploughman in the distance and going in the opposite direction. It gives great dynamics.
Do you know, I like it even better without the sky. In that way, it concentrates all the attention on the two workers with their oxen and really creates more attention on the f/g reflection.
What a wonderful holiday you have had!
I remember seeing water buffalo in the fields in Pakistan, after the monsoon. They are sights you would never see at home!
Have a great Sunday,
Royaldevon (40336) 2016-10-22 15:55
Just a beautiful moment, frozen in time.
I love the light and the wonderful b/g, containing the Parliament Building and the hazy bridge, beyond.
I can't understand why you can't crop a little off the sky, which would remove the wire but still leave the flag.
My warm regards,