tyro (18952) 2014-09-19 9:36
I've never been a great fan of the Beatles' music and I'm certainly not at all knowledgeable when it comes to modern music, so as soon as I saw your title I was reminded of the film Rita, Sue and Bob Too but your photograph soon put me right!
I like this picture and, in fact, I think I probably like even more your workshop photograph with the slightly softer and less "gritty" tones. But both images are excellent and I'm just wondering how you managed to get this shot without upsetting the subjects here - did you shoot from afar with a long lens?
An excellent candid shot with stunning details and clarity. Very well seen and very well taken too.
tyro (18952) 2014-09-18 19:22
As I sit up late (now 3.20 a.m.!) watching the results of the Scottish referendum coming in, I see a crystal ball here and try to stare into it for a final answer!
A lovely picture here (and even more interesting in that very few people these days seem to be aware of just quite what a newel post is - but, of course, being married to a joiner, you are fully aware of what that is!).
Unfortunately, close-up pictures like this don't really seem to do that very well on TE but, for me, I find this very appealing and also a nice change from the usual castles, houses and churches with which we are so familiar here.
A beautiful piece of glassware, perfectly captured with lovely soft light, fine colours and exceptional details and sharpness. Now that you've bought it (!), I'm sure it will grace your staircase beautifully. At €320, it's cheap at half the price!
P.S. So far things are (fingers crossed) looking just a little favourable for the "No" side. Which is good, in my opinion - as I am sure it also is in your opinion too. To my mind nationalism is a filthy word and I still don't understand why a party which represents only 8% of the U.K. population can hold the rest of the country to ransom.
tyro (18952) 2014-09-18 18:42
This is a delightful and very appealing photograph but unfortunately I don't think such pictures seem to attract quite so much attention on TE as they really should. But I love it!
The light here is lovely and you have managed to "separate" this lovely animal perfectly from its slightly out of focus background. The details and sharpness in this creature are superb and I love its pose and how it almost appears to be "sniffing" the cow parsley and other wild flowers.
A very appealing photograph indeed.
tyro (18952) 2014-09-18 18:10
Well, I am sitting up late (2 a.m. just now) watching with interest the results of the Scottish referendum coming in! And here is a beautiful photograph of this iconic Victorian bridge, taken in beautiful light from, interestingly enough, North Queensferry which is the home of former prime minister Gordon Brown who has given some very inspiring speeches very recently in favour of the "No" campaign against Scottish independence. So, yes, a very appropriate and timely posting indeed!
Your composition is excellent and very pleasing, the light is delicious, the colours are true and the details and sharpness are exquisite.
tyro (18952) 2014-09-18 16:45
This really is a very striking shot and certainly also a lesson in "Rule of Thirds" composition! Not only that but it is also a lesson in the physics of light, refraction and photography in general because I submit that it would be quite impossible to take a photograph like this at a huge aperture of f/3.3 on a DSLR (or any camera with a large sensor or film dimension) and still achieve such incredible depth of field. That door, I'm guessing, was probably only a foot or so away from you and the top of the stairway looks a good thirty or more feet away and yet both are still sharp.
Well, after that enlightening (?) discussion, I like this one! The colours and textures in that ancient wood and iron door are wonderful and those textures contrast well with the softer colours and tones of the enclosed stairway climbing into the distance on the right.
A very original photograph, very well seen and very well taken indeed.
P.S. An interesting note about this place too.
tyro (18952) 2014-09-18 16:36
What a curious scene - but so well captured by you - you were obviously very "quick on the trigger" to manage to catch this shot!
Perhaps the cat is trying to be intimate with his/her master (not that cats ever have masters or mistresses as they are so independent anyway) - but the man is just too busy concentrating on his mobile 'phone to be bothered with any intimacy.
A brilliantly captured shot with remarkable detail considering that it was taken quickly.
Royaldevon (26855) 2014-09-18 14:10
A wonderful mythological story to explain the presence of this stony scaled dragon ... or are you teasing me!
I think you got the best of the deal. The three figures create a human triangle, giving compositional interest and colour, as well as a scenario.
I like how your composition, also, gives a strong f/g triangle of stones and shingle.
It is a photograph with exceptional clarity.
My warm regards,