mjw364 (1348) 2016-09-27 2:40
I have to say this looks like a work of art in its right and goes beyond the idea of graffiti alone. Given all of your photos like this it seesm Israel has some amazing street art and graffiti these days. I like this very much.
Royaldevon (39792) 2016-09-27 2:34
I couldn't help thinking that the little boy, in the f/g, just set the tone for the scene. He is so happy and so confident (smiling at a stranger and riding one-handed).
Though the street is full of cyclists, the mood is relaxed, no impositions, like traffic lights and street signs, and only one car to be seen!
The light is gentle, too, golden and warm, casting long shadows, all adding to the mood of contented friendliness.
Have a good day,
mjw364 (1348) 2016-09-27 2:34
I like this shot very much. It is creative and artisitic and verty much the kind of shot I like. I particularly like the distorted refelctions that give it a fluid surreal qualiy that contrasts so well with the formal structures of the surrounding buildings.
mjw364 (1348) 2016-09-27 2:31
Thanks for favouriting my shot. Appreciated.
I like the wide angle distortion of this image and the way the man elongates as if he is going to step out of the picture. The lines and angles all add to a sense of depth and scale and the poster provides a focal point for the eye. I think it works very well in B n W too and has good tonal range.
mjw364 (1348) 2016-09-27 2:26
These are famous falls which have been well photographed down the years. I woudl like to go there one day but I read an article recently that said Icelend was becoming overrun with tourists - so maybe I will wait until they go home first!
The inclusion of the tourists here though gives a great sense of scale to the falls - I imagine you coudl feel the force and power of the water as you stood near them making this a dramatic visit.
mjw364 (1348) 2016-09-27 2:23
Nicely composed shot with good lines and shapes - gives it a graphic quality.
I wonder if these chalk cliffs were once connected with the whote cliffs of Dover? It woudl be an interesting pro-European argument here in the UK, to point out that we once part of the European mainland!
mjw364 (1348) 2016-09-27 2:19
Great portrait - this woman has beautiful eyes and has clearly been eating too much liquorice! Still she managed not to dribble any on her white top - a useful skill ;)!
I don't know about your camera club - but from what I recall camera club judges were always hot on having no words jumping out of a shot since apparently they distract. Depends on the overall image and context I suppose and the word fringe her does draw my eye from her as a main subject but then I could also interpret it as a reference to the festival to place this image in context. It might also be a tip for portrait photographers - move the fringe away from the face, which given that she has no fringe here enhances her beautiful eyes as a main focus.
Have a great day.
Royaldevon (39792) 2016-09-27 2:15
This is a beautiful and tranquil scene, really well photographed..
I like how you have been able to include just a hint of the curved steps which links together bright water reflections and the reality of the buildings. Of course, the white facade, with its strong illumination, is the main focal point and though centrally placed, still makes a good composition. Sometimes rules are made to be broken.
My warm regards,
mjw364 (1348) 2016-09-27 2:11
A very good viewpoint with great colour temperature and tones. It makes the image feel like a painting. Nicely observed.
Un très bon point de vue avec une grande température de couleur et des tons. Il rend l'image se sentir comme une peinture. Joliment observé.
mjw364 (1348) 2016-09-27 2:08
Yes this is an ideal low light siotuation though the light on the doors is the best light - it would have been great if the guy was situated in that light. The left side of the shot looks almost monochrome whilst his colourful clothes and wares contrast strongly with it making this almost a split tone image in some ways. I lie it very much for that fact and the light. A well observed shot.
mjw364 (1348) 2016-09-27 2:04
I like this becasue it presents an image of a reality that we don't often get to see in the media or on TE with its picture postcard fare (something I am becoming increasingly guilty of submitting sadly).
I pity the poor fellow who has to pedal. But maybe we will see these young men again touring with the Georgian State circus as trick cyclists!
The infrastructure reminded me of parts of Russia too, so the Soviet connection is an easy one to imagine.
mjw364 (1348) 2016-09-27 1:57
Despite your concerns in your note I think you have chosen the best viewpoint to emphasise the lines of the horse here. It really leaps out of the photo and has a slight 3D feel to it.
A fitting tribute to an animal in a country where eating horse meat is considered non-taboo. This could be a statue suggesting that horse meat should be canned! Where did Shergar go?
Royaldevon (39792) 2016-09-27 1:48
The buildings are pin sharp, defining all their designs and sculptural details for the connoisseur.
I like your chosen position, for you have been able to use both crossings as guides towards the focal features, whilst the f/g cars act like predatory creatures, trying to prevent access!
You have captured an amazing number of details on this one photograph. Well done!
Have a lovely day,
Royaldevon (39792) 2016-09-27 1:40
What I like about this, apart from the technical skills, is the complete contrast between this store and modern examples. There are no bright lights, no adverts, no modern display shelves, no clinically organised displays, it's just a place to wander, to touch and to completely lose yourself in the moment.
How utterly relaxing.
Though the scene in quite dark, that's part of its charm, its mood and shows how well you have coped with the low light.
My warm regards,
willperrett (11102) 2016-09-26 13:27
An interesting and unusual shot. I like the playing with scale: the mural dwarfs the cars beneath. At first I thought this was a really grainy/noisy image: but of course it's just the effect of all those tiny glass tiles.
Royaldevon (39792) 2016-09-26 9:24
Whilst the converging lines draw us effectively into the scene, it is the clouds that seem to create most attention! They look like giant, windswept birds, hovering over the Acropolis!
I would imagine that the museum has a wealth of interesting artifacts!
Athens has so much history, as the whole of Greece.
Who hasn't had Greek history as part of their curriculum ... and we have all enjoyed it!
My warm regards,
Royaldevon (39792) 2016-09-26 9:18
For me, a donkey all the time!
With a donkey, I would find it easier to look upwards and admire the stunning scenery all around and, though the donkey might get a little tired, I would have lots of breath to exclaim the beauty!
The figures are so integral to the appreciation of the composition.
The single figure anchors the f/g, whilst the herdsman and his animals actively guide us in the b/g.
It's a beautiful photograph and I have really enjoyed perusing it!
My warm regards,