Royaldevon (41825) 2017-01-17 1:54
A beautiful snowy scene which you have exposed to perfection.
I like how you have used the snow tracks to guide successfully from the bottom corner, right into the depth of the features, which add the sense of place to your photograph.
My warm regards,
Royaldevon (41825) 2017-01-17 1:50
It's surprising how green it all is, considering that you were well into autumn, in quite a northerly region!
I like how you have used the 'duck stream' to carry us nicely from the bottom corner to the rustic bridge. It's a fine photographic tool!
Just showing us the edge of the buildings, I think, was a great idea as it adds context as well as giving a marked contrast in colours and textures to the surrounding greenery.
Have a lovely day,
Royaldevon (41825) 2017-01-17 1:44
Your zoom lens has captured any details that were necessary to give this exquisite close-up.
It's amazing to see how the petals hug one another in this way to create a beautiful, rounded shape. The colours are just as amazing as they subtly change from cream to pink.
I take your point about being aware of finer details. I think photography is a great medium for sharpening our senses.
Have a lovely day,
Do you watch the tennis? The Australian Open is underway; come on Andy Murray!
Royaldevon (41825) 2017-01-17 1:35
I have seen this place on TV, in a documentary, and it must be fascinating to visit!
It looks as if there are centuries of debris in the street but the colourful surroundings and the animated, equally colourful, young lady make that of little interest other than adding to the setting!
The whole photograph is charged with 'sense of place', everything being useful in a photographic sense.
I like it very much!
Royaldevon (41825) 2017-01-17 1:30
This is an eye-catching scene, with the fortress positioned so opportunely by the river, surrounded by neat, warm coloured houses but you have given the scene an extra strength by introducing it via the lines of terracotta, roof tiles. A very intuitive, artistic approach.
My warm regards,
Royaldevon (41825) 2017-01-17 1:25
Ciao caro Luciano,
In deed I can see you, taking care not to be flattened in the attack from a revolving, illuminated wheel!
You have turned a street scene into a very well composed photograph, using the the rule of three. The central third draws in all the attention with its colours, details and many reflections.
My warm regards,
Royaldevon (41825) 2017-01-17 1:19
Hello Dear Constantino,
Your photographs and notes reveal the unbelievably unusual conditions in your country, at the moment! I would imagine that many children have never experienced snow before!
Your photograph emphasises the bleakness, with few colours but a very evident mist and a blanket of white! The trees appear to be bowing to the wind but the Greek flag is still fluttering defiantly.
My warm regards,
In answer to your question, yes, I think they were geese.
Royaldevon (41825) 2017-01-17 1:08
I think this shows the nature of people both from the art and from the spectators. In fact, the reactions from the spectators tells so much about human curiosity. There is a genuine interaction. We don't usually stare openly at other couples but there is a genuine desire to do that. In this situation, there is no embarrassment from openly staring at this private couple!
A very well observed situation, neatly composed, with the colourful brolly well positioned. The light and the details are nicely captured.
Thanks for sharing this,
mkamionka (39533) 2017-01-16 14:00
I must admit I am a bit surprised by this photo :)
The lady has open arms indeed but in general this photo does not necessarily encourage people to visit Cyprus. I think Russians simply want to keep this paradise from themselves :)
I have spent a lot of time while in Cyprus on a breathtaking sandy beach but I always wondered if it was a mistake, may be I should have visited those charming mountain villages... Seeing this photo I don't regret my decision :)
Quite a funny contribution,
mkamionka (39533) 2017-01-16 13:52
I wonder if it is the same tree which we all known from one of the most popular of your photos.
Very impressive photograph: perfectly used silhouette of the tree. Wide angle makes all other elements unimportant and small. The tree dominates the whole world.
mkamionka (39533) 2017-01-16 13:48
the strongest point of this picture is of course very abundant snow, pleasantly decorating the city. The motif of the road works so well here, leading the eye to the centre. Except for modern structures we see also some Byzantine architecture. The flag adds a lovely touch and a confirmation that this winter landscape to unexpectedly Greece!
mkamionka (39533) 2017-01-16 13:42
very interesting architecture, especially the uniquely shaped tower.
The light was challenging but it didn't stop you from taking a great picture.
I suppose December has scarce light and plenty of shade even around the noon.
It seems you had a lovely ad photogenically fruitful trip this winter!
Very well done,
mkamionka (39533) 2017-01-16 13:38
beautiful sandy beaches but also photogenic rock formations! What a beautiful destination! It must be pleasure to walk around and relax taking photos.
Wonderful well saturated colors. Lovely composition as well with the castle well placed against the green water.
mkamionka (39533) 2017-01-16 13:35
they are so Scottish! as their name also implies!
Very photogenic animals! I think I haven't seen them before moving to the UK.
Fantastic portrait, great details, lovely blurred background.
We had them for a while in our park but they were moved elsewhere.
My little daughter was feeding them with carrots :)
willperrett (11688) 2017-01-16 13:14
A fine view of one of my favourite crops! The Autumn colour and the sun just kissing the hilltop make this a very beguiling image and the converging perspective lines add dynamism. That conical mountain on the right is an important compositional element as well. Lovely.
mkamionka (39533) 2017-01-15 13:42
a wiec stad sie wzielo twoje milczenie :)
Wydawalo mi sie ze wymienialas liste miejsc do ktorych kupilas niespodziewanie bilety ale jakos Paryz mi sie nie kojarzy... Czyzby to jeszcze bardziej spontaniczna decyzja? Tak czy owak swietny wybor: czasami szkoda czasu na chodzenie po muzeach kiedy jest pelnia lata a taka pogoda jak teraz jest swietna zeby spedzic wiecej czasu we wnetrzach -czy to opery czy muzeow.
Mnie zona zostawila samego z Nadia i sobie spaceruje dzis po Bazylei jutro po Augsburgu a jeszcze pozniej po Norymberdze...
Para mloda jest zawsze atrakcja, to zawsze fotogeniczny temat.
Uchwycilas ich w ladnym momencie a w tle wielka orkiestra swiatecznej pomocy?...
mkamionka (39533) 2017-01-15 13:08
very impressive night photography. The place was very well lit and you have made a perfect use of it. Great combination of rocky nature and interesting architecture.
It feels quite romantic. Very well selected POV.
mkamionka (39533) 2017-01-15 13:02
this is a beautiful wide angle view of this famous courtyard. I like it very much: very well balanced exposition, perfect symmetry, nice light lit the dome pleasantly.
Great reportage from London.
I suppose for Greek people watching Parthenon marbles in British Museum is not necessarily pleasant...