ChrisJ (94828) 2014-09-17 14:30
I like the wide angled panoramic format. Good sharpness and a nice contrast in architectural styles between the fg and the horizon. Well composed using the rule of thirds with the horizon line well positioned away from the centre. Tfs!
ChrisJ (94828) 2014-09-17 14:27
It sort of resembles some of the Mosques in Turkey sans the minarets! Good control over perspective and the people add scale and context. The gold cupola looks great against the blue sky. Nice repetition of the arches columns and copper green domes. Perspective has been well managed. Tfs!
ChrisJ (94828) 2014-09-17 14:15
Greetings from Helsinki! I like the curving blue cyan c shaped river and its warm cold color contrast against the reddish brown sand. A superb high pov with good sharpness and excellent color and saturation. The deep blue of the bg mountains adds to this wonderful shot. Tfs!
ChrisJ (94828) 2014-09-17 14:11
You were luckier with the weather than me, with large patches of blue sky. Good sharpness and a superb view of the city of Bratislava with the cathedral of St. Martins cathedral making a great focal point and centre of interest. The blue Danube top right adds interest. Tfs!
ChrisJ (94828) 2014-09-17 14:07
The blue sky makes a superb backdrop to the agava plant and enhances the graphic element. Good sharpness and excellent color, density levels and saturation. Punchy light contrasts and smart choice of a vertical frame to accentuate the height. Tfs!
daddo (22896) 2014-09-16 16:05
Zdravo Aleksandar.Mnogo me se svidjala Slovenia. Narod, priroda, postupak, arhitectura, hrana, sve mi je dalo utisak da nisam u djelu bivse Juge, nego u sasvim drugom mjestu.Pedantan narod i kreativan. Sto me iznenadilo i to nisam uopce ocekivao, u nekim malim kafanama na zidu vijila je slika Tita. Pozdrav. Klaudio.
daddo (22896) 2014-09-16 15:53
When I was there only a few people were at work, like here.The group I was with made a big deal about the smell, especially some Belgians. But growing up in the Balkans where donkeys, sheep, goats, horses, fowl etc shared one's backyard, I didn't need to stick a sprig of mint under my nose as all the rest were doing with exaggerated antics. Still, one feels for those men down there and I wonder how much they get paid for their labours in all that pigeon poo. Regards. Klaudio.
daddo (22896) 2014-09-16 15:49
I missed this one for some reason. Great shot of this handsome young musician. if you liked this type of music and haven't heard of Tinariwen, the Tuareg "blues" band,I urge you to track it down. You were fortunate to be invited into his home. Salam. Klaudio.
daddo (22896) 2014-09-16 15:43
Salam Sayeed. Different take on what is now just a tourist ride. The photo reminds me of those journeys I read about when salt was transported across deserts, of the endless dunes, the burning sun, the sandstorms.A photo that fires the imagination. best wishes. Klaudio.
daddo (22896) 2014-09-16 15:38
Hi Gert. It's the time machine that certain TE members own which makes the gallery exciting and unpredictable as well as instructive. I like examining the expressions, each different and particularly the that of the far gentleman on the left. it looks as if the repast is finished and they are facing the usual problem of who is going to have the last kebab. Regards. Klaudio.
daddo (22896) 2014-09-16 1:17
Beautiful shot will. Dobrota means goodness. The light is superb as it picks up details near and far and plays with the reflections. Enchanting background. Boka Kotarska is one of my favourite places as is Makarska. Regards. Klaudio.
daddo (22896) 2014-09-16 1:12
Namaste Angshuman.One of my favourite subjects- bread, for wheat is in itself a paradox, giving us our daily staple food which is also used in religious rituals by some cultures, and yet bread's availability is the result of agriculture where wheat, barley, rice, took humanity from hunting and gathering to a sedentary, urban life that ultimately led to the despoliation of nature in its pristine form and ultimately to monoculture and the use of pesticides etc.Having said that, there is nothing on earth to match the sweet scent of freshly baked bread being taken out off the oven. The photo tempts us with the golden colours of the flat bread and the POV chosen.Regards. Klaudio.
daddo (22896) 2014-09-16 0:59
Hi Brain. Lovely soft light seems to go well with the delicate looking rigging of the ship. nice too how the creamy sails of the other ship act in contrast to the main subject.The buildings do not clash with the ships in my opinion as they too have their own intricate construction. Regards. Klaudio.
daddo (22896) 2014-09-15 3:18
Lovely scene Costantino showing us that something man made is well constructed, it can look beautiful and fit well into the natural environment.You don't mention who the designers were. I have a feeling that they were Japanese. Lovely light makes the structure look as delicate as a spider's web. Nice POV. Regards. Klaudio.
daddo (22896) 2014-09-13 15:33
Salam Sayeed. The things you say in your note are only possible if one travels alone with no group to follow, no guide to obey. Like a birdwatcher with time on your hands. If only that was possible in most cases! At first I thought he was arranging the pieces for display but it does look as if a game is going on (and there is no reason why two adjacent shopkeepers couldn't play a game to wile away the hours. I do find it odd that the black (brown) side has hardly moved on the board. Anyway, I love the title, the pose, the moment, the rustic stool and the board to keep it level, the newspaper cutting...Best wishes. Klaudio.
daddo (22896) 2014-09-12 15:56
merhaba Cagla. A very special moment, rare and eye catching. What increases the dramatic moment is the contrast between the fading light surrounding the brilliant clouds and the reflection. i see that you have been a lady of leisure for quite a while, enjoying the seaside and the islands.Best wishes. Klaudio.