daddo (25435) 2015-07-01 21:39
Hi Neyvan. The Bowman and Spearman are two sculptures from 1928 sculptured by Croatia's greatest sculptor, Ivan Mestrovic. It does look impressive, especially against the pure blue and the way light and shade emphasise muscle and form of both man and horse. Regards. Klaudio.
ChrisJ (102721) 2015-07-01 11:01
Reminds me of a shot I took from my hotel in Nanjing, China.
Nice repetitive cloud patterns in the sky with superb sharpness. A good contrast between the old fg and new bg highrise. Tfs.
ChrisJ (102721) 2015-07-01 10:51
The yellow and blue colored boats give a nice warm cold color contrast. Good sharpness and excellent textural details in the fg sand revealed by the sidelight from the left. The horizon line is well positioned on the horizontal 1/3 axis. The crowds of people seated on the shore add interest. Tfs.
ChrisJ (102721) 2015-07-01 10:47
A spectacular waterfall well positioned and framed within the vertical 1/3 axis at right. The people add scale and animate the scene. The blue sky is a magical bonus that adds a subtle warm cold color contrast against the faint yellow green tones of the vegetation. The dark volcanic rock at far right gives a good graphic element against the lighter toned water. Tfs.
ChrisJ (102721) 2015-07-01 10:41
The dark tones of the old boat add a nice graphic element against the lighter tones of the sky. Good sharpness and fantastic warm cold color contrasts between the red and blue in this superb sunset. Good impressionist style reflections in the water. The cyclists and people on the dock at right add life. Tfs.
ChrisJ (102721) 2015-07-01 10:36
Delightful reflections that add symmetry, with amazing repetition of the patterns and shapes formed by the elongated windows. Good sharpness and wonderful control over perspective and the orange horizontal stripe joining a square in the centre adds interest. Tfs.
ChrisJ (102721) 2015-07-01 10:29
I might have politely requested the woman at left move or waited for her to leave. It can be touch and go sometimes not to get tourists posing with well known landmarks. Good color and sharpness and the sailor statue is huge! Good to have a part of the destroyer at right to balance the composition. Tfs.
ChrisJ (102721) 2015-07-01 10:17
Excellent shadow detail despite the lack of sunlight in the darkened alley. The stands of colorful postcards add a welcome splash of color. There was a queue for the elevator when I visited Lisbon. Hope you visited the earthquake damaged cathedral at the top. Tfs.
ChrisJ (102721) 2015-07-01 10:09
The 2 tourists at right animate the scene and provide scale. An unusual colour combination of the grey white steam and the bright red pools of the volcanic springs. Nice repetition of the green spiky plants. Their fg position also adds depth and layering to the compiosition. Tfs.
ChrisJ (102721) 2015-07-01 9:59
Looks a little like Cappadocia in Turkey at sunrise or sunset. Good sharpness and the warm colors of the eroded and weathered rock contrast well against the blue magenta tints in the sky. A good exposure on the sun with the clouds acting as a natural filter. Excellent textural details in the well lit fg. Tfs.
ChrisJ (102721) 2015-07-01 9:49
Good sharpness and the flowers add nice splashes of color that contrast well against the drab grey tenement houses. The perspective has been well managed. The chimneys contrast well against the trees at right. The nearly square format works well here. Tfs.
ChrisJ (102721) 2015-07-01 9:35
A wonderful blue sky backdrop with nice skylight reflections in the stream at right. Good sharpness and a superb high pov. Smart choice of a vertical format to emphasise the height of the stone tower at left. The white goose animates the scene. I like the funnelling effect of the perspective and the repetition of the shrubs. Tfs.
ChrisJ (102721) 2015-07-01 9:25
Nice to see the Italian flag flying proudly atop the tower at right. Good sharpness and wonderful framing and composition. The backlight has been well managed. Good warm cold color contrasts between the blue sky and pale reddish yellow facades of the buildings. Tfs.
ChrisJ (102721) 2015-07-01 9:19
Hoping that the US west coast will get some unprecedented summer rains to break the drought. Fantastic color, sharpness and saturation. The smoke gives an unusual halo effect to the trees at right. The gray blue sky contrasts well against the fg yellow green grass. Tfs.
ChrisJ (102721) 2015-07-01 9:05
I like how the circular lily pads appear to float on the reflection of the v shaped reflection of the roof. Good sharpness and excellent repetition of the rectangular grid patterns of the roof. The grey tones contrast well against the splashes of green. The 2 people at left animate the scene. Tfs.
ChrisJ (102721) 2015-07-01 9:02
The pale straw yellow color of the hay contrasts well against the blue sky. Good sharpness and excellent framing and composition with nice saturation. I like the textural details revealed by the superb lighting on the haybales. The trees at right in an orchard contrast well and their dark green tones against the lighter sky work well. Tfs.
ChrisJ (102721) 2015-07-01 8:57
Amazing repetition of the geometric patterns and shapes reflected in the shiny, mirror like surface of the office block, and an interesting effect to tip it on a horizontal axis. Nice warm vs cold color contrasts between the blue and reddish yellow. The diamond or trapezoid shapes add interest to the bg rectangles. Tfs.
ChrisJ (102721) 2015-07-01 8:52
I like the intense saturated fg yellow flowers contrasting against the more subdued yellow Autumn colours of the trees nicely framing either side of the bg path. The statue makes a good focal point. Its dark tones contrast well against the lighter toned sky. Tfs.
ChrisJ (102721) 2015-07-01 8:37
The warm yellow red colors of the sand contrast well against the intense blue sky. Nice repetition of the fishing boats. The 4 in front add depth and layering to the composition. Excellent sharpness and a good contrast between the strolling tourist with her handbag and the sunbathers. Tfs.
ChrisJ (102721) 2015-07-01 8:21
I just left Slovakia a week ago and will have to look outside Bratislava next time I visit. The schoolkids on excursion led by their teacher make a nice daily life scene. Good sharpness and vibrant color with excellent sharpness and nice warm cold color contrasts between the red roofs and blue sky. Tfs.