macondo (18497) 2014-04-23 4:46
Shakespeare's 450th today, actually!
This one's a nicely exposed shot which makes good use of the highlights in the paintings themselves. I don't mind the blurry people - they add a touch of movement to the scene, but I think it's a pity the person on the right intruded into the picture and lessened the impact of the official staring at the group. I don't think you can crop here, as the official is a required element in this shot, I think.
I'm glad to see you have uploaded a higher res version which actually fits on a 24" monitor; many don't.
macondo (18497) 2014-04-23 4:27
A good group portrait of mother and children in their village. The stormy sky adds drama to the scene. The woman seems very tall, in keeping with her Masai heritage. Her clothes contribute some bright colours to the earthy tones of her surroundings.
macondo (18497) 2014-04-23 4:23
A beautiful picture, with splendid light below a stormy sky. I prefer this one to the earlier photo - I think the boats are more pleasingly placed in the composition, further from the camera, allowing more of the shore and sky to be seen. The eye is drawn from the first boat towards the distant horizon. Very good indeed!
macondo (18497) 2014-04-23 3:31
An attractive view, Craig, well composed with the lens close to the man-laid rocks catching the Spring sun and making shadows. You also have nice radiating clouds, shimmering reflection and the all-important human figure. End result, a fine shot with strong perspective and a great suggestion of space.
daddo (21512) 2014-04-22 21:12
Salam Omid.An effective POV chosen which shows the beauty of the shrine. Lovely Iranian tile patterns. Regards. Klaudio.
PS Do you know in what region of Iran was the film Colours of Paradise filmed? it has forests, rivers, mountain terrain. I am thinking of coming to Iran and would like to see places that are green.
daddo (21512) 2014-04-22 19:00
Hi Bulent. Lots of blue boys around- the living (and excitable kind). What stands out is the artist's ability to create the impression of light so that with the additional aid of the gallery lights the figures seem three dimensional and ready to hop down from the canvas.Selam. Klaudio.
daddo (21512) 2014-04-22 16:05
Zdravo Aleksandar. Covik prova i ovo i ono ali nema do domace kuhinje. U Australiji imamo kuhinje iz cilog svita i provao sam mnog toga i ako imam svojih favoritnih (Tajlandsku, Japansku, Malajsku kuhinju)ipak najsladje jedem kad kuham za oca riblju juhu a onda istu ribu pojedemo na leso. Obicno kazemo jedan drugome- Ovo je ljek ili Kon tuti gusti.(sa punim ukusom.)Konobaru nebi se svidila ova tiha atmosfera ali si uhvatio dobar momenat tako da posmatramo sve sto je tu. Nadam se da nije ovako svaku vecer i da ovakva mista ce i dalje postojati. Pozdrav. Klaudio.
daddo (21512) 2014-04-22 4:19
Namaste Dwaipayan. I love this evocative shot with its glowing sky and water contrasted by the silhouettes of people and the boat. In a way the boat is a messenger of the fate one day awaiting the people on the banks of Ganga.Moddy photo. My compliments. Best wishes. Klaudio.
daddo (21512) 2014-04-22 3:11
Hi Seyhan. The steeple of the cathedral goes beyond aesthetics and its height is purely a part of the brinkmanship played by the different religions living in Mostar. The photo does not deal with that and is purely an exercise in creativity and imagination- and a successful one as well. salam. Klaudio.
macondo (18497) 2014-04-22 2:36
I had to comment on this one, as I have just come back empty-handed after being sent to the shops to buy some buttermilk.
Your viewpoint certainly captures the power of the water as it cascades over the rocks! One large log seems to have become a victim of the torrent.
macondo (18497) 2014-04-22 2:30
Thanks for your visit to my photo - it took a long time to post it after the previous one.
I see you are still travelling the world. It's about a year since you were here in Melbourne.
Your photo is a lovely capture of the imipressive monastery set against a snowy and watery background. Well exposed to keep the detail in the snow.