macondo (19271) 2016-02-14 0:27
I know this location very well - that's the Tour St-Jacques over on the left in the background. You must have been on the bridge between the two isles. I like the wintry atsmosphere in this picture - the warmth of the lights going on contrasted with the heavy sky.
macondo (19271) 2016-02-14 0:21
Terrific photo and great note as usual. Sharp as a tack, and the lovely rich colour tones of rust are so well brought out. I like the presence of the broken up concrete in the foreground and the old wagon wheel at the back. Great series of shots from your trip!
macondo (19271) 2016-02-14 0:19
A wonderful shot, and great note. You didn't mention St Valentine's day, but this would be a good way to represent it. I like the way you positioned the main subject off to one side in this square crop. By viewing the full size image I was able to see what you mean by the elastic cords. Really nice shot.
macondo (19271) 2016-02-14 0:12
An excellent shot, which has a great composition and perfect exposure of the light and shadow. You captured the scene at the right moment - not only the wave crashing, but the birds in flight. What a tremendous rough sea. Very well done.
macondo (19271) 2016-02-14 0:11
This one immediately reminded me of a back-door-in-graffiti-covered-lane shot I took several years ago. This really does look a very seedy, ramshackle spot, not one I'd like to find myself in at night. The colour in this one is very vivid. I like what appears to be a broom - obviously little used - standing in the corner. You seem to have set up the viewpoint very well indeed considering the tight quarters you were working in. I suppose the beer keg confirms your assumption about the pub.
My graffitied lane shot is at http://www.trekearth.com/gallery/Oceania/Australia/East/Victoria//photo1156892.htm
macondo (19271) 2016-02-14 0:01
An oldie but a goodie. Very strong perspective view across the bridge. An excellent composition and pleasing exposure of the colour and light. From your note, I presume this one was taken after you got your new Canon. Excellent shot.
macondo (19271) 2016-02-13 23:58
A vivid nautical shot with well controlled highlights under a strong sky. I like the proportions of this one and the town buildings make a great backdrop for the boats. Well captured from the departing ferry.
macondo (19271) 2016-02-13 23:46
You did a great job with this one - I haven't even had a second look at mine from the same viewpoint, although I have been slowly working my way through the shots we took that weekend; so many of them. You got superb tones in the sky with this one and captured the couple in just the right spot. Excellent St V representation with broader perspective in the note.
PS your millennial TE photo is rapidly approaching.
ChrisJ (109616) 2016-02-13 7:09
I have yet to visit Moselle and the Rhineland area. It looks nice. Good sharpness and excellent natural looking color and saturation. I like the repetition of the conifer trees on top of the hill and their partial silhouettes. Tfs!
ChrisJ (109616) 2016-02-13 5:51
The red stripe in the fg blue fishing boat adds a nice warm cold color contrast. Good sharpness and superb reflections in the water. The wooded bg hill makes a good focal point and contrasts well with the village at left. Tfs!
ChrisJ (109616) 2016-02-13 5:47
A couple of times I have seen elaborate photo shoots and promptly been asked to please leave the area (even though it's a public street) as they were busy, so it's wise to give them some breathing space by using zoom as you have done here. As Robert Palmer used to sing, 'Some guys have all the luck'! Tfs!
ChrisJ (109616) 2016-02-13 5:41
I've never been to Luna Park in Sydney although I have been to the same Luna Park in St Kilda in Melbourne a couple of times in the distant past. Good use of the SHB as a frame. Excellent sharpness and saturation. Tfs!
ChrisJ (109616) 2016-02-13 5:38
A good upward pov on this castle like structure in Toronto, with excellent sharpness and control over perspective. The warm cold color contrasts between the red brick facade and the blue grey sky is excellent. Tfs!
ChrisJ (109616) 2016-02-13 5:35
They have the same problem with beach erosion from storms in the Gold Coast beaches south of Brisbane. Eventually the sand comes back. From memory I think Delft of the Netherlands gave advice to pump sand from a nearby river estuary back onto the beaches. And construct a number of rock groynes. Tfs!