annjackman (21899) 2016-10-22 8:59
Thought that I would check up on you! Love the Skye sunshine here. The only time that I have visited the island was when I camped with my son aged 10. It was May and extremely cold, wet and windy making the place look all rather gloomy.
A very fine image John and well done for catching the red hat.
Best wishes, Ann
mkamionka (38335) 2016-10-22 4:34
what a beautiful window! I like very much the decorations: the wooded curtains and the colorful flowers. The light was magnificent adding so attractive diagonal shadows.
Very well seen and captured, you have a great eye for charming spots,
mkamionka (38335) 2016-10-22 4:31
wow, this is beautiful and it does look familiar.
Amazing square with no skyscrapers behind which makes it feel like a small town in the mountains :)
The hills indeed add a lovely touch here. And the sky was attractive too.
I see you have enhanced the saturation which makes people to stand out from the surrounding.
I like touristy places so this would be probably my favourite place in Bogota,
mkamionka (38335) 2016-10-22 4:24
very attractive presentation of this castle, I am not surprised at all that you are showing it again from another angle. The light was fantastic, in such light even the grey color feels so attractive.
Wonderful sky. Perfectly used curve of the fountain as a foreground.
mkamionka (38335) 2016-10-22 4:21
very attractive scene from a ball. Beautifully dressed ladies captured partially in a movement. Very interesting light with the shadows of the ladies pointing towards the viewer. Great effect with black and white as well.
Great idea and well realized,
mkamionka (38335) 2016-10-22 4:18
bardzo przyjemna kompozycja z brama jako ramka dla interesujacej architektury i grupy turystow spacerujacych po placyku. Tutysci sa w cieniu a wiec dobrze wnosza tylko sylwetki ktore nie przeszkadzaja podczas gdy wieza jest ladnie oswietlona.
Zastanawiam sie czy byla mozliwosc cofniecia sie nieco wowczas ta wiez zrobilaby sie wieksza w porownaniu z brama.
mkamionka (38335) 2016-10-21 23:25
I am looking forward for your new photos from the UK :)
This is a beautiful spot. The water itself got overexposed and so is not perfect here, but that is one of the problems which I have with waterfalls as well. I have recently visited one in Yorkshire Dales -it was beautiful but I just don't know how to expose it, so I didn't share it.
It is however a great souvenir, I also admire the sharpness and clarity here taking into account that it is scan from such an old photo. My photos from before 2004 are quite bad :(
Have a great trip,
mkamionka (38335) 2016-10-21 22:42
fantastic shop, so old and full of old interesting objects. Passing it on the street I wouldn't think that it is still operating, that is the biggest surprise.
I like very much these metal items they are so attractively shaped and the make nice repeated elements for your composition,
Fantastic street scene,
mkamionka (38335) 2016-10-21 11:58
fantastic star shaped sun! I like it very much. I see you are a master of this type of photography. I never manage to get it right.
The picture is so amazingly clear and sharp in spite of the sun in your face!
The people on the bike are of course quite important element of composition, enhancing the interest,, introducing life and action.
Very well seen and captured!
mkamionka (38335) 2016-10-21 11:54
very well spotted interesting geometry.
Interesting effect with the perspective looking down the channel. Great reflection enhances the composition too.
The houses make eye catching repeated element,
Have a great weekend,
mkamionka (38335) 2016-10-21 11:52
fantastic street portrait. The lady is a very suitable model, her face and hands suggest so much experience. Her face seems tired.
Great play with the light and shadow, very well balanced exposition.
mkamionka (38335) 2016-10-21 11:49
I do remember your very successful photographically whale-watching trip. This view would make it worth even if you didn't spot the whales at all.
I like very much the perfect reflection on the smooth water. The harbour is so picturesque. Boats so colorful and the mountains have the snow on them.
Buon fine settimana,
mkamionka (38335) 2016-10-21 11:45
I am surprised that Gert didn't suggest that it is an Eastern European...
Well life is not fair. Some people have it all other struggle to survive. As you said: most big cities have scenes like this. Sometimes I am tempted to photograph people on the street but it is like with people on the beach: a bit awkward.
I remember seeing the highest number of homeless people in California, the reason for that I was told was that many other states were in the past offering homeless people free one way tickets to California, who wouldn't like to live there. This must be the best weather for homeless people, although the nights are quite cold.
Amazing street scene here and the black and white probably emphasized the misery of your model,
Have a great weekend,
mkamionka (38335) 2016-10-21 11:31
najpierw pomyslalem ze tutyl jest ironiczny i ze to fragment jakiegos bunkru na granicy a tu jak najbardziej prawdziwa przyjazn.
Ale ktos mial niesamowity pomysl zeby zbudowac taka strukture w otoczeniu gor. Wspaniala kompozycja, monument jest bardzo zaskakujacym pierwszym planem dla tych zapierajacych dech w piersiach gor.
Swietnie zbalansowane naswietlenie. Pierwszy plan bardzo ladnie oswietlony, ciemne chmury to rowniez zaleta, troszeczke moze szkoda ze same gory nie byly bardziej w sloncu.
mkamionka (38335) 2016-10-21 11:04
beautiful little church. I like especially its extraordinary tower. You have captured it nicely with the great light and lovely sky. The clouds make such a nice pattern. Foreground is so rich: car boot sale is so photogenic. May be I should go to visit some of them locally here to get some market scenes, but I am not sure I will find one with such beautiful background as yours.
Very well spotted!
Have a great weekend,
mkamionka (38335) 2016-10-21 11:00
I don't know much French but I think I understand your title and I think it is funny.
It is always a great spectacle to be able to watch some species with such abundance.
You have captured this phenomenon beautifully here over a lovely landscape.
You have been in a great spot and the perfect timing.
Excellent wild life photography,
mkamionka (38335) 2016-10-21 9:55
beautiful photo along the channel, you always choose a great viewpoint to present the channels. Here the sky was quite white yet you have managed the light perfectly and the result is perfectly autumnal with natural colors of vegetation and gloomy mood from the sky,