Angshu (54497) 2014-07-29 19:32
Hello again Rosemary,
The contrast between the brightly coloured houses and the rocks are so striking! Its good that you mentioned the Geology of why the strata are near vertical here...we see the same in the Himalayas in India as the Asian plate continues to push the Eurasian plate northwards...
Your POV from below allows us to move up the slope and the polarised blue sky is quite fantastic as well...
Angshu (54497) 2014-07-29 19:28
Before I started to comment, I read with interest John's comment on this picture and also one by Craig..
Indeed comparing the two pictures is an example of how two artists can see the same place differently....the beauty and art of photography and photographic eye.
While vertical framing is quite a surprise, maybe because of the arc of the houses below hugging the frame, what it certainly adds is the FG...the flowers are beautiful and add a totally different dimension to this picture.
It does appear that you took this shot with the sun quite high in the horizon as I observe from the shadows below.....the exif says 9:30 morning though!
Wonderful shot Rosemary and thanks for sharing
ChrisJ (94392) 2014-07-29 15:50
Nice repetition of the palm trees with punchy light contrasts and good graphism & color saturation. A wonderful blue sky that contrasts nicely against the splashes of orange yellow. The people add scale and animate the scene. Tfs!
ChrisJ (94392) 2014-07-29 15:44
Good catch of the Edinburgh skyline and castle with the fg statue of Allan Ramsay making a superb focal point. Excellent sharpness and a pleasant diffused light. Excellent graphism and wonderful greenery in the park. Tfs!
ChrisJ (94392) 2014-07-29 15:40
Amazing repetition of all the boats in the harbor, with effective tight framing yet still with adequate breathing space. The red spires contrast well against the blue sky. Well composed using the rule of thirds with the skyline positioned on the 1/3 axis away from the centre. Tfs!
saxo042 (36702) 2014-07-29 14:48
A very fine and also an original picture. A perfect idea to capture this worker behind the reflecting windscreen, framed by the impressive chains. Hotter in Kansas City than in Austin?
ChrisJ (94392) 2014-07-29 14:38
Fantastic colour saturation and contrasts between the orange red and blue with the green ivy at left completing the palette. Looks like the physical Graffiti album cover from Led Zeppelin. Excellent control over perspective. Tfs!
ChrisJ (94392) 2014-07-29 14:35
Nice warm vs cold color contrasts between the blue and yellow with good repetition of the boats and effective tight framing. The anchor chain emanating from the bottom right corner adds good lead in lines. Good saturation & sharpness. Tfs!