abmdsudi (44728) 2015-04-21 6:20
I like the matching colour there and vibrancy in them superbly framed diagonally for more dynamic rendition.
Indeed it's full of cheery ambient with bags of detail to absorb aided by the bright sun light. Well done and good effort, Congrats
abmdsudi (44728) 2015-04-21 5:33
Another fine example of the very rugged land formations from this part of the country and your hi pov is always beneficial showing almost the whole stretch of the landscape. I find glimpse of the catchy white dwelling is superb addition and the contrast is amazing against the pure blue sky. The fg mystery shadows add the extra dimension to this capture, Great ideas and seamlessly shot, Congrats
tyro (20884) 2015-04-21 3:46
Ciao cara Lisa,
Wow! This is no ordinary snapshot which most of us post on this website - this is the stuff of photographic exhibitions and the sort of image people present to gain their fellowship of the Royal Photographic Society!
The light, of course, is simply stunning, as are the colours in the sky and their reflections on the water, smoothed by your long exposure. A wonderful and pleasing composition too with the boardwalk perfectly leading us to the little boathouse. And what I really like is that there is still some light on the face of that building too - far better than had it simply been silhouetted against that sky.
Oh, and an interesting note as well.
Royaldevon (31193) 2015-04-21 3:40
I like this close crop which clearly shows the patterns of the curved steps, acting as a b/g for the pretty details of the red poppies. Poppies are much earlier in Turkey, ours have not appeared yet!
Have a lovely day,
Royaldevon (31193) 2015-04-21 3:37
Nice to see you posting again.
What a place to have a fishing permit - oh, I'll just pop out into the palace's fish pond to catch a morsel for tea!
It's such an enjoyable shot.
The two fishing boats give f/g interest and give lovely balance, against a backcloth that is beautifully historic.
Though the sky looks cloudy, there is obviously some sunlight which is catching the walls of the castle and lighting up areas of the grassy slope.
I wonder if Nicola Sturgeon is in residence; there are Scottish flags in clear evidence.
Have a lovely day,
tyro (20884) 2015-04-21 3:36
Ciao cara Lisa,
What an amazing experience this must have been for you! I know that these creatures wouldn't attempt to eat you but is it not dangerous being in such close proximity to them? I mean, one delicate swing of that enormous and strong tail could surely inflict a lot of damage to a puny human being, couldn't it?
Your note is fascinating and I can appreciate fully the quote from Tim Winton - he describes very well what that experience must have been like.
And this is a fabulous photograph too, considering that you took this (and the workshop pictures) with a small compact underwater camera.
Royaldevon (31193) 2015-04-21 3:26
An interesting note to accompany this excellent photograph of the door within a door.
We do see doors like this in warehouses in England; small to access people without opening the huge door, which would be opened if a large vehicle arrived.
It looks like a beautifully constructed door, in an old style, full of details and textures.
The figure adds a scenario, why does he look so concerned? He adds a colour link to the door, too.
You sound as if you really enjoyed exploring this city. No wonder with scenes like this!
Have a great day,
Royaldevon (31193) 2015-04-21 3:16
You have processed the photograph very well.
The colours in the sky are unexpected, yet very beautiful, adding mood to the scene.
I like your use of the walkway, leading to the fortress, which is strongly textured, with a roof rich in depth of colour.
My warm regards,
Royaldevon (31193) 2015-04-21 3:10
The sky seems to have been designed by a motivational painter, with slashes of colours and lines! It matches the rugged, snow-covered top of the mountain perfectly. You have captured it with fine composition and good, strong colours.
Have a great day,
tyro (20884) 2015-04-21 2:48
This is a lovely photograph! The architecture and that doorway are interesting but the inclusion of the man with his bright red top in the foreground makes this one just so very appealing - Gert and Craig would be proud of you!
Yes, I've seen doors like this before - we see them here in Britain in old warehouses and truck garages - people can go in and out of the small door easily but the main (bigger) doors can be opened to allow carts or large trucks to enter and exit. Don't you see doors like this in Poland? I'm sure there are some! But, yes, I agree - why is the small door so high off the ground? - maybe to discourage dogs, chickens, etc.?
A fine photograph with lovely light and fine vibrant colours, perfect exposure, good composition and, of course, the man in red! An interesting note too.
tyro (20884) 2015-04-21 2:14
Hee, hee, as soon as I read your title, I thought of "Steamboat Willie", the Disney cartoon film which first featured Mickey Mouse!
But this is a much more serious image - and an excellent one too. I presume that this was taken from a scanned photograph or colour transparency as I think the Pentax K1000 was a 35mm film camera. So, considering all that, this is a photograph of amazingly good quality.
I love the softness of the water caused by a longish exposure time and the colours, especially in the rocks on the right side, are divine. Perfect exposure and excellent details and sharpness.
tyro (20884) 2015-04-21 2:05
Ciao cara Lisa,
Wow! This is one stunning photograph! Because blue and yellow are complementary colours, landscapes comprising ochres and yellows and deep blue skies always work an absolute treat and this is no exception.
Your composition is fabulous, the tallest of these pinnacles dominating the foreground and the scene generally and poking itself into that sky where the high clouds almost seem to explode.
Fabulous strong light and colours, perfect exposure and exquisite details and clarity throughout.
And what an interesting and informative note about this place too! A map reference would have been a good thing to include, though, but I have to admit that with Google maps I found this place easily enough and also had a "virtual drive" around the streets of Cervantes too, though unfortunately wasn't able to savour the lobsters!
abmdsudi (44728) 2015-04-21 1:53
Superb Natural Creations, what a scenic delight we have here! so glad to see this beautiful rugged geological formations through your eyes and you were there at the right time of day. The composition is very in your face which suits me perfectly showing the full depth of the surroundings to give the shot more scale, you have captured the light perfectly full of vivid detail, amazing rich colours, shapes and shadows. It's the contrasts of colours that I find so attractive. It's a spectacular location, are you sure it's not the moon? Delicious shot and tfs,
P/s Tx to your positive heart warming compliments at same time am concerned on the latest news abt bad weather downunder, Take good care