tyro (24076) 2016-05-06 16:08
You have shown us images of these lovely old buildings before and I also recall having seen many from our friend, Brian (timecapturer), though he's not been active on TE now for some considerable time. Unfortunately, like so many, I think he has become a bit disenchanted with the almost constant technical problems with this website - such a pity.
This is a very fine photograph, beautifully composed and presented, with the "main" building dominating the right third and the other structures nicely placed in the frame. And all in a lovely setting and beneath a glorious sky. Even the two sheep in the foreground add to the relaxed bucolic theme.
tyro (24076) 2016-05-06 16:00
This must have been a wonderful festival to visit and you have captured the timeless quality of the scene perfectly - though that, of course, is certainly helped a lot by "Cracker", the old traction engine. The young helpers dressed in modern attire are perhaps a little out of place but your black and white conversion very nicely covers any possibly gaudy colours in their clothing.
This is certainly an image which definitely benefits from conversion to black and white. The soft light and the perfect tones, textures and contrasts are lovely and the details and sharpness are exquisite. I love it!
P.S. I met a good friend of Gladys and yourself yesterday - Lisa - and I hope to meet up with her again tomorrow. I just love meeting up with TE members with whom I've been corresponding for years - it's just lovely, isn't it? You're always a bit nervous or apprehensive before the event but every single one I've met has been a delightful and interesting individual!
Gigidusud (20823) 2016-05-06 14:54
Splendida vista su questo bellissimo villaggio illuminato. Eccellente il POV con il fiume in primo piano. Mi piace l'edificio nella colline e il cielo blu in sfondo. Una bellissima blue hour in Sheggino, complimenti!
Royaldevon (37695) 2016-05-06 13:36
I checked, he is not the same sinister looking guy from your last shot, but there is a 'look' about him!
I wonder what he is hiding in that bag!
I like the idea of live music whenever you enter a cafe.
It must create a warm atmosphere (apart from the sinister individual) and help reveal the Cuban character.
B&W was a good choice. It adds to the mood and to the timelessness of the situation.
Thabnks for sharing this,
Royaldevon (37695) 2016-05-06 13:25
I like how you have used the vegetation as a natural border, as it immediately adds depth to your photograph, as well as making interesting shadows on the sand.
The light is glorious, giving wonderful, illuminated colours, especially to the sea.
Though there are no figures in view, the footprints in the sand add human interest and a possible scenario!
My warm regards,
Royaldevon (37695) 2016-05-06 12:12
I cannot look at this photograph without thinking of Poldark! That programme must have done much to lift the understanding of Cornwall's heritage!
It's a very well composed photograph, the main focal point strongly placed whilst the others create a fine sense of perspective.
I love the sharp details, it is almost possible to count the stones in the building!
I'm sure the sheep were unaware of their usefulness but they certainly help bring a sense of scale!
My warm regards,
Royaldevon (37695) 2016-05-06 12:05
We stayed in Lower Manhattan when we were in N.Y. and just loved the place and the photographic opportunities!
You have recorded so explicitly what bombards the eyes; the skyscrapers vying for supremacy, the geometric shapes, the colours, the modern materials and the reflections, all huddling close, with that N.Y friendship!
It's a very well exposed photograph, which I really enjoyed.
My warm regards,