tyro (24654) 2016-06-29 0:14
Ciao cara Lisa,
This looks to be a beautiful spring night, probably calm and windless, so a good plastering of woad and a goatskin would be more than enough to keep you warm while you lined up for this fine photograph.
You have got a wonderful result from this night time photograph - I suspect your exposure (in the camera I mean - not of yourself!) was not that long as the moon hasn't moved significantly - and the idea of "painting" this stone with light has worked out spectacularly well.
The contrast between the brightness of the stone and the gorgeous pinks and blues of the late evening sky is delightful.
A very fine photograph with lovely differing lighting, glorious colours, perfect exposure and exquisite details and clarity.
tyro (24654) 2016-06-28 23:53
Good morning Stephen,
If painting a mural of that enormous size wasn't enough, I can't begin to imagine how much work must have gone into remodelling the whole thing in porcelain!
A very finely composed photograph with lovely strong perspective, the long wall with its extensive mural leading us into the distance to the magnificent red roofed building and its tall spires.
Lovely soft light, fine colours, perfect exposure and excellent details and sharpness. And the inclusion of the people adds not only human interest but also a fine sense of scale.
abmdsudi (53655) 2016-06-28 23:17
Excellent composition harnessing the 'beauty' of the coastal scape and the amazing residential dwellings 'embedded' in the rugged land mass! Lovely especially the way you've included a good volume on top, the natural colours and textured beautifully. What an experience to actually see it - almost unreal !! Congrats
ikeharel (70725) 2016-06-28 22:09
Beautiful view of the "Sleeping-beauty" town, taken from the road that goe's along teh coast from palermo to messina, I know the POV.
Best favorable light, and magnificent sight of teh red roof-tile old houses, and teh cathedral prominently above the town skyline.
ikeharel (70725) 2016-06-28 22:03
Good morning Chris,
I can recognize the village of Ein-Gedi on the western side of the Dead-Sea coast, a place that used to be a jewel in teh area. Now, when water level reached the lowest ever, the are is full of a natural phenomenon of big holes n the ground simply called "sinked-holes", see this article, interesting stuff.
Fine picture from an opposite side to the view we are used to see.
By the way, on a clear day you can see Jerusalem from a higher point there.
Have a nice new day.
ikeharel (70725) 2016-06-28 21:52
Good morning Wolfgang,
The wakes over the water surface gave a marvelous and calm texture on the scene. Combined view of both the solar catamaran off-center picture - and a fabulous view of the lake till far as moubtains far beyond.
Despite mild light condition, a fine outcome.
Have a nice new day,
abmdsudi (53655) 2016-06-28 21:14
Interesting indoor shot. If someone said to me "Who took this image" I would know straight away but - it is very cleverly done with the sculpture sharp in focus and slight of focus bg & has your processing hallmark all over it. Well done shot, Congrats
abmdsudi (53655) 2016-06-28 20:07
It's everybody fav subject - sunrise and sunset but here the drawback is too obvious with shooting the high intensity of sun ray, the reflection is almost burnt out and glaring that you get. It distracts attention invading the more interesting areas of the image. I don't mean to be unkind, it is just my sincere opinions. Hope this is of help to you. Congrats
abmdsudi (53655) 2016-06-28 11:12
An engaging symmetrical compo when converging lines of the pavement leads up to the imposing fortification giving all the strong impact backed by some vivid colours, immaculate detail and superb contrast to polarised blue sky! The flag's bold colours gives this the extra punchy finishing touch. A lovely historic capture, Congrats.
ikeharel (70725) 2016-06-28 11:01
The scene match what you had describes and gave the right title, but a nice daily-life or maybe celebrating-daily-life photo.
As for maps co-ordinates entry it is rather very simple: Always open a web-page with Google-maps, than right-click on the spot you chosen, a tab with a line saying "what's here?" opens - by clicking upon this line - you gat a notification-tab with the name of the place and the co-ordinates.
I always "narrow" to 4 digits max. after the dot. Make sure you first enter on TE the left-set number as "Latitude" only after you enter the right-set as "Longitude". Easy, you see...
By the way: co-ordinates as appearing on Wikipedia are not numerical but 1/12 of one degree.
abmdsudi (53655) 2016-06-28 10:48
Beautiful hi-view point and scenic beach scape which is very much benefited from subtle light, rich colours and contrast. Lovely how curvy lines stretches smoothly into the distant adding lots of depth and great too how the shadows and the figs draw attention adding into whole compo beautifully. You were there at a lovely time of day and captured smartly. Excellent shot!! Congrats
abmdsudi (53655) 2016-06-28 10:35
Excellent low light shot that you have chosen from an interesting and dramatic point of view - Just magical, an image like this reinforces the mystery of standing stones!! and I feel there's something quite mystical about this shot- and it may be that glow around the old ancient stones.
You seem to have captured the atmosphere and mood very well darkened by the lovely twilight sky whereas the sparkle in the sky does really adds to make it a striking image. I think your effort is well rewarded, great capture of a place where time stands still.....
abmdsudi (53655) 2016-06-28 9:53
Looks a very intriguing place and a really restful - thinking about living there!. Super take of it with excellent detail enhanced by the brill cloud scape. I like the general shape of the what is obviously a very distinctive place. The contrasting values are excellent. Congrats
PS: Your first name always reminds me of Lucas Lima of Santos!!