SnapRJW (30078) 2014-10-24 22:44
Hello Silvio - There is nothing unique about this quiet, back street scene but it is so indicative of Italy and encapsulates so much that I enjoyed about your country. Good light management, soft pretty colours and lovely little details; a shot to explore.
abmdsudi (41266) 2014-10-24 22:43
A slice of street life full of local flavour and nicely framed where yellow and blue steal the show while the men liven the shot at the same time lead smoothly into the whole scene. The lighting is well managed, pleasure to view. Well done, Congrats.
willperrett (6408) 2014-10-24 22:34
This is an extremely effective, atmospheric low-key shot. I particularly like the arc of cloud that seems to be pointing at the stacks. Maybe the highlight in the bottom left-hand corner is a mite distracting, as it's the brightest element in the frame; apart from that, this is a winner.
SnapRJW (30078) 2014-10-24 22:31
Yeah... you're back Lisa and with a beautifully crafted black and white shot and a note that makes me think.
I watched Joe Hockey being interviewed on Hardtalk (BBC) by Stephen Sackur http://www.bbc.co.uk/programmes/n3csw9jh http://jbh.ministers.treasury.gov.au/transcript/107-2014/ and attitudes that you stand against were highlighted very well.
I love the portrait of the child, she looks so natural and unspoilt ... somehow the small personally made slogans take on an extra level of power when displayed by an innocent.
Hope all is well dear friend. I know you are busy but don't stay away so long.
abmdsudi (41266) 2014-10-24 22:30
Very good! Plenty to see conveying the reality, the atmosphere and the architectural beauty of the temple being, most intriguing in my opinion. Apart from that the mirror reflection adds much interest as strong focal as well, a lively picture abound of rich colours and the clarity is just great with lovely shadows, depth and superb contrast. Great capture and tfs
abmdsudi (41266) 2014-10-24 22:20
Nicely composed shot portraying a great place for relaxation, the deep blue water really looks so tempting where everything is neatly arranged that really draws the eye. The vivid colours and contrast are superb and this makes this image looks delicious. Excellent shot, Congrats
abmdsudi (41266) 2014-10-24 9:25
Bags of character this really captures the essence of Cuba. It's nicely observed you seem to have added something to this and it works so very well with that stinging shinny red paint job against the muted facades. How could you possibly avoid such vehicles? I would have a field day! This is wonderful, Lovely work, Congrats.
abmdsudi (41266) 2014-10-24 9:07
Love the idea of this composition, the handrail is well placed at bottom left giving some sense of scale and it lets the eye meander around the whole depth.
Wonderful soft tone, great detail, well exposed shot and I especially like the dappled light. A well taken shot, Congrats.
SnapRJW (30078) 2014-10-24 8:50
Hello dear Harriet - I wish I could teleport myself into this cool and calm scene; it is well over 30C here today and I am melting in the heat. Just to sit on the dock and dangle my feet in the water would be blissful! A perfect shot for me today. I like the arrangement of elements, the balance is just right and your light management and colours top class. As always, it is a pleasure to see your work.
With warm regards
abmdsudi (41266) 2014-10-24 8:48
An interesting picture showing us this dramatic rugged land formation and the way the tiny figs an the path take the eye through the scene nicely. Lovely touch of green patches and great dof. Excellent catch
abmdsudi (41266) 2014-10-24 8:27
You have captured the mood of a deep image and well done for making the effort on such a day. It's beautifully balanced with the canoe brings the image to life and the muted colours suit the atmosphere. Excellent shot, Congrats
SnapRJW (30078) 2014-10-24 7:10
Hello Emmanuel - I couldn't let this iconic Volkswagen camper van go past without a comment... it conjures up images of hippies, surfers, flower-power etc. etc. This is lovely; a sedate picnic by the beach with a neat spotted table cloth and a proper picnic basket. Looks like the hippies grew up!
SnapRJW (30078) 2014-10-24 7:01
Hello Justinas - What a magical scene. Obviously your early morning walk was well worth the effort as the warm sunlight has emphasised the colours of the fallen leaves and tinted the whole scene beautifully. Evocative and excellent work.
SnapRJW (30078) 2014-10-24 6:59
Hello Carlo - Your shot is alive with colour and seeing this shot with the addition of the fiery autumn oranges is a pleasure; they work well with the greens I think. Nicely composed with good use of the reflective glass I like this a lot.
PS. The bird makes a fun appearance!
SnapRJW (30078) 2014-10-24 6:47
Hello Gert - A fascinating note. I wonder what it says about the local society in the 1970's if the most swanky, swish building in town was the cinema? I love the juxtaposition of the traditionally dressed locals and the modern street lights atop their concrete poles and the distant modern-looking cinema. This looks like a society climbing up the foothills of a new world.
SnapRJW (30078) 2014-10-24 6:40
Red... it is no accident that it is often chosen as the colour of fire engines; it shouts out doesn't it? I have a particular liking for a red/green contrast so this works well for me. Good timing Jason! and well seen Serghei!
Have a great weekend
SnapRJW (30078) 2014-10-24 6:32
Hello Philippe - The first thing I noticed about this shot was the attractive, natural colour palette. I am not really a bird photograph fan but I can appreciate what you have achieved here. Excellent detailing on the feathers thanks to good sharpness and good colour and contrast. I think the preening duck would be pleased with the results!