willperrett (11080) 2016-09-26 13:27
An interesting and unusual shot. I like the playing with scale: the mural dwarfs the cars beneath. At first I thought this was a really grainy/noisy image: but of course it's just the effect of all those tiny glass tiles.
willperrett (11080) 2016-09-26 4:05
Off to school by the look of things. How did Shakespeare describe the scene? "...The whining school-boy with his satchel and shining morning face, creeping like snail unwillingly to school." Well these kids don't look unwilling at all! You've given us a happy, lively scene, and I don't mind about the litter...
willperrett (11080) 2016-09-26 3:59
I'm a big fan of monochrome, so I could hardly pass this one by, as b/w images are as rare as hen's teeth on TE! The textures and composition are excellent, and the treatment is contrasty and full-spectrum. Nice one.
willperrett (11080) 2016-09-25 15:42
Thank goodness we've got you back again! I do hope this isn't just a one-off. This is a classic "pap" image, street people doing stuff with no regard for your camera, and those bubbles to intrigue. Beautifully contrast monochrome, and a classic candid street shot. Straight in my favourites!
willperrett (11080) 2016-09-25 11:07
An imposing structure, set in the middle of nowhere, apparently! I like the slightly surreal juxtaposition of the stone tower and the surrounding wild country. I'm just hoping there isn't a car-park, or a MacDonald's right behind you!
willperrett (11080) 2016-09-25 10:08
Interesting shot of these nuns. From your title I was looking for some sort of building - perhaps even something quite ornate, but you have shown us these two doing their heavy work in front of a pile of timber! Building material, or to be chopped up for firewood, I wonder?
abmdsudi (55126) 2016-09-25 9:42
This must be a famous sight judging by the visitors as the backdrop remains as main feature attracting the eye. One has to admire the workmanship and designs of those ancient Greeks in this wonderful picture. Very well thoughtfully composed - I bet you ordered the white cloud in the top to complete the composition!!!
abmdsudi (55126) 2016-09-25 9:19
A charming old village to wander in May, and it's always a joy to see a bench, not only when your'e out and about, but also in a photo. It's like an invitation to sit and contemplate what's around and what's being depicted. The composition is wonderful especially I love the low viewpoint. Something very pure in this image....
Fabulous capture, Congrats.
willperrett (11080) 2016-09-25 8:28
I was there a couple of years ago, and of course took many, many photographs. Curiously, I don't seem to have managed any that I'm particularly fond of, and haven't posted any: you've prompted me to go back and have another look! This is a fine townscape, and as your title indicates, topped off by a beautiful cumulus-filled sky. Nice one.
willperrett (11080) 2016-09-25 8:23
I knew about the famous Vernaccia of course, but have to confess that I wasn't aware of a San Ginignano red. Having seen your photograph, I've done a bit of research, and find that the Rosso has only been around since 1996 when it got its DOC status. So it seems that these vines are probably Sangiovese, though apparently they could also be Merlot, or Cabernet Sauvignon, which can form part of the blend. Sorry! Your photograph prompted this little essay! I love the long view seen down the row of vines, which themselves form a beautiful lead line through the shot, adding depth and foreground interest. And that succulent bunch on the left... Must try some soon.
abmdsudi (55126) 2016-09-25 7:38
He did this wonderful stretch and what a little poser just a diff kind of ballet arabesque perhaps!! The sun bought out some stunning colours and definition are gorgeous which iss timed shot in the perfect moment! Superb candid, Congrats
willperrett (11080) 2016-09-25 7:05
Not many, I suspect, would have posted a monochrome treatment of this shot, nor even seen its b/w potential. But your dramatic use of tone, particularly in the sky and mountains, has created a photograph with real presence. The whale stands out beautifully, and has been caught perfectly in the act of breaching. I wonder if you've seen Way Lim's images of breaching whales?
willperrett (11080) 2016-09-25 6:57
For me this is pretty much the definitive monochrome shot of this iconic structure. Cloudy sky has real presence, and I agree with you about the wooden piers in the foreground. I knew about Lutyen's work here, but didn't realise his boat-sheds had been the inspiration for the Scottish Parliament building. Why do I find that amusing?
abmdsudi (55126) 2016-09-25 6:53
Interesting info, not just about photograph but a world of info at your fingertips, its great...
Really good capture seeing this amazing & elusive Hellcat straight on, one of the best looking planes ever. Like the tight crop and symmetry clinched by superb contrastting colours and sharpness. Brill shot, Congrats
abmdsudi (55126) 2016-09-25 6:42
Love that choppy sea, providing additional interest and colour breaker and the coracle that is attractive and the detail shows us what you are describing above. The fisherman is there at the right spot providing the link and liveliness. Excellent daily life shot and good subject matter, Congrats.