willperrett (5960) 2014-08-27 8:30
What a classic! The light, the colours, the arrangement of boats across the frame are all really beautiful. I know you don't go for monochrome, but despite having just praised the glorious colours, I'm thinking that this would be a cracker in b/w. Mind if I try?
abmdsudi (39634) 2014-08-27 8:20
Aptly titled shot of a stunningly imaginative dynamic capture filled by distorted reflection, wonderful wiggly and painted by vibrant striking colours and light held together transforming this to natural abstract quality only broken by the two ropes as strong reference points. Lovely crispy and razor sharp. A delightful shot and your usual seamless photo works. Congrats.
willperrett (5960) 2014-08-27 8:09
On the contrary, I think you should have persevered with your picture-making! Sometimes the best shots are made in bad weather. And this photograph seems to make my point. It's delicately-toned, beautifully contrasty and masterfully composed. OK, the sky's a bit bland, but there's not much of it! Excellent monochrome landscape - not your usual urban choice of subject!
abmdsudi (39634) 2014-08-27 7:40
Good subject matter with the imposing mausoleum as a strong subject of interest packed by adequate details, colours and lovely human presence. But the hot spots - over exposed in the sky area have really let you down distracting the whole capture. TFS
abmdsudi (39634) 2014-08-27 7:28
Looks as if the weather wasn't good that day, a well executed architectural image and the way you use the statue as a frame but my eye gets drawn to the looming tower and the effective rising perspective you've chosen. It's quite dramatic and atmospheric at the same time - it was a grand in its day. You have captured the essence of this to your best but I feel the effect will be stronger in black-and-white, with a very slight sepia tone for warmth. Although your exposure is good, the large cloud is too white and distracting, imho. A wonderful shot nevertheless, documenting the ancient architecture, Congrats. TFS
abmdsudi (39634) 2014-08-26 23:52
This exciting art work, giant faces as street art so well spotted and taken with strong eye connections and conversation going on there with us. It's catchy and so influential to any passersby, really attractive stuff and entertaining as well. All credit to the planners and you as well, Well done, Congrats.
abmdsudi (39634) 2014-08-26 23:36
Moss-covered tree and the lovely verdant carpet - the sign of clean fresh air in the middle of frame standing majestically overlooking the landscape for possibly hundreds of years and will hopefully stand for many more. Great depth and the mist looks so realistic in this very mossy scene and I feel I could reach into this and touch a tree trunk and the lovely shades of colour. The distant backdrop creates subtle effect, indeed very gentle and peaceful image but I keep thinking that I will see some elfves or fairies.......
Beautiful capture, Congrats
abmdsudi (39634) 2014-08-26 22:51
This looks cold in almost diffuse lighting but you've got some great lead in to work with as the stream and gushing water guide the eye into the misty distance & depth while the bridge and the house settle the focus of attention as effective points of reference. I love the moody atmosphere and muted colours which suits the whole feeling. I think the shot meets your objective. Well done, Congrats
abmdsudi (39634) 2014-08-26 22:25
Looking at this I feel as if I'm part of the 'action' there and the eye popping cyclist smoothly guides into the whole sweeping depth of the typical African landscape. Competent shot packed by some good textures and colour to a subtly attractive scene - definitely a good natural landscape to explore. The exposure is well managed with excellent overall contrast, all in all good picture, Congrats
abmdsudi (39634) 2014-08-26 21:56
This really beautiful town no matter what the weather with wonderful historic architecture so well preserved. Superb detail and colours, wonderful compo, interesting interplay of lines and shapes. The visitors just enhance the total beauty and liveliness of the place. Super image, Congrats.
abmdsudi (39634) 2014-08-26 21:23
Reading your notes and looking at this I cant stop smiling at it and bit sad though but, if you are marketing yourself as a portrait photographer, I would put this on the main page of your website! Fun, beautiful and really enchanting shot of a cheeky little serious character. Beautiful contrasty colours and very well posed but it's very very natural and your skill in managing the exposure is applauded. Brilliant, a perfect portrait capturing personality and the moment precisely - a happy ending shot....., Congrats and TFS
InasiaJones (31420) 2014-08-26 14:57
This photo is simple, and nothing comes in between the man and the sea.
It is straightforward. It is not sophisticated or complex.
I would never have done this image.
But I can really appreciate your own approach, and the feeling conveyed by such a candid depiction, as it forces the viewer to pay attention to this gentleman and coming up with an interpretation of what's going on. Not having read your note, I would have thought he was absorbed in a prayer, a meditating moment or a contemplative serenity.
This image is simple, distant, not intrusive, but it catches the attention and communicate some kind of spirituality, even if he is busy fishing.
A photo with lots of merit, probably because it leaves place for interpretation, for the contrast between the humble man facing an endless sea and the impression of remoteness and detachment.
InasiaJones (31420) 2014-08-26 14:40
Hallucinant village aux allures médiévales, dont le paysage semble lui servir d'écrin.
Belle lumière, couleurs saturées mais sans débordement, un ciel dramatique à souhait, c'est du tout beau. Je trouve la composition efficace, avec un bon ratio village/paysage/ciel.
InasiaJones (31420) 2014-08-26 14:33
I guess that I will have to join our colleagues perception and reveal without surprises that I also thought that your thumbnail was presenting a volcano. Now, I can appreciate the optical illusion and realize that it is a light show.
Quite interesting conditions here, with the top of the mountain fully covered in a dense cloud/fog, while the middle shines under different conditions, like if their was two different micro-climates, layer wise.
Unusual presentation, captured at the right moment - these phenomenon don't last forever, at least not with that intensity.
InasiaJones (31420) 2014-08-26 14:25
I like your note, it made me laugh.
As much as I am passionate about photography, my camera remains in my bag most of the time under such conditions, even while being in iconic places.... I just feel depressed and uninspired, knowing that my shots will not convey any special appeal, as without light, there is no photography.
But you know what, I think that in some circumstances, the subject might suit the crappy weather, like this one you've nailed down. Look, the sky refuses to cooperate in any possible way, but this particular landscape do match the rainy and sad conditions, almost gaining a dramatic aura - like in a Ingmar Bergman movie... The Seventh Seal...
despite any favorable conditions, you have achieved good contrasts, a wide grayscale range, and an interesting transparency on the shallow water that might have not been possible, should the light would have been different.
Not a fan of black and white, but this shot has a vintage look that I can't explain, not coming from the subject itself, but from the finish, the impression.
InasiaJones (31420) 2014-08-26 14:02
Wow! for the colours, I just love these rich earthy tones and their combination with the crisp blue sky. Wow! for the nice and cool curvy perspective created by the rails, really well done. And the main subject is a classy one - I just love old trams - but it is the context in which you have captured it that make it so attractive.
Overall, an eye-catching piece of work. Well done!
abmdsudi (39634) 2014-08-26 10:36
There's something about this ruined & windows; the curtain with broken glasses, the cobwebs and plenty of incy wincy there I should think. A strong composition with excellent shades of blue really gives it some eerie atmosphere. Like the simplicity of this image that would have gone unnoticed by a lesser person, Great notes too, Well done. TFS
abmdsudi (39634) 2014-08-26 9:59
A wonderfully enlightening foreword supported by this challenging shot as far as lighting is concerned but it's seamlessly done - the lovely feel of being in 'cave' It's pleasantly detailed shot with strong eye clicker as the lady contributes into the scene as effective point of reference. Very good work indeed, Congrats. TFS.
abmdsudi (39634) 2014-08-26 9:40
What' s not to admire about that view, just look at those contrasting colours on the elegant chateau, clarity and the wonderful details with great foreground and feel of depth. It's beautifully composed with superb result and the extra vivid colour of the creepers adds the final touch as strong and effective colour booster. Beautiful, TFS