abmdsudi (55658) 2016-10-25 6:54
You have created a superb atmospheric composition here and very touching too, thanks for your in depth narratives. Amazing depth of detail here, there're many nice touches and points of interest that tells the story well and makes you think of the heritage of Scotland and the history. This image seems to flow effortlessly and I can sense a certain dark mood in this wonderful image too, a pic that carries lots of weight and make you very proud of your Scottish blood ..
My compliments and thk for posting
abmdsudi (55658) 2016-10-25 6:26
What a lovely scene of mountain ranch, hard to believe this beautiful oasis is in the middle of the desert.
Love the shades, such lovely colouring and detail, and
light is fantastic. Great shot, Congrats
willperrett (11270) 2016-10-25 1:50
A very well seen moment, and nicely rendered in monochrome. With the strong lighting, especially that flood pointing straight at the camera, I'm amazed you've managed to fill the shadows: I assume you used fill-flash, and presumably a slow shutter speed to create the movement blur. If I'm right, here's an image I posted some time ago that also uses slow-synch flash...
willperrett (11270) 2016-10-25 1:42
For me, it's the strip of cloud in the valley which makes this shot, but I can't really explain why. Maybe it adds a sense of depth, or perhaps it's because it cuts the frame conveniently into a thirds composition. And of course the light is beautiful, highlighting the castle and the far peaks.
willperrett (11270) 2016-10-25 1:36
That's my middle name too by the way! I love your monochrome treatment of this image, which is quite brave, as I imagine the colour of the scene was quite vibrant. But the b/w allows us to concentrate on the essentials: the beautiful child with those huge eyes, and the mother's patterned sari. Wonderful street grab-shot (I guess Mum didn't even know you'd taken it), and a touching and thoughtful note to accompany it. Good work!
willperrett (11270) 2016-10-25 1:24
That car's a Ford Capri if I'm not mistaken: quite a classic these days. Hope it doesn't get trashed being left in such a place for a long time. I love the shot: the car adds immeasurably to the total impact, though obviously the mural is the main subject. I'm reminded of an image I posted a few years ago from L.A...
abmdsudi (55658) 2016-10-24 22:16
Pak Takero YTH
A high drama! I love your vpoint leaving the performers just enough focus without over complicating the big frame. An amazing effect captured full of warm glow and sparking fire as we can almost feel the atmosphere perfectly judged and it works well to conveys the absorbing event. Timely shot and your exposure control is very good indeed. Congrats
abmdsudi (55658) 2016-10-24 20:57
An appropriate title and intriguing monochrome portraying the real sense of Solitude, suitably minimalist and placement of the person is just right
Really makes this a pleasing composition when the light is magical.....
Great shot, Congrats
abmdsudi (55658) 2016-10-24 9:53
This just looks so typically HDR which seems to have brought out the best in this image, such are the colours, detail and exposure through the rest of the shot is there for all to see. Your pp is excellent and well managed. Beautiful capture especially I love the skyscape, well done..
abmdsudi (55658) 2016-10-24 9:29
Love the calming effect of this picturesque canal scene framed by lush lined of trees full of fresh light and glimpse of early autumnal colours. The feel of extensive depth and perspective is intriguing, finished by great dof. Superb landscape shot, Congrats.
abmdsudi (55658) 2016-10-24 9:03
Crisp ultra modern glass building which seems reaching out the sky beautifully captured from a great low point of view benefited from the way the angled warm light is playing on it. The colour and contrast to blue is especially so refreshing and the catchy reflective light lends this the extra bonus as an effective strong pointer.
Superb grab, Congrats
abmdsudi (55658) 2016-10-24 8:38
A nice take from high pov of vast landscape and the snowy back drop increases the depth with beautiful cloud scape. A lovely capture of a tranquil verdant valley abound of good details with great dof. Fine shot, Congrats
abmdsudi (55658) 2016-10-24 8:14
The powerful contrasting colours and shapes' repetition of the windows are yelling for attention and rightly deserved a shot as illustrated. Very crispy sharp, bright and clear filling the effective tight framing. A cheery facade by framed quite an imposing fg. Great work, Congrats
abmdsudi (55658) 2016-10-24 7:55
A refreshing morning view stretching the eye all the way... and you've got such a brill light and clarity with that coincidental matching colour bundled by vivid detail heightening the strength to a very appealing capture. The diagonal lends you a dynamic finishing touch....
A pleasure to view, Congrats
willperrett (11270) 2016-10-24 7:12
I like the minimalism of this shot, which seems perfectly appropriate for these flat, near-featureless lands. I come originally from the Essex marshes, which replicate the landscapes you have on the other side of the North Sea. This looks so familiar...
willperrett (11270) 2016-10-24 7:05
Indeed radiant! And I love the surrounding details of donkey cart, notices on walls, gateways, and so on. At the moment, I'm reading "The Shadow of the Silk Road" by Colin Thubron. If you haven't come across him, I think you'd like his work: he writes really well, and has a very insightful, sympathetic view of the places he visits.
abmdsudi (55658) 2016-10-24 7:02
A nice crop full of wonderful detail and superb colour contrast portraying the characterful and aged charming window. That's a wonderful find through your keen eyes
that have brought out so much out of this authentic simple image. The flower beds provide the perfect vibrant relief there. Well done.
willperrett (11270) 2016-10-24 7:00
Yeah: us English have got a lot to answer for, one way and another. But I love the subtle toning you've given this shot, which paradoxically warms it up somewhat, I think. Beautiful place, beautifully framed.