willperrett (7442) 2015-04-27 13:45
A stranger has never offered me flowers! Beautiful compositional sense here: the virile diagonal sweeping bands of colour are gorgeous, and the inclusion of the single figure, significantly placed in the frame, makes the whole image come together perfectly.
willperrett (7442) 2015-04-27 13:40
Just when I take a break from TE, you decide to get posting busily! I've chosen this because it seems a good example of your trademark sense of simple, graphic composition. Or maybe I'm just an old romantic! Love the high-key exposure. I've never felt at ease using square format, but you consistently prove that it works a treat. Lovely work.
willperrett (7442) 2015-04-27 13:23
From your note it sounds as if this is nearer a museum than a working garage; yet the ambience (and of course the choice of monochrome) succeed in evoking a period charm, which the old poseur does nothing to dispel! It puts me in mind of movies like "Two Lane Blacktop" and "Electra Glide in Blue". But more pertinently of the work of the Farm Security Administration photographs of Walker Evans, Dorothea Lange, Arthur Rothstein et al in the '30s.
willperrett (7442) 2015-04-27 13:05
A fine photograph, and a very detailed and thorough note to go with it: indeed it contains a critique of your own work so insightful, that I find it difficult to find anything to add! Suffice to say that I find I respond to the symbolism of the colours (cold blues and the oranges of fire) strongly; and the shadow of the street-lamp certainly reminds me of a gibbet...
willperrett (7442) 2015-04-27 12:59
Devastating news, as you say. Let's hope this little chap at least is safe. I love the way the column splits the frame in two (and of course violates the rule of thirds!) His look upwards seems to be full of hopeful symbolism. And somehow the column implies strength: maybe even enough to withstand an earthquake...
CLODO (30842) 2015-04-27 11:44
Apparemment, vous (Véronique et toi) avez fait une mini rencotre TE sur le thème des fleurs (tulipes).
Ton approche est différente avec le colza en premier plan et la verte campane en arrière plan. J'aime bin es jets d'eau qui animent la vue.
CLODO (30842) 2015-04-27 10:50
c'est un poète délicat avec ses gants blancs pour ne pas abimer les fleurs qu'il va offrir à sa belle. Super cadrage avec cette remontée au fond, et bien sûr ces couleurs chatoyantes et chaudes en diagonale.
willperrett (7442) 2015-04-27 9:22
A cell 'phone! Makes me wonder why I bother with a "proper" camera! I love the low perspective and the lead lines taking our eyes towards the town. Your use of the red filter effect looks pretty authentic to me (and I used to use a "real" red filter often enough!). Lovely work.
willperrett (7442) 2015-04-27 9:17
I love these old traditional taverns. There are still a few in the UK, but they are becoming a rarity. I think I know most of them in the south! Great photo, that really catches the moment: particularly the guy on the right. Love it!
abmdsudi (44856) 2015-04-27 7:14
Pak Takero YTH
This is just a wonderful scene adorned by the awesome sakura tree fully fitting the frame superbly. The foreground leads the through the whole capture smoothly, the colours are soothing and exposure is superbly handled as usual to your very best. Delightful to watch, Congrats.
abmdsudi (44856) 2015-04-27 6:53
A cathedral viewed by a keen shooter showing the diff perspective the way glass of the modern building plays with the reflections. it's clear and colourfully crisp shot. Well spotted in the first instance, Smashing!!
abmdsudi (44856) 2015-04-27 6:29
Wonderful how the pond is reflecting a whole range of lovely colours, a very well spotted showing your ability to make some very creative and warm image from everyday objects. I do like that bit of warm light and speck of vivid red and those green reeds do look very interesting. Your showcase looks a real calm feel and your standard never drops...
abmdsudi (44856) 2015-04-27 6:16
Superb shot of a magnificent piece of Islamic architecture enhanced by rich colours tones, brill clarity and terrific symmetry with great feel of depth allowing us to absorb both sides of the grand edifices. Lovely how the fg really pulls the eye into the whole catpure. You did a fine work here and your shot indeed does justice to its grandeur and majesty. A winner for me, Congrats.
abmdsudi (44856) 2015-04-27 6:06
I really enjoy the wide depth of the shot full of detail from top to bottom, Silvio. It's a delight panorama especially I love the shades of colour, tones and the slight mist merging together beautifully turning this to a soothing shot! Congrats
abmdsudi (44856) 2015-04-27 5:55
A fast action sport timely clicked where vibrancy of colour combination is real bonus and lovely the way they are positioned across. Full of vivid detail heightening the strength to a very appealing capture. Superb clarity and perspective too. Good capture, TFS
abmdsudi (44856) 2015-04-27 5:35
Love this beautiful image with lovely contrasting colour so inviting for a morning walk which also makes you wonder what is at the end. Like your composition and the patterns in this, an excellent use of perspective and fab sense of depth. Well done on capturing this, Congrats.
abmdsudi (44856) 2015-04-27 5:01
A lovely effect captured full of warm glow, lively and feel of the atmosphere to conveys the absorbing 'drama' The colours are still vibrant and natural with excellent exposure handling and the eye contact there is a plus point. An immense religious capture and a pleasure to view, Congrats.
abmdsudi (44856) 2015-04-27 4:30
A colourful building by the canal with the swan firmly gives a nice natural touch as strong foreground base and perspective. Simply an appealing image not only in color rendition but the refine elements well interacted together. Well done shot, Congrats.