abmdsudi (45644) 2015-07-02 11:37
An excellent take so full of detail, liveliness plus the architectural beauty as strong bg interest - thus it's obvious to see why you'd want to capture this scene; full of charm of a pleasant town, bright deep warm yellow, red and blue sky for contrast. Lovely shot on a bright sunny day, Well done. Congrats
abmdsudi (45644) 2015-07-02 11:22
A scene of great beauty to one who appreciates snow mountains just the kind of shot we need on a hot day. The light adds to the mood of the environment and you've also caught the cloud coming over the ridge just right in my opinion. Beautiful work the detail & colour rendition in this fine composition are excellent. Congrats
abmdsudi (45644) 2015-07-02 11:13
A superb capture of this lovely little flitty feathered friend with some excellently timed to capture the wings movement - even 1/1000 hasn't stopped them - as it's so much a part of what makes this so unique!! A beautiful capture, well balanced and well composed. Congrats
abmdsudi (45644) 2015-07-02 11:02
Darker shallow dof bg transforms the already attractive butterfly looks even more graceful within its world. A fine closed up work, a standout shot with adequate clarity, sharpness, the priceless detail and colour contrast. Excellent capture, Congrats
abmdsudi (45644) 2015-07-02 10:32
Looks a very peaceful retreat well shot on a warm day with lots of detail in focus, good contrast between the greenery and the earthy brown tones. I like the inclusion of the old plow on the left which somehow glues, and inviting the eye to explore the whole area. The diagonal approach works best here. A very nice composition. Congrats
abmdsudi (45644) 2015-07-02 10:12
A nice tranquil scene capturing the water feature well, but what is more impressive is the shades of verdant greenery, colours and clarity excel in your impressive exposure. Superbly composed, Congrats and tfs.
abmdsudi (45644) 2015-07-02 9:53
A typical HDR composite image seems to have brought out the best in this shot; such are the colours, light, exposure and detail throughout for all to see. Lovely people interaction to finish off nicely. Well done, TFS
abmdsudi (45644) 2015-07-02 6:46
A very fine seascape captured at that time of day with that sense of cold stillness, everything asleep, waiting for the sun to bring it to life. A shot that provides the best colour and light and interesting water detail in the f/g. The magnificent clarity in the sky has influenced the whole image with its colour. Full of atmosphere beautifully exposed and presented. Great lens work, Congrats
P/S Thks to your comment on my last upload: The veil as seen is tradition for married women and nothing to do with religion. Many married Indian women especially in the villages are expected to cover their heads especially when they are talking to strangers and normally they have shied away from the camera and veiled their heads. From what I have seen, the tradition of veils has almost died in the cities but still prevails in rural India. Simple customs prevail all over the world, and should be treated with empathy and respect.
abmdsudi (45644) 2015-07-02 6:14
I like the centered composition here. You've done a great job creating a certain balance between the overpowering colour of the fabrics and the more spacious room. Having those powerful colours that lead into the middle just off gives the shot a nice bit of tension. Good job! Congrats
Thanks to your brief foreword.
willperrett (7798) 2015-07-02 6:00
You're my next-door neighbour today! And yes, I thought I was looking at a photograph of penguins at first. Last year I spent some time on Lindisfarne, and could see the Farne Islands in the distance, but never made it that far. But I have photographed puffins in the Scilly Islands...
willperrett (7798) 2015-07-02 5:53
I was standing on the same bridge just two weeks ago! We had sailed into the Venetian lagoon, and amazingly found a free mooring for the night just at the end of this very canal. It looks as though in April, Burano isn't too busy. In June it was certainly buzzing during the day, but we were living on the boat, and were pleasantly surprised by how quiet the place was in the evening when all the tourists had gone back to Venice and their cruise liners... Nice work.
willperrett (7798) 2015-07-02 5:47
Drama here in bucketloads. Your note about the gale, and the waves makes me wonder if your camera survived the ordeal. I know you did, as you've posted this! I love the faint suggestions of green in the waves. Brave shot!
willperrett (7798) 2015-07-02 5:39
Without the mother and son, placed cunning near the thirds position, this wouldn't be half the shot it is. Although the flowers themselves are indeed beautiful, the inclusion of the figures is the vital element in the composition. Good work.
abmdsudi (45644) 2015-07-02 2:25
A nice capture of this beautiful modern designed bridge as it takes the eye along the waterways. Great detail especially the lovely cloud formations, such wonderful colours too and a pleasant contrast beautiful captured, Congrats.
willperrett (7798) 2015-07-02 1:35
Reflections always make for intriguing images, and this photograph certainly proves that. On second thoughts, I'm probably wrong, as no-one else had seen it! Why are TE punters generally so blinkered??
willperrett (7798) 2015-07-02 1:30
A backstreet in Athens, but nobody's to be seen! Perhaps they're all indoors watching television about the Euro-crisis. I'm sure we're all worried for them. Your photograph is a nice piece of street observation: without the graffiti it would not be so interesting!
willperrett (7798) 2015-07-02 1:27
Nice bit of street observation. The graffiti make the shot, but don't interest the two boys playing. I can't make out what they're doing: is it a ball game? I can't see a ball. Your title is presumably a reference to the song by Bill Withers (I had to look that up!)