mjw364 (7434) 2015-01-28 22:20
I love the composition of this image with those lines and the white arch, giving it an abstract graphic feel then the shadows at the end of the shot bringing my eye back to reality. I like it.
Well, I'm enjoying Melbourne since there are plenty of photographic opportunities but, to be honest, I could just as easily be back home. It's a bit of an underwhelming place. I feel as though I am in an Americanised monoculture. I'm just enjoying the weather and taking photo's when I can. So far, so good but I'm travelling further north soon so maybe things will change.
Have a good day.
mjw364 (7434) 2015-01-28 21:56
Taking advantage of the low light to create abstract shapes and textures... well I was always going to like that!
Melbourne is covered in buildings like this characterised by repeated patterns... I'm overwhelmed by them. I'll post a few in due course...
Take care and have a good day!
mjw364 (7434) 2015-01-28 21:49
G'day Bev, howzit goin, darl? (Sorry I'm no good at OZ speak - I'll stick to northern git mode form here on in...)
I used to play Pacman! But - the whole of the rock also looks like that bloke from the Fantastic Four who turned into stone -I think his name was Ben.
Anyway - I love shots that are abstract and make us think a bit so this one gets my thumbs up!
Have a good day
mjw364 (7434) 2015-01-28 21:42
Hello Will, how ya goin?
What what a load of walls! We could stamp our images of walls on bricks and build a TE wall... "all across the universe" at the side of a "long and winding road"...
Sorry, just had a made one due to the heat...
In Melbourne they have graffiti on walls, known locally as "The Lanes" which is a bit of a tourist draw... I haven't taken a shot of them yet since they are plastered all over postcards having been given the HDR treatment and they seem pretty "Camden Town Market" type tat to me. Plus, I'd only take a shot of them if I could do something weird with it so it would never make it onto TE anyway.
I'm with Gert in as much as your shot does put me in mind of the Zappa album Tinseltown Rebellion... it's a ripper, mate! The sun's face also puts me in mind of the Tears for Fears album, "sowing the seeds of love#2...
Oz... well it is very Americanised and somewhat underwhelming in many ways... but I'm enjoying my time here... I haven't found a good enough reason to stay long term yet though, especially since they charge 10 dollars for a pint of Guinness due to Abbot putting tax up on alcohol 3 times last year... on the plus side fuel is one dollar a litre - about 60p. Worse than the price of the beer is the fact that they serve it in "pots" (or half pints) with pints being the exception rather than the rule, which really is not right on any level... emasculation of the Aussie male seems complete on that score...
ChrisJ (97890) 2015-01-28 20:29
A deep, rich blue sky. Wonderful density levels that have given perfect saturation and strong light contrasts. Crisp clean whites and solid blacks with good framing and composition. The iconic tip of the Eiffel Tower is instantly recognisable. I like the repetitive patterns of the windows. Tfs!
ChrisJ (97890) 2015-01-28 20:22
Good shadow detail and sharpness and the bg blue sky makes a fine backdrop. Excellent colour and saturation. The sidelight from the right has given nice long shadows of the trees. I like the dapple lighting and shadow play. The angled pov on the stone cottage showing 2 facades adds depth. Good graphism of the dark trees against the lighter sky. Tfs!
ChrisJ (97890) 2015-01-28 20:18
The relatively clear path at right adds excellent lead in lines and deep diminishing linear perspective. Lots of d and c cups at left in this undercover market! The man drinking tea adds authenticity. Good sharpness and colour. The red and white Turkish flag adds place and context. Good repetition of the fabrics and clothes at right. Tfs!
ChrisJ (97890) 2015-01-28 20:02
I went inside on my 2nd attempt. The first attempt failed as it was 5 pm prayer time. It's a magnificent building for sure both from the outside and also the interior. I like the long vertical bookmark format. The fg people add scale and context. Good symmetry of 2 of the 6 minarets visible here. Tfs!
ChrisJ (97890) 2015-01-28 19:58
Effective tight framing with good density levels that have given excellent saturation and clean crisp whites with solid blacks in addition to punchy lighting contrasts. The v notch formed by the fg gate nicely points into the frame. The people add scale and context. The lamp post at right has been skilfully blended with the bg building. Tfs!
ChrisJ (97890) 2015-01-28 19:50
I like the low shooting angle and the superb graphic elements of lighter tones contrasting against darker tones. Good sharpness And although the stylized sundeck chairs make a wonderful repetitive pattern throughout the square, I am sure they are not very comfortable to lie on. Good to include some of the bg buildings. Tfs!
ChrisJ (97890) 2015-01-28 19:47
Surprisingly, I got it right from the clues in your note alone. A good extreme close up with very effective tight framing and the diagonals of the floors add dynamism. Good sharpness and wonderful repetition of patterns shapes and geometric designs such as the stylized eyes on the lower floor facades. Tfs!
ChrisJ (97890) 2015-01-28 19:44
The catwalk suspension bridge makes a fine focal point. Good sharpness and the man about to cross adds scale. i like the warm cold color contrast between the yellow green grass and the blue sea and sky. The diagonal axis of the path adds good dynamism. The fg oof blades of grass or branches add depth and layering. Tfs!
ChrisJ (97890) 2015-01-28 19:26
Effective tight framing on the hilltop village and the tightly clustered stone houses add interest. Very good sharpness and the haze adds mood and atmosphere. A splendid high vantage point overlooking the town. The trees and forest and greenery surrounding the village are nice. Tfs!