Royaldevon (36129) 2016-02-10 10:23
Ciao caro Silvio,
I just love your composition, with the steep hills overlapping, darker in the f/g, hazy in the b/g, to reveal the topography of the area, with a fine sense of depth!
The village looks like something from a Grimm's Fairytale illustration! I suppose the huddled houses, tall tower and surrounding mists help to create that impression.
It is a very good photograph and I am surprised that you have secreted it away for so long!
My warm regards,
Noel_Byrne (29183) 2016-02-10 10:23
Beautiful view and how cool to hear that this palatial building has found new use, it is far too nice a building to be let decay. I really like the temple style building in the foreground too,it is unusual for me to see this style of building painted. Even in my home city of Dublin, all of the porticos are left as grey stone, the paintwork adds a great element of liveliness. Very attractive photo and congratulations on your milestone :)
Noel_Byrne (29183) 2016-02-10 10:20
I am glad to read this is a wedding, I thought with all the black that perhaps it was a funeral. Though a sombre event like that would suit this place,its a rather sombre building, especially set in the cold snow like this. The red brick stands out so beautifully against the white snow and blue sky too. Great photo
Noel_Byrne (29183) 2016-02-10 10:15
This view could be a thousand years old, the modern world has not at all impacted the the beauty of this place. The buildings seem almost to pour over the hills like architectural lava. You got beautiful light for your photo too. The people and few vehicles on the road give an excellent sense of scale. Great photo.
Noel_Byrne (29183) 2016-02-10 10:00
In all the shots I have seen of this place, I don't recall ever seeing this level of detail in the buildings surface,its really beautiful. I like the little resident in the shot too, you have new inhabitants in their home captured well.
Noel_Byrne (29183) 2016-02-10 9:56
This is a really eye-catching photo,and I think it's because of the two very visible white columns we can see my eye was drawn to them as soon as I saw the gallery. They are placed perfectly in the frame too.
Noel_Byrne (29183) 2016-02-10 9:51
This is a great view of this place and I can understand its name a little better now too. Brilliant views through the rock formations and with great light that brings out the blue of the water really well. At first I thought it a sdhame that the person was in the photo, but on better look they add scale to the concentric arches.
Noel_Byrne (29183) 2016-02-10 9:48
The textures in everything in this are superb, the shot feels so life like. I would never be able to take a good shot of a scene like this, so its fascinating for me to learn from photos such as yours.nice one!
macjake (64704) 2016-02-10 9:42
there's something kind of funny about the 2 different men passing by each other. One is older, one is younger, its like a passing of time :)
nice to have the charming architecture all around the scene to enjoy as well. lots of whites and contrasting blues make it all come together.
Noel_Byrne (29183) 2016-02-10 9:41
What perfect timing, that sky with this foreground light, and the canal reflecting the whole thing so perfectly. This is just a perfect photographic moment and you got do well. The orange colors of the trees is so alive, beautiful photo.
macjake (64704) 2016-02-10 9:40
towns and cities like this are always so photogenic aren't they? Its such a sweet place just to relax the day away and not really have any worries or stress.
I wonder if you can walk up to the top of that bell tower, I bet there's nice views up there.
romantic type of scene, very photogenic.
Noel_Byrne (29183) 2016-02-10 9:39
There is a great array of architectural styles on display here, while the hotel takes centre stage, the other buildings around it have really neat designs too. This is a picture perfect architectural photo. Vibrant and great light and the people add a really cool touch.
Noel_Byrne (29183) 2016-02-10 9:35
Just as I would guess its impossible to walk past without taking pictures, its not possible to see a shot of this icon without stopping for a closer look. The grey cloudy background is beautiful here and makes the gold of the tower stand out so well. A wonderful vantage point and perspective too.
Noel_Byrne (29183) 2016-02-10 9:31
The work is perfectly isolated from the background thanks to the dark building and the lack of light behind it. It seems the sun is very strong, and thee way its shining on the sculpture itself is brilliant, creations beautiful deep shadows. The red is very vibrant too and makers ythre shot stand out really nicely.
macjake (64704) 2016-02-10 9:21
I was just thinking about how photogenic Belgium is, and now I see this one - I really want to visit this place some day soon.
easy to see why people sit around on the grass and just take the day in slowly, to enjoy the moment.
I'd enjoy the view too!
this is one of those compositions where placing the subject in the middle works well. pretty scene