SnapRJW (27098) 2014-04-21 7:50
What a superb place to walk Gunnar, especially in weather like you enjoyed that day. I love the open feel of the landscape; the sea stretching to the horizon its blueness meeting the sky and the smooth weathered rocks and dry grasses forming a very attractive contrast in colour and texture.
The two ladies complete a fine shot being well positioned and adding the extra detail in a harmonious and well presented photograph.
I trust you are enjoying the Easter weekend.
tyro (17256) 2014-04-21 7:41
An interesting note about this trade house window, windows of this type seeming to be quite common in Scottish churches. And a fine photograph and presentation for Easter too.
You have not been so foolish as I was and you have used a respectably low ISO for this picture which is impeccably clear and sharp, noiseless (!) and has glorious vibrant colours. Your exposure is bang-on too with no blown-out areas whatsoever.
P.S. This is inspiring me to get into Glasgow Cathedral myself sometime soon and take some pictures. I believe that this building suffered a good deal less than many churches during the Reformation and has some very interesting features as well as this fine window.
SnapRJW (27098) 2014-04-21 7:35
Hello Harriet - How beautiful, a simple rural scene that captures the weather condition realistically. I see the merest shadows and warm contrasts across the tree in the FG but in the distant view, I see that rain is not far away.
April showers bring forth May flowers
SnapRJW (27098) 2014-04-21 7:25
Hello John - A wonderful window telling the story of St Paul. The art of the glass artist is beautifully captured with rich and glorious colour. If the sermon gets a bit tedious the window can entertain and instruct the congregation with its dramatic story.
I hope you don't mind but I did a small WS to try and get rid of the noise in the 'stone'. I set the black and white points in levels and curves. Any detail that was in the stone has been obliterated but so has the noise and the punchiness of the colours is cleaner.
I hope you are having a lovely Easter weekend.
Noel_Byrne (17301) 2014-04-21 7:10
What an impressive cathedral, and I cannot imagine a more perfect viewpoint on which to take in its epic scale, beauty and design. The greenery all around the scene and the bursts of color from the flowers looks really wonderful. Beautiful image, thanks for sharing.
Noel_Byrne (17301) 2014-04-21 7:08
Welcome to Trek Earth! A fascinating first post, with such strong contrasts between the two landscapes. The foreground looks almost like a desert, while to the distance, the beautiful jagged peaks of these mountains. Very nice that you managed to capture snow blowing off the very tallest among them. Wonderful image, thanks for sharing. I look forward to seeing more of your fine work!
Noel_Byrne (17301) 2014-04-21 7:06
Una splendida composizione, questa statua posta perfettamente terzi rappresenta l'unico modo migliore per bilanciare lo stadio sulla sinistra. Mi piace che anche in tempi più moderni, un'antica tradizione di mettere queste sculture in giro per luoghi pubblici vive, e ha certamente dato a questo posto una eleganza senza tempo, qualcosa che manca in molti dei mondi stadi moderni. L'anello di statue portano perfettamente al moderno edificio, ed i toni di rosso verde e blu sono splendidi. Molto ben fatto, un argomento difficile direi, rispetto alla bellezza di gran parte di Roma, ma avete dato un'eleganza inaspettata qui.
I migliori auguri
Noel_Byrne (17301) 2014-04-21 7:03
Questo è un bellissimo edificio. Anche se non ricoperti di decorazioni, ha un fascino particolare, e la sua facciata strutturato parla di una lunga storia. Questo posto ha visto un sacco a suo tempo mi immagino! Il punto verso l'alto di vista è perfetto dando la chiesa un aspetto maestoso, e la tua composizione è eccellente, tenendo in altezza piena e che ci permette di vedere tutta la sua profondità di troppo. Le ombre sulla destra sono molto belle, e il cielo. Inutile dire essere irlandese che questi bellissimi cieli azzurri mi fanno sorridere, io non vederli spesso.
I migliori auguri
Noel_Byrne (17301) 2014-04-21 6:53
What beautiful light, and how appropriate for this heavenly display to make itself known on Easter weekend. The sky is ablaze and down below the still water reflects a sense of calm and beauty. I really admire how you managed the light here, it looks like it would have been really difficult to do.
Thanks as always for sharing your work.
serp2000 (35826) 2014-04-21 6:52
Funny capture of a comics and real life, amazing intersection, indeed! I like your idea to make this story from the image. I think you could be work in good glamour magazine with your talent, my friend! ;)
Best wishes, have a great week ahead!
serp2000 (35826) 2014-04-21 6:46
Hi, Korkut, my neighbor today!
Ha! It's make me smile! What could be more original than to show us the b&w blossom sakura! LOL!
Yes, we know this real color, no doubt. Impressive sharpness, my friend! Clever composition, very attractive art work!
All the best wishes!
serp2000 (35826) 2014-04-21 6:35
Another interesting photo from your French trip! I see the owners of the Château de Beynac had have good aestetic sense. Impressive view, very nice landscape.
Thanks for this attractive picture!
macjake (49348) 2014-04-21 6:32
ah...another sweet new view from Paris.
Or at least new from my virgin Paris eyes :)
seems like a brisk crisp but sunny winter type of day.
the trees are all bare, but i wonder how they look in full bloom.
great feel with the wide open spaces, nice shot indeed.
macjake (49348) 2014-04-21 6:30
remote Clown College...now thats funny! good one!
now its a school!!!???
I wonder how it looks on the inside...because how does a Family home transform into school rooms?
hmmm....I wonder if they had to change the rooms around alot. Doesn't really seem to fit, but then again what the heck do i know!
Looking at this former castle/home, now I want to build myself a Quadrangle! i love just saying it :)
beautiful home, majestic, powerful, proud-looking, it certainly catches the eye doesn't it. Perhaps one of my favorites from your posted castles.
Noel_Byrne (17301) 2014-04-21 6:03
This is a beautiful shot, with your trademark control of depth of field to perfectly bring the main subject into crystal clear view. I love the inclusion of the parasol above, crowning this scene, and the light on the faces of the girls behind is very special.
Thanks for sharing.