mkamionka (30903) 2015-03-30 11:38
I see you have visited the Teesside again ;)
My work place is very near Guisborough, so may be that is why I avoid it on the weekend :) but I do have it in my collection already as well (click here to see it). It seems we both have had a similar weather while taking photos there. Indeed this weekend I was rather discouraged from having a walk. We went shortly to Sterwat Park (place where Cpt Cook Birthday Museum is located) but it was so windy that we come back quite fast. Next day we picked a cinema.
The winds are bad and tomorrow it should be VERY windy here -over 40mph.
Coming back to your photo I believe the bad weather suits actually well the ruins adding some dark mood. Nice asymmetric composition.
mkamionka (30903) 2015-03-30 11:30
quite an extraordinary place and you have selected a perfect POV to present it in an interesting way. The light is fantastic -challenging -but you have turn it to your advantage. I like the strong shades mixed with warm lit elements of the fortifications. The sky is lovely too. Excellent work!!
mkamionka (30903) 2015-03-30 11:27
is seems you have quite similar weather to England now. We have plenty of clouds, rain, wind -quite unpleasant for a walk but I see it did not stop you :)
Nice place for a walk -we can see right away that the sky is white but that again did not stop you from taking a lovely photo of this place.
Very well done,
macjake (57432) 2015-03-30 11:27
as you probably know, I love abandoned buildings.
so this one is right up my alley.
lots of history here, lots of grunge, lots of weeds to sort through in the garden :)
wonderful subject, lots of textures too.
Noel_Byrne (25296) 2015-03-30 11:25
Her expression is very serious, I wonder what she is looking at here. She has a look of mistrust in here eyes, perhaps she has spotted a known thief nearby.
I wonder what tho fruits are too, I have never seen this kind before. They look almost like green acorns. The woman's purple clothing adds a great touch to the scene too.
Noel_Byrne (25296) 2015-03-30 11:22
I like the architecture that presents a good backdrop behind, and an interesting scene in front, even though the stilted clowns are a bit odd looking. The body language of the young girls looking at the scene seem to indicate that they too think the clowns are a bit odd. Nice bright light, makes this look like a very fun day and place.
Noel_Byrne (25296) 2015-03-30 11:20
Dizzying display of color and shapes, you really captured the sense of excitement and fun of the fair here. Nce to place the big play land sign in the foreground like this too, an apt welcome to this garden of dizziness. The lights look superb against the the dark night. I would guess this was not easy to shoot, but you did well.
macjake (57432) 2015-03-30 11:19
is it just me or do these little sea-side towns look so peacefull all the time! do they ever get crazy? :)
all the whites, the blues, the water reflections, the charming boats - whats not to like here right?
nice day for taking photos and for a walk.
Noel_Byrne (25296) 2015-03-30 11:18
Interesting that this fine building never reached its purpose, it's a fine building and especially when presented in its red form against this amazing blue sky. You chose a really cool angle to, it makes the building seem very majestic and imposing, and gives it great stature. Excellent framing and composition, really nice photo.
Noel_Byrne (25296) 2015-03-30 11:16
This is a very nice daily life scene, the man has a vague smile that makes me think he is vy content in his occupation. You chose a rather unusual composition too, with the man occupying lower left like this, and it works really well. A lesson in composition for me here.
Noel_Byrne (25296) 2015-03-30 11:13
Very nice effect from the sun as it peeps from behind the clouds like this, the clouds are so straight and linear. Well done to capture this hit no lens flare too. Nce silhouettes of the surrounding area, this must be a wondful sight to wake to in the morning.
Noel_Byrne (25296) 2015-03-30 11:11
This looks like a beautiful place, like towers of jagged rock making a mini city skyline. The way you present this image also makes it seem like a very lonely place. The kind of place a mythical being would be sent to in solitude. A minimal subject that works beautifully well isolated like this.
macjake (57432) 2015-03-30 11:09
I know some people may feel the scene could use some people to liven it up a bit, but not every street scene is that way.
sometimes it's good to have a quite atmosphere.
i like this little narrow street with the tall buildings and window shutters.
and the grey tones add to the atmosphere.
pleasing and quite
Noel_Byrne (25296) 2015-03-30 11:08
This is almost like a scene from a music video, and there is a great sense of excitement to the view, fire raining from above and inside the man somehow remains so calm, his expression does not show that it's raining red hot pieces around him. Nicely cropped and composed.
Noel_Byrne (25296) 2015-03-30 11:07
Nice view of this town, and taken with an angle that allows superb depth as we look at each building in detail as they disappear into the distance. I like the light and shade effects on the vivid grass, and that sky is beautiful too. I really like a nice blue sky.
Noel_Byrne (25296) 2015-03-30 11:05
I like the idea of the arms reaching into the shot, like some strange being performing an ancient ritual. The mans expression is very interesting too, he seems so absorbed by the moment. I guess this is one of the key benefits of that lens, you can capture true moments without any knowing, and therefore without fakery in the persons expression. Great idea, hope you have more people shots to share.
ManuMay (35497) 2015-03-30 11:02
A very beautiful place and a superb work with light...Being such difficult conditions youhave reach a wonderful capture, great use here of ISO and flash to value even the outsie, excellent colors and light...Very good!!
Have a nice day...
Noel_Byrne (25296) 2015-03-30 11:01
A very impressive view of the city, which sprea it's golden light across a wide area, and perfectly adheres to the shape of the bay. A great time to shoot this subject, as the photo benefits from both the golden light of the city, and the beautiful colors of the sky.
Thanks as always
Noel_Byrne (25296) 2015-03-30 10:59
I wonder if this place is what inspired Disneys iconic castle, it has that fairytale feel and is a stunning place, you really chose a perfect moment to take this, enough light in the sky to appreciate the colors and surroundings, but just in time to catch the amazing golden glow from the buildings. That reflection is wonderful. Truly beautiful place and photo, really nicely done.