ChrisJ (97810) 2015-01-26 12:18
Thin Lizzy, they ain't! Strange to see cherry blossom in Australia. I am so used to seeing it Korea and China. The giant teddy bear adds an amusing twist. Good sharpness and excellent tight framing and a vibrant street scene despite Hobart being one of the smallest capital cities. Tfs!
Royaldevon (29509) 2015-01-26 12:09
Ciao Caro Silvio,
This is definitely a wintery scene, with a sense of mist hanging over the houses, preventing the bright colours that we normally see in the sunshine. Despite that, the details are sharp, the mood is tangible and the composition, as always, is of a high quality.
Royaldevon (29509) 2015-01-26 12:03
Yes, I can see how the link to five fingers was created.
The road gives a nice separation line and a suggestion of depth, as we proceed over the railings to the slope, beyond, where the houses progress up the hillside like a series of steps.
There is a lovely sense of movement, from left to right, across the frame; the details are sharp and the colours well saturated.
Royaldevon (29509) 2015-01-26 11:47
Ciao Caro Carlo,
I really like this, where you have combined the geometric shapes of the various buildings and features, into a close-up, almost abstract, picture. There is a sense of welcome from the open shutters and a friendliness from the bright colours.
The contrasts of light and shadow show depth and create a very 3D effect.
My warm regards,
ChrisJ (97810) 2015-01-26 11:41
The yellow slide contrasts superbly against the blue grey tones and its diagonal axis adds dynamism. The patch of green grass underneath the slide devoid of snow adds interest. I like the graphic elements of the dark naked tree in the back covered in snow. The diffused light and soft muted colours work well here. Tfs!
Royaldevon (29509) 2015-01-26 11:38
I must admit, I was surprised to see so many trekkers in this wild, open country, though, like you, I know many people love this sort of a walk. The figures work effectively as leads, gently guiding, with a sense of perspective, from the rocky f/g, via the greenery, to the waterfall and, eventually the distant peak. The clarity is good and the colours natural.
My warm regards,
ChrisJ (97810) 2015-01-26 11:33
The bridge does indeed resemble a giant Irish harp. Smart choice of a vertical format to accentuate the height. Good color, sharpness and saturation. The blue sky makes a fine backdrop. Good perspective and the I like the repetition of the white struts at the bottom. Tfs!
ChrisJ (97810) 2015-01-26 11:24
A gorgeous Miami sunset and a stunning warm cold colour contrast between the upper blue sky and the lower bright orange yellow clouds and reflections on the surface of the water in Biscayne Bay. Good sharpness and nice repetition of the cloud patterns. Well exposed and the clouds have acted as a natural filter to block the worst of the harsh glare. Tfs!
Royaldevon (29509) 2015-01-26 11:22
This is a fine close-up of as gannet.
The attitude of the bird is something I have never seen photographed before.
Your shallow dof is perfectly implemented, capturing wonderfully sharp details of the plumage and, even more importantly, its facial features.
The oof b/g supplies an excellent impression of a large, crowded colony.
My warm regards,
ChrisJ (97810) 2015-01-26 11:18
A superb downward pov from this elevated vantage point with good sharpness and natural looking colour. The curving and zig zagging shoreline at bottom right nicely leads the eye around to the top left. The red roof tops contrast well against the blue water. The bg palm trees add a subtropical mood. The diagonal sweep of the road adds dynamism. Tfs!
Royaldevon (29509) 2015-01-26 11:16
The street is certainly attractive, with its cobbled pavements, its open air shops, its coloured buildings and fairy tale turrets. The whole is made even more attractive by your use of the brick archway, which frames the scene and draws the viewer beneath it, to participate in with the other figures.
ChrisJ (97810) 2015-01-26 11:12
The cool refreshing breezes from the water in summer might be nice but I would worry about flooding living so close to the water. I like the muted colours and superb sharpness. The bright yellow green triangle in the corner contrasts well against the muted colors predominating throughout the rest of the image. Tfs!
Noel_Byrne (24235) 2015-01-26 11:05
Your great note combined with this beautiful image truly captures the sense of this place, it's tasteful design, and it's strong connection to the past. I love that there have not been big odious signs appearing to ruin the buildings, and having cently walked down o Connell street in Dublin, I know much impact that can have. There is not even a single car to break the vision that you travelled back in time to take this photo.
Thanks as always.
Royaldevon (29509) 2015-01-26 11:05
Your first post from Australia.
I wondered what you would find!
This is a fine abstract.
The b&w treatment is stark and raises recollections of a game board.
The non-conforming sections, nicely placed, are curious.
What is the purpose of these disks; do they have a purpose or just for decoration.
By the way, did we mention to you that you were arranging the TE get-together this year!
Noel_Byrne (24235) 2015-01-26 11:01
This is a wonderful daily life scene. And the sense of laughter from the young girls really does a nice impression that these streets would ring with happy sounds. So many generations of family and people on view here, and so many thoughts and expressions. All of the people m this are I'll candidates for a photo but to get them all in one cool shot is a real bonus. Really nicely done, and special mention to the goat :)
Royaldevon (29509) 2015-01-26 10:59
Trams are like trains, they seem to cast a spell over us when we see them ... we have to photograph them!
Well, a red one is even more of a treat!
This is a fine composition, capturing the mood of the busy street and the enviable recklessness of young boys! I see where you got your title from!
The Metro (tramway) is an important method of transport in Manchester, now. The trams are quick clean and efficient. When I visited the city last week, I noticed a large part of the centre was under development, to install a new Metro station.
Thanks for sharing this,
Noel_Byrne (24235) 2015-01-26 10:59
This is a very nicely considered shot which creates an almost abstract from a great city view. I like the long exposure that creates starbursts in the lights, and the jade tones in the walls are really nice.
Noel_Byrne (24235) 2015-01-26 10:56
A brilliant scene to portray this famous city, there really is something for everybody in this, so many styles of architecture, the sculpture the lit and shade. Everywhere I look there is something interesting to view. You had a perfect blue sky day too.
Noel_Byrne (24235) 2015-01-26 10:54
So you DO have a time machine! How else could this old scene come to life so vividly while retaining its look of real authenticity. These great ships have given you some magical photo moments, and I really like this combination of old world charm and documentary. Very cool. That sky is superb too. Congratulats on post 1300, that's a lot of sharing the world!!
Noel_Byrne (24235) 2015-01-26 10:51
What a beautiful place, it seems like the monastery has grown from the rock organically and fits in so well in its landscape. A really magical sight and once again a place I am really happy to learns about from your image and note.