Royaldevon (31293) 2015-04-24 10:20
This photograph became more pleasing as I looked at it. At first, I was not sure about the trunk splitting the frame but, the more I looked, the more I liked it. Had the trunk been straight, it would not have worked so well.
The textural details are excellent and you have used a good dof.
My warm regards,
Royaldevon (31293) 2015-04-24 10:15
I see the bicycle has parked with a good sea view!
It is a fine composition, with many quite abstract details. The light is very well controlled, the colours good and the details pin sharp.
My warm regards,
dta (68832) 2015-04-24 10:12
Hello Beverley ,
You were lucky (?) to have this fantastic cloudy formation when you have visited this amazing fortress . A Well chosen framing to show us both the two main elements : approching storm , and csatle in the light .
Royaldevon (31293) 2015-04-24 10:11
This is certainly a sign of spring!
This is a large nest, made with quite large twigs.
Do the birds build a new nest each year or reuse old ones?
It is a fine shot with clear plumage details and some character details!
I love the inclusion of the small sparrow.
Perhaps it is thinking of becoming a squatter!
My warm regards,
dta (68832) 2015-04-24 10:07
hello John ,
not so easy to well take picture of interiors . This is an excellent capture here of the fine church , with a kind of mystic atmosphere . The reflections of the stained glases vreates a superb effect .
tyro (20934) 2015-04-24 10:00
Now, after your last shot, this one has further reinforced my desire to visit Hawkshead!
What a beautiful old building and I love how you have captured so very well the rough and interesting textures of the ancient stonework. Your shot is beautifully composed and I especially like the lone figure passing through that archway - that really brings the picture to life.
Yes, it's a pity it was a dull and grey day because it's left you with a pretty featureless sky. On the other hand, don't you agree that damp grey days often really bring out the colours so much better than bright sunshine? The greens especially are really vibrant here.
And what a pity you didn't manage to get inside this building - imagine that - that really would be a challenge to take some photographs because I bet it's as black as ink in there! :)
ChrisJ (100768) 2015-04-24 8:59
I went there in the 80's long before Martin Bryant did a copycat of the Dunblane Scotland shootings, in 1996. The scaffolding and fence look new to me as does the excavation. Good sharpness and the trees at right add depth and layering. Excellent colour and saturation. The yellow flowers and orange supports contrast well against the blue sky. Tfs!
ManuMay (35847) 2015-04-24 8:54
Hombre Don Sergio!!
Me alegro de volver a verte por aquí...se te echaba de menos!!
Me gusta mucho la idea de incluir esta parte circular en primer plano, en bonito contraste con el resto, aportando luz y contraste, la luz sobre la iglesia tiene un tono realmente especial, como de primera hora de la mañana, no?? Me gusta también cómo has enmarcado con los arboles, en bonito contraste...
Bueno, espero seguir viéndote por aquí...
Recibe un cordial saludo.
Royaldevon (31293) 2015-04-24 8:43
You just couldn't introduce a garden scene with prettier flowers than these hollyhocks; they create immediate impact and set a mood of cheerfulness. It's a charming scene, with a really rustic atmosphere.
Your viewpoint is perfectly chosen for immediate impact, a good guide line and clear, crisp, colourful details.
My warm regards,
ManuMay (35847) 2015-04-24 8:35
It truly is a treat for photography lovers to find a place with such a light moment with such colors ... You managed to capture very well the warmth, tranquility and special atmosphere of the place, these delicate colors that provide stained glass, wood texture ... all in flawless definition ... great job ... Thanks !!
tyro (20934) 2015-04-24 8:01
I suppose that railroad tracks are much easier to walk on than rough tracks and they also run in nice straight lines too, so it's probably a much more convenient way of getting around - so long as you're careful to keep an eye open for approaching trains!
A beautifully composed photograph in which the railway lines lead us way, way off into the distant hazy landscape. The light and colours are lovely and your inclusion of the brightly dressed walkers adds human interest as well as a good sense of scale. Perfect details and sharpness too.
tyro (20934) 2015-04-24 7:53
Hi there, Celebrity Craig,
Sounds like you were really chuffed with the attention you received in India from the locals! Just don't expect to get the same sort of reception when you get back home to Vancouver. :)
This guy certainly appears to be checking you out good style - but there's no malice there - he's just interested and perhaps a bit intrigued as to why this stranger should want to come and visit his home town.
This is a beautiful capture. Someone once told me that India was the best place in the whole World for taking photographs because of the light and from this photograph I can understand why. Perhaps it is the amount of dust in the atmosphere, I don't know, but there seems to be a lovely softness to the light which is very evident in this image, the man and his rickety old bicycle standing out superbly against the hazy background.
I love this one: I love the spontaneity of it, the light, the colours, your composition - everything. A wonderful memory from your travels in India.
ChrisJ (100768) 2015-04-24 6:46
A superb daily life scene from Nepal with vibrant color and good sharpness, especially for an analogue film shot. The shallow fg dof work well here. Nice repetition of the wicker baskets. The profiled mother with her nose ring and child makes a fine focal point. Tfs.
ChrisJ (100768) 2015-04-24 6:35
Wonderful symmetrical reflections in the limpid water with good sharpness and superb density levels. The yellow and orange facades of the bg building contrast superbly against the blue sky. Good saturation and the boat at left adds a fine focal point. Tfs.
ChrisJ (100768) 2015-04-24 6:30
I like the square format and the superb sharpness. The man at right in the red shirt animates the scene and his attire contrasts well against the blue grey tones to give a pleasing warm cold color contrast. The open panel in the door provides interest. I can see some Islamic designs that support the Muslim conquests mentioned. Tfs.