Noel_Byrne (30085) 2016-04-30 5:49
Dad that this fine building burned down but what a beautiful ruin that remains, the glassless rose window a hint of former glory. The name of the place make me smile too, that name appears in Telford buildings in Ireland and as a child I used to pronounce it bony face :)
Noel_Byrne (30085) 2016-04-30 5:45
Hi Saber this cannot be an easy type of photo to take with the dust and so much action but you've done it beautifully and caught the spirit and excitement of the moment. The multiple colors of the jockeys is great too
ChrisJ (111572) 2016-04-30 5:16
Good dof ranging from slightly oof in the immediate fg to pin sharp slightly further back and slightly oof in the bg. Nice repetition of the magenta toned tulip flowers with the yellow and red blooms adding to the color palette. Tfs!
ChrisJ (111572) 2016-04-30 4:59
Goreme is an amazing location amongst the fairy chimneys of Cappadocia. Good sharpness with every detail clearly visible. The balancing rock atop one of the hoodoos as they are called in North America is eyecatching. Tfs!
Noel_Byrne (30085) 2016-04-30 4:48
You always have poignancy in your portrait photos, they aren't just photos, they seem to a snapshot of soul. That comes across very strongly in this, the faces of the kids are reluctant and slightly unnerved, I guess they may not be used to cameras perhaps? Whatever it is, it puts a strong sense of reality to the photo.
Noel_Byrne (30085) 2016-04-30 4:45
The man looks happy and proud and from your note, this was an all positive experience. That comes across in the photo. Really delightful photo worth great effect from the sky behind which looks like it's emanating from the man! Thanks for a very interesting note too. I hadn't heard that tip on portrait photography, I must try this in practice.
Noel_Byrne (30085) 2016-04-30 4:41
It was a talented craftsman who made this, add you say it is hard to imagine this level of detail could be carved from stone. Really nice idea to focus on this very beautiful detail of the fort
ChrisJ (111572) 2016-04-30 4:32
For a moment I thought the blue and white colors of Greece were some part of a ceremony for the upcoming Olympic Games in Rio. I just finished critiquing Danos's shot of the handover ceremony. It's the same all over Europe. Fountains shut down in November and reopen in late April / early May, as it is too expensive to heat the water to stop it freezing. The same story with outdoor pools. Tfs!
Noel_Byrne (30085) 2016-04-30 3:54
That is an amazing sight, the layers of colour in the sky and the way you have handled the foreground light is just beautiful, a really striking photo. There is so much depth through the misty hills and the trees makes excellent silhouettes.
lousat (89134) 2016-04-30 3:51
Ciao Costantino,ce ne sono a centinaia,disseminate in ogni angolo della Grecia,ed ognuna ha il suo fascino e degli eleganti interni,spesso non sono sorvegliate,ma sono aperte,ne ho visitate molte e la tua foto mi ricorda l'atmosfera magica dei loro interni,ottimo scatto come sempre.Buon weekend e buona Pasqua,Luciano