Noel_Byrne (26559) 2015-07-01 10:40
You have a never ending supply of beautiful buildings to photograph, and I like this very much because even though the building is quite simple and straight forward, you have given it the majesty of a palace with this upwards view and that glorious blue sky combined with perfect light. Lovely framing with the trees too.
Noel_Byrne (26559) 2015-07-01 10:38
So this is here the eggs are boiled? I must admit, it looks more beautiful than I thought, and that red Japanese gate really helps,bit is striking in this scene when placed beside the vivid blue water like this. The water looks really inviting to swim in, but the steam is a strong warning.
Noel_Byrne (26559) 2015-07-01 10:37
Beautiful and striking colors in those trees, really nice idea to include these along with the fine deep view out over the harbour. You positioned the mast of the boats pertly in the frame too. Really appealing place and attractive shot.
ChrisJ (102743) 2015-07-01 10:36
Delightful reflections that add symmetry, with amazing repetition of the patterns and shapes formed by the elongated windows. Good sharpness and wonderful control over perspective and the orange horizontal stripe joining a square in the centre adds interest. Tfs.
Noel_Byrne (26559) 2015-07-01 10:35
A very imposing church in this high position, but even it seems to cower in the face of the beautiful sky. It looks more like waves than clouds with the sweeping line and upwards style effect. This looks really fine in black and white, as do all of your mono captures.
Noel_Byrne (26559) 2015-07-01 10:33
I like that snowman, this cheerful smile makes me smile. This is a nice piece of happy art and it's deep cold blues are in strong contrast to the color of the earth. Nice choice of angle too, including the corner gives good depth.
Best wishes from ireland
Noel_Byrne (26559) 2015-07-01 10:31
So you braved a puddle jumper! Fair play, the smallest I've been in was a 22 seater flying Dublin to glasgow and really felt small and rickety. Great fun though.
I think if I had the option to capture a fine view like this, I'd take the plunge too though, it's such a surreal and alien looking landscape. The pink color is the last think I would expect. Beautiful aerial shot, something we don't see many of here.
Thanks as always, sending you lots of well wishes from the soggy rock. We hit 25 degrees yesterday, and of course, we are all in work :) two weeks off coming though, so I expect to view a few new castles!
ChrisJ (102743) 2015-07-01 10:29
I might have politely requested the woman at left move or waited for her to leave. It can be touch and go sometimes not to get tourists posing with well known landmarks. Good color and sharpness and the sailor statue is huge! Good to have a part of the destroyer at right to balance the composition. Tfs.
Noel_Byrne (26559) 2015-07-01 10:27
Nice to see you post. I would never have thought this building to be in Japan, it looks classically european. The calm mirror like water and it's reflection makes this whole scene very calming and peaceful, lovely tree too, the off centre composition of the museum works really well.
Noel_Byrne (26559) 2015-07-01 10:26
Beautiful little fuzzy creatures, and what a nice moment to capture two of them at the same time. Beautiful control on the depth of field to make them the stars of the show and still keep interesting color behind. Nicely done.
ChrisJ (102743) 2015-07-01 10:17
Excellent shadow detail despite the lack of sunlight in the darkened alley. The stands of colorful postcards add a welcome splash of color. There was a queue for the elevator when I visited Lisbon. Hope you visited the earthquake damaged cathedral at the top. Tfs.
ChrisJ (102743) 2015-07-01 10:09
The 2 tourists at right animate the scene and provide scale. An unusual colour combination of the grey white steam and the bright red pools of the volcanic springs. Nice repetition of the green spiky plants. Their fg position also adds depth and layering to the compiosition. Tfs.
ChrisJ (102743) 2015-07-01 9:59
Looks a little like Cappadocia in Turkey at sunrise or sunset. Good sharpness and the warm colors of the eroded and weathered rock contrast well against the blue magenta tints in the sky. A good exposure on the sun with the clouds acting as a natural filter. Excellent textural details in the well lit fg. Tfs.
ChrisJ (102743) 2015-07-01 9:49
Good sharpness and the flowers add nice splashes of color that contrast well against the drab grey tenement houses. The perspective has been well managed. The chimneys contrast well against the trees at right. The nearly square format works well here. Tfs.
ChrisJ (102743) 2015-07-01 9:35
A wonderful blue sky backdrop with nice skylight reflections in the stream at right. Good sharpness and a superb high pov. Smart choice of a vertical format to emphasise the height of the stone tower at left. The white goose animates the scene. I like the funnelling effect of the perspective and the repetition of the shrubs. Tfs.
ChrisJ (102743) 2015-07-01 9:25
Nice to see the Italian flag flying proudly atop the tower at right. Good sharpness and wonderful framing and composition. The backlight has been well managed. Good warm cold color contrasts between the blue sky and pale reddish yellow facades of the buildings. Tfs.
tyro (21588) 2015-07-01 9:24
Ciao cara Lisa,
This is a spectacular shot and even more impressive is its detail and sharpness, particularly as you took it from a small aircraft.
A wonderfully, almost graphic, image of the coastline of this lagoon which has a pinkish hue about it though nothing nearly quite so pink as we have seen in your other photographs from this place. A fabulous picture which makes me look and look again - I still can't quite work out a proper sense of scale either - how high were you?- are all the dark dots in the foreground small rocks or big ones or big clumps of vegetation - or trees? Yet I love it!
ChrisJ (102743) 2015-07-01 9:19
Hoping that the US west coast will get some unprecedented summer rains to break the drought. Fantastic color, sharpness and saturation. The smoke gives an unusual halo effect to the trees at right. The gray blue sky contrasts well against the fg yellow green grass. Tfs.
tyro (21588) 2015-07-01 9:15
A very interesting note about these hot springs and people cooking eggs in them. And three brilliant pictures too. But, like you, I wouldn't like to eat an egg with a chicken inside it either - Yuk!
Of all your pictures here, this one has to be my favourite. I just love how the eggs, the maize and the ?eggplant sit waiting to be cooked while the woman sits, totally bored, reading her newspaper. Perhaps you should have eaten some of her eggs to give her something to do?
From the photographic point of view, this is also a delightful picture because the food is clearly seen, brightly lit and pin-sharp in the foreground while the woman is almost hidden in the steam.
ChrisJ (102743) 2015-07-01 9:05
I like how the circular lily pads appear to float on the reflection of the v shaped reflection of the roof. Good sharpness and excellent repetition of the rectangular grid patterns of the roof. The grey tones contrast well against the splashes of green. The 2 people at left animate the scene. Tfs.