tyro (20958) 2015-04-25 15:26
Photography of modern architecture, of course, has always been the type of photography which you do so very well. But, until a year or so ago, your photograph of this scene would have been devoid of people: now, however, that little "boy in blue" really adds some spice - in bucket loads!
A fabulously well composed image in which the line of stone balls leads the eye perfectly into the scene, then upwards to the very tops of those tall modern buildings set against a glorious sky. But still our eyes flash back to the little "boy in blue" who commands so much attention.
A wonderful photograph with glorious light and colours, fine composition, perfect exposure and stunning details and sharpness.
And, once again, your favourite ultra-wide "city lens" has done the business.
tyro (20958) 2015-04-25 15:00
Ciao caro Carlo,
Oh, yes, Malgo told me she was going to be travelling to Italy tomorrow - how wonderful that you're going to be meeting her again! Are you going to be meeting up with Silvio or Luciano too?
This is a lovely photograph, very well seen and taken and very nicely composed too with the two ladies nicely placed at the bottom of the frame with a very simple large doorway above them. All elements are nicely placed in the image, the light and colours are excellent and the details and sharpness are superb.
Have fun with Malgo and give her my best wishes!
tyro (20958) 2015-04-25 14:50
As always, you have written a very interesting and informative note. But, hey, wait a minute - you're a photographer and take photographs - you don't take "snaps". I take "snaps": you don't. :)
And, just to prove you don't take snaps, you have very wisely included that jogger in your photograph. You see, like it or not, you are now changing - just as I have and as Craig has too - realising from looking at images from the likes of Gert that including people really can "make" a photograph, particularly if they're interesting or doing something - just like this fellow whom you have placed perfectly in your frame to benefit an excellent composition.
Lovely morning light and, once again, an excellent result from this contre jour approach which you do so very well.
tyro (20958) 2015-04-25 14:41
As the news unfolds of today's terrible tragedy in Nepal, this is a most fitting tribute to all those who have died, those who have lost family members and friends and those who have suffered - and not only in Nepal but also in India, Bangladesh, Tibet and even on Mount Everest.
May our thoughts and prayers be with all of them.
Another of your wonderful photographs of a beautiful temple surrounded by ordinary people going about their daily lives in happier times.
Many thanks for this, Gert.
emka (81900) 2015-04-25 13:32
Ciao carlo, I have seen already on some photos this unique tower with the oaks on the top. Here it looks a bit like a head with hair. Nice composition. And I hope I will see it very soon :). From the top should be great view of the city and its walls.
WArm regrad s MAlgo
emka (81900) 2015-04-25 13:29
Hi Gert, How tragic and sad news. I have read that the death toll is over 1300, but probably many more people are trapped. How helpless we are against powers of nature. When it will be possible to foresee and at least to evacuate people before the eartquake. And how sad when you remember the places and people there. I ws in some such places that not a long time later suffered- Sichuan, Pisco in Peru (2007), Thailand before tsunami, and Japan. I have read that many historical buildings in kathmandu were distroyed, so maybe some places you have shown here do not exist anymore.
Beautiful tribute to the victims
tyro (20958) 2015-04-25 10:37
Having read your interesting note in its entirety and having studied your photograph too, I must say I rather like these twin smoke stacks. The fact of the matter, of course, is that they were initially built purely for function and yet they have become iconic - quite unlike that hideous top on St. Michael's Church at Linlithgow (on which you kindly commented) which was actually built purely as a work of art. I guess it probably works as a lightning conductor too.
Now I like your picture - a lot. And what really makes this one for me (and probably for many others such as Craig, Gert and so on) is the fact that you have a person in it! In fact, not only a person, but a lady with a lovely bright red top - and a dog into the bargain. Not only do they add human/canine interest but they also brighten up the foreground and give depth to the image as well as a fine sense of scale.
And good composition, fine light and colours and excellent details and sharpness.
tyro (20958) 2015-04-25 9:20
This is a delightful photograph of what looks to be a delightful small Australian town.
Your composition is excellent and has made the very best advantage of the lovely light falling on the front of that lovely Georgian building and the cobblestoned roundabout with its antique lamppost makes an excellent foreground feature.
Lovely light and fine colours, perfect exposure and, as always, exquisite details and sharpness.
P.S. But, always the sleuth, I have a couple of points to make here. The first one is relevant to your location - this is Victoria, Australia (as you state in your note) and not Tasmania (though I know you certainly have visited there).
The other point is that, if you look for Beechworth in Wikipedia, you will clearly see a big mistake - there's a picture there of a red building which is purported to be the Bank of Victoria but most definitely isn't. Looking at Google maps, that building is on Ford Street while your bank (the real one!) is on Camp Street though very close to the roundabout with Ford Street. Now it's quite easy to post pictures on Wikipedia (I've done it once or twice before) so why not post your picture there? It's good fun and then the whole wide World can see it - not just the few who look at TE!
tyro (20958) 2015-04-25 5:55
Golly gosh, how did I manage to miss this one?
This is spectacular view and I think I've been to this place too - not a long walk at all from Keswick. And, funnily enough, the first thing I think here is that you have captured a far better view than either of those photographers way out at the end of the jetty will ever hope to achieve - after all, you have them and the jetty to provide a wonderfully interesting and colourful foreground and they're going to have, well, nothing in the way of foreground interest!
Still, let's not bother about their plight: as I say, they provide a wonderful foreground and they also very nicely balance the snow capped hills on the right, so adding to a fine composition. The reflections in the water are beautiful, the light lovely and soft, your colours true yet vibrant, and the details and sharpness exquisite.
tyro (20958) 2015-04-25 5:45
A fascinating note - you obviously made a little friend here with this cute dog!
What a beautiful view of this little bay with the town spread out before us, all brightly lit in the sunshine while the darker castle sits atop the hill on the left. Lovely soft waves hitting the shoreline - and your little friend perfectly placed in the frame.
Lovely light and colours, a fine composition and excellent details and sharpness.
tyro (20958) 2015-04-25 5:38
How wonderful that you had advice from Angshu before your India trip so that you could find some of the most photogenic areas to visit! And you've certainly found a very photogenic place here and a very photogenic lady to grace it.
Yellow and blue, being complementary colours, really do work so very well together and this is no exception. The blue flaking paintwork and the crumbling masonry make a perfect backdrop for this contented elderly lady as she sits peacefully watching you and wearing the most magnificent bright yellow clothing.
A lovely capture with fine soft light and wonderfully rich and vibrant colours, perfect composition and exposure and, as always, stunning details and sharpness.
tyro (20958) 2015-04-25 5:14
I love your note! How interesting that you had to take your own tea bags to India - but I couldn't drink tea made with milk and no water either. Nor do I take sugar in my tea.
Yes, I know "carry coals to Newcastle" and "sell ice to Eskimos" and there's also "sell sand to the Arabs" - but Gert has also told you that one.
Funnily enough, I once worked with a junior colleague who had come from Assam. And he had never tasted true Assam tea until he came to Britain - apparently all the good stuff gets exported and he had never tasted it at home.
Anyway, I shall never tire of seeing your pictures from India - or from anywhere, actually! These old crumbling and dilapidated buildings might not look all that attractive but they certainly provide a wonderful background for "showing off" the local people in their brightly coloured traditional dresses.
A beautifully composed photograph with lovely soft light and fine vibrant colours, very well seen and taken with excellent details and sharpness.
P.S. I've just looked at this picture again more closely - and I see that the lady's sack on the left says "Garden Fresh Assam Tea"!!!
tyro (20958) 2015-04-25 4:30
As soon as I saw this picture, I just had to do some research - and now I see that "La Goulue" was a dancer! I found this and, of course, she was known as the "Queen of Montmartre".
What a wonderfully colourful shop front - that must be an interesting shop to browse around in. And you have captured this colourful scene perfectly in an image with lots of things to look at and examine in detail, all taken with fine composition, perfect exposure and excellent details and sharpness.
Thank you for letting me understand about "La Goulue"!
tyro (20958) 2015-04-25 4:13
Wow! Now that looks like a really threatening sky! I hope you had your brollies with you that day.
Despite the difficult lighting conditions, you have managed this photograph remarkably well and produced a very nicely composed image with lovely light and colours and superb details in the form and textures of the ancient stonework of this castle. Superb details and sharpness too.
And, as always, an interesting note.
emka (81900) 2015-04-25 1:52
Moje gratulacje! Znakomite zdjęcie naszego stadionu, naszej dumy narodowej, jeszcze nie widziałam takiego ujęcia. Super geometria, fajne te cienie ogrodzenia. Poza tym to Twoje 100. zdjęcie, jak ten czas leci... No i udział w Maratonie. Jestem pełna podziwu i życzę powodzenia. Ale nie wiem, czy Mr. Maciej Molnar wystartuje w tym biegu, bo go nie znalazłam na liscie biegaczy.
Dobrej pogody jutro
emka (81900) 2015-04-25 1:38
Haha, what I have found. There are no people there (who could be in such place) but very nice view. Pleasant line of chortens and beautiful mountains in the background. Fine composition and you got only 4 points, with 2858 views. Now you write longer notes, so you get more points ;). It is fun to look at old posts.
WArm regrads MAlgo
Royaldevon (31331) 2015-04-25 1:22
I actually critiqued this yesterday but, for some reason, it did not take!
I have a feeling that we have seen this bridge before but, this time, you have given us what looks like a water pump, strongly placed, to anchor the f/g and create a fine sense of depth to the focal bridge.
The water level looks surprisingly high, almost filling the stone arches and creating the most amusing 'eye' shaped reflections.
It is a very well composed photograph, with good light and natural colours.
Have a great w/e,
Royaldevon (31331) 2015-04-25 1:05
What a beautiful swan!
He is puffing up his feathers and gliding across the water like an elegant gondola! I just love the proud arch of his neck!
The water is rippling a little but it has still allowed you to get some strong reflections which are recognisable as the swan ... even if a little abstract!
You have composed the shot carefully, the bird strongly placed in the frame, with plenty of space into which it can sail.
Have a great w/e,