tyro (21196) 2015-05-30 4:45
I don't think I've ever seen any of your photographs before which have been taken with that super-long (400mm) lens before! But that lens will certainly open up all sorts of possibilities for the candid street photographer, especially if he chooses a high viewpoint as here.
This is a wonderfully simple - and therefore striking - composition which appears almost completely monochrome except for the curious red markings on the pavement. Just a man, a lamppost and a row of bollards.
And what I love is how you have captured the man just as he walks across that man-hole: will it suddenly open and swallow him up? Has he even noticed that trap door he is walking on?
An excellent candid shot with fabulous strong composition and excellent technical quality.
tyro (21196) 2015-05-30 4:35
You have given us a very interesting and informative note and also presented a beautiful photograph of this ancient piazza.
Your viewpoint has been well chosen to provide fine "lead-in" lines from the paving toward the magnificent palace which still retains its majesty despite its flaking paintwork and crumbling stucco. The light and colours are lovely, your exposure perfect and the details and sharpness exquisite.
CLODO (31212) 2015-05-30 4:31
1000 is a good milestone, ......but I am waiting for the 1001.... and then 1002!!
A very cold picture with lots of white and grey hues, but this is the life in April in the northern part of Europe, only the red of the buoys add some color in the image.
CONGRATULATIONS for your presence on this site for so long with some interesting and unusual photos of the world (where have you not been yet?)
CLODO (31212) 2015-05-30 4:21
The lady is very important: she encourages us to look at this seascape with a splendid color of the sea, rought cliffs, a typical fisherman's boat and an island closing the cove. Her hat and clothes match the sky and water colors, she is well located on a strong point. A good invitation to bath in his clear water
tyro (21196) 2015-05-30 4:15
What a wonderfully welcoming sight! I can just imagine myself walking here, seeing this table and chairs and wanting to sit myself down in the shade with a cup of coffee or a beer and just watch the world go by - and perhaps take some photographs too!
A lovely and pleasingly balanced composition in which the curious tall lamppost is a strong feature but in which the shaded table and chairs are nicely balanced by the boats and the distant view of Pandeli. Gorgeous light and fine colours, perfect exposure and exquisite details and sharpness.
tyro (21196) 2015-05-30 4:06
What a fascinating building - and you have written a fascinating note about it too - a perfect upload for TE!
Obviously the bridge must have been built before the house, but I'm wondering if it was used as a bridge for some time before the building was erected? If so, I imagine the other people of the village might have been a bit vexed to have their bridge obstructed by a house. And I wonder if building a house on a river meant you didn't have to pay any form of land tax?
Anyway, a lovely and well composed shot of this interesting old building with fine natural colours and excellent detail.
emka (82800) 2015-05-30 2:22
Piekne zdjecie Colosseum, to i w workshopie (doceniam, że inna kompozycja!). Podobają mi się te złote kolory, czerwone linie pozostawione przez samochody i oryginalny punkt widzenia.
Życzę słonecznego weekendu.
Ja tylko czytam od czasu do czasu jakieś strasznie nudne prace z fizyki matematycznej. Ale dzięki temu mogę podróżować. Obawiam się, że "Kapital w XXI wieku" by mnie nie zainteresował.
mkamionka (31563) 2015-05-30 1:16
I am not surprised at all that you were excited. Everyone would be seeing this view in person! First time I see such composition with the setting sun behind the cityscape. Very very impressive. Amazing color tones as well both the golden brown sky and the relatively bright surface of the water.
Excellent work! Makes me wanna go to NYC again!
mkamionka (31563) 2015-05-30 1:11
wow this looks very pretty. Indeed not only an impressive architecture but also people in traditional and so colorful clothes. Great street scene makes a lovely foreground to the imposing fortress behind.
Very well done!
mkamionka (31563) 2015-05-30 1:09
beautiful symmetrical presentation of this rich ceiling. The square format fit here perfectly. You took a great care to take the photo directly from the very centre under the middle of the painting.
Very impressive effect!
mkamionka (31563) 2015-05-30 0:56
beautiful example of Byzantine architecture. I love those little churches with their characteristic design. We don't have anything similar further north. This one has additionally a splendid location among rocky mountains. You have captured it perfectly in fantastic light and colors.
Pleasant shades create a feeling of depth.
emka (82800) 2015-05-30 0:20
I was in Morocco two times, but unfortunately not in Ait ben Haddou. What a place! Amazing construction in the colour of the rocks. Stunning view with some palms and people. Spectacular presentation.
WArm regard s MAlgo