willperrett (5976) 2014-08-27 11:41
I like your photographic style - but it's a bit radical for the good burghers of TrekEarth. Monochrome, edgy steet photography? They'll spill their cocoa! This is a well-seen street-grab. Shame it's just a headless mannequin!
willperrett (5976) 2014-08-27 11:32
Strong and dramatic composition. And good and sharp for a 1/2 sec. night shot: I assume you used a tripod or similar? You were maybe a little late for the so-called "blue hour", but you've still succeeded in getting a little light in the sky. Nice one.
willperrett (5976) 2014-08-27 11:21
Minimalist or what? You've broken quite a few rules here: horizon across the middle of the frame, under-exposure, no highlights, no foreground interest. And it works perfectly. You've got to have mastered the rules before you can break them so effectively! I love it!
willperrett (5976) 2014-08-27 11:18
This is a lovely old scene: I wonder how much it has changed since. I've posted quite a large number of old film images, scanned on a dedicated film scanner at very high res., and it's true, as your image shows, that transparency film (and negative film for that matter) was very sharp. Of course the scanning has to do justice to the original. Yours certainly does!
willperrett (5976) 2014-08-27 11:11
Typically Dutch, certainly, but I share your love of these structures. The light has not done you any favours, being pretty flat - like the country! But you've wisely resisted the temptation to pile on the saturation in an effort to make it more dramatic-looking. A very nice "portrait".
willperrett (5976) 2014-08-27 8:39
What a classic! The light, the colours, the arrangement of boats across the frame are all really beautiful. I know you don't go for monochrome, but despite having just praised the glorious colours, I'm thinking that this would be a cracker in b/w. Mind if I try?
PS: oh, I see you've disabled the "post to workshop" button. So you won't see my monochrome effort!
willperrett (5976) 2014-08-27 8:09
On the contrary, I think you should have persevered with your picture-making! Sometimes the best shots are made in bad weather. And this photograph seems to make my point. It's delicately-toned, beautifully contrasty and masterfully composed. OK, the sky's a bit bland, but there's not much of it! Excellent monochrome landscape - not your usual urban choice of subject!
emka (73365) 2014-08-27 0:16
hola Manuel, I have been thinking what has happened with you, you were absent so long. I am happy to swee yout post. Sculls Cave, rather scary title and photo. Interesting colours. Excellent shot in difficult light conditions. WArm regrads MAlgo
emka (73365) 2014-08-27 0:12
Hi Ray, Splendid view of this old Union Pacific train. When I was in the States, we have learnt that there is an old train in Durango. We change our planes to see it. The tickets were expensive, so we chased the train by car. it was fun, speciall when the train came in the middle of Silvertown. Have you been there? it is well worth going also for marvelous Colorado landscape.
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emka (73365) 2014-08-26 23:55
Hello Rob, Not impoirtant what the sell there, the window decorations with these plates is very interesting and you san study it long time. They are probably old, now they have nice pictures that I found very attrative to photograph. Well seen. WArm regrad s Malgo
emka (73365) 2014-08-26 23:51
Hola querida PIli, Welcome in the club of retired people:). It is a fantastic time, I have been retired for ten years now, so I know well :). Now you will have time for your hobby (and grandchildren). Beautiful photo for this occasion.
And when you have more time, you can come to Warsaw :))
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emka (73365) 2014-08-26 23:41
Ciao Carlo, with the laundry in the window it is Italian, or rather mediterranean classic. You wouldn't see a view like this in Poland. When I leave something to dry in the garden in good weather, it often happens that it rains suddenly. Well matching colours of the shirts and wall of the facade.
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