tyro (18958) 2014-09-23 17:02
This is a beautiful portrait of this pair of fine Shire horses, all dressed and shackled up for work.
What I love most about this picture, apart from the lovely subject matter, is the gorgeous soft light which, coming from the side, illuminates the heads of the horses beautifully as well as their legs, bringing out the lovely colours and textures of their forms perfectly.
A beautiful portrait with gorgeous light and colours, perfect exposure and exquisite details and sharpness.
tyro (18958) 2014-09-23 16:56
This photograph is of even better technical quality that your last posting - the details here are stunning, even on the full-sized version on "beta" TE. And the light and colours are remarkably good too considering that this is a scan taken from a forty year old colour slide.
But what's more interesting is the scene itself - a scene that nowadays must certainly have changed so very much. And a scene from much happier times in Kabul.
There's so much detail here that we can sit and examine just so many of the people in this image. Remarkably, they all appear to be men but their dress seems to be quite varied. Most, to me at least, appear to be wearing what I would consider to be "traditional" garb with some form of headdress from folded cloth, like a miniature turban - but one or two - like the man in centre foreground - is wearing a more western style jacket and a cloth cap - while the man behind the man at left front appears to be wearing a collar and tie and a suit.
A fascinating shot of everyday life with tons of interest and lots to see and examine in close detail.
And, of course, a fascinating note about your varied and troubled peregrinations in these parts.
Tigerlily (3015) 2014-09-23 14:33
I always enjoy viewing your old photos and reading your stories... it has the weight of history, full of interests..from your travel, I learn more about the world that I would never know.
The foreground is reasonably fine for me, I like the way they looked at the camera.. people perhaps don't do it now, they've learnt to pose.. whenever I see the young ones on your photos, I always think what they would be like today...
Thanks for sharing, Gert. And keep up your great work.
Tigerlily (3015) 2014-09-23 14:04
A wonderful image. I'm amazed that the large file is so clear. The quality is superb.. Excellent light control, despite of the strong contrast. The white colour is beautifully presented and the dark ones with great detail.
It seemed that not many people were interested in buying &selling things, not many women and children either...building without glass.. not everybody wore a turban..I got a vague idea. What did they want suit and tie for? Not sandals ? Look at the ground, full of sandy dirts! That's what are the sandals for.. :-D
Great work, Gert.
Tigerlily (3015) 2014-09-23 13:42
A beautiful shot. Wonderful color and detail of the fishing net, it looks even better with the light colored background. It has great sense of seaside feeling... A wonderful postcard from Cornwall.
Tigerlily (3015) 2014-09-23 13:27
It is so funny.. made me laugh, I don't know if I suppose to or not.. when I saw it on thumbnail, the words:"We are ladies" came into my head...When I opened the picture.. ha, ha..Oh, Come on, at least you could give a shave..:-D But really, how did they perform then? Ballet is not an easy job, I couldn't see the four little elegant swans here, is that the reason they needed to dry off?:-D
Tigerlily (3015) 2014-09-23 13:14
A wonderful shot. The clarity is superb! It's flawless...this is Canon's most popular lens with great quality...
Nice POV, beautiful light control. Excellent detail and color.
Before I joined the photographers' army, I preferred no people on architecture shots... in order to appreciate the buildings, but nowadays I see people have different approaches... sometimes use people to show the height...it's not a critique, just a thought.
Royaldevon (26883) 2014-09-23 12:58
An exciting, colourful group to grab immediate f/g attention and act as an interesting prelude to the beauty of the lake and the mountains.
I can understand why you like to escape here, to relax, it is Nature in all her grandeur.
My warm regards,
Tigerlily (3015) 2014-09-23 12:53
A fantastic image, Superb detail and clarity, wonderful light control. What I like most is that you told us the whole story on his helmet. How clever that is..I've got a vague idea what the ground looked like. I'm amazed by the detail of the scratches on the helmet...technically superb.
Tigerlily (3015) 2014-09-23 12:42
It is a lovely shot.Wonderful color and beautiful texture. I like the title you gave it a new life...:-D
It could be a piece of modern art.. but the materials(wood and stone) looked quite old..what a nice idea.
Tigerlily (3015) 2014-09-23 12:36
Superb detail and clarity. The horizontal is amazingly level...a real Scientist's work.:-D I love the sky..the clouds are beautiful.
BTW, thank you for the comment about the Pedibus, I have left a link for you to have a look. You may give a try while you are there..;-). Take care!
willperrett (6246) 2014-09-23 12:16
Frame-filling rugged rocks, modified only by the signs of civilization in the far distance. Nice composition, with the lens pointing slightly downwards in order to insist on the rocks, minimise any excrescences, and push the horizon to the top of the frame.
willperrett (6246) 2014-09-23 12:09
Another example of excellent observational street photography. You claim it's nothing special: I would have been proud if this were mine. I love the echo of the two blonde (and bland!) female faces. Exquisite!
willperrett (6246) 2014-09-23 12:05
Nice bit of observational photograph here, with some quirky action, apparently for your benefit. I wonder if you looked up Wolfgang Schanze (wolf38) when you were in Munich. I expect you know his stuff, and I imagine it's well within your taste range!