Royaldevon (29509) 2015-01-26 12:26
This is exactly as I imagine Greece, when I am back home; a mixture of rocky outcrops and greenery, delightful old buildings with warm coloured roofs and a sea the colour of aquamarine. It's so warm and welcoming.
How do you feel about the new Prime Minister? Is there a new optimism in Greece?
Royaldevon (29509) 2015-01-26 12:19
This is an interesting slice of Paris, with details of land and its transport, and the river and its transport, whilst the bridge creates the link between the two.
It's nicely composed, with a strong f/g triangle and easy guidance around its features.
There is no doubting the importance of the river, a sense of which pervades the scene, with its wide span and accumulation of transporting barges.
Royaldevon (29509) 2015-01-26 12:09
Ciao Caro Silvio,
This is definitely a wintery scene, with a sense of mist hanging over the houses, preventing the bright colours that we normally see in the sunshine. Despite that, the details are sharp, the mood is tangible and the composition, as always, is of a high quality.
Royaldevon (29509) 2015-01-26 12:03
Yes, I can see how the link to five fingers was created.
The road gives a nice separation line and a suggestion of depth, as we proceed over the railings to the slope, beyond, where the houses progress up the hillside like a series of steps.
There is a lovely sense of movement, from left to right, across the frame; the details are sharp and the colours well saturated.
Royaldevon (29509) 2015-01-26 11:47
Ciao Caro Carlo,
I really like this, where you have combined the geometric shapes of the various buildings and features, into a close-up, almost abstract, picture. There is a sense of welcome from the open shutters and a friendliness from the bright colours.
The contrasts of light and shadow show depth and create a very 3D effect.
My warm regards,
Royaldevon (29509) 2015-01-26 11:38
I must admit, I was surprised to see so many trekkers in this wild, open country, though, like you, I know many people love this sort of a walk. The figures work effectively as leads, gently guiding, with a sense of perspective, from the rocky f/g, via the greenery, to the waterfall and, eventually the distant peak. The clarity is good and the colours natural.
My warm regards,
Royaldevon (29509) 2015-01-26 11:22
This is a fine close-up of as gannet.
The attitude of the bird is something I have never seen photographed before.
Your shallow dof is perfectly implemented, capturing wonderfully sharp details of the plumage and, even more importantly, its facial features.
The oof b/g supplies an excellent impression of a large, crowded colony.
My warm regards,
Royaldevon (29509) 2015-01-26 11:16
The street is certainly attractive, with its cobbled pavements, its open air shops, its coloured buildings and fairy tale turrets. The whole is made even more attractive by your use of the brick archway, which frames the scene and draws the viewer beneath it, to participate in with the other figures.
Royaldevon (29509) 2015-01-26 11:05
Your first post from Australia.
I wondered what you would find!
This is a fine abstract.
The b&w treatment is stark and raises recollections of a game board.
The non-conforming sections, nicely placed, are curious.
What is the purpose of these disks; do they have a purpose or just for decoration.
By the way, did we mention to you that you were arranging the TE get-together this year!
Royaldevon (29509) 2015-01-26 10:59
Trams are like trains, they seem to cast a spell over us when we see them ... we have to photograph them!
Well, a red one is even more of a treat!
This is a fine composition, capturing the mood of the busy street and the enviable recklessness of young boys! I see where you got your title from!
The Metro (tramway) is an important method of transport in Manchester, now. The trams are quick clean and efficient. When I visited the city last week, I noticed a large part of the centre was under development, to install a new Metro station.
Thanks for sharing this,
tyro (20418) 2015-01-26 5:24
A most interesting and informative note and an immaculately presented photograph of the Royal Naval College at Greenwich.
Your black and white rendition is beautiful and reminds me so much of monochrome etchings from the days of sailing ships apart from the fact that your rendering of the sky is much more natural and pleasing.
A fine composition with lovely light and amazing tones and contrasts, perfect exposure and exquisite details and sharpness.
tyro (20418) 2015-01-26 4:23
This is just the sort of lovely scene I immediately imagine when I think of Switzerland! The beautiful chalet with its rich dark coloured wooden walls and roof standing proudly in fresh lush grassland against a background of tall and snow dusted mountains, all captured perfectly in your well composed photograph.
The red shutters stand out strongly in the bright sunlight, your composition is both excellent and pleasing, your exposure perfect and the details and sharpness are exquisite.
tyro (20418) 2015-01-26 3:55
You have written a very interesting and informative note - but, oh, what a tragic story about Julian Thooft-Longueville's son, René, being killed by the mechanism of the mill! A real tragedy and I'm not surprised that he stopped the mill from working after that awful event.
But the mood of your photograph is a much happier one: the warm sunlight bathes the whole scene beautifully, lighting up the sails of the windmill and the trees and the roofs of the houses colourfully against a lovely clear blue sky.
A very fine composition with delicious light and colours, perfect exposure and exquisite details and sharpness.
tyro (20418) 2015-01-26 3:16
How nice that you go for walks with your friends every month! I go most Wednesdays with a group of friends but we generally do about 5 to 10 miles (8 to 16 Km) and we've not been out this year because it has been horribly cold, wet and windy. And, of course, as well as being quite a healthy thing to do, it also is a good excuse to take a camera with you!
Probably the weather this day wasn't good enough for you to find some good pictures of the countryside but you have captured a wonderfully striking and colourful shot here. The lady, all wrapped up warm against the weather, is beautifully portrayed against the bright crimson background of her open umbrella and I like the way she is looking off to the left of the picture, perhaps something else having caught her attention.
A lovely and pleasing portrait with fabulous colours taken in lovely soft light and with excellent technical quality too.
tyro (20418) 2015-01-26 2:51
A fascinating note and a gorgeous picture by way of illustration! What a nice name too - if you spelled it as "Lochronan" instead of "Locronan", I could imagine it as the perfect name for a little village on the coast of northwest Scotland. And, of course, there must indeed be similarities: after all, it was the Romans (and the Anglo-Saxons later) who referred to our own islands as "Britannia Major" as opposed to "Britannia Minor" which now approximates to modern day Brittany or Bretagne.
What a wonderfully quiet and peaceful place this looks! And you have captured it perfectly in this fine diagonal composition in lovely light and with lovely true colours too. The composition also allows us to appreciate those magnificent and sturdy dormer windows to which you refer in your note. A technically perfect photograph too.
Royaldevon (29509) 2015-01-26 2:12
Another fine shot of the lighthouse.
The pools create good f/g interest, especially with the reflection of the lighthouse. Isn't it interesting how the light is visible in the reflection.
A great composition.
Royaldevon (29509) 2015-01-26 2:04
So, the home of the original Blackadder! Was there a Baldrick, too!
You have been able to choose a great aspect from which to take the photograph, allowing the beautiful curves of the splaying columns and arches to become such an important part of the photograph. The first column, on the left, sets the scene and leads effectively inwards.
For an inside photograph, the light is glorious, the details sharp.
Have a great day,
Royaldevon (29509) 2015-01-26 1:49
I had to laugh when I noticed P&O on the side of the vessel! Not the sort of place most people would chose to take a cruise!
It's great colour for a photograph.
I like your angled viewpoint which helps to give an understanding of its length as well as creating a fine sense of perspective. You have captured tell-tale details of its journeys into the ice, with the scrapes and damage around the water line.
Have a good day,