CLODO (30044) 2014-12-18 4:53
Hi John, the paparazzo!
I missed this one! Of course, what is attracting is the red hair on the back coat; then we discover a stick or maybe a monopod, useless in this case, a Canon camera equipped wth maybe an expensive 80-200mm. Finally, I prefer the WS showing more of her, with her big black eye lashes.
tyro (20012) 2014-12-18 3:15
Strangely enough, I was just now flicking through TE, came across your homepage and this portrait which you uploaded on Christmas Day seven years ago suddenly jumped out of the screen at me.
To my mind, this is a magnificent portrait and also one of exceptional technical quality considering that it has been scanned from a 40 year old colour slide.
The "full on" shot is something which I imagine professional portrait photographers try to avoid at all costs but here I think it is entirely appropriate as this man stares straight down the barrel of your lens. We can see every detail of this poor man's face and also his very worn and tattered shirt and collar. But what we can't see is into his soul: just what this man is thinking as he looks straight at you is a mystery to me. Obviously you would have had some idea of what he was thinking as it appears as though he consented to this photograph but, for others looking at him here, that face is rather inscrutable and full of mystery.
A beautiful and very intriguing portrait!
CLODO (30044) 2014-12-18 2:40
typical of your style! a good framing to include all the stairs and a low speed to record the man going downstairs, partially blurred and contrasting with the sharpness of the overall picture.
tyro (20012) 2014-12-18 2:36
Very well spotted!
I've never been sure if dogs actually like wearing raincoats - most dogs like to get wet and dirty! But this little white dog with its bright red coat stands out perfectly against the grey pavement and contrasts well with the "wall" of blue jackets and jeans on the right. Were all these people standing watching an event?
Lovely bright and vibrant colours, lovely light (as is so often the case when it's dull and raining), perfect exposure and excellent details and sharpness.
CLODO (30044) 2014-12-18 2:35
The exercice is not fully compliant because you should have some parts still sharp, but the movement is well explained and the dark background enhances the vivid hues of the things on the carriage.
CLODO (30044) 2014-12-18 2:32
tu as parfaitement maitrisé les différences de luminosité (post processing ou filtre?) et tu as obtenu des teintes pures aussi bien dans les parties à l'ombre que celles encore exposées au soleil.
tyro (20012) 2014-12-18 2:16
I love of see pictures of artists and craftsmen at work and here it's lovely to see just how the famous blue glass "evil eye" beads from Turkey are made.
And here it is nice to see this experienced craftsman working with a primitive kiln and tools which probably have not changed over several centuries. You have caught this scene perfectly in lovely light, your composition is excellent, the subjet matter is very interesting, the colours are perfect and the details and sharpness are excellent.
tyro (20012) 2014-12-18 2:02
A delightful photograph from Greece five years ago at which time your compositional and photographic skills were also excellent!
The little chapel is perfectly placed in the frame, standing out in pure white like a little jewel against the rough dark rocks and dark green trees. The two little boats moored at the water's edge draw our attention to the beautiful clear waters.
Perfectly captured with a fine composition, beautiful light and colours and exceptional details and sharpness.