tyro (24362) 2016-05-27 11:17
As always, you have written a comprehensive and interesting note and given us a beautiful photograph to admire.
This scene works very well in black and white (I wonder what it would have been like in colour?) and your composition is excellent with the groups of visitors on the shiny tiled floor surrounded by interesting works of art and lit by the row of bright chandeliers which lead us into the depths of the picture.
A lovely clear photograph with perfect exposure, stunning details and sharpness and exquisite details and sharpness.
I'm not sure what those white structures at top left are - are they some sort of dehumidifier to prevent the damp breath of visitors damaging the artefacts carved from the rock salt?
tyro (24362) 2016-05-27 10:58
Ciao caro Luciano,
Perhaps the grocer in my photo should have been working hard instead of just sitting in order to help the productivity and economy of his country, but these monks exist for the calm and peaceful life, helping in our spiritual life and not our economy.
And you have captured the tranquil life of peace and calm here as these two monks make their way slowly along this cloister and stand out beautifully in their dark garments against the brightly lit stone floor, the regular columns and the frescos on the right wall.
The light is glorious and the colours true and rich, your composition is most pleasing, your exposure perfect and the details and sharpness are exquisite.
macjake (67038) 2016-05-27 10:47
as always, I enjoy seeing your local photographs.
Perhaps one day I'll get to visit your country :)
your shot has a very wide open feel and look to it, makes it look larger than it actually is.
the large white puffy clouds add a bit of softness and I enjoy the overall flow of the subjects
macjake (67038) 2016-05-27 10:40
this is another wow type of photo for me!
this may be one of my favorites from your recent gallery.
I love the overall look because it has that dark black and blue colour combination and when you mix in a few greens is A++++
again, wow. love it!
macjake (67038) 2016-05-27 9:41
I saw this one on your random gallery page, had to take a closer look.
So strange to see a jogger wear such heavy clothing, usually they wear tight fitting clothes, this is quite unusual I think.
love the dark brown/black tree trunks, thats the highlight for me, and the overall composition works so well.
macjake (67038) 2016-05-27 9:34
Luxembourg huh? this is certainly a country that I want to visit, but it won't take long right? haha
so freaking cool to see a large Castle like that basically in the middle of the city streets with modern cars. Imagine seeing something like this in Vancouver? nope!
great to have the blue sky and clouds, the lighting is a bit harsh on the White Castle Walls, but thats totally expected.
lovely shot, quite charming here
macjake (67038) 2016-05-27 9:22
a Buda Castle in Budapest. I guess every majoy city probably has a Buda Temple or Castle, but its something we don't really think about. For example, Vancouver has a few Chinese Temples and Sikh Temples.
I wonder if you're the first person to post this Castle on TE? have you checked into that?
An area and subject in Budapest I've never seen before, so thats pretty cool. an excellent TE post, learning something new every day. cheers
holmertz (51180) 2016-05-27 9:18
The empty chairs make a funny impression on this rainy day. They create a quite nice pattern and are well reflected in the wet tiles. Behind them most people have remarkably colorful rain-clothes that brighten the view considerably. It's a fine and slightly different kind of photo from Venice.
holmertz (51180) 2016-05-27 9:14
I see that Paul has described this building and the surroundings in detail. I only spent two days in Brussels 50 years ago, so I don't know the city at all. This is in any case an impressive building with a beautiful garden and a glimpse of an interesting glass building behind the trees. You show this from a good perspective with very nice colours and light.
holmertz (51180) 2016-05-27 9:09
Are you sure he wasn't waiting for the bus, to get away from it all? The sign seems to indicate that the driver will stop upon a request. Well, probably you are right that he was just enjoying life while waiting for customers. It's a very nice photo of the kind that makes the photographer and his "subject" both happy. Besides, there are many nice blue details to match the grocer's clothes.
holmertz (51180) 2016-05-27 9:03
I was in Rovinj a few years ago, towards the end of the season, but my experience was different from yours. Even in September I found it extremely touristic, packed with souvenir shops and very little intended for the locals. It was still one of the prettiest towns I have seen, with a magnificent location, and you have captured the colourful atmosphere of this narrow lane very well.