tyro (18344) 2014-08-01 4:26
Now this is quite different to your recent photographs of Alpine scenes with warm sunshine, lush grass and beautiful mountains - a grey and dull and cold looking day on the water as this boat ploughs its way through the roughened water.
Your composition is excellent and you have made good use of the bright Swiss flag to add brightness and foreground interest to the scene. The colours and shades of green and blue in the wake of the boat are beautiful and the inclusion of a small craft in the distance is an added bonus.
An interesting note too.
tyro (18344) 2014-08-01 3:50
Another sriking photograph from you of these magnificent dunes showing, once again, the fabulous contrast between two complementary colours - orange and blue - as the sharp top edge of "Big Daddy" comes against the backdrop of that magnificent sky.
A very fine and imposing composition with glorious light and colours, perfect exposure and exquisite details and sharpness, especially when viewed at its "proper" size on "beta" TE.
I presume that there must be a huge iron content in the sand of these dunes to give them this wonderful orange colour - and I also presume that much of the soil in Namibia must have a high iron content too - does that ochre with which the women cover their bodies also owe a lot of its colour to iron?
tyro (18344) 2014-08-01 1:50
This is a very fine photograph of Glasgow Bridge, very well taken in fine light, with lovely colours and with excellent diagonal composition.
Thanks for the link to some older pictures of the bridge too. It reminds me of what seemed to appear two or three years ago - the craze for "re-photography" - to which the BBC to some extent contributed. The idea is that people find old archive photographs (like the ones in your link) and then try to take a photograph nowadays from exactly the same viewpoint and with exactly the same framing so as to demonstrate the change in the landscape, buildings and so on. I've also recently seen some very impressive "re-photography" associated with the First World War in which pictures from France and Belgium taken in 1914-1918 have been compared with ones taken nowadays: the comparison between ruined towns filled with soldiers and guns and modern day peaceful and colourful scenes is remarkable.
Thanks again for this fine picture.
delpeoples (52309) 2014-07-31 23:59
The Persians was one of the first plays we studied when studying Ancient Greece at school. It has stayed with me ever since. Your photo is truly beautiful, exotic, mysterious and noble. Just like the play. I love the sharpness, the life-like colour and e subtle play of light and shad. The expressiveness in hands has been very skillfully captured and is my favourite element in the photo. Just beautiful, congratulations.
delpeoples (52309) 2014-07-31 23:53
Ciao dear Les
Ooh this is a beauty. The golden light is the thing that first attracts me. Then of course your marvellous subject. Or should I say subjects plural. The twisted old tree is so atmospheric, giving the impression of this place being one of mystery, solitude and howling winds. The lone lady adds to that impression. And finally of course are the stony silent tors. Silent witnesses who have stood impervious to the winds and the coming and going of us humans for millennia. Who will still be there when the trees and us are gone.
Hugs to you and G and congrats on this emotive photo
delpeoples (52309) 2014-07-31 23:48
Adoro questi nasoni, come (credo) dicono i Romani. Ho notato che - ancora una volta - hai ottenuto quella bellissima Carlo-luce, creando una scena d'oro e blu. Hai catturato bene i dettagli della Fontana. Immagino che fu il nome di Papa Clementi. Il nostro amico Giorgio Clementi ha altre idee....hehehehe.
Un abbraccio e bella iurnata a te
delpeoples (52309) 2014-07-31 23:43
Black and white as a superb choice, emphasising the mesmerising structure of the pyramid and also the shadows thrown by the tourists under the umbrella. I also really like your choice of a vertical frame, adding depth and a real artistic touch to this already excellent street photography scene.
Well done, I like it a lot!
delpeoples (52309) 2014-07-31 23:40
Must be the water baby in me, but it looks like waves about to come crashing down on the dome of the Parliament House. And symbolically, that might indeed be true with all the unnatural disasters happening at the moment. I really like how you composed this, the image is beautifully illuminated and incredibly sharp. The Capitol building here is quite attractive.
Thanks for sharing
delpeoples (52309) 2014-07-31 23:36
Ciao caro Serge
What a beautiful sky here. The vertical frame is sensational and I love the effect on perspective from the converging lines. The houses in the foreground are illuminated brilliantly and the weeds we can see in the water in the foreground are the icing on the cake.
delpeoples (52309) 2014-07-31 23:21
Ciao cara Rosemary
Another crack-er. Literally. The textures of that harsh cracked earth are a visual feast, my eyes hVe just swallowed them up. And the rich orange dunes, and their shapes in the background finish this work off superbly, as does the very appropriate poem from the South African writer (of whom I'd not heard). So thanks. I think this would have worked on vertical too, with the main sand dune in the centre being framed and the large foreground of cracked earth adding depth. I'll do a Workshop to see, but the moment I saw this, I immediately thought of vertical framing.
A stunning photo, one of the most interesting I've seen in ages. Also what's amazing is the stark similarity of your homeland to the desert of mine.
delpeoples (52309) 2014-07-31 22:56
Gidday dear Noel
Hey great title! It certainly looks like beautiful stained glass grows on trees over there on your Soggy Isle. And you exposed the light for it absolutely perfectly. I'm forever getting blown out stained glass - I suppose there could be worse problems in life, eh? Anyway, stunning symmetry and really beautiful colours and details. I like the tight framing of the nave and the warm light at the back of the altar. Good onya!
Fridayyyyy vino here I come
batalay (34577) 2014-07-31 18:12
After six days in Kanazawa, we are preparing to fly back to Washington, DC. We saw many beautiful people and places, traditional dancers and drummers, but not a scene as colorful as this boat. I will post some photos soon from Kanazawa.
Warm regards and have a good weekend,
delpeoples (52309) 2014-07-31 17:07
As you know, I'm a fan of rocks, so really appreciate their inclusion. In fact the white colours contrast so nicely with the vivid multi-colours of the township. Yes, it's difficult to get an original shot of this place, but I think you tried hard and succeeded. PS: those rocks are NOT a good place for boys with bad knees. I've slid down enough of these babies to know that :)
Have a great weekend, I hear you've been doing the nightshift, so hope this weekend will be a restful one for you
PS: that place with the sand dunes has a shipwreck. You can only get to it by camel or dune buggy or walk 30 kilometres down the beach. At sunset it's so cool! I promise not to upload photos of it until you and Tosca land in Sydney and I will personally take you there
macjake (51476) 2014-07-31 16:42
another beautiful piece of work here.
this has fairy-tale written all over it.
really like the way the trees and leaves cover the house, or should i say mansion?
but this place shouldn't have anything to hide :)
looking at how large the mansion is, its surprising how small and tiny the windows are!
another lovely presentation John, the lighting and colors are very attractive
macjake (51476) 2014-07-31 16:37
great looking shot here my friend.
its easy to see why so many people have already liked it.
to get those colors out of the stained glass in the photo is A+ - and its harder to do than you think.
the grey looking color is such an effective backdrop too, a great contrast.
awesome indoor shot!