delpeoples (56014) 2015-11-28 5:50
Ciao caro Giovanni
Oooh now, you're just showing off. This is brilliant. I'm half expecting a witch to jump out of those twisted beech trees. And look at their colour! Wow, this is a real feast for the eyes. Great choice the vertical and I love the large foreground, providing an anchor for the rest of the image, the converging lines drawing the eye in further. Beautiful textures and superb how you dealt with the shaded areas, evening out the light superbly.
Un abbraccio e bella giornata del sole...or acqua?
tyro (22986) 2015-11-28 5:43
Hello dear Mesut,
Yes, the famous "Bean" in Chicago - and I can see you with your camera and your red scarf very clearly!
This reflective piece of contemporary art has acted like a very wide-angle lens to give you a wonderful wide panorama of your surroundings here and the effect is remarkable! The details and sharpness in those reflections are stunning and on the full-size image we can see and examine the people, the square and all the tall buildings in the background perfectly.
Lovely light and colours, a fine bold composition and impeccable technical quality.
tyro (22986) 2015-11-28 5:28
Ciao carissima Lisa,
Oh, La, La! Another photograph from your beloved Naples - and what a stunner! But why have you been secreting this one for over two years?
Taken far beyond the blue hour, this imposing fortress, lit in warm artificial light, stands boldly against the dark sky which is suffused with a faint warm glow from the city lights while those light can be seen disappearing far off to the right. The reflections on the calm water are simply stunning, smoothed by your long exposure, and the bright foreground rocks (presumably lit by a nearby lamppost) are razor sharp and provide a perfect close foreground.
A beautiful photograph with gorgeous light, fabulous warm colours, a strong composition and exquisite details, sharpness and depth of field.
P.S. Will reply to your kind email very soon.
delpeoples (56014) 2015-11-28 5:24
Ciao caro Gildas
A beautiful, moody photo of this ancient abandoned ruin. I love the great sky, so menacing and beautifully exposed. The details are sharp and have done the architecture great justice.
tyro (22986) 2015-11-28 5:16
I must confess to being just a little nervous about taking photographs inside airports because security officials can be a bit jumpy - and quite rightly so these days. Not so long ago a couple of innocent guys spent a few days in jail in Greece for taking photos inside a Greek airport.
Anyway, this is a brilliantly taken candid shot of this young girl having a little fun by doing backflips, no doubt in an attempt to relieve the miserable boredom we all suffer in these places. Oh to be young again and be as supple as she is!
You've caught this girl at the perfect "decisive moment", in a good stance and with her long hair flowing out behind her and with a clear and very appropriate background of aeroplanes and airport buildings.
Very well seen and quickly taken and a picture of excellent quality considering that you had to screw the ISO up to 3200.
P.S. I've just found your workshop photograph - that, to me, is an even more impressive one! It's full of action and has more impact than your main image because you've zoomed in for a closer view. The lack of other airport paraphernalia in the background doesn't worry me at all! It's terrific!!
delpeoples (56014) 2015-11-28 5:04
Ciao cher Denis
This is flawless. The beauty of the Bolzano is peerless, as is the quality of your photo. The fence line guides the eye further into the frame. The colours are so vivid, yet natural and not over-saturated. Sharpness is like a razor, impeccable. A quality shot...as the Italians say, mozzafiato.
holmertz (47100) 2015-11-28 5:03
This ancient bridge is not just quite beautiful, I am also impressed to see such a long bridge from hundreds of years ago. It's a remarkable work of medieval engineering. It is very nicely illuminated and the yellow reflections, along with the pink ones from other sources, have created a very pleasant atmosphere of early evening. The sharpness shows that there is no need to carry a tripod around, at least not as long as there is a lamp post available.
holmertz (47100) 2015-11-28 4:51
This city seems to have some remarkably nice streets and squares. I like the beautifully painted houses and the fine church tower and the sign offering traditional Polish food, such as kebab and tortilla. Again this is a wonderfully exposed and composed photo.
tyro (22986) 2015-11-28 4:23
You've written a fascinating note about this bridge which, amazingly, dates from the 13th century. I presume that nowadays it is only crossed by pedestrians though I did find this photo on Wikipedia of a locomotive crossing it at one time.
Anyway, this is a beautiful "blue hour" shot from early evening in which the mixture of natural and artificial lights is truly delightful. Your longish exposure of one second has smoothed the water nicely though not too much. I like too your strong composition with the bridge itself forming a strong diagonal across the frame and leading us to the buildings and lights of the distant part of the township.
It sounds to me that, as in my case, your tripod spends most of its time in the boot of your car, but the handy lamppost has come to the rescue here and helped you produce a lovely image with gorgeous light and colours, perfect exposure and excellent details and sharpness.
holmertz (47100) 2015-11-28 4:20
Even I readily admit that a walker or a biker was not needed here. The leaves, on the ground and remaining on the trees, the gently hilly road and the pillars of this natural cathedral are interesting and beautiful enough to do well without any added attractions. It's a magnificent scenery and the light is truly impressive.
holmertz (47100) 2015-11-28 4:08
Another wonderful scenery captured with brilliant colours and light. The strangely shaped rocks at the top are extremely eye-catching, but the many large boulders on the ground also make this view quite remarkable.
holmertz (47100) 2015-11-28 4:05
You certainly jump between styles and locations. This may be a fairly simple photo, but it's hard to beat for brightness and elegance. This was a well spotted plant and it's a very nicely proportioned composition.
holmertz (47100) 2015-11-28 4:00
The fine wall and sculpture are beautiful reflected in the pool. It's always great to have children nearby when taking photos in public places. Their spontaneous curiosity and often bright clothes can make any view look cheerful and lively.
ChrisJ (107149) 2015-11-28 3:41
The veiled women on the camel being led by their chaperoning male relative animate the desolate looking moonscape scene of the arid desert. The signs of former human construction in the bg add interest too. Good sharpness and framing. Tfs!