delpeoples (52773) 2014-10-21 19:05
Una foto straordinaria di questo straordinario luogo. Adoro i toni Dorati, l'acqua come seta ed i riflessi. Lo so bene, Giorgio e' un tour operatore formidabile ed un carissimo amico. Complimenti guagliona, la foto e' stupenda.
delpeoples (52773) 2014-10-21 19:01
Oooh I love this kind of POV, looking right up his toga, so to speak. The image just jumps out of the monitor at me. It's so sharp, beautifully defined with a flawless light control and contrast. Excellent vertical frame, of course, and I really like how you caught the stunning architecture York is so famous for in the BG.
Well done and thanks for sharing. I've missed you and am happy to be " back".
delpeoples (52773) 2014-10-21 18:59
hahahahah so the moral of the story is, to never let Tosca fiddle with your knob?! I think I'm safe there. But what a great photo and proof-positive that there are Gremlins at work at TE. Because the initial image on my screen is so blurred, I almost picked up the phone and called you in Canada to say, WTF Craig? And then I see the large version and it's flawless. So now I feel like picking up the phone to TE and yelling down it "WTF TE?". But we both know nothing will happen. Anyway, excellent blue tones, lovely silky water and good exposure on the lights on the fountain (always the first things to OE). The skyline behind is pretty damn sexy too. Nice one.
Have a great day, I'm glad to be more or less back, and have missed you
delpeoples (52773) 2014-10-21 18:54
Ho notato che durante la mia assenza, sei stato in giro. Beata te, muh! Lavori troppo, devi giocare troppo! Bellissima questa cartolina, perfetta in ogni modo. Adoro i colori che mi ricordono un po' dell' Italia. Hai catturato la carattera, la storia ed eleganza di questa isola, molto famosa ed esclusiva.
delpeoples (52773) 2014-10-21 18:51
Ciao caro Giovanni
Wow this looks good even in this format, but in Beta format, it made my eyes go cross-eyed (well even more than usual). The colour, clarity and luminance are certainly eye-popping. Excellent choice the vertical frame, making this even more phallic than it ordinarily would have been. Excellent work, I have missed you and am glad to be (more or less) back.
delpeoples (52773) 2014-10-21 18:49
Vedo che sei tornato dal Tornado Polacco ed il suo bel paese. Spero che vi siete divertiti. Bellissimo il grafismo e gestione di luce qui. Mi piacciono molto i colori Dorati e luce calorosa. La prospettiva e' proprio impressionante.
Un abbraccione, amico mio
delpeoples (52773) 2014-10-21 18:45
Ciao cara Itchy Feet
I have missed you. My itchy feet have been taking me away from TE, not too far, still in Sydney, but I will try to be more present.
I like this people shot of the very different men. The quality is impressive, there is a real Andre-esque touch to it. The colours, clarity and light are flawless. And I like your note too, very interesting about the Swaztika.
jcpix (12534) 2014-10-21 17:04
So, it would seem you've jumped in Gerts time machine for a ride back to the 60's...love and peace, ya' hippie! lol
Never been to Cuba as you know, but this picture sure does have that feel of a bygone era. Too bad that woman passing by in the foreground couldn't accommodate your vision here to recreate the decade. C'mon lady, wear the proper clothing to fit the scene...now let's take it from the top...take two...aaaand, go! :)
Contrary to the quaint old town type of streets that are much more "cozy,' this wide avenue and open space gives off an entirely new vibe to the city. We still get the old classic cars though, linking us back to your previous pics and the nostalgia of times.
A well layed out composition that takes us off into the distance. Neat to see how this contrasts with your most recent upload of Chicago, a completely different style.
Alright, here we go...one last round. Play ball! Should be a fun series, I'm pulling for the Royals...gotta' keep it with the American League. :) Have a good one amigo.
Cheers from sunny PHX,
ChrisJ (95100) 2014-10-21 17:00
Perhaps a slight rotation to the left? So that the central sign is vertical? The impressive neoclassical Greco Roman building makes a wonderful centre of interest. Good sharpness and the person at right adds scale. Tfs!
ChrisJ (95100) 2014-10-21 16:53
The surfer mural at right adds extra interest to this shot. Good color, sharpness and saturation. Excellent sharpness and the path at left adds good perspective and lead in lines. Punchy light contrasts and well composed. Tfs!
jcpix (12534) 2014-10-21 16:51
Privet Maria Elektrozavodskaya,
You know, it's amazing how engaging your Russia pictures have become since being there myself...but I guess that would only be normal, right? :) I liked them from the first view, but I know have a greater understanding of the visuals and people involved...and seeing a local woman dressed in this manner really has a strong impact in my minds eye. Your note made me laugh too, I'm sure there aren't any sitting around playing cards or out golfing...what a sight that would be, yeah? lol
Just a day in the life of a hard working Russian woman, tending to her garden. Her brightly colored clothing sure stands out against the varying shades of green which fill the frame. A simple moment captured, but a telling look into the real side of life far from the big city. Молодцы, мои коллеги-русский переводчик. (works best in Google. jaja) Enjoy the rest of the evening. Take it easy.
Cheers from sunny Q.C.,
PiotrF (5892) 2014-10-21 16:48
Great view from Marrakech,nice shot of this market. Beautiful scene captured so well, the composition shows this place perfectly and the light, real or post is wonderful.
Composition and presentation make these picture attractive
ChrisJ (95100) 2014-10-21 16:47
The red and yellow colored carriages look great against the blue sky backdrop & give a superb warm cold color contrast. Wonderful density levels with punchy light contrasts and good sharpness. It's amazing these old trains still run at all. Tfs!
ChrisJ (95100) 2014-10-21 16:43
I would imagine that it would be quite scary being up near the top of one of these high rise buildings during an earthquake. the curved stream adds nice lead in lines. Good sharpness and good repetition of the rectangular shapes. A nice clear blue sky and the flattened perspective makes the mts seem closer. Tfs!
ChrisJ (95100) 2014-10-21 16:39
You had great weather! It was raining and overcast when I arrived and departed Bodo but I gid get sunny breaks in Saltstraumen. Love the flowers at left and greenery. The jagged mountain peak top right adds nice depth & density levels are perfect. Tfs!
jcpix (12534) 2014-10-21 16:35
Yes ma'am, Tony Gunk at your service. ;)
What an interesting mix you've come across here Brenda, your curiosity to investigate has paid off well. Had you not mentioned it, this could easily be mistaken for some Photoshop trickery...combining two completely different halves into a single frame. Don't believe I've ever seen such a distinct side-by-side construction, and to top it off you have two different colors of graffiti that break at the same point where the brick splits.
Perhaps not the most aesthetic of "art," but an intriguing collection none the less. As its said, All in the eye of the beholder." Happy to see a new pic posted. lol enjoy the rest of the evening. one last hurrah for the season...play ball! :) Take care. Let me know when you find Larry, would ya'? :))
Friendly wishes from out West,