tyro (19734) 2014-11-24 3:24
An interesting note - and I like your style too - you clearly have the same views as I do about what politicians discuss at their secret meetings: could it be whether to launch a nuclear attack somewhere on the globe, plan to dispel world poverty or, more importantly, decide whether a nice bottle of Merlot would be better than a Cabernet Sauvignon for lunchtime?
This is a very imposing and expertly taken interior shot which, as you say, benefits so much from the inclusion of the little group of people so colourfully dressed and standing slap bang in the middle of the long corridor before you. How nice that you were allowed the privilege of using a tripod here too.
Lovely strong symmetrical composition, gorgeous soft light, fine vibrant colours (especially the guy with the lime green/yellow top), perfect exposure and exquisite details and sharpness.
P.S. Come to think of it - this is Salt Lake City: I doubt if you'd manage to get a bottle of wine in this place, would you? A friend onf mine many years ago was in Salt Lake City and had to go to the airport in order to buy himself a cup of coffee: such intoxicating drinks as coffee were nowhere else to be had in the city.
tyro (19734) 2014-11-24 3:10
An interesting note about this place and a delightful photograph to accompany it!
This looks a beautiful place and you have composed this picture extremely well with the house placed perfectly in the frame and with good "lead in" lines afforded by the low walls around the grass.
Despite the fact that the sunlight disappeared just as you arrived, the light is beautifully soft and the colours are beautifully vibrant. Perfect exposure and exquisite details and sharpness throughout.
tyro (19734) 2014-11-24 3:04
A lovely autumn scene with very fine composition and one in which the mist hanging over the fields makes a very fine feature, magically separating the foreground fields from the distant view of the mountains capped with snow.
Beautiful soft light and colours, perfect exposure and excellent details and sharpness throughout.
tyro (19734) 2014-11-24 3:00
Ciao caro Carlo,
Yes, the weather in Europe has been amazingly mild for this time of year - far warmer than we usually expect in October and November.
A lovely sunny scene from late October where we see people out and about and enjoying a fine walk beside the sea. Lovely light and colours, a fine composition and excellent details and sharpness.
holmertz (39467) 2014-11-24 2:02
I was here 40 years ago but I didn't manage such a good photo of the citadel, mainly because I didn't have access to any 6th floor terrace. Probably there were no buildings as high as that in those days. I rememer Afyon as a very rural town. This is a delightful view with fine colours.
holmertz (39467) 2014-11-24 1:56
The rocks and the lampposts create a nice diagonal that is picked up by the distant sailingboats. This was a beautiful day in autumn with a wonderful clear light. The people on the quay must have enjoyed themselves.
holmertz (39467) 2014-11-24 1:51
A very nice picture. The old bridge is beautiful and the houses and the hill in the background look very nice. There are fine reflections in the water. It's a well framed photo with excellent colours and light.
holmertz (39467) 2014-11-24 1:47
This is a very well composed photo. The diagonal lines of the nets, the dark surroundings and the strong colours in the central area have a very dramatic effect. This was well seen and very well handled with good contrasts of light and dark areas.
holmertz (39467) 2014-11-24 1:42
This is a quite original way to show the port of Volos. Even in this small puddle we can feel the closeness to the sea, thanks to the fine reflections of the many masts. It was a fine photo opportunity which you handled well with nice colours and good sharpness.
daddo (23583) 2014-11-24 1:36
Salut Denis. Fascinating composition because of the special light and the reflections. In the foreground there are striped reflections which one could imagine to be colourful fish swimming past.The little white boat adds a nice contrast to an otherwise similar palette. Amicalement. Klaudio.
annjackman (18953) 2014-11-23 22:00
Missed you and your pictures recently. The composition has super depth to it with great use of the FG to draw the eye through. The small boat is very well placed and adds interest. I like the saturated blue water and the colours of the trees and shoreline.
Kind Regards, Ann
ChrisJ (95742) 2014-11-23 20:09
The red facade and arches contrast nicely against the blue sky. Good sharpness and a fine overview shot. The fg path adds lead in lines and perspective. I like the wide angled, panoramic crop. The palm trees book-ending the shot add symmetry and frame the scene as well as adding a tropical look. Tfs!
ChrisJ (95742) 2014-11-23 20:06
Looks like a scene from Australia! Especially with thge eucalyptus trees. Nice reflections and the curve of the stream adds good lead in lines and perspective. I like the shadow play in the water. Good idea to exclude the white sky as much as possible. Tfs!
ChrisJ (95742) 2014-11-23 20:03
I love the light and warm colours and sense of tranquility here. Good sharpness and excellent use of diminishing linear perspective and vanishing point. The religious frescoes are amazing. The woman seated adds life to the scene. Tfs!
ChrisJ (95742) 2014-11-23 20:01
A good downward pov with excellent sharpness and diffused light yet still with good contrast and saturation. The old chemist or pharmacy certainly looks archaic! The mortar and pestle are a nice touch. Good museum shot. Can be difficult sometimes! Tfs!
ChrisJ (95742) 2014-11-23 19:58
Looks like a miniature version of the Arc De Triumphe! I like the ornate sculptures and statuary adorning the arch. The people add scale and animate the scene. Good sharpness and the graffiti adds authenticity, though it mars the arch. Tfs!