batalay (36978) 2015-08-29 20:24
Now this is one of my favorite genres, indeed lets put it into either
• Pictures at an Exhibition I or
• Pictures at an Exhibition II, whichever has some available space. The Hermitage Exhibition in Melbourne had to wet your appetite, to visit the real thing in St. Petersburg.
batalay (36978) 2015-08-29 20:00
The vertical format is by far the best for the scene, the "Crkva Sveta Petk" ("Orthodox Chuch of Saint Petka"). It's a sharp and colorful scene with excellent depth of field. The religious painting of Virgin Mary above the door is sharp and rich in colors.
ChrisJ (104209) 2015-08-29 18:00
The backlight has been well managed and the tropical yellow green vegetation adds mood. Good sharpness and well framed and composed. The colorful fg umbrella makes a good focal point. Tfs.
ChrisJ (104209) 2015-08-29 17:55
Bonjour, mon ami JJ,
Well framed and composed into a stylish quartette of windows, each with its own windowbox of pink flowers. Excellent sharpness and perspective has been well managed. I like the shadow play of the shutters at right. Tfs.
ChrisJ (104209) 2015-08-29 17:53
I haven't seen one of these gladiator statues since I was in Pompeii! And here we have 2 of them! Good warm cold color contrasts between the red bricks and the blue sky with superb sharpness. The architecture looks vaguely ancient Greek and / or Ottoman? Tfs.
ChrisJ (104209) 2015-08-29 17:49
Lol! And yes, the front of the bus does resemble a smiling grasshopper with just a little imagination. The blue stripe and sky also contrast well against the red brick wall at right. Well framed and composed. Good reflections in the shiny window. Tfs.
ChrisJ (104209) 2015-08-29 17:45
An expansive view of these fascinating prehistoric ruins that look more sophisticated than some ancient Roman cities! Good density levels and sharpness. The silhouetted prickly pear at left adds a nice graphic element. You might need to auto clean sensor. I see a couple of dust bunnies in the sky. Excellent color and saturation. Tfs.
ChrisJ (104209) 2015-08-29 17:40
The stork atop the nest is an unexpected bonus in this shot. Good sharpness with a soft, diffused light and wonderful warm cold color contrasts between the red shingles and brick, orange wood and lemon-yellow facade of the central building; and the blue-grey sky. Tfs.
macjake (61434) 2015-08-29 17:35
this is 1935 meeting up with 2015....see the Subway sign in the bg, i'm surprised its not a McDonalds!
my first impressions of this scene were...how on earth did you get it to be so sharp and clear? Must be those Surgeon hands of yours :)
at only 1/25, this is very crisp and clear my friend, very impressed indeed.
and I like the overall purple haze, especially when you look at it from afar, or in the smaller gallery page.
glad you posted this one, its quite unique.
Hope you're enjoying your weekend
ChrisJ (104209) 2015-08-29 17:22
The yellow floats add interest and also contrast well against the blue sky and water to give a pleasing warm cold color contrast. Good sharpness and well framed and composed. Fantastic fg reflections in the tranquil lagoon, which contrasts well against the ruffled bg water with surf. Tfs.
ChrisJ (104209) 2015-08-29 17:18
Congratulations on your 9 years. I am glad you have stuck with TE, despite the sometimes annoying technical glitches with servers. Good density levels that have given ideal saturation and punchy light contrasts with clean whites and solid blacks. I've seen many historic ruins in Turkey, Italy, and Greece so it's great to see them in an ideal state of repair, even if they are only copies.
ChrisJ (104209) 2015-08-29 17:14
Lovely soft pastel colors and a superb warm cold color contrast between the blue and orange skies and water. The people walking their dog on the beach animate the scene and provide scale. Looks like the dog has spotted you too. The intrepid swimmer braving the cold water alone adds interest. Good dof and sharpness too. Tfs.