tyro (24630) 2016-06-27 7:56
You have written a fascinating and informative note about van Dyck, Rubens and their work and shown us a beautiful photograph.
As Gert so correctly says, this young lady's painting appears to be of remarkably high quality, the colours, forms and contrasts so perfectly matching those of the original on the wall on the right.
I love how you have obviously used quite a wide aperture to show the young artist and her work clearly and sharply against a nicely out of focus background. Lovely soft light, fine natural colours, perfect composition and exposure and exquisite details and sharpness.
holmertz (52008) 2016-06-27 7:44
A fantastic view of the lake and the surrounding pink and green rocks. It's a magnificent scenery and the boat adds a great detail. The contrast between the white boat and the dark water is lovely. It's a fine photo from a good POV and the clarity is excellent.
tyro (24630) 2016-06-27 7:41
Gert (holmertz) showed us a photograph of summer weather in Stockholm just a day or two ago but this is a fabulous photograph taken on a warm evening with the sun low down in the sky.
The warmth of the sunlight is remarkable, making this photograph look almost like a painting of one of the Old Masters, with people sitting relaxing while their faces are illuminated by the warm sun.
A very fine composition with glorious light and colours, perfect exposure and exquisite details and sharpness.
holmertz (52008) 2016-06-27 7:41
A wonderful blue hour photo with nicely captured clouds and illuminated fašades of the beautiful buildings. The unusual installation, looking a bit like a giant spider, has created fine lines against the sky which add a further interest to the view.
holmertz (52008) 2016-06-27 7:35
This is a kind of scenery I seldom see in your photos. I almost thought you had been to Scotland. It's a beautiful landscape of gently rolling hills, a rapidly flowing creek and a wall built from rough stones. As always it's nicely composed and the colours are strong and vivid.
holmertz (52008) 2016-06-27 7:30
These reflections are graphically attractive, partly thanks to the letters seen in the upper right corner. The small areas of yellow and dark blue also add an extra punch to the composition, which otherwise is dominated by the distorted masts. A well observed little work of art.
holmertz (52008) 2016-06-27 7:01
I'm not that kind of person, but how tempting it would be to use a sharp object to scratch the polished surface of a Rolls Royce left by its upper class twit owner in a no parking area. Can you find the owner through a public registry so you can threaten him through Facebook? ;-)
Seriously, it's an interesting and amusing photo and I was really waiting to see what you had done. After seeing Bev's photo today I was sure you couldn't resist something. No doubt it's a magnificent car, and it's fun to watch the action going on. I also enjoy the view of the street.
tyro (24630) 2016-06-27 6:50
Ciao caro Silvio,
An interesting note and a truly magnificent photograph to accompany it!
Taken at just the right time, that sky is stunningly beautiful and the buildings, seen across the wide expanse of the piazza, are beautifully lit in warm artificial light. A very fine composition with lovely light and colours, perfect exposure and exquisite details and sharpness.
tyro (24630) 2016-06-27 6:38
Oh Dear! Quel Dommage! What a Bloody Mess!
Do not just feel pity for the English - feel pity for the Scottish people too who will no doubt soon be dragged into another Scottish independence referendum and the whole of the United Kingdom will collapse and fragment and 300 years of the Union will disappear down the toilet.
"WiFi Here" is the only truth told by this poster which you have captured very appropriately in this fine bold composition. A very apt photograph and an excellent note too.
tyro (24630) 2016-06-27 6:01
A very fine photograph of these reflections in this amazing Rolls Royce and an interesting note to accompany it!
Lovely soft light and colours, fabulous reflections and excellent details and sharpness.
I think I might just post a picture of my own from here!