holmertz (36459) 2014-08-01 8:10
We can only hope that these boys had been diving here before so they knew about the dangers. It looks like great fun and you captured the diving boy at a perfect moment and with perfect sharpness. He has the total attention of all his friends, which adds an interest to the composition.
adramad (34959) 2014-08-01 8:03
Fantastica composicion, con este contraste tan enorme, entre el autobus y el pequeño rickshaw, que ademas has captado en un momento genial, cuando esta iluminado por ese rayo de sol, lo cual le destaca aun mas, sobre el fondo en sombras.
Un perfecto colorido muy natural.
Imagen muy luminosa y con una óptima nitidez.
Disfruta de un buen fin de semana.
Saludos muy cordiales.
holmertz (36459) 2014-08-01 8:01
This is a fine view with well placed palms and an amusing historical "playground". The woman's red blouse is sure to attract views. The colours are fine and you handled the harsh light very clecerly.
holmertz (36459) 2014-08-01 7:57
In its great simplicity this is a very carefully composed photo. You placed the froth very well in the lower right corner, where it creates a good counterbalance to the off-centred islet. The blue tones are very attractive. It is interesting to trace the "tracks" of the boat quite a long distance along the right side of the picture.
tyro (18344) 2014-08-01 7:55
I really must visit Shetland and see Jarlshof too, especially as I live in Scotland! It must be amazing to see this place and try to realise how people lived here so long ago. Sometimes we become obsessed with how wonderful the ancient Egyptians were and we forget that many people in Europe at that time were also remarkably civilised.
This is a lovely shot and I can appreciate how difficult it must have been to take. An aerial view from a helicopter would have been much easier but you have done very well here to show the extent of these underground habitations.
Despite the poor light, the colours are wonderfully vibrant and the details are excellent.
holmertz (36459) 2014-08-01 7:51
This is a fine photo, and as you well know I appreciate that you stepped back several metres to include the fountain and the playing children. The comparison with the old photo is extremely interesting. It makes it possible to actually see how well the new old town was reconstructed according to the old look. I can't remember seeing two such photos before,
holmertz (36459) 2014-08-01 7:43
A nice daily life shot from Midyat. I think you took this quite fast and discreetly, because they don't seem to be at all aware of your camera.
I am back on TE after being cut off for several days after a remarkable thunder storm which caused considerable damage.
holmertz (36459) 2014-08-01 7:36
This is a fine combination of attractive tree, a bit strangely grown, ancient slabs and a woman admiring the view. A well balanced composition with superb light and colours.
holmertz (36459) 2014-08-01 7:27
This is a very attractive composition of green, grey and blue. The low flying airplane adds an exciting ingredient to the view, which would have been quite beautiful even without it. The composition is very nicely divided in three sections which give it a fine balance. There is also a good balance between the plane and the building.
holmertz (36459) 2014-08-01 7:23
Although this may not be a very Maltese place it is still a nice composition with few but elegant details. I like very much the tones of brown, yellow and grey which create a very harmonious atmosphere.
holmertz (36459) 2014-08-01 7:20
I like these discreet hip shots that you show us now and then. They show life from an amusing and unusual angle and sometimes result in very unexpected compositions. I wonder if the woman to the left was as curious and suspicious as she looks.
tyro (18344) 2014-08-01 5:08
Ciao caro Carlo,
This is a beautiful photograph in which you have made the very most of the lovely light falling on this ancient drinking fountain. The play of light and shade is gorgeous and brings out all the lovely details in the weathered stonework perfectly. And the nicely out of focus street scene behind the fountain is appealing too with its bright colours. And all beneath a lovely clear azure sky.
tyro (18344) 2014-08-01 4:51
A quite magnificent "portrait" of this very fine bronze sculpture.
You have caught the beautiful light on this artwork so very well that we can see all the beauty and subtleties of shape and form within it as well as the glorious colours and reflections off its surface. I suspect that the light levels were less than good and there was probably quite a mixture of natural and artificial light, so you have coped with these difficulties very well to produce a perfectly exposed image with exquisite details and clarity.
tyro (18344) 2014-08-01 4:26
Now this is quite different to your recent photographs of Alpine scenes with warm sunshine, lush grass and beautiful mountains - a grey and dull and cold looking day on the water as this boat ploughs its way through the roughened water.
Your composition is excellent and you have made good use of the bright Swiss flag to add brightness and foreground interest to the scene. The colours and shades of green and blue in the wake of the boat are beautiful and the inclusion of a small craft in the distance is an added bonus.
An interesting note too.
tyro (18344) 2014-08-01 3:50
Another sriking photograph from you of these magnificent dunes showing, once again, the fabulous contrast between two complementary colours - orange and blue - as the sharp top edge of "Big Daddy" comes against the backdrop of that magnificent sky.
A very fine and imposing composition with glorious light and colours, perfect exposure and exquisite details and sharpness, especially when viewed at its "proper" size on "beta" TE.
I presume that there must be a huge iron content in the sand of these dunes to give them this wonderful orange colour - and I also presume that much of the soil in Namibia must have a high iron content too - does that ochre with which the women cover their bodies also owe a lot of its colour to iron?