tyro (25718) 2016-09-30 5:03
Hello Jean Claude,
I love steam locomotives! And I also found this beautiful photograph in your gallery! But I don't think that this is the same locomotive, is it?
Anyway, this is a delightful photograph, very well taken with good timing so that the locomotive is perfectly placed in the frame and the rails lead to it right from the bottom right corner of the picture. The distant view is beautiful and I like the presence of steam coming out of the cylinders, proving that this engine is actually moving at the time.
Lovely light and colours, perfect exposure and excellent details and sharpness.
tyro (25718) 2016-09-30 3:52
As always, a fascinating note you have written.
I think that the man in the foreground likes his beer - he is holding an empty glass and his big tummy suggests that he drinks quite a lot of beer!
A lovely photograph of this bright red dray pulled by two magnificent heavy horses with the man (presumably the wagon driver) standing proudly in front. A beautiful photograph too of the passengers, especially of the young boy who is suitably dressed and is also acting as a "video photographer"!
Lovely soft light and rich colours, perfect exposure and exquisite details and sharpness in both photographs.
holmertz (54363) 2016-09-30 3:47
A very nice photo from a town looking like it belongs to a fairytale. The buildings are very pretty and the colours are excellent. The diagonal line of flower-pots makes a good lead into the picture.
holmertz (54363) 2016-09-30 3:45
Technically not the best photo because of the light, which you have pointed out yourself, but a well spotted moment and an amusing composition. Within limits, I always care more for the composition than the technical perfection.
tyro (25718) 2016-09-30 3:13
I think I am slowly and gradually managing to "get" the message about "special" and "nothing special"!
This unoccupied and part derelict building with its broken windows and uninspiring graffiti would certainly classify as "nothing special" but the inclusion of the man with his bright yellow bag seemingly pausing to stare in the direction of the grimy statue on the left definitely does raise this image up a few notches to rather "special"!
And, of course, the man's view immediately makes us wonder at what he is staring - and so we mimic him by also taking a closer look at the statue - and then we go on to compare it with the statue on the right and so discover that there are quite a few differences between the two.
But that "connection" with the human subject is missing in your workshop picture with the lady because she is ignoring both the building and the photographer. And the pussy cat shows even less interest in his/her surroundings, obviously set on pursuing something outwith the photograph.
A well seen and well timed photograph with good light and colours and excellent technical quality too.
tyro (25718) 2016-09-30 2:30
I'm not sure if lines of laundry hung out to dry are "artistic" or not but there's just something a little strange about them. But I think the reason we find them a little strange is because the British never seem to like to hang out their washing in public view - we dry our laundry either in the house or on washing lines in our gardens away from the prying public - just in case any strangers happen to see that we actually wear socks and pants and shirts! But in other "normal" countries, people dry their laundry in public and seem quite happy to have others see what they wear. :)
But, no, in this photograph the line of colourful clothes is a very important element, brightly lit and standing out brilliantly against a clear blue sky and very effectively "joining" the two buildings on either side as well as leading the eye nicely from the left and up to the window and the near lamp.
A very well composed photograph, very well seen and very well taken and with glorious light and colours, perfect exposure and exquisite details and sharpness.
holmertz (54363) 2016-09-30 2:27
The view as such, and your technique of capturing it, makes this look like a painting with intense colours and contrasts. The waterfall and the sky have been marvelously treated in this stunning photo.
holmertz (54363) 2016-09-30 2:20
This is an amazing work of art to meet at the entrance to the museum, and it is also a good photo which shows this large room from a fine angle where you have used the space and the light perfectly. The visitors animate the view and create an excitement of great expectations of what is waiting for them.
holmertz (54363) 2016-09-30 2:14
I thought this was some kind of roller coaster, and my immediate reaction was that I would never go down this slope at high speed. But now I realize it would be an interesting structure to climb, as long as I wouldn't have to use the water slide on my way down. It's a very original watch tower, quite beautiful and looking amazing from a distance, as in the WS. It's a great contribution to TE.
holmertz (54363) 2016-09-30 2:08
I had to look carefully for a moment to make sure this was not a street artist. In this version Hanuman looks quite human. It's an interesting photo, because even disregarding that it's a Hindu god, it's a kind of sculpture that would be hard to find in a western culture,
holmertz (54363) 2016-09-30 2:03
I didn't read the books and didn't see the movies, but before reading the note I thought that if this had been in Scandinavia I would have expected to meet a "troll" here. I guess the Golum is not far off. It's a beautiful forest with a fine light that makes the moss shine brightly. You framed this view well and made a perfect exposure.
tyro (25718) 2016-09-30 1:53
A fascinating note about this huge and ancient cathedral. And with a place of such enormous proportions it must be very difficult to know where to start with a camera!
But this is a fine glimpse of the interior, the rows of lit candles leading us along a long aisle past tall stained glass windows flanked by statues, presumably of saints, and with remarkably good light and fine colours.
This must have been quite a difficult photograph to take but you have managed it well with perfect exposure and excellent details and sharpness.
tyro (25718) 2016-09-30 1:44
Aw, Shucks! Thank you for your kind words about my old picture of this castle - I'd almost forgotten about that one - but now I remember standing in the drizzle on the opposite side of the loch with my feet slowly sinking into the mud while I set up my camera - by the time I'd finished the mud was over my ankles and most of the pictures were rubbish because I'd managed to get a lot of tiny raindrops on my lens.
I look at this magnificent drone shot and I'm trying to find you! I'm sure that's Tosca down there at bottom right - I remember her light blue jacket - but where are you? Hiding inside the castle ruins?
Seriously, this is a fabulous photograph, the castle perfectly placed in the frame with the beautiful sky reflections in the calm water of the loch on the right and with a gorgeous view of the distant hills and sky beyond and with the water's edge leading us nicely into the picture from the bottom right corner.
A beautiful view which few of us will ever see and with gorgeous light and colours, perfect exposure and, despite what you say, excellent details and sharpness.
Just in case you didn't know (or didn't speak to anyone around here), "Kilchurn" is pronounced like "Kil-hoorn"! :)
holmertz (54363) 2016-09-30 1:35
This is a simple but very elegant composition, carefully balanced and with a good use of the long shadow cast by the tree. I think most photographers would not have realized the potential of this place. On a cloudy day this would have been nothing, but the good light has created great opportunities to make a digital "painting".
holmertz (54363) 2016-09-30 1:30
I missed this photo yesterday. It looks like a wonderful outdoor art gallery with some very nice works displayed on the wall in the background. The elephant is very nicely shown against the blue sky.
holmertz (54363) 2016-09-30 1:27
Even though this photo just shows a mountainside it is remarkably full of attractive details and is graphically very beautiful. I like the many patches of green against the grey rock and the zigzag line of the path leading up to the cave's entrance. The workshop is very nice too, largely because the man is so brightly dressed.