serp2000 (35082) 2014-03-10 6:37
Good presentation of the old historic part of the city and so amazing modern sculptures. Sometime I have been visiting our museum of the modern art too. But frankly speaking not every collection is very interesting for public and for me.
I have watch your photos and I can't explain so unreal colors combination. It looks like a incorrect settings.
Once I forgot to change regime of "luminescent lights" to "sunlight" and had have some strange blue hues on an every photo. Check it too.
tyro (16768) 2014-03-10 6:12
I think that the lack of illumination has actually benefitted you here as we see some lovely reflections on the wet ground and also some lovely textures in the water sprays.
Your composition is excellent, the light and colours and magical and the details and sharpness are exquisite.
tyro (16768) 2014-03-10 5:27
How nice to have some sunshine after all the dark, wet and miserable weather we've all been suffering this year. And you've caught those rays of sunshine perfectly here as they beam through this beautiful woodland.
Your almost contre jour approach has provided some lovely strong contrasts, the near trees standing out beautifully against their background while there is a lovely soft "mistiness" surrounding the distant trees. And the wet pathway, lit in strong light, leads us nicely from bottom left into the depths of the forest.
Gorgeous light and colours, perfect exposure (in difficult conditions) and exquisite details and sharpness.
tyro (16768) 2014-03-10 5:13
A very interesting note you have written about train travel in Vietnam - it reminds me again about how much I loathe cockroaches! I remember trying to beat one to death with my shoe in Cyprus some years ago: I thought I had killed it but the damn thing sprang into life and ran up my arm. Yuk. Perhaps some long trousers and a pair of bicycle clips might be useful for travelling on one of these trains!
This is a delightful photograph and it's also amazingly sharp considering that it was taken at 1/60 second from a moving train. And the rain spattering on the window actually adds to the mood of the picture rather than detracting from it in my opinion.
I love that little multicoloured hut which just looks like a simple frame made of cane with different pieces of cloth laid over it. It's perfectly placed in the picture and is complemented nicely by the skinny bits of stick which appear to make up a primitve sort of jetty.
Lovely light and colours, perfect exposure and lovely presentation.
serp2000 (35082) 2014-03-10 5:04
This landscape looks like a continuing of the Malgo's photo from Utah. The same red&blue colors combination, the same rocky castles. Although this landscape reminds me my trip to Jordan Petra.
All the best wishes from Ural,
tyro (16768) 2014-03-10 4:55
This is a delightful photograph, the beautiful white house perfectly framed between the dark walls of two beach huts and statnding resplendent in bright sunshine against a much darker and moody sky.
The lines of the bases and roofs of the huts lead the eye perfectly through their strong perspective toward the distant house to make for a very pleasing composition. The lighting is glorious and, despite the strong contrasts, we can see detail in the deepest shadows and also in the brightest parts of the image. Spot-on exposure and exquisite depth of field and sharpness throughout.
tyro (16768) 2014-03-10 4:50
This is a beautifully and very accurately composed image which just works so very well in black and white, what with the strong light, strong tones and strong contrasts.
A perfect depiction of this nice piece of Art Deco architecture, taken from a very pleasing angle and with your usual impeccable attention to exposure, details and sharpness.
serp2000 (35082) 2014-03-10 4:45
This rock reminds me a castle or fortress. Well seen. I like this sunny landscape, perfect sharpness. The colors are superb! I am not sure about Utah, but I hope to visit California very soon. ;)
Your Mr. I.F.
annjackman (16479) 2014-03-10 3:35
Toy guns and young monks - how disturbing! Your double portrait is however superb with the focus on the boy in the FG and no BG to conflict with the image.
Very well seen - a most unusual picture.
Kind Regards, Ann
annjackman (16479) 2014-03-10 3:32
This picture is just how I imagined this coast to be and encourages me to visit the area. Your low viewpoint and wide angle has shown all the important elements such as the dry stone wall, the cottage and the windswept grass. The fence leads my eye towards the rough sea in the distance.
Kind Regards, Ann
annjackman (16479) 2014-03-10 3:28
I love everything about this image. The BG and castle are soft in the mist while the FG has more saturation and definition. All the elements are placed superbly in the frame.
Kind Regards, Ann
annjackman (16479) 2014-03-10 3:25
Glad that you were not in a hurry! This really shows so well the 'problem' of the isolated regions of Scotland and they very narrow roads - but a pace of life which is rather nice. I like the contrast with the bleak moorland and the modern truck. In the distance the mountain seems shrouded in mist or cloud - beautiful!
Best wishes, Ann