ChrisJ (95100) 2014-10-22 6:37
I might have tried removing any filters (eg, cp) and dialing the camera to 'museum' setting, rather than use flash. The light would be softer, no uv ray damage to the painting, and no hard shadows and glare spots. The crucial central figure's head on the tapestry has been completely obliterated by the flash. The family portraits on the mantelpiece are a nice touch. Where artificial light is strongly reflected I raise the camera higher and use the lcd display setting. Tfs!
batalay (35061) 2014-10-22 6:34
Not many of us have a town named after us. You should have taken some white paint and drawn an apostrophe between the "d" and the "s," which will give full recognition that this is your town, and no one else's.
jcpix (12534) 2014-10-22 6:33
Is it possible to fall UP? :) I really like this inverted sensation of vertigo, the perceived depth is well layed out in this composition. The graphic appeal of the straight lines renders a different effect than the traditional spiral staircase, but is just as effective in creating a dramatic outcome. There's also a nice repetetive pattern from the railing design itself, adding to the relatively minimal enticement. Very nicely composed, a fine result indeed. Enjoy the rest of the day. Take care.
jcpix (12534) 2014-10-22 6:29
There certainly seems to be a good connection between the statue and this mother/son. I really like the admiration displayed and the perceived bond between the two. A nice moment captured that conveys the sentiment with expression, and best of all, it appears completely spontaneous from your point of view since they are apparently looking towards a different camera. Enjoy the rest of the day. Take care.
jcpix (12534) 2014-10-22 6:24
Hey, "babushka"...one of the few words I learned. :)
What a great shot, not something you would see around my place!? I love the hard work and dedication of so many from this generation, even in her advanced age still going about daily chores...and in this case, with a smile on her face.
And I guess it's only natural considering the former USSR symbol, she's carrying a sickle in hand. :) A telling and very well documented daily life image, and because of that smile, one that instantly connects with the viewer. Awesome capture, I'm only disappointed I hadn't noticed this picture in your gallery until now. Enjoy the rest of the evening. Take it easy my dear friend.
Cheers from the early morning hours,
jcpix (12534) 2014-10-22 6:11
Great WS pic to give us the full context of this classic beauty. I like your approach here with the main post to concentrate on some of the front end detail, particularly the emblem and Union Jack. Speaking of, I also really enjoy the fact it's been combined with the USA decal on the windshield in the background. Bright and shiny, with many fince accents to admire aside from the main point of focus. Have a great day. Take it easy.
Friendly wishes from out West,
ChrisJ (95100) 2014-10-22 6:09
Lots to look at in this interesting Salzburg shot. I took a similar shot of the cemetery at the base of the hill between 2 churches. Good color, sharpness and saturation. The greenery and bright flowers contrast well agaisnt the dull lifeless stone tombs. Tfs!
ChrisJ (95100) 2014-10-22 5:56
I know this place, and took several shots but did not have thge superb blue sky depicted here. Good sharpness and excellent color and saturation with punchy light contrasts. This fine art graffiti is far more welcome than tagging. Superb warm cold color contrasts too. Tfs!
ChrisJ (95100) 2014-10-22 5:53
The yellow Autumn foliage contrasts well against the shadowed, hazy dark blue grey bg mountains. Good sharpness and a marvellous high pov. The sunlit peaks bereft of snow so far are well positioned in the frame. Tfs!
holmertz (38607) 2014-10-22 5:34
As so many times before you found a good connection between people and posters. Rembrandt, Tizian and Bellotto may have been great artists, but the greatest work of art is the little baby in the pram. The father is perfectly right to admire his child instead of the flying babies in the window.
ChrisJ (95100) 2014-10-22 5:18
A nice minimalist shot of just the land sky and cross with good framing and composition. Nice overlay of the fg yellow green hill across the eroded bg reddish brown hill. The Calico text is eyecatching. Good use of a shallow dof too. Tfs!
holmertz (38607) 2014-10-22 5:10
A funny and eye-catching photo. I remember seeing a similar photo, possibly also from Greece, and got the impression the bike was kept outside the upstairs flat for security reasons. But maybe it could also be an art installation ;-). It's a good observation which shows the importance of looking in all directions when hunting for photos.
holmertz (38607) 2014-10-22 5:05
You keep writing that this is such a safe and easy trek, and it probably is, but watching this abyss, and the generally wild and rugged scenery, the narrow path and the lack of safety railings I would feel awkward going here. At least I would not like to go close to the edge. I am quite satisfied just watching this photo and enjoying the spectaciular view. Seeing the tiny people I strongly feel the immensity of the landscape.
holmertz (38607) 2014-10-22 4:56
I agree with everybody else that you captured this young woman in a perfect place at a perfect moment and that she was perfectly dressed for being in your photo. She contrasts very nicely with the building and the lawn and tree. This is als a highly enjoyable photo for the fine details of the building, such as the very odd blue window and the signs. I also find it very amusing the the lady in red is about to enter Karl Marx Street, "the man in red" ;-). I don't think anybody else pointed that out.
ChrisJ (95100) 2014-10-22 4:49
A pleasant diffused light with good sharpness and excellent framing with plenty of breathing space right around the attractive chateau. I might have cropped a little from the fg to remove the earthen garden. The Autumn leaves add context. Tfs!
holmertz (38607) 2014-10-22 4:48
Maybe lying on your stomach was a good idea, regardless of the strong wind. I can imagine that there would have been less of the beautiful nearest mossy rocks included if you had been standing up. The sunny foreground really creates a fine contrast to the shaded and rather rugged looking area further back. That part is fascinating, but it looks a bit creepy, like from a fantasy movie (and I would not be surprised if it has been used by film-makers, who seem to be drawn to Iceland in increasing numbers).