SnapRJW (28714) 2014-07-23 23:33
Hello Jason - I do like this informal, tightly-cropped group portrait. Your slightly angled POV highlights the stepped positioning of the figures creating a strong rhythmic vertical design in the frame.
SnapRJW (28714) 2014-07-23 23:23
An imposing collection of buildings Noel. Your shot is beautifully composed with the well kept gardens emphasising the spaciousness of the college and its precincts.As others have mentioned the ivy-clad walls of the building on the right are superbly captured and for me a highlight of the shot.
SnapRJW (28714) 2014-07-23 23:17
A fascinating note Ray and an attractive shot to accompany it. I like the FG focus on the seaweed. The lazily drifting fronds are well captured and their colour contrasts very well with the beautiful turquoise water.
Have a great day
SnapRJW (28714) 2014-07-23 23:12
Hello Daniel - It's good to see you posting again and as a lover of landscapes it is a pleasure to see this finely managed shot. Your composition is simple and attractive. I must compliment you on your light management; the sky is particularly fine with such a delicate range of white-greys in the clouds; the white of the waterfall is bright and contrasty when compared with them - that's good. A lovely piece of work. I hope we get to see more from you.
delpeoples (52155) 2014-07-23 22:18
Ciao dear Wolfgang
How nice of the sea urchin to share his little swimming pool with you. It certainly looks inviting, so private and pretty. The limpid water and pebbles have been captured beautifully. What an idyllic place, I hope you enjoyed your swim!
delpeoples (52155) 2014-07-23 22:09
Jeez Rosemary, you must be one fit lady! This is impressive, both in terms of the subject and the fact that you've conquered it both physically and photographically. A magnificent photo, so minimalist, with beautiful lines and contrasts. Perfect Rule of Thirds framing. The solitude and grandeur of the place is mind-blowing. Last week I met a young Wiradjuri man who had walked from Perth to Kalgoorlie (a 1200km round trip). For our First Nations People, walking on the land is a way of connecting with it and with God. He said after the first day, his way of thinking was changed forever. The lone person walking up the track in your photo is a symbol, I think, of the path we all choose to take, the loneliness of that path and the unexpected beauty of it. And it's also a beautiful tribute to this land. That owns us.
batalay (34565) 2014-07-23 20:42
Another one of your patented festival photos, sharp, colorful and informative. I like the expression of the little girl. As always a beautiful photo.
I am sorry I did not write earlier. I did not know the details of my visit to Japan. I will be flying into Narita Airport on Saturday, but only to make connections to a flight to Kanazawa. I will be in Kanazawa from July 26 to July 31 (I give a talk). The following day August 1, I fly from Kanazawa to Tokyo, and then back to the United States. I am very disappointed that I will not be able to spend any time in Tokyo, but all the arrangements were made by the organizers of the conference in Kanazawa.
Warmest regards, my friend,
batalay (34565) 2014-07-23 20:34
You've depicted the Yuantong Temple with colors evocative of colorization, i.e. photographed in black and white, and colorized in the manner of postcards from the 30s, 40s and 50s. With the informative note you've submitted, this makes another excellent package for TE.
Waylim (24938) 2014-07-23 19:30
Gorgeous shot of this wonderful place. Love the colors of the all the flowers in the foreground that also adds depth. the presence of the poeple adds livelienss, but not overly busy. Really excellent DoF and good detail throughout.
Waylim (24938) 2014-07-23 19:28
Very cool shot with strong graphic with the iron wheels. The background of yellow blossom really give wonderful contrast. I can feel the rough texture of the rusty iron and the way they stacked on tome of one another make it feels like it spinning and moving into the image. Excellent quality.
emka (72032) 2014-07-23 16:20
Ciao Carlo, Dopo questo che hai scritto, veo Tarquinia debe ser interesantissima e quando sono pochi turisti e e tranquila, vorrei visitare un giorno. Non ho visto ninguna citta etrusca. Bellissima torre con fiori.
abmdsudi (38684) 2014-07-23 16:06
This is a very serene indoor capture full of religious ambient lending it such a great feel. The exposure is just right nicely highlighted with great depth as the eye is drawn to the intricate structure at the centre. A great photographic work with good sense of scale too. Well done, Congrats
willperrett (5596) 2014-07-23 15:02
Actually I only partly agree with you. I've been to Barcelona, Venice and Prague (not Krakow), and they can certainly become unbearably crowded. But I usually find if I just get a block or two away from the main thoroughfares, it's often quite peaceful. Tourists are like sheep: they follow the crowds. And of course it helps to visit out of season. But Venice during Carnevale, though busy certainly still had plenty of "undiscovered" side streets.
Your photograph is an excellent piece of street observation: I like it a lot.
abmdsudi (38684) 2014-07-23 14:56
A charming alleyway teeming with life and lots of gems in this pleasnt ambient. I love the depth, perspective and the features creating such a great visual effect painted by wonderful bright contrasting colours. People presence is always a great value to the shot. Lovely street scene, Congrats.
willperrett (5596) 2014-07-23 14:53
I don't normally associate Spain with waterfalls, but that only shows my ignorance! This is a beautiful scene, full of freshness and new Spring greenery. I don't know how cold the water might have been, but it looks very inviting.
abmdsudi (38684) 2014-07-23 13:53
That's not the wicked fairy putting a spell on the spinning wheel for Sleeping Beauty to ***** herself on? Sorry, just getting into panto mood!! A very Renaissance feel to this image Elue, love spinner's dress is so delightful and great that she never noticed the “intruder” with the camera. I think this Festival has provided you with lots of material, this is an excellent happy candid shot of the spinner 'at work' colour and lighting is sublime too, Great shot. TFS