worldcitizen (9382) 2017-03-28 18:27
I like old architecture, and these houses are so charming. It's great that the woman in period clothing was walking by when you took this photo. Maybe you waited for someone to come into the frame. Thanks for your recent critique. I hope all is well with you. :-)
batalay (40385) 2017-03-28 17:37
In this photo of the Cathedral of Uppsala, you've accentuated the height by using a wide angle lens and emphasized three-point perspective. Although you took this with backlit you avoided stark contrasts in light and shadow, producing an exceptional degree of light management.
batalay (40385) 2017-03-28 17:02
The photo is first-rate... as usual, and so is your engaging note. The colors of the costumes and vegetable against the monotonic color of the ground.
You should do an Excel sheet, rating sites from 1-5 according to 1) difficulty of access, 2) natural beauty, 3) accessibility of edible food, 4) being badgered by beggars, sellers... 5) level of danger from animals, 6) level of danger from heights and widths, 7) level of danger from criminals... and a myriad other unforeseen issues. Maybe 2) should be from 1-10.
macjake (72555) 2017-03-28 16:16
well, in terms of photography I love abandoned homes. But I know what you mean by the people leaving for a better life, its sad in some ways.
for obvious reasons, the yellow color stands out so well, especially in this bright sunlight, its as if the home is glowing :) I really enjoy the poor conditions of the yard, fence and crumbling walls of the house. thanks for this one
macjake (72555) 2017-03-28 16:13
this is wonderful! Certainly a place I'd like to see in person some day. How could this not be a place anyone would want to visit!
love the choice of pov, it shows the theatre in its best view, especially with the mountain range in the bg, and this wide angle format is so attractive.
Imagine this place in its prime, with lots of people and the site fully constructed!
macjake (72555) 2017-03-28 16:02
another great looking indoor shot here.
and you're right, its so strange to see such a beautiful church in a town that's almost deserted.
so many intricate paintings and murals here, and I love the colours, and the way they're laid out. awesome subject for TE. fine indoor shot in this hard light. cheers
macjake (72555) 2017-03-28 15:59
yeah, this is the new world of today. when I think of us using our GPS on our phones, it makes me think about how did we get around on the Old Days with map books in our cars, and the passenger in the car unfolding and folding maps like crazy haha
looks like you were very close to this couple, but perhaps not i'm not sure. its good to zoom in to avoid all the people in the bg. very bright and clear shot. cheers
macjake (72555) 2017-03-28 15:56
I appreciate this post, as I say its great to see new shots from Montreal.
We have a very similar style building here in Vancouver. But not as tall or wide. but same construction styling.
in a funny way, it looks like the top of the building has been forgotten or it fell off :)
another fine post from this City, keep them coming.
macjake (72555) 2017-03-28 15:54
wow, this may be my favorite shot from your personal gallery. this is awesome. the combination of the yellows, whites, and blues are so attractive, and the depth and perspective lines are great too. such a smart looking shot. cheers
macjake (72555) 2017-03-28 15:47
this is just another typical rainy day in Vancouver!
Heck, In fact I think you took this photo today in Vancouver :)
another well informed note for us to read, that always makes the photo that much better and more interesting.
I like that you added in the boats at the top of the frame, its as if the owner of the 'car' is saying "to hell with you all" haha
macjake (72555) 2017-03-28 15:44
I'm glad I took the time to look at this photo, its wonderful. in particular, the hair is so crisp and sharp. we can see each and every hair combed back.
and there are so many other fine details in the clothing as well. wonderful shot my friend.
macjake (72555) 2017-03-28 15:42
this is one of those short and stalky type of churches, but it still looks great to me :)
your photo is very bright, it has a lot of warmth, it has a lovely blue sky and clouds, its crisp and clear, and well exposed too. not sure what else you could ask for :)
batalay (40385) 2017-03-28 15:17
What an entertaining photo with a suitable title. Clearly, you and your lens charmed these fellows. Did you happen to wonder to the Einstein Haus in Basel where he enjoyed his (first) Annus Mirabilis in 1905, formulating the photoelectric effect theory, Brownian Motion, and the Special Theory of Relativity? The second one came in 1915 in Berlin when he formulated the General Theory of Relativity.