Royaldevon (41732) 2017-01-17 1:08
I think this shows the nature of people both from the art and from the spectators. In fact, the reactions from the spectators tells so much about human curiosity. There is a genuine interaction. We don't usually stare openly at other couples but there is a genuine desire to do that. In this situation, there is no embarrassment from openly staring at this private couple!
A very well observed situation, neatly composed, with the colourful brolly well positioned. The light and the details are nicely captured.
Thanks for sharing this,
mkamionka (39489) 2017-01-16 14:00
I must admit I am a bit surprised by this photo :)
The lady has open arms indeed but in general this photo does not necessarily encourage people to visit Cyprus. I think Russians simply want to keep this paradise from themselves :)
I have spent a lot of time while in Cyprus on a breathtaking sandy beach but I always wondered if it was a mistake, may be I should have visited those charming mountain villages... Seeing this photo I don't regret my decision :)
Quite a funny contribution,
mkamionka (39489) 2017-01-16 13:52
I wonder if it is the same tree which we all known from one of the most popular of your photos.
Very impressive photograph: perfectly used silhouette of the tree. Wide angle makes all other elements unimportant and small. The tree dominates the whole world.
mkamionka (39489) 2017-01-16 13:48
the strongest point of this picture is of course very abundant snow, pleasantly decorating the city. The motif of the road works so well here, leading the eye to the centre. Except for modern structures we see also some Byzantine architecture. The flag adds a lovely touch and a confirmation that this winter landscape to unexpectedly Greece!
mkamionka (39489) 2017-01-16 13:42
very interesting architecture, especially the uniquely shaped tower.
The light was challenging but it didn't stop you from taking a great picture.
I suppose December has scarce light and plenty of shade even around the noon.
It seems you had a lovely ad photogenically fruitful trip this winter!
Very well done,
mkamionka (39489) 2017-01-16 13:38
beautiful sandy beaches but also photogenic rock formations! What a beautiful destination! It must be pleasure to walk around and relax taking photos.
Wonderful well saturated colors. Lovely composition as well with the castle well placed against the green water.
mkamionka (39489) 2017-01-16 13:35
they are so Scottish! as their name also implies!
Very photogenic animals! I think I haven't seen them before moving to the UK.
Fantastic portrait, great details, lovely blurred background.
We had them for a while in our park but they were moved elsewhere.
My little daughter was feeding them with carrots :)
willperrett (11656) 2017-01-16 13:14
A fine view of one of my favourite crops! The Autumn colour and the sun just kissing the hilltop make this a very beguiling image and the converging perspective lines add dynamism. That conical mountain on the right is an important compositional element as well. Lovely.
macjake (70997) 2017-01-16 9:52
we don't get to see many photos from this country, especially in the towns and cities. this is fantastic for us on TE.
love these poorer areas, they offer up great views and photos.
cool to see the sign on the downward angle on the right, the bold colours on the left, and the rough nature of the 'road'.
the girl adds alot too. sad but true life experience.
wonderful photo, hope to see more like this.
macjake (70997) 2017-01-16 9:49
looking at your gallery, this one caught my attention almost immediately. how could it not right? those colours basically jump up off the screen.
love seeing the numbers on top of the door too, thats a neat touch, awesome light and textures in the blue area.
macjake (70997) 2017-01-16 9:47
great photo, I can't wait to see this place in person some day. cool to see how the other buildings have pretty much the same colour tones in the glass. looks like we're in the future :) thanks for this one
macjake (70997) 2017-01-16 2:34
I think we've seen that church posted on TE from you before right? it looks familiar.
love seeing your country draped in snow :)
your shot is super clear, very bright, and i like the contrasting church vs the white apartment building on the left. very different styles.
macjake (70997) 2017-01-16 2:14
are you often showing up to work late because you're too busy taking photos? haha
you can easily chalk this one up to being another one of those subjects i wish i could see in its prime. and its strange for you to post a photo but without much info in the note :) seems like this place has got you stumped!!!
cool sky to accompany the site, anytime you can post graveyards its a bonus. love the subject and the atmosphere
macjake (70997) 2017-01-16 2:08
its a shame this photo doesn't have more points, i think its deserving of many more.
what first strikes me are the colours, the whites, blues, and oranges are so bold and catches my attention immediately.
secondly, the forms/shapes are like dancers intertwined on the dance floor :) its as if the scene has movement but its solid stationary subjects. love it
macjake (70997) 2017-01-16 2:05
how did I miss this beauty in your gallery?
even in the deepest part of the scene its still so sharp and well focused. impressed with that. the reflections on the water are my favourite part, as is the curve bending around into the middle. sweet shot! well done
macjake (70997) 2017-01-16 1:56
I like your note, that was a funny comment :)
and I know exactly what you're talking about, the natural beauty here is all around you and getting out of your car is something you do alot.
amazing to see Lofoten without snow, its so different.
lovely shot despite the difficult lighting in the sky.
the mountains are beautiful indeed. even a hint of reflections here. cheers
macjake (70997) 2017-01-16 1:46
haha....I hate to correct Bulent, who is such an intelligent and well read man, but this isn't precisely an example of two point perspective photography. it ALMOST is :)
To have a 2 pt perspective you need two vanishing points from your present point of view. the vanishing point on the right is not complete, we can't say for 100% certainly it vanishes off into infinity. But i'm being nit-picky :) I hope Bulent doesn't read this! haha
anyways enough of that stuff :)
really appreciate the old history here, especially with the arched gateway on the right, and the contrast between the condition of the stone from the front to the side of the building. thanks for this one
macjake (70997) 2017-01-16 1:35
now this is an elegant looking shot my friend.
lots of geometric shapes going on.
the golden yellow tones are very rich looking, and when contrasted by the blues it comes out even stronger.
warm lighting helps too, lots to appreciate here
macjake (70997) 2017-01-16 1:28
too bad to hear about your experience at La Defense :(
but I also encountered the same problem when i asked local people where it was...people had NO IDEA what I was talking about! haha....seems like only photographers know about it :)
I guess I can add this to the list of places I didn't see in Paris...oops :)
this is so colourful, so many different colours blending in, its very ornate too, quite rich looking. perhaps some people would find it too bold, but I like it. cool post, looks great in your gallery as its something different.
macjake (70997) 2017-01-16 1:21
fine post here. You know what this looks like? its like silver being melted down at a hot temperature and its oozing.
its so cool. neat to have a reflection in the water, and i like the arches that are formed up the frame. fun shot