emka (73093) 2014-08-20 13:47
Hello dear Livia,
Very nice shot, with the woman in traditional dress and beautiful old house in striking red colour. Interesting and pleasant composition.
I plan to go to Iran in April next year. I have heard it is quite easy to travel and the people are very friendly.
Warm regrads MAlgo
willperrett (5862) 2014-08-20 12:11
I've seen your Antelope Canyon shots, but it's this one that attracted my attention. I love the compressed perspective you've achieved with your long lens. And the other added bonus is the frame-filling geometries of these old wooden buildings. The sky looks curiously noisy, however.
willperrett (5862) 2014-08-20 11:48
Not such a surprise that the boat is upright. It's a bilge keeler, which means it has two short stubby keels parallel to each other. Boat design like this is expressly to avoid deep draught, so sailing in shallower waters is possible, and to allow boats to dry out without falling over. But the downside is performance: they don't sail anywhere near as well as fin-keeled boats. And one wonders why the need for so many fenders. The owner must be paranoid! Nice shot by the way!
willperrett (5862) 2014-08-20 9:49
Hello Constantino, my neighbour today.
These boats are of course Optimists, a child's trainer used world-wide to hone the skills of young sailors. Mind you, the kids are often intensively coached, not least by their parents. I've been at an Optimist Open Meeting where the screams and swearing of the parents on the shore when their kids didn't do exactly what the parents thought right, was downright threatening, and the kids must have been embarrassed to be associated with them!
But a nice image: maybe the calm before the storm!
willperrett (5862) 2014-08-20 9:44
Wow, Claude, this is a bit special! The monochrome treatment allows us to concentrate on shape and composition, which is as it should be for a shot with so much graphism. The light is of course vital, as is the low cloud, but in this incarnation, they are in the service of form: blocks of tone which are dramatically eye-catching. Love it.
willperrett (5862) 2014-08-20 9:34
What drew me to this photograph was the disjuncture between the colour, and the black and white Aubrey Beardsleyesque, Art Nouveau-ish poster. That and the fact that there's a pub next door! Good street grab-shot (by coincidence, my latest post is from the streets too: great minds, etc.).
willperrett (5862) 2014-08-20 9:21
Your Icelandic images are certainly fuelling my desire to go there myself. Yours and Trevor Moffiet's (trevormoffiet): I wonder if you've seen his moody monochrome wilderness shots from here? Or is this a shot from your recent Moon-landing? I love its acid oranges.
annjackman (17747) 2014-08-20 8:49
Love everything about this. The evening sun really gives the mountain a warm glow despite being snow-capped! The low clouds shrouding part of the mountain makes it perfect for me. Great sharpness and shadow detail.
Kind Regards, Ann
p.s. sent you an e-mail - did you get it?.
willperrett (5862) 2014-08-20 8:23
Lovely moment of reflection, and "life suspended" here: another classic street shot from you, that like so much of your work, seems to combine a documentarist's interest with an artist's aesthetic. Well (slightly under) exposed!
willperrett (5862) 2014-08-20 8:08
I'm always keen on monochrome images, and this is one out of the top drawer. The range of tones is excellent, so the contrast is optimised. And that sky reminds me of the days when we plonked a deep red filter over the lens when loaded with b/w film. The inclusion of the figures is also important. A fine image.
mkamionka (29169) 2014-08-20 6:17
interesting modern sculpture. You show it in the context of the location. I think it would be interesting to see it closer too to be able to see the details. Amazing weather, I am so jealous about it.
I am praying for a peace in your country,