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All the best to your photographic journey.
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    lovely tram!
    • 17 Apr 2018 6:36PM
  • warmer days

    Never seen a Jaguar with the car there, it must be a custom made one then!
    • 16 Apr 2018 1:50PM
  • "The Cloud".

    No way this is real but it is beautiful!
    • 16 Apr 2018 1:44PM
  • 180

    Hello all.
    Correct me if I am wrong. A smoking volcano is to be considered active.. Or is it we call active volcanoes we historically know they have errupted?

    We have a photographer daring to go there, wearing or not wearing a gas mask, he takes the picture of a smoking volcano from close..., I'd applaud his/her courage first.

    I suspect the use of an old lens with no electronic connections to the camera. Wise choice Bernabe. I'd put my money to a good life insurance rather on the lens.

    The issue here you might say is the picture but I thought to pay dividends where they are due.

    Panoramic images are mostly landscape and landscapes may or may not be just that. Presentations of the geography of a place. The picture we see does exactly that. As an extra you get some smoke too, making this a landscape with action.

    Suppose you were there. If we were to reduce some space from the left to exchange it for seeing more smoke on the right now much should we have given? Could we see beyond the smoke? Is more smoke more interesting than more of the geography of what lies beyond the volcano?

    It is a matter of a careful weighting of importance to proportion and for me although the ridge of the volcano we see is big in proportion to the image, it is what it is. A correct geographical pictorial information.

    Before I start writing my thoughts about the image here, I had seen a mod by darklord that excluded the smoke but no text yet. It looked like a picture from a mountain rather a volcano, so I think the smoke is optional but for me it does worth staying in the frame. I would have loved to see an image as paulbroad describes as I can not manipulate the image where I am now. It may had worked to do the sky less bright, the right side of the ridge darker but the smoke would need some burning, right?

    I am not sure if this picture will stay in my memory a couple of years down the line. But for the time being I applaud it with a standing ovation.

    • 16 Apr 2018 9:10AM
  • Scary Face

    My grand nephew is about the same age. His mum sent me pictures recently, almost similar facial expression and hand gesture. In our childhood when we got shot we were laughing. What happened to this 21st century kids?
    • 15 Apr 2018 11:43PM
  • Beached

    Her mum told her not to dive in the deep, maybe?
    • 15 Apr 2018 10:46PM
  • stairs going up or down?

    Stairs stay put, lifts go up or down.
    • 15 Apr 2018 10:35PM
  • sof

    That looks straight from the early eighties! Great mono image.
    • 15 Apr 2018 10:29PM
  • Where to next?

    well seen and executed, lovely poetic image
    • 14 Apr 2018 3:17PM
  • Laden

    • 14 Apr 2018 3:13PM
  • Northern Lights.

    It has something of Dali's surrealism, bravo!
    • 14 Apr 2018 3:08PM
  • Glencoe

    Lovely colours
    Sunshine in Scotland?
    How strange, LOL
    • 14 Apr 2018 10:17AM
  • Liverpool Galleon

    Mono for me, otherwise the butane cylinders are easily spotted, hahaha.
    • 14 Apr 2018 10:12AM
  • Leadenhall Market

    Hi, nice shot.
    I reckon this is a good subject for sepia. Black and white conversion would turn the light from the lamps white and cold and as a concept this as a roofed area would provide some comforting warmth. Sepia is warmer than black and white so, why not?
    A walk on the memory lane.
    p.s. I think you could tilt it one or two degree(-s) to the left to look upright
    • 14 Apr 2018 10:10AM
  • No-one to play with

    As a child I was told this is called ''thief'', as you always try to catch him as it runs in the wind.
    You've made a great capture with a humble old friend. Serene and poetic result.
    Bravo, bravo, bravo!
    Shortlisted for award
    • 14 Apr 2018 10:02AM
  • We are surrounded by shadows

    That's the result of sunshine, what's wrong with that?
    • 14 Apr 2018 9:52AM
  • Angry eagle

    I must not make any associations with what's happened on in the world and judge this on its merit.
    Great capture not so great background and a bit underexposed?
    • 14 Apr 2018 9:50AM
  • Church on Spilled Blood, St Petersburg

    May God put some more brain on the head of some people. Amen
    • 14 Apr 2018 9:46AM
  • All Human Life is here.....

    • 14 Apr 2018 1:13AM
  • sweet 14

    Hello all,

    yes, I think some cultural issues have to be understood.
    Please read this article of wikipedia: https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Quincea˝era

    15 is an important age so being too close to this age can be celebrated too in an image.
    And what is the best colour to identify with freshness and youth? Green!

    Mono is a absurdity as a concept here. I have been old enough to know pictures in black and white and I still use black and white film, but for architecture and still nature. But for a kid in the green? No, no, no. It is not a men versus women discussion this. Think of old and mono and new and green.

    What nobody seems to have discussed until now is lighting. Metadata show this was shot at nearly 12AM -midnight- and no flash was used but I see some shadows on her face and highlights on the leaves that tell me an off-camera light source has been used.

    I produced a modification myself veering to softness. And I flipped the young lady on the left to make a point that left or right it makes no sense when viewing a single picture. It does mean something when you literally read a series of images on a page.

    I must check my blood pressure now. Garšon! Tequila!

    • 13 Apr 2018 10:30PM
  • Dubai desert safari

    Nice, but it can become nicer if you crop out most of the empty sky (and a vertical bit from the left so that the frame looks symmetric - but keep all of his shadow intact! ).
    • 13 Apr 2018 9:53PM
  • Ed

    He looks as if he has just been told that snow once it melts it becomes water
    • 13 Apr 2018 9:48PM
  • retro race driver

    • 13 Apr 2018 9:30PM
  • Tai O boats

    I just left the boats in - it is interesting to have a wider image also - but since you mentioned the boats I thought of just showing the boats; I gave some punch to the colours too by reducing exposure and highlights.
    • 13 Apr 2018 12:09AM
  • Lamp

    Impressive symbiosis.
    You can increase the colour intensity and lower the highlights Savvas so the colours of the lamp come to life.
    Thus I would say it is not suitable for a mono conversion, Colours all the way!
    • 12 Apr 2018 3:37PM
  • The Orme, the pier, the boy and the bottle

    Bring on Friday!
    p.s. is that bottle a Nookie Brown Ale?
    • 12 Apr 2018 3:21PM
  • Howdy, Pardner!

    Howdy dudler.
    I cropped because of the strange colouring effect of the suspenders had on her thighs. I could describe it as ''reverse shadow'' or ''tanning mishap''.
    I thought on my second mod the hat would be cut a bit further down so as the round top isn't visible, as cowboy hats had a flat top.
    The colour intensity changed from mod to mod but the idea was to increase the flesh tone.
    Kind regards,
    • 12 Apr 2018 3:18PM
  • Entrance to Al Hasa National Park

    Hi Savvas,,, good to see an edifice still standing (and escaping WWII).
    If it is the one in Saudi Arabia, it is spelled Al Ahsa (the yellow lake).
    Did you go there with a 4x4 or a normal car?
    • 2 Apr 2018 11:55PM
  • High Dive

    ''SDC'' is hidden behind all this.

    Spectacular isn't it?

    probably NOT the best photographer ever
    • 2 Apr 2018 11:33PM
  • Abandoned class

    Never thought they had classes for Hooligans...
    • 2 Apr 2018 11:28PM