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  • Toledo metro station

    Hi, very good architectural image. If the tripod legs open wider than your shoulder width you'd better use a monopod, less chances, rushing crowds will knock it dropping your camera.
    • 15 May 2017 2:27PM
  • Bluebell Blanket

    • 13 May 2017 10:38PM
  • Five what?

    Five in the power of flying. That is what my parrot, Einstein said.
    • 13 May 2017 4:09PM
  • The wedding

    Phoarrr Girl smiling? That must be a real wedding then, best wishes to the newlyweds. Great shots in the shaded area, lovely play of light at some shots.
    • 13 May 2017 3:55PM
  • The Moon

    I do not know the technical details of the photo but despite liking it I do have a feeling it would look better if you were zooming more in the frame.
    It does have an appeal though...
    • 12 May 2017 12:33AM
  • Autumn sunset

    Hi, I can't remember: What colour does the white take during the sunset?
    I've tweaked the horizon a bit but I think it is marginally off balance again.
    I have increased the light and the colours and brought some clarity back,
    so as the white looks white even during the sunset Smile
    Stin Ygeia Sas,
    • 12 May 2017 12:25AM
  • Concentrated PHOTOGRAPHER

    Quote:with all due respect, someone has to alert him about closed eyes

    I enlarged the picture to make sure. My best guess is that Dirk had his other one open, hahahaha...

    Yes it is super sharp, but shot the wrong moment for me

    • 11 May 2017 10:46PM
  • Divine Decadence, Darling!

    The usual suspect.
    I would have titled it ''Oh, No, Not him again''
    • 10 May 2017 10:21AM
  • CAR

    Believe it or not it reminds me pictures of Ford advertorial stuff from the 80's/90's...
    • 10 May 2017 10:06AM
  • Ready when you are".

    Bloomin' heck, it's the right moment to pick them! Some time ago someone had stolen ours from the garden one day before we collect them.
    • 6 May 2017 7:14PM
  • Taking a break

    Well done. May I suggest a vertical crop from the left side, the bright objects would stop being a slight destruction, he won't be as centrally placed on the frame and his leg we see on the right would fit nicely with the additional space compared to the one on the left. Just a thought.
    • 6 May 2017 6:59PM
  • Girlies

    Nice capture of the moment. May I suggest a cropping of the tree trunk from the right side of the frame.
    • 6 May 2017 6:51PM
  • Purple Swamphen

    The colours, the patterns, the light, the shadows, THE CLAWS!!!! I think the "claws" earn this pic an award
    • 6 May 2017 10:53AM
  • Boy Soldier

    Striking portrait indeed.
    Pity to know that 70 years on people are still getting pulled or pushed to wars they never grasp the reasoning for
    • 5 May 2017 8:35PM
  • Reading the notice

    Great picture of a grieving lady (hence the black attire)
    I thought of the worst... like reading the announcement board outside of a cemetery for the funerals going on..Signs says something saying about 7....
    Great picture, Applauds
    • 5 May 2017 8:31PM
  • The Illustrated Man

    Hi, this is sort of sinister Smile
    Did you shoot this from the hip? It doesn't look as sharp on your man's fingers..
    I think you can crop tighter from the right and omit the person in the white jacket as it seems to dilute the feeling that this man on the forefront is watching the man with the dark jacket a few meters away...
    • 5 May 2017 8:25PM
  • Flip-Flops

    Imaginative and well executed.
    • 4 May 2017 8:47AM
  • The Shadow Of The Sun

    sooooo.... exotic!
    • 3 May 2017 11:40AM
  • Peek a Bo

    Aww no, I do like the colour original Smile
    • 3 May 2017 11:15AM
  • vibrant red carnation

    Portuguese and carnations is a combination of a dramatic 70's image... but I think it was in colour Blush
    You know how the original looked so I can't comment too much Smile I may had loved it!
    A good friend, female, who loves flower photography had presented a series for black and white pictures on her local group for a competition. A stern judge, I know the sort, had told her ''Black and white flowers? No,no, flowers are distinct for two things, smell and colour. Your pictures have none of it'' Until now I could see her point; flowers have shapes and textures too. But on this instance... I am with the judge, lol
    Not stern, but still friendly Tongue

    • 3 May 2017 10:55AM
  • Black and white pepper

    The history of ''still nature'' illustration gained popularity with Dutch painters like Willem Kalf and Rachel Ruysch of the 17th century. Photographers of the 18th century like Roger Fenton produced stills with fruits that resembled works of the Dutch Masters, yet the limitations of film technology of the era resulted in black and white pictures, which were common even to the 20th century by photographers like Heinrich Kühn and Edward Weston (with the famous pepper picture) and even Bob Carlos Clarke.
    I do respect their work but the reason I prefer your previous colour version of it is the fact that on this occasion colour rather than shape makes the association with a human mouth laughing easier. And that is no laughing matter, it just requires some imagination from the viewer.
    I am taking my hat off to you once more for your imagination, as always
    • 3 May 2017 10:39AM
  • Cupids Dimples

    Hi, I think this is very suitable for a mono abstract...
    • 3 May 2017 9:32AM
  • Old Stones

    Now I know what ''stonewashed'' denim is. Thanks Shishi.
    • 2 May 2017 3:18PM
  • Advert

    Now you mention noticing...
    I developed an academic cough seeing this.
    The tyre with the letter S is upside down. The bigger curve normally goes at the bottom.
    Crop the grey post behind it and you have a sole Tyres4Miles image.
    Yes, and you get to keep the road too Smile
    • 2 May 2017 12:58PM
  • Crossing my Path

    You have got a picture of a bird which is not a standing subject at the minute, but rather on the move.
    I am doubting that the aperture, given the setting of f/6.3 is the appropriate as it closes down the iris of the lens, whereas you need to get enough light in - keep in mind that the proportion of the bright surfaces (pavement/soil) to the dark ones (just the bird) is in an analogy that favours the camera to think you have a bright subject (and take the picture too quickly) leading to underexposure. Camera may have evaluated exposure correctly but if fails to understand that what you want to photograph is the dark bird. You should have used spot metering and take the reading from your subject rather than its surroundings to my opinion.
    The format of the picture could change to square. The space behind the bird is not as important as the space where it appears to be heading, and yes I do like a lot that the top right corner shows some green, it could he the bird's eating place, your mum said ''eat your greens'' I bet its mum said the same Tongue
    Will do a mod nd come back.
    • 2 May 2017 12:15PM

    Hi, great framing, and pose. Taken under consideration this was shot in shadow, colours appear true to me from the skin colour to all the colours. This is India and it can be intense. ISO800 seems a bit excessive to me for the time of the day and the lighting conditions. But overall, a strong picture, bravo.
    • 2 May 2017 10:18AM
  • List

    Quote:Looks like a politician Peter, and some of them are not strait Peter! GrinGrinGrinGrin
    Nevertheless it's a good photo.
    Isabel GrinGrin

    Greek is not my strong point, but doesn't the epitaph identify him as an academician and an economist? Or have I got it totally wrong?

    google agrees with your guess Smile
    • 2 May 2017 10:06AM
  • Bubbly Brunette.

    Hi. It looks fine to me, perfect in its own imperfection. A light source on the bottom left corner lighting her face would be good. Even a reflector...
    • 30 Apr 2017 10:26PM
  • Glasses (Version2)

    Hi, I am not biased, but I think this does look better Smile
    • 30 Apr 2017 4:50PM
  • Light on Joss

    This could be a lady accompanying Gulliver in his travels, she combines small and big proportions in one package If she couldn't fit in the suitcase, she could easily fit in the trunk. Smile
    I think I would crop a tiny portion from the right vertically. I do not think that the existence of two cornered walls is appropriate (voice is heard from the back ''nobody puts baby in the corner!'') plus you miss the introduction of this wood plank near the ceiling. Or you crop horizontally from the top and vertically from the side. The positioning of the model's body on the bed crates a X shape. Interesting feature.
    • 30 Apr 2017 4:46PM