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  • Another Day at School - Tonle Sap Cambodia

    great portraiture
    • 6 Jan 2017 8:15PM
  • Frozen river

    Hello Ctibor welcome to the site.
    I have come across another two memorable picture of yours, this is the third one I see.
    I shall compare it to the other two, the tree with the snow and the snow covered mountain.
    As a concept this looks like the tree with the snow picture rather than the snow covered mountain.
    I say so because one at this focal length can not depict something to focus on, unlike with the photo with the snow covered mountain where the main subject of the frame is clearly distinguished from the other elements in the picture (the white snow in the foreground and the blue/orange sky in the background.
    You may say that we can see the river and the trees and the snow as they are nicely brought together in the vertical frame. But you see, cats123 mod zooms in and selects a part of the picture that might be more interesting than the whole landscape scene. When you scan an area to photograph you have to exercise your eye to be finding prominent subjects which can be turned into an interesting picture. Say for example you had a black tall hat with you. If you were to photograph it placed on the snow by the bank of the river from a 30 degree angle downwards pointing at the river waters you would have a rather intriguing picture there. Question yourself as you compose to take a picture ''what will make this picture interesting?''
    • 6 Jan 2017 7:19PM
  • Quayside portrait

    It's amazing what you can fit into a four sided piece of paper. Yes i mean the print.
    I suspected from the shape of her specs that this is an ''old favourite'' picture.
    The big corded lapels give it away... mid 70's Smile Carefree!
    Here's to all the friends we had and all the friends we lost and all the friends we miss.

    • 5 Jan 2017 2:02PM
  • Zsa Zsa

    I think she does sound like her too Smile
    Don't tell me they are actual relatives!
    • 3 Jan 2017 4:56PM
  • Specially for you, Mr Bond!

    Hi dudler, it does remind me of James Bond film titles but I would have chosen a red colour instead of green, I think her skin colour would make her a better contrast to it
    • 3 Jan 2017 4:54PM
  • Deer

    Good shooting angle, bravo!
    • 3 Jan 2017 4:47PM
  • Lady in white.

    Hello Wimpy.
    I would like to discuss the concept rather than the technicalities as much. You have titled your picture ''lady in white'' and we know she is a model posing with a white dress which looks like a wedding attire to me. She is also holding a bunch of flowers which may well be a wedding bouquet. The colourful balloons add a note of happiness and colour, and they may be part of the ''wedding'' decoration of this venue. I think it looks like a picture which could be in a wedding magazine, or a brochure of a wedding clothes shop. Having in mind that the dress is the main item which the attention of the person who asked and paid for the picture to be taken, any zooming which would crop any of the dress full size is not an option. The three chairs in line on the left bottom of the picture could have been removed. The chair facing us is sufficient to establish a story of ''table-chair(s)-guests'''. My horizontal crop eliminated some of the additional space which although I can accept as a means of having more light in the picture could be deemed excessive, Normally wedding receptions are done in big venues so reducing it is optional. I have kept the red coloured items below the yellow balloon on the background for adding colour and joy in the mood of the picture. I like the dynamism of the model's gesture and pose, running in parallel with the dress like this symbol ''\'' . Note that the balloons she is holding have the same relation with her bouquet. I also like the contrast with the light coming from the back in a different if not opposite angle like this symbol ''/''. I think you have blurred the edges of the picture to give a dream-like feeling. If it flows your boat why not? She is from the stuff of dreams anyway Smile
    • 3 Jan 2017 1:02PM
  • behind the door...

    Hi whimpy, I cropped to exclude the flash reflection on the wooden frame. Hope you don't mind seeing it square Wink
    • 2 Jan 2017 11:30AM
  • the end is the beginning of a new

    all the best for 2017 atenytom!
    • 1 Jan 2017 10:55PM
  • Tomorrow Land

    Worth exp!oring it with a zoom lens as well.
    • 30 Dec 2016 10:04AM

    I have nothing against colour, but I think it would be worth exp!oring a black and white version as well..
    • 30 Dec 2016 9:32AM
  • Church of St. Mark

    Cool! Great blend of colours. It is a street photograph with a twist. A blend of the temporary expressed by the man and the permanent represented by the building. It is a well deserved award. Applauds.
    • 30 Dec 2016 9:10AM
  • Enjoy Nature

    Great composition and colours Bantu. Have a great 2017.
    • 30 Dec 2016 9:02AM
  • A Knotty Situation

    I would like to make my admiration known to the person who did the rope work. Bravo team!
    • 29 Dec 2016 10:13PM
  • Ring for Service

    "This establishment prohibits alcohol consumption, please leave your drinks outside before entering the premises"
    Great mono.
    • 29 Dec 2016 9:50AM
  • Strollin

    Bridging nicely architecture and fashion. You just don't get dressed like that for minus ten Celsius(?). Glad your camera worked!
    • 29 Dec 2016 9:42AM
  • The Repair

    Amazing. I hope you have kept his postal address.
    • 29 Dec 2016 9:35AM
  • Cuban pharmacist young Chris Rea lookalike

    thanks Moira. I liked the darker version, I am not sure if the yellow glow made me keep it in colour because I somehow like it in contrast with the black and white (which I am not stranger using). The horizontal flip shows the things right... it would be great for advertising Smile but the right to left lettering original I thought it may show truly what I saw before I take the picture Smile or does it make him look scary - and young Chris Rea lookalike Smile
    • 28 Dec 2016 3:21PM
  • Sentinel.

    On the day of its upload I experimented with an envelope cropping but it did not look quite different to me so I have not uploaded it. I have seen on the same another mod on it, maybe totally square frame if I remember righteously the beak and the cropped wing are from the same side. Having liked the spectrum of greys on the wing I thought it would be rather fair to it if the crop was attempting to balance the wing on the left and the head turned on the right, that is why the ''seagull?" crop was done in a frame which resembles the 3:2 format (free hand). I have noticed that the amount of blue sky above the left wing might had been too much so I cropped lower on the ''trapped'' version to intensify the spreading of the wing and the looking on the right, ;pity that part of the right wing is there but if the head was looking straight ahead we could have cropped differently.
    • 26 Dec 2016 9:28PM
  • Ambition

    I know of the potato in the exhaust prank or should I say I have heard of it, haha and the sugar in the petrol tank prank. But I think from a Chemistry point of view (that is the left side of the picture) what we see here is an experiment measuring the velocity of the given liquid on glass, I love the contrast of the bright yellows and the whites to the blue tee shirt with the University logo. That guy with the dark glasses looks like a friend of mine...
    • 26 Dec 2016 10:49AM
  • Merry Christmas

    -"Are we sure that his passport is o.k.?"
    -"He comes out of the EEA zone, can we let him in?"
    -"Do you work for Azamon?"
    • 25 Dec 2016 5:22PM
  • Tennis Balls.

    I do recall a song Chris Rea has composed and sung called: ''Do you like tennis?''
    Probably ''Sports Balls'' would fit better as a title.
    For those who may forget the whistle has a small ball inside, so you could say "5 plus 1".
    I like the faint bur bright horizon, not just the colours and the shapes. Probably an alternation of white and yellow balls could make it more interesting but it is good nonetheless.
    Get well soon and enjoy Christmas with your family Mario.
    Festive Greetings,
    • 24 Dec 2016 9:39PM
  • sunrise

    Lovely picture Smile
    You've made my day!
    • 23 Dec 2016 11:22AM
  • Christmas decorations

    She has lit those pages all year around.
    Mary, Merry Christmas to you both.
    • 22 Dec 2016 8:26PM
  • Pistol Grip

    Merry Christmas Pistolero!
    I remember the pheasant picture, I think the diagonal line above and right of its beak is foliage.
    Thanks for sharing.
    • 22 Dec 2016 8:15PM
  • Lara Spajic - World Top Model 2016

    I think she deserves it, good thing you worked with her too!
    • 22 Dec 2016 6:55PM
  • Candle Lit Stones 2

    Nice contrast between the glass and the rocks, the end product and the raw material, the shadow and the light, the smooth and the rough. Bravo.
    • 21 Dec 2016 5:25PM
  • Space boots

    Hi, the era is unforgettable so are the clothes. I think that the side is tight on the boots side and pretty sharp for that era though.
    • 21 Dec 2016 5:14PM
  • New York Dog

    Lucky boy. Nice looking company!
    I can see this framed without the white van on the right and the lady in the red jacket behind the van. All other parts and participants of the scene then fit neatly there.
    Merry Christmas
    • 21 Dec 2016 10:11AM
  • Good golly, Miss Mollie!

    Job well done dudler!
    That lipstick on its own is the most tiny Santa costume I have ever seen.
    How do you call this colour f eyes?
    • 20 Dec 2016 7:42PM