Wow! Rayyan, the color in these is simply amazing!
The detail is wonderful as well. As in the gandolas.
Sunday was christening day.
Not everyone was focused on the main attraction, though.
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After the ceremony...
I don't care what gear I have.
Things I sell: http://www.shutterstock.com/sets/413...html?rid=61105
Some had fun:
Didn't forget my friend Steve, though...
Lloyd, Jorgen: thanks -you guys are the fastest guns in the West (or is it East for some?)
Btw the b&w is D3X + 105VR @2.8... ISO1250... not the fastest body, but still decent
Thanks Rayyan, Steve.
One last from Sunday, along the SE church wall/buttress:
( is it "buttress"? Matt will correct me )
Corlan, Jason: Poetic photos.
I know of a world famous photog. You know of him too. Way, way above my meagre talents. Iconic images . A true master photographer of our age. I admire him. Try to emulate his works.
I have one small advantage over him. My photos might not be as good. But
I can go where he cannot venture. At least not close enough. Even if he tried. I can relate to some people. He can't.
You see for him it shall always be a job. For me, it is a part of my daily life.
I have my advantage. Let me see yours. Not the photos. The advantage. Your images will take care of themselves.
I would sit looking at the clouds. Sometimes I wished they would visit me.
I knew what I would say to them....
Sometimes the clouds came to visit me. I forgot what I wanted to say.
I became a child. Played with them. Tried to catch them. My eyes were filled
But I was an adult. The wonder went away.
Corlan: "Coffee, No Grain" is very elegant. I especially like the softness of the coffee cup. The mind tries to make it in-focus, but it stays a slight blur. Very subtle. The "Coffee!" photo has a similar parti.
Jorgen: Your three beach photos are great. Well seen, all three. "Hot Dogs" can be taken allegorically (any number of ways, these days). Nice tension and abrupt stop. Is the little one really a dog, or an escaped hyena from the zoo? "Small Beach Photo" and "Spectator"...nicely framed and focused.
You and Hamza get around. Wonderful narrative. Did you get a first in ancient history? The light in all three photos is great. The second photo is evocative of Greece with the columns and the blue, blue, sky. The light on the Parthenon and the dark background is very dramatic. The industrial buildings in the foreground are unfortunate. Perhaps, the Venetians could destroy them?
I second what Lloyd said, and Steve reiterated: Hamza is fortunate to have you as his grandfather.
Jorgen: The hazy tone in "Low tide", "Beach Solo", and "Blue Boat" create a slightly dreary, not fun, perception. No blue sky or sea. Even the girl doesn't look like she's having fun. Work, day in, day out, in a colorful boat.
Oops, just looked at the time. To be finished tomorrow (today actually).
Rayyan, You Continue To Bedazzle Us ! Brilliant Last 3 Images & Narratives!
Matt, Osman: thanks! Much appreciated
Rayyan: love the contrast in the two switzerland shots, from grandiose to intimate.
Then, the "portrait in white", with a tad of black, is a masterpiece. Both technically and photography wise. There again it would serve well as a rupture in contrast when presenting a collection of your colorful, highly saturated other portraits. Splendid.
Every other Saturday is filing day, at least for a couple of hours...
After reading about the sad news about John Stovall, i reckon the mood is definitely darker than usual.
(from the D700 folders)
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Corlan, what are the sad news about John Stovall?
I had a date this evening. We had met yesterday. I loved what I saw.
Not too much cost either. Coffee, maybe dinner, and then to bed. Great.
Johann, the bar owner, came to know me. I could sit as long as I wanted.
I requested black coffee. And waited...
I was in Gamla Stan, Stockholm.
I was waiting for the sun to set. It would be a wonderful evening.
The show was for free.
Thanks Steve and Rayyan, my friends, for your words.
Incidentally the first photo features the kind of local cultural "artifacts" that our friend John might have liked. Not only because the company sign is actually painted on the wall (not the kind of composite sign you can swiftly swap when there's a new tenant): it shows that these guys were the first to have telephone installed in the area -"Telephone N°1"-, from the times before the dial phones, where one still had to ask an operator to make the manual connection.
Rayyan, as Steve said, this is magnificent.
Many free shows in the world, that is depending on the capacity to open your eyes (and sometimes your heart). You surely do.
(is it with the ZF 35?)
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Father's Day today... a simple snapshot: