Dark cloudes and fear
- vandana2923 (22207)
- [2008-06-08 7:52]
Good morning Johnny,
Oh..now here we see this "sexy legs" guy full in action :D
I like this composition, well place in the frame.
You got right time with his leg up.
It is a nice photo, with lots of details, and I like the color tones here (earthy).
BTW, that seems very hard way of marching...
Have a wonderful Sunday
- Fons (16615)
- [2008-06-08 8:21]
mooie foto.. het is een traditie
kledij maartoch belachelijk.
voorbeeld van een schop in het achterwerk!
- juyona (10173)
- [2008-06-08 9:15]
dificil disparo y excelente foco...
buena captura amigo :^)
- jan515 (20934)
- [2008-06-08 9:24]
Heut bei Dir wie sehe ist Grichis,well composed and wonderful contrast and model.
Liebe Grüße aus Freising.
- trekks (13665)
- [2008-06-08 10:03]
I simply love the shoes and the way he walks. Fantastic capture. A great pov really. Such a unique subject. Excellent work.
Very good thought to use the Evzones to play, but I think the "Foustanella" will be a problem!lol!!! Very good shot, nicely composed and very good lighting and detail.
Now about the ws What can I say, you definitely can be Greek! You look majestic in this traditional costume. I feel that I will shortly appear probably as a Dutch Master!lol!!
Nou, als ze zo voetballen, dan kan zelfs ons elftal hier wel van winnen, toch ? Schiet mij maar lek.! haha
The winner shoots them all.
Groeten van Jan
- azaf1 (7137)
- [2008-06-08 11:06]
Geia sou John
Great WS. PS does great work. The Evzone captures are really good. I like the freezing of specific movements and the colors.
- jonathanhart (17012)
- [2008-06-08 11:13]
you forgot to add a ball on the right foot, nice shot
- shelbeesmom (58278)
- [2008-06-08 12:03]
I wish I could raise my leg that high! HAHA! Very nice shot John! LOVE the shoes! I must have some! Nice work here!~good composition and very interesting notes!
- sela (8213)
- [2008-06-08 13:09]
You shot really at the right moment. Great snapshot.Regards Rose und gute Nacht:-)))
- Refugee (25554)
- [2008-06-08 13:22]
Just managed to get that foot in John, it is though he is resting it on the frame. Good colour and nice control of the light. Regarding the workshop, nice workby Vassilis but I don't think the hairstyle and beard quite go with the costume, Constantinos would look good in it :). TFS,
I didn't "get" the very tight crop, John... until I read your note, that is. Ah, forget about the Belgians not playing in the EC... they're not worth it. But a team of Evzones might prove invincible indeed ☺^☺.
I like the low angle you used here, though it's not low enough to show if they wear panties or stockings LOL.
John, a couple of shots ago, when you first posted the legs of an evzone, you said you couldn't possibly be one because you're too short. I guess you told a little lie on tl, because I caught you red-handed err... red-hooded! (see ws).
- Kiwis (13118)
- [2008-06-08 15:51]
Quel beaux souliers!! La nouvelle mode qui s'en vient? :)) Belles jambes musclées en plus :))) Belle composition et beau cadrage.
A bientôt my friend
- PierreFrigon (15473)
- [2008-06-08 15:53]
Oh good, more guys in skirts. And they have guns now :-).
Excellent sharpness and details.And thanks for the tip.
- boonie (7842)
- [2008-06-08 16:13]
Great idea on the string, seems I read about that in some magazine and never did try it. But the master says it will work I will try.
The writing on the wall add to my interest as well as those shoes. Greece is on our to do list. I'm enjoying your posting from the Isles.
- chrisJ (55124)
- [2008-06-08 16:54]
The quintessential Greek soldier shot. A superb profiled view, with good sharpness & framing. Excellent colour, & yes, they also make formidable soccer players!
- black_dream (4699)
- [2008-06-08 17:40]
When I visited Athens, couple of couple of years back, :), I didn't have my nowadays beloved Nikon, but instead I had a soap-format camera with regular Kodak film... By the time I left Greece I had 5 or 6 rolls worth of shots, which I entrusted to my husband to develop and print in tha States (while I was back in Romania)... They stayed in a drawer for a couple of years,( :O ), and out of the 5 or 6 rolls I got only ONE picture! :(
So my advice to all of the TL-ers...don't ever let your spouse deal with your camera/shots/films...unless you're absolutely sure they know what they're doing! :)))
Nice capture of the guard in motion, John! Have a wonderful, sunny week!
Interesting photo tip, but an even better photo!! I must admit that soccer players have the best legs (did I just say that?;D)..LOL...
I love the evzons and their terrific costumes. Great movement stopped. Perfect timing.
thanks for sharing, Lisa
- manujmehta (12360)
- [2008-06-08 21:00]
it is a lovely post
good catch in action
sharp and focused
Though I miss a little leading room (looking room) here.
- Tomek (18766)
- [2008-06-08 21:19]
Thank you for this picture!!! you bring my memories, I loved to watch them, it is amazing ho nice they do that and how hard it is.
Great capture of this moment.... hmmm Athina... I missed this town so much!
Best regards - Tom
- laituap (1181)
- [2008-06-08 22:58]
BEAUTIFUL COORDINATION BETWEEN LIFTING OF HIS LEG AND YOUR SHUTTER.
VERY NICE COMPOSITION.
- Urfaust (13317)
- [2008-06-09 0:01]
a perfect scene captured! the pose is really cool!! excellent post.. my really compliments! thanks
Excellent action shot, well composed in beautiful color tones.
I saw the WS too and I think you look good in that traditional Greek costume, but, because your blue eyes, you dont't have a mediterranean look. :-))
I wish a good week,
P.S. Relating the European Footbal competition Romania and the Netherlands are playing in the same group!
- John_F_Kennedy (9935)
- [2008-06-09 1:12]
Brilliant, a perfect action shot. Stunning details. It's a wonderful scene. Great note too.
Help, ja lopen met een tripod is ook niet alles, maar als we met een touwtje gaan spelen wordt het helemaal een bekijks. Volgens mij zijn die stabilisaties in de camera's ook aardig.
John, vertel me niet dat je ook gaat TV kijken!
Wij hebben vanavond een laatste les techniek van het licht fotografie (ik wordt gek van techniek) en de mannen zeggen allemaal vroeger naar huis te gaan - nou ja, dan zit de leraar met alleen 3 dames - wat erg....
Lekker zonnige foto (toch niet touwtje gebruikt??)
Nou -voor 1 keer dan - Hup Holland Hup ^-^.
Hi Bro, very nice. would be prefarable to have a bit of breathing space for the shoe on the right.
Well done and nice colours.
Nice colours, almost monochromatic with the stones coordinated with the outfit.
Funny to see the man with his leg up.
Haha, the ws with you in the costume is really funny! :-D A dutch-greek guard! hihihi! Very cute.
I like the ws of Dingo doing the crop on the walking guards.
Cheers, sis :)
- Dot (13942)
- [2008-06-09 6:12]
Great shot of the raised leg,definitely a good action shot.
Got to say the costume on you in the workshop is rather becoming, and in order to get even with Vasillis for putting you in skirts, you would have to make him a Dutch maiden.
- wilth (2028)
- [2008-06-09 9:34]
Interesting photo and POV.
I know it's been said, but those are some SHOES!!!
Good timing on the capture and nice crop to go along with it, really makes the raised leg work.
Nice and sharp with good lighting as well.
The note is a great addition to the photo.
Going to have to try the 'string thing'. Thanks for that.
- gunershot (22328)
- [2008-06-09 10:31]
Hellow Couisin John,
Beautiful traditional military dresses...
Nice composition and excellent details of pretty
culture. I love it. Turkish name of that soldier is
EFSUN...Tfs. Teşekkürler. Çok güzel....
Your couisin Seyfettin
- Jens (4663)
- [2008-06-09 10:34]
I can see you haw found your lost shoes, never mind, the man are armed and he will never ever give them back to you.
Well captured my friend, nice light and a brilliant focus.
Hope everything are ok in NL....
Best greetings and whishes
Give your beautiful, sweet wife a huge hug from me....
How are you my friend? ;(Nasılsın arkadasım?)
RAP RAP RAP....Excellent composition and lovely shot
here.Beautiful colours and great details (A Greek Quote)ja net...
Greetings from Ankara
- Viking (4383)
- [2008-06-09 12:19]
Ja, ondanks de drukte hou ik je prentjes in de gaten
Hele leuke en ook mooie opname
Geinig idee en die WShops , gillen hier
Hey ik stop ermee even John
2-0 voor Holland , ik ga even 100 % kijken
You're a hugely respected member of TL and you have so many fans, so I'm probably going to earn their derision by saying this - but in my opinion this shot doesn't work so well.
I understand the idea - that he's trying to kick away the photo frame and get to the football - but it lacks the creativity of some of your other shots, the whole "out of frame" PP.
Alternatively you could've posted the uncropped version, expanded the frame to the right, and had a football flying out of the shot, as if he's kicking for goal!
I like the idea here, but I really would have preferred to see all of his foot :)
I know you're trying to tell a funny story, but it doesn't work as a composition. An out-of-bounds frame would have been better, and an even tighter crop from behind.
We're all here to learn about photography, so please forgive me if I find that I mus be honest about this.
Nice light and colours
Thanks for posting the original to a WS at my request. I thought that the image suffered because of a severe crop and my suspicion was correct. I didn't want to suggest that if that's wasn't the case. You know we are always supposed to be suggesting ways to improve each others photographs, that's the whole idea of Trek Lens. I am not too sure about guys foot being so close to the border, well, close enough to be missing a heel. The frame/border you made is interesting but I cannot think of an application for the wall that you could apply this other than on an unframed poster for the wall. Not a bad image but surely it could use some improvement and not "completely" worthy of the rave reviews it has received.
I appreciate you posting the full image, it confirmed my thoughts and helped me understand the graininess on the skin below the guys ear.
Have good day!
- ttreen (15759)
- [2008-06-10 4:23]
Wow they sure make them Tall! All 6 feet of them.... I really enjoyed looking at the WS.. You know what they say about "pay back" Dingo did a wonderful job pasting you on the guards
- bucanas (12712)
- [2008-06-10 5:17]
Good shot,nice photo.
- efi (3730)
- [2008-06-10 14:24]
hi john ;
his leg at 90 degrees and you captured him and his ponpon shoes just at that moment..cute and sharp..bravo.and bravo for your theme's performance..each of members were like acrobats..watching them was great pleasure..
- jawa (12005)
- [2008-06-11 3:32]
Dit houdt je wel fit.
- lele (11179)
- [2008-06-11 13:31]
ciao john....che capolavoro che hai creato...grande soggetto...molto particolare...bello il pov..ottimi i dettagli...complimenti..
- WMcK (6837)
- [2008-06-13 5:22]
Great photo with interesting information and story John. I love the colours and the perfect timing. The writing on the wall gives it an air of seriousness. I cant imagine doing this for extended periods of time, ok for any time. Great capture and thank you for the great information. I for one will try it. Well done.
Silke said there is a meet in Montreal in July , once I get the info I might try and get down and shake your hand.
- lucbus (10358)
- [2008-06-13 16:11]
Looks like Holland does not need to be afraid of these greek guy this year. The way they played against France today.
Great timing on this photo.
Hugs and kisses to Yolanda.
- spacebar (1083)
- [2008-06-14 8:21]
Marlene Dietrich legs, for sure... haha!
beautiful shot, a military pace, funny and interesting note...
- deains (5051)
- [2008-06-16 8:11]
Hello John, I saw this photo some time back & did not have time to critique. My first impression, without reading anyone elses, was a good photo & liked the way you showed the foot seemingly against a wall. IMHO it was well done John! Regards :} Don
- wbriques (3611)
- [2009-11-22 4:56]
Great composition and timing.
It looks like he is stepping out of the photo.
Nice detail capture.
Have a great Sunday,