Behind the scenes of World cup by boa (5536)
ACL1978 (7467) 2014-07-09 12:07
Hello Andre - thanks for posting this. Easy to forget in the excitement the human cost of such things, though I think in general more attention is paid to these issues now than in decades past. In China, there was a very real backlash against the government for the clearances of lower-income areas for the massive Olympic stadiums in Beijing, and the protests in Brazil have been front page news here in the US. I really wish a way could be found for organizations like FIFA to have to surrender more of the profit back to the host country, which typically makes nothing and in fact is often in debt for events such as these. Your shot does well to remind us of this. Thanks.
soul and senses apart by bostankorkulugu (41838)
ACL1978 (7467) 2014-07-09 12:04
Korkut - while the shot would be as effective without the tilt, it adds a nice sense of movement to the shot. Meanwhile, I flat out love the contrast and beautiful conversion you've done here - this is the definition of difficult light and you've managed it perfectly while catching a passer-by at the right moment as well. Very well done.
Entropy by steph (410)
ACL1978 (7467) 2014-07-09 12:00
Fascinating shot, Stephane, and well taken. The jet trails create a lovely pattern lower in the frame while the one that took a turn catches our eye effectively, and all of this is set against a really lovely sunset. Abstraction indeed - nicely done.
~ a long walk ~ by abmdsudi (38884)
ACL1978 (7467) 2014-07-09 11:59
Hello Abmdsudi - there is a soft focus to this, and I'm not sure if that is intentional, but I am quite sure that it works well, giving the photo an ethereal quality that, despite the everyday aspect of the shot, fits well. There is a mystery to it, and a sense of nobility as well. Thanks!
A Day in the Life - In Paris by terez93 (1060)
ACL1978 (7467) 2014-07-09 11:52
Hello Terez - thanks for this nice shot of a Paris street and the famed tower. Too bad the lighting conditions weren't better, but you did well with what you had, with a nice job of framing the image. Thanks!
Penguin experience by ktanska (23932)
ACL1978 (7467) 2014-07-09 11:33
Hi Kari - I've been to many zoos and aquariums, and in almost every single one the penguins are the most popular animal around - I wonder why that is?
This shot captures the love children have for these animals well. The hands on the glass and reflections of faces are excellent, drawing an immediate connection. Nice candid shot. Thanks!
12:05th Avenue by jcpix (11058)
ACL1978 (7467) 2014-07-08 7:00
Hey Jason - congrats on your anniversary! Keep 'em coming, yours is some of my favorite work around here. This is a nice and unique view of the city; instead of the bustle around, you focused on time itself, something New York always seems to lack enough of!
Sunrise over the Burren by Noel_Byrne (20169)
ACL1978 (7467) 2014-07-08 6:58
Wow, Noel! Surprised you didn't go blind just looking through the viewfinder for this one! You did a great job capturing the brightness of the sun while keeping gorgeous color and definition elsewhere in the shot, and it's a perfect silhouette. We can even still see a bit of detail from the brick wall below! Nicely done.
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