Two Chinas by ryno (6833)
BennyV (13568) 2014-11-19 4:24
A contrast you can see at many places in China. Well captured here in Xiamen, a city I particularly remember for the great (sea)food. Gulangyu was a bit of a disappointment, to be honest.
The flashy highrise of modernity versus the small scale millions. A pity how the old architecture often either disappears or becomes 'touristified'. A lot of charm disappears with it (along with the smells of old, haha!)
Which side do we want to live in?
Bathing pier and bridge to Sweden by unclehotshot (636)
BennyV (13568) 2014-11-19 3:45
Strange, fascinating shot. My favourite in your gallery, it seems. I like the hues of the low light. The contrast with the darkness on the right. THe bridge in the distance seems a bit surreal, as it seems to be going from nowhere to nowhere (middle of the sea). The little red buoy near the middle of the scene is another strange element. Intriguing...
Whiteout in Jackson Hole by annjackman (18975)
BennyV (13568) 2014-11-19 3:39
A terrific shot, Ann. The American-style BIG car, all red with its headlight shining, still looks kind of vulnerable, as if struggling not to disappear into the white.
Well positioned car, desaturation increases the effect.
Northen light by AliciaG (140)
BennyV (13568) 2014-07-09 15:01
Quite a surprise, this shot. But clicking through I rediscovered your empty street (with people), so, then again...
The Van Gogh links are a definite plus, even including a canvas I'd somehow never seen. Great picture showing the bend in the river that created our city & the dark light of in between: the most northern city of the south, the most southern city of the north.
Cheers from Antwerp