Farm Sheep III by jhm (142884)
batalay (36505) 2015-07-04 20:03
An amazingly bucolic scene with the sheep feasting on the lush green grass. I understand the sheep keep the grass short and close to ground, and that cows cannot graze on it afterwards. That was one of the disagreements of cattle and sheep growers in the old West.
Two weeks ago with guests visiting us from Greece we visited George Washington's birthplace, about 50-60 km from our home. The historic house is maintained as a working farm just as the first President knew it. It is remarkable how the scene in your photograph resembles the farm with its sheep.
Warmest regards, dear John, have a good Sunday,
Wonders of nature by marabu61 (9211)
batalay (36505) 2015-07-04 19:36
The 1 sec shutter speed, coupled with a microscopic f/22 aperture has converted the rushing waters into gaseous fluid, while accentuating overall sharpness. It's an interesting idea. We must have been in the land of Fire and Ice at the same time.
Palacio de la Artesanía by lousat (81124)
batalay (36505) 2015-07-04 19:22
What a spectacular courtyard in the old palazzo. You have been treating us all to the amazing sites of Havana, and what a pleasure it has been. In this photo the composition is perfect, as are the resolution, colors and textures. The man strolling across the courtyard is wearing a New York Yankees cap, and it might be as old as some of the automobiles of the city.
Have a good Sunday,
Palace on the Water by Matyas (6698)
batalay (36505) 2015-07-04 17:45
Now this is majestic! You had spectacular light, and composed the scene perfectly — The reflections in the pond of just a few of the columns, the brilliant green foliage in the back, the contrast of light and dark — everything collaborating to make this perfect photo of the palace.
Warm regards and have a good Sunday,
Rue de la Tour Gaillarde by jjcordier (78372)
batalay (36505) 2015-07-04 16:46
Bonjour Jean Jacques,
The detailed shot of the half-timbered houses displays excellent composition, brilliant colors and textures, and razor sharpness. I was not familiar with Auxerre until I saw this photo, but it is enough to inspire a visit.
Have a good Sunday,
In the port of Antibes by jjcordier (78372)
batalay (36505) 2015-07-04 16:39
Bonjour Jean Jacques,
Indeed, your description of a "forrest of masses" describes the scene perfectly. The shimmering reflections in the water makes this a most eye catching image. Thank your for letting us see a beautiful corner of Antibes.
Roman Baths by nikkitta (16230)
batalay (36505) 2015-07-04 10:57
This is fabulous! It's an interior I haven't seen in years. and better than I remember. When I was at Oxford, I remember visiting the Roman Baths with friends from the United States. The guide was the Director of the Roman Baths, and just as he was showing us the lead plumbing originally left there by the Romans, he mentioned that it was not known how the water was heated. I noticed there were flies walking around, unable to fly. I took him aside, and mentioned to him that sometimes where there is lead, there is also the possibility of uranium (uranium decays into lead). "This could be a natural nuclear reactor," I said. He turned red, and admitted they did know how the water was heated. There was nuclear radiation, although quite low level.
Wearing my artist's hat, rather than a physicist's, I made a sketch of the square in front of Bath Abbey. If you get a chance, take a look at the third photo down in the left column, Bath Abbey.
Warm regards, Maria, a very beautiful photo. Have a good Sunday,
Obashi house by PaulVDV (24029)
batalay (36505) 2015-07-04 10:19
Indeed, the mission of Trekearth is "...to learn about the world through photography," and you've done a very good job here. I must confess I have not posted photos of interiors of Japanese homes and shops, and I must rectify that omission also. This is a lovely shot, showing a room in the foreground, and allowing a view of the other rooms and a staircase in the background. Of course, the floor covering is comprised of mats with different textures. I remember a Toshiba Receiver I had purchased three decades ago. In the instructions, translated from the Japanese to English, it said clearly, "Take care not to drop on mat."
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