Shiogama festival #4 by bukitgolfb301 (34284)
batalay (34577) 2014-07-31 18:12
After six days in Kanazawa, we are preparing to fly back to Washington, DC. We saw many beautiful people and places, traditional dancers and drummers, but not a scene as colorful as this boat. I will post some photos soon from Kanazawa.
Warm regards and have a good weekend,
A Psychic by bukitgolfb301 (34284)
batalay (34577) 2014-07-23 20:42
Another one of your patented festival photos, sharp, colorful and informative. I like the expression of the little girl. As always a beautiful photo.
I am sorry I did not write earlier. I did not know the details of my visit to Japan. I will be flying into Narita Airport on Saturday, but only to make connections to a flight to Kanazawa. I will be in Kanazawa from July 26 to July 31 (I give a talk). The following day August 1, I fly from Kanazawa to Tokyo, and then back to the United States. I am very disappointed that I will not be able to spend any time in Tokyo, but all the arrangements were made by the organizers of the conference in Kanazawa.
Warmest regards, my friend,
Yuantong Temple by Kamilutka (8085)
batalay (34577) 2014-07-23 20:34
You've depicted the Yuantong Temple with colors evocative of colorization, i.e. photographed in black and white, and colorized in the manner of postcards from the 30s, 40s and 50s. With the informative note you've submitted, this makes another excellent package for TE.
Oops I Did it Again! And Again! by macjake (51492)
batalay (34577) 2014-07-22 13:19
You do have an eye for beauty, and Tosca is extraordinarily accommodating! The combination of red-white-and blue is effective, but the obvious focal point is the young woman... a natural model.
Blarney Castle by Noel_Byrne (20177)
batalay (34577) 2014-07-22 3:08
I remember visiting Blarney Castle in 1996, but... the line going into the edifice, ostensibly to kiss the Blarney Stone was so long, we left the queue and explored the grounds instead. Besides, I felt I had the gift of gab already! This is a gorgeous shot in vertical format, showing the reflection of the tower in the still waters.
Regarding our upcoming visit on the Crystal Serenity, I noticed that the Crystal Serenity will be in port between the ungodly hour of 4:00 am and the departure time of 7:00 pm. We will not sign up for any shore excursions on board, hoping to spend time with you instead. A shuttle bus provided by the ship will probably take us to a central location in Dublin at a reasonable time (after 9:00 am). We probably will have to return to the ship by 5:00 or 6:00 pm. My mobile phone number is 001 540 845 4962. I don't want to impose, but what let me know of your time you can spend with us? In our1996 visit, among the sites we visited on a tour was Trinity College, and its magnificent historic library. I remember it being lined with busts of the greatest intellectuals, and featuring a bust of Isaac Newton near the entrance. I would personally love to see the hall again. Do you know any other Irish Trekkie well that you would like to bring on a short photographic expedition?
Palazzo Parisio by snunney (78877)
batalay (34577) 2014-07-22 2:46
As usual this is a beautifully conceived and exposed shot... considering how bright the stones can be in the sunshine, and how much contrast you must accommodate. Where the architect has imbued his work with symmetry, we also should celebrate that symmetry. I might have moved over an inch or two to the left to frame the arch within entirely symmetric with the outside door framing it.