Aproador by elenimavrandoni (14241)
batalay (34783) 2014-09-02 13:43
What a lovely photo from six weeks ago. I don't know how I missed it — a beautiful young lady with with the iconic view of Rio de Janeiro in the background. I can imagine how 500 years ago the Portuguese explorers first came upon that scene. The water looks inviting, and I can see the endless beaches stretching out on the right toward the city.
Our Dish by delpeoples (52575)
batalay (34783) 2014-09-01 20:40
I remember well the extraordinary success of the famous Dish in Parkes. One of the the most beautiful spiral galaxies, the M51, is visible only in the Southern Hemisphere, and it was photographed with astonishing detail by this dish. I used it in my book "Math and the Mona Lisa," as an example of a perfect logarithmic spiral.
Thank you for sharing this photo.
Salt - Another Angle by SnapRJW (29308)
batalay (34783) 2014-09-01 20:25
What a remarkable scene. I had no idea salt production could present such seemingly synthetic textures. I remember seeing photos of salt production in Sicily, but nothing like this.
Matching colours by emka (73471)
batalay (34783) 2014-09-01 1:07
This is indeed a Gert style photo, and one that I recently critiqued. I can identify with reunions with old (very old) physics classmates. When you mentioned the rivalry about who visited the most countries, I knew this would be have been no competition for you. I would not be able to compete with you, even though the list on my profile page is not complete.
Warm regards, Malgo,
Hokitika Gorge by daddo (22738)
batalay (34783) 2014-08-31 22:53
The color of the water is reminiscent of some of the melt-water ponds in Western Canada. I remember your photo of the couple on the suspension bridge.
In November we will be disembarking from a cruise from San Diego to Auckland (by way of Honolulu). I am thinking of hiring a car and driving to Rotorua, then Wellington, and possibly, crossing over to the South Island. Would a week allow such a crazy itinerary? Unhappily, we will not make it to Australia.
Shardview of St Paul's cathedral by alvaraalto (5773)
batalay (34783) 2014-08-31 22:40
Greetings dear Rob,
This is an exquisite view of London, with St. Paul's providing the focal point for the scene. The absence of bright sunlight prevents harsh shadows. The depth-of-field is spectacular.
The Lonely Man by macjake (52394)
batalay (34783) 2014-08-31 22:30
You've created a dazzling shot of the interior of Yeni Cami (New Mosque). In the dozens of times I've seen the mosque from the exterior, I have never been inside. The circles, hemispheres and ellipses created by the architect and the perspective you've chosen makes this an interesting study of conic sections.
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