the little captains III by COSTANTINO (51262)
batalay (34723) 2014-08-22 23:13
The well-timed photo indeed captures the crowded boat, complete with a dog, seeing the tiny sailing vessel off to the race. What I particularly like is that it is back-lit, with the sun shining through the sail.
Have a good weekend,
Et Egressus foras Petrus Flevit Amare by mcmtanyel (10429)
batalay (34723) 2014-08-22 23:08
Merhaba Murat Bey,
The blue stained glass, on the right — naftalin in color — adds majestic color to the scene. The simple symmetric perspective is well chosen.
I apologize sincerely in not being able to see you in your recent visit to Washington, DC. The day that we put aside to come up from Virginia, we turned back after two hours and only 35 miles up from Fredericksburg. With the temporary closure of the high occupancy lanes (HOV) on Rt. 95, we were sitting in a veritable parking lot. I hope your visit was enjoyable.
Niagara Rainbow by Tue (26130)
batalay (34723) 2014-08-22 22:50
This is a classic shot of the mighty falls, the view from the Canadian side, with the edge of a rainbow peeking in mist. The expansive view you present truly does justice to the falls. Once in a rare while, the place freezes up. Take a look at these photos of a frozen Niagara Falls.
Have a good weekend,
Coiffeuse (meuble) by papagolf21 (83214)
batalay (34723) 2014-08-22 22:39
Bonjour mon cher ami, Philippe,
The interior shots you've photographed of the period furnishings are fabulous. You've presented the details of the furniture, the hexagonal tiling and the wall paper. I feel as if I am there seeing the scene in person.
Have a good weekend, Philippe.
Hello Handsome by daddo (22630)
batalay (34723) 2014-08-22 22:32
You've produced a classic shot of the majestic bird, the details as sharp as obsidian. I imagine a photograph like this calls for close coordination with your driver... gently inching up to the subject. I wonder if these creatures are indigenous to Australia?
Have a good weekend, Klaudio,
Galley 'La Real' by stego (22866)
batalay (34723) 2014-08-21 23:51
This could be a very good book cover on a book about the Golden Age of Spain. The composition and light management, the sharpness and colors, the inclusions of the two visitors to the museum to give it scale... all excellent!
Do you have any photos from Lisbon showing replicas of Vasco de Gamma's ship. I am planning to give a talk in how Europe started a period of ascendency 500 years ago, and I would love to integrate a slide of his world. Of course, in the Al Fama section, there are the beautiful and timeless tiles.
Our Crumpled Earth by Royaldevon (26481)
batalay (34723) 2014-08-21 20:28
I love this shot of the rugged coastline of Wales, and your accompanying note... clearly written by a first rate educator!
On September 5th, we sail out of Southampton for Guernsey, then onto Waterford, Dublin, and back to the States. I wish we also made landfall on the West Coast of England. It would be a pleasure to meet you, as our good friend Malgorzata did a couple years ago.
Gdansk II by PiotrF (4414)
batalay (34723) 2014-08-21 17:39
In 1990 I was giving lectures on a cruise that visited Gdansk, and I remember walking along the historic Long Market and Long Street. I like the vantage point you've chosen to give this remarkable view.
The Door by mesutilgim (79956)
batalay (34723) 2014-08-21 13:46
Merhaba Sevgili Mesut,
Eski kapilara bayilirim, ve senin koleksiyonun en ilginçi. Demekki Güney Dogu'nun o kuru havalarinda bu ahsap kapi 400 yildir duruyor. Bunu hemen Old Doors koleksiyonuna aldim.
Vaktin olursa National Geographic Robin Williams hakkinda yazdigim Bloga bir bak.
Sevgi ve saygilarimla,