One Hundred Years Ago Today...... by tyro (18556)
delpeoples (52443) 2014-08-07 3:56
Ciao caro Giovanni
100 years. How quickly those years have passed and how quickly we have forgotten the lessons of this terrible war to end all wars. The atrocities are still being committed, our fittest, poorest and strongest keep being used as canon fodder and the fat cats grow richer from the war machine. When will it all stop.
But we must remember them. I have four great uncles (possibly more), who were just boys when they were killed in this dreadful war, and whom are lying in graves in Turkey, France and Belgium. The youngest was 16 years old. Their sacrifice is something I think of all the time.
So thank you for this sad, sobering photo. Ironic also that on 6 and 9 August Hiroshima and Nagasaki were hit by the atomic bomb. August is a bad month for us all.
Shipwreck from Hell Strikes Again by macjake (51972)
delpeoples (52443) 2014-08-07 3:46
Gidday dear Craig
hehehehe the haunted shipwreck strikes again! As I said on Facebook, this photo is certainly worth blowing out your Anterior Cruciate Ligament, which I trust is healing fast. I like this one a lot because the inclusion of the people give us a really impressive sense of scale and perspective. The rusty tones and textures of the ship are amazing. I love the way it contrasts with the blue sea. fantastic.
From Ireland to Australia - For Lisa by chawax (18451)
delpeoples (52443) 2014-08-07 3:42
Salut cher Olivier
Thank you so much for your beautiful photo, what a delight to see. I love this very unique photo of the Irish pipers and whilst none of my descendants would ever have played the pipes (my mum's family were decidedly un-musical Northern Irish and Scottish Protestants) my husband's most certainly would have, who are from the Gaeltacht in Donegal, not far from where Enya and Clannad are from.
Beautiful rich tones and an artistic, well executed POV.
Thanks again, good to see you are in your beloved Emerald Isle once again. Maybe it is your descendants who are the pipers, that would explain your love for this beautiful, ethereal country.
Go raibh maith agat
Un Grande Sorriso da Brunetti by daddo (22604)
delpeoples (52443) 2014-08-07 3:32
Ciao caro Klaudio
Che bello sorriso! A delightful young woman, who is quite clearly working it for your camera. This is such a beautiful scene, and the B&W makes it reminiscent of the wonderful café photos of the 1950s. It reminds me of the era my Dad came to Australia (to Melbourne) in during those years. Brunetti is iconic, so it's only fitting that you exhibit as part of your cosmopolitan, vibrant city. I was last here with Santo, and the year before that, with Santo and his lovely wife, where we made our best attempts to "do the menu". A danger for the diet, but a beautiful step back in time, to a kinder, classier era. Thanks for sharing.
The Monument of Light by Noel_Byrne (20682)
delpeoples (52443) 2014-08-07 3:03
I can imagine the epitaph on Ian Ritchie's gravestone. "The best erection I ever had". Oooh that's bad, sorry. But Jason Dirtbag Cowling would be so proud of me. And in line with his reasoning and that of Tyro, the Stiffy By The Liffey is my favourite nickname. I don't know why.
Anyhoo, this is a brilliant photo. You got the lovely colours and the incredible perspective. Having seen this for myself a few times now, it really does look good at Blue Hour. You did so well to be able to fit it all in too.
Nice work, amigo!
Lotion Anyone? by macjake (51972)
delpeoples (52443) 2014-08-02 19:22
Oh yeah this poor bloke is in bad need of some moisturiser and sunscreen. I like how he's looking away from you, like you've just said something to offend him. Jeez it seems like you really manage to pi*s off people from Burano and statues from Florence, what's with that? Anyway, lovely textures, tones and good light management especially considering it looks to have been taken in the middle of the day.
Cheers, happy weekend
"Here's Looking at You" - for Malgo by tyro (18556)
delpeoples (52443) 2014-08-02 19:18
Ciao caro Giovanni
Now that's what I call giving the hairy eyeball. Or Derek Zoolander would call Blue Steel. Maybe Orange Steel. I don't know how you did it, but you've timed this shot perfectly. It looks like he's on a modelling contract for you and is giving you his best and fiercest look. Stunning detail and definition. I love the depth of field and brilliant colour. How lucky is this little fella, living in a beautiful mansion like that!
Have a great weekend
The Fire Cloud by Noel_Byrne (20682)
delpeoples (52443) 2014-08-02 19:11
Gidday dear Noel
What? How? Huh? Ahh now having seen your other photo I understand. On its own, this made a superb abstract photo, the flames just have so much in them, shapes, textures, varying colours. And the tight framing works really well. But now I know how you took it and from what angle, I feel a little less lost and much prefer this photo to your previous one. that's because it's really beautiful, artistic and unique. But also cos I'm jealous of the chick with the flat stomach in your previous photo hahahaha.
Shell Grotto by miumiu (4838)
delpeoples (52443) 2014-08-02 9:22
I never knew of this well-kept English treasure. When I next go to England, I must go. So thank you first and foremost for teaching me something new about the world. I like the tight framing and the impressive textures and geometries you created with it. The play of light and shade is also very attractive, the shadows thrown by the oyster shells being particularly attractive.
Well done, thanks for sharing
Sossusvlei Colours by SnapRJW (29230)
delpeoples (52443) 2014-08-02 9:18
Ciao dear Rosemary
You could come back to this place 100 times and still get something different. Those sand textures and brilliant orange and blue tones are just wonderful. The textures of the sand are so compelling and I love the sharp lines of the part of the sand dune on the left, aswell as those wonderful ripples in the left foreground corner. The landscape on the right looks like something straight off Mars or the moon.
You handled the light superbly. I am well aware of the light challenges and metering difficulties, so appreciate this immaculate photo all the more.
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