Peinture sur mur by Cricri (102185)
jcpix (11926) 2014-09-28 21:45
I honestly don't know anything about art, in fact, I find most of it rather odd....but I do understand whether or not I find it appealing. Although this particular piece most likely wouldn't catch my eye on its own, it sure does when presented with the rustic and textured surrounding. Now this, your picture, is art! :)
The rich blue frame is quite eye catching against the red tones, and I really like this picture-within-a-picture concept. With the elements in play, there's even a touch of graphic display here, a well conceived result! Bonne semaine, mon ami Belgique....qui écris en Anglais. :))
J'ai volontairement laissé ce sans traduction pour savoir si tu peux également lire en Anglais. lol
Hav Hav by berek (34607)
jcpix (11926) 2014-09-28 21:31
This is an adorable photo, unless of course this poor little guy is actually stuck...then it becomes rather sad. Whatever the case, I'm sure he's o.k., and this offers up a lovely moment shared between you and the dog. I see this as a gesture of friendly affection and curiosity, so in my mind, it's a happy scene. :) Probably an unexpected surprise, and you did well to seize the opportunity provided. Nicely done. Enjoy the new week. Take good care.
The Monastery of Saint Stephen by fritzi007 (3277)
jcpix (11926) 2014-09-28 21:24
So, this is what it looks like under the bright light of the sun. :) Unfortunately, we had a rainy and cloud filled day when Serghei took us here...but it didn't dampen our spirits or appreciation of the experience. I completely agree, there are beautiful churches and monasteries in Russia, unlike anything I see in my region.
With the dominating white color, I first thought this was somewhere Greek, but the golden onion domes gave it away. :) Nicely layed out in composition for us to take a little journey of our own down the street. Enjoy the new week. Take care.
TE-Meeting in Khokhlovka by emka (74159)
jcpix (11926) 2014-09-28 7:49
Hi Miss Malgo,
Ahhh, what a fantastic trip indeed...my mind has remained full with such great memories! It's still on my brain, even three weeks after returning home...and seeing yours and Sergheis photos keep it going strong. :))
I must say, I'm envious that you were able to get this much detail from the sky, my pictures are almost completely "washed out" from the dull grey. Oh well, as we discussed...the shared experiences are far more important and hold greater meaning than any weather conditions.
I've really enjoyed the images from the remainder of your journey, but as you can expect, I'm looking forward to seeing how we all viewed the same things in different ways from our time together....and apparently, I have a bit of an obsession for padlocks that I didn't know about!? lol Brian's right though, I'm sure there are some people here in Phoenix that would like to have me locked up with one of them. Now, get some pictures of Serghei posted, he needs to be the next "victim." ;)
I'll be getting back to my Russia gallery quickly, and in the meantime will continue enjoying yours! Thanks for a wonderful time, we sure had a lot of fun and laughs....my favorite! :) Hope you're having a nice weekend. Take good care.
Big hugs for the "small old lady." (Your words, not mine. haha)
A Huge Metalic Spider by Royaldevon (27035)
jcpix (11926) 2014-09-28 7:31
Sounds like quite the engineering marvel, an impressive thing to witness I'm sure...but any association to spiders would keep me at a fair distance, so I'll enjoy it from afar. :) And because of that notion, my mind instantly started racing when I read the title...thinking this would come to life and start scrambling around like a real spider! lol
Love the dominating sense of scale from this viewpoint, which also gives us a great look at the overall vertical aspects. And a nice touch to see the flag proudly fluttering in the breeze, remaining united as one. Love the rustic colors, blue sky and sunshine, everything works in harmony here. Hope you're having a nice weekend. Take good care.
The Garden Tomb by mcmtanyel (11113)
jcpix (11926) 2014-09-28 7:22
A rolling rock door...boy, am I glad we've advanced far from that "technology!?" :) It would take forever to get in and out of the house if you had to maneuver that thing back & forth! Smart idea to have taken the picture with people inside the tomb, giving us a much better sense of scale. Both are full of strong texture and sharp detail, and it goes without saying...huge historical significance, whether you're religious or not. And if it's not THE actual site, it still has relevance in association. Hope you're having a good weekend. Enjoy the rest of the day.
Sunset and the Boat by fabbs99 (16141)
jcpix (11926) 2014-09-28 7:14
You're fortunate to have this scene, especially if it's quite typical. A very calm and peaceful mood that is set by the moment captured. I can imagine sitting along the banks of the river and quietly enjoying the day turn to night. I really like how the sun is divided into two colors, and of course, the solitary boat making its last journey for the day is just the right touch to cap it off. Hope you've had a nice weekend. Take care.
maisons d'Islande by rbassin (16576)
jcpix (11926) 2014-09-28 7:10
Impossible to miss these homes, yeah? Wow, looks like someone was inspired by highlighter markers. :)
The bright, vibrant colors definitely make an impact on the street, and I'm sure, can be seen from far away. It makes me wonder how many people either find the colors annoying, or like the fact its something out of the "norm." Either way, it stands out with flare and adds a little character to the area. Always nice to see something a bit different, thanks for sharing this unique scheme. Hope you're having a nice weekend. Take care.
Cabines de plage by Cricri (102185)
jcpix (11926) 2014-09-28 7:04
Bonjour chère Cricri,
Ainsi, cabines de plage...en essayant de tenir à l'été le plus longtemps possible, oui? :) Je ne te blâme pas, c'est le meilleur moment de l'année...sauf si tu habites dans le désert !? L'hiver peut pas arriver assez tôt. lol
J'adore ce souffle de couleur audacieuse et forte perspective, convergent. C'est un image facile de suivre qui nous prend d'un côté à l'autre et aussi loin dans la distance. Le plancher à motifs est un bel accent à l'ensemble du visuel de formes et de couleurs solides. Maintenant, vas vers la lumière...il fait chaud là-bas! :)) J'espère que tu passes un bon week-end mon ami.
Akershus Slott by Tue (26976)
jcpix (11926) 2014-09-28 6:55
Another beautiful shoreline on display, and the light you've captured sets an almost magical tone over the scenery. The colors could easily be transferred to render a painted effect...but I still prefer the actual photo. :) The old ship adds a nice element of nostalgia to the setting, and its masts coincide with the other vertical aspects of the buildings seen here. A calm and peaceful moment collected. Well done. Hope you're having a good weekend. Take care.