Jumping... by danos (87891)
jcpix (13704) 2015-03-26 16:04
I was instantly attracted to the large amount of blue color in this scene from the thumbnail gallery, and was even more happy to see what was included once I took a closer look! What a fun sense of action and youthful energy in this shot. I keep expecting to see a big splash at any moment. :) I just hope he didn't change his mind in mid-flight and land flat on his belly!? Ouch! Hope all is going well. Take good care.
Friday Market VII by jhm (140619)
jcpix (13704) 2015-03-26 16:01
Why, who would want to shop when you can sit down and enjoy the view and watching the world pass by instead...and it doesn't cost anything! :) A well timed composition to have this scenic square in full view through the barren tree branches. So much to absorb in this visual, and well layed out as always with your keen sense of composition. A lovely result for a lovely day! Hope all is going well. Take good care.
Friendly wishes from the desert,
On the platform by emka (80866)
jcpix (13704) 2015-03-24 20:09
Hi dear Malgo,
This is wonderfully moody and intense. I get a great sense of natures power with this shot, and can virtually feel the mist as well! :) Not the best for the camera obviously, but you definitely came away with the shot!
Aside from having to worry about your equipment, this must feel great to have the waters rushing down with their cooling effects. I imagine the sound is quite strong too. Simply beautiful and inspirational. Love seeing all the ones you've posted. Enjoy the new day. Take good care my friend.
Cheers from sunny Phoenix,
Meeting in the park by fritzi007 (6619)
jcpix (13704) 2015-03-24 20:04
Babushka's! :) Oh yes, there are plenty of scenes like this one...I remember well. And that's actually what makes this interesting, the fact that it's just a part of every day life...unassuming and simple.
For a relatively minimal shot, there is plenty of detail to observe, along with color and even lighting to make everything easy to view. Hope all is going well. Take good care.
Friendly wishes from Phoenix,
Bread for Sale by Noel_Byrne (25262)
jcpix (13704) 2015-03-24 19:59
Aww, how could anyone not want to photograph that delightful and welcoming smile! :) And who wouldn't want to smile in anticipation of some tasty treats that are spread out in front of you like this...yes please! :)
As I've always professed, these are some of my favorites in your gallery, this festival shows us the local "flavor" and heritage, which we can only hope will continue on and on. Bright, cheery and colorful...a lot to entice the senses, and belly. :) Hope all is going well. Have a good one.
Cheers from the valley of the sun,
Lines of Gold by macjake (57430)
jcpix (13704) 2015-03-24 19:54
Don't leave home without it...check! I know what you mean about packing extra gear, but it sure was a good thing you did for this beauty! Having that kind of range with the lens plays right into the strength of these patterns. This would also make Goldmember quite happy to see as well..."I love gollllllllld! :)
Key to include the single man, his presence puts a stamp on the sheer scale of these bad boys, what a cool shot amigo. Well worth the effort to pack the "extra" lens. Amazing exposure balance too, that can't be easy with so much stark white and high contrast under the sun, but this looks sharp and defined. Bring on the next one! :)
Have a good one. Take it easy.
Cheers from down South,
Name that building by worldcitizen (7123)
jcpix (13704) 2015-03-24 19:48
A fun puzzle indeed, these graphic abstracts are plentiful in your neck of the woods. You could fill an entire lifetime of NYC architecture with this kind of composition, and each one would have its own unique character.
Before reading your note, I thought it might be the Chrysler Building based on the art deco patterns cutting down the lower left third of the frame...and what do you know, lucky guess! :) Shapes, patterns, design...right up my alley!
Hope you've been doing well, Spring is right around the corner. Whew! :) I'm off to find Larry, have a great one. Take care.
Nice le matin by Sergiom (61982)
jcpix (13704) 2015-03-19 15:49
Such a wonderful city and region, I only wish I could spend more time there enjoying these warm tones and delightful Mediterranean colors under the sun. This is a lovely compilation along the bay, nothing of granduer...but a strong sense of the allure that resides here. Plain and simple really, and that's all it needs to be for the best understanding. :) Hope all is going well. Take it easy.
African smiles by holmertz (42267)
jcpix (13704) 2015-03-19 15:45
Catching up on your gallery, and I couldn't make it any further than these two adorable faces. Perhaps it's because I have a niece and nephew around the same ages, or simply the fact that those bright smiles are impossible to resist! :)
What a delightful and charismatic couple of kids, and you've done a wonderful job in capturing their spirit. I'm guessing you had just as much fun taking the picture as they did posing for it?? :)
Every little part of the journey has a story, and this would actually feel to be one that didn't require words...just have a good look and a smile in return. Hope all is going well. Take good care.
Friendly regards from Phoenix,
In Another World by macjake (57430)
jcpix (13704) 2015-03-19 15:39
Hey there Short Timer,
Ladies and gentleman, back by popular demand...it's the Big Mac! :)
I see you've managed to make a pit stop between trips. :) Loved seeing this as you were there, and it looks just as impressive and jaw dropping on the "big screen!"
Between the two, I still might lean on the black & white for that futuristic aspect, but this color version is no slouch my good man...an awesome shot!
The lower point of view and wide angle distortion puts an intriguing twist on the visual, and I completely agree with you about the Star Wars association...I could definitely see this as a residence on Tatooine.
Glad that you had a wonderful experience and are sharing it with the rest of us. Now, shake of the jet lag and wind up for the next adventure. :)
Take it easy amigo. Have a good one.