Kids At Work by fabbs99 (15675)
jcpix (11044) 2014-07-30 6:02
A learned and very interesting cultural type of photo. Sad to think that many children will not progress with their studies, but nice to share in the family values of working together. On the technical side, this is a colorful image, and the background sunlight adds even more to the final result. Good to at least see on smile on the young girls face, it makes me do the same in return. :) Take good care. All the best.
Daily life scenes from SE Turkey - I by mesutilgim (79394)
jcpix (11044) 2014-07-30 5:58
Well, whatever they may be discussing, it sure makes for an intriguing picture to think of the many possibilities. A great depiction of the every day life, and the low point of view adds a nice touch, almost as if we're about to step up and join the conversation. Nice, even lighting and plenty of detail and varying textures. Looks to have been a very candid shot, nothing staged. Very well done. WEnjoy the rest of the day. Take good care.
Ardechoise Mountain II by Didi (54667)
jcpix (11044) 2014-07-30 5:54
There's no doubt this imagery has the feeling of being far removed from city life. Wide open space and big sky gives an air of refreshement and solitude, and I'm sure a lot of quiet as well. :) Soft light and a great sense of depth make for a pleasing look over the landscape. Enjoy the rest of the day. Take care.
8 years on the TE! OMG! by serp2000 (37517)
jcpix (11044) 2014-07-29 13:31
Good morning my dear friend,
Congratulations on the benchmark! Wow, 8 years...you've become one of the old timers. :) A fine ambassador for TE, and you've certainly left an impression with many wonderful pictures and comments over the years. And for me personally, my very first TE meeting. :))
It's been a true pleasure getting to know your work and sharing many of the same interests. Maybe I will bring a cake to celebrate?? lol
Love the idea to mark the occasion with a picture from your hometown, striking that personal connection. The three distinct colors are simple and strong, an instance where the "less is more" concept works wonderfully. Cheers to another 8+ years and many more pictures to come!! Have a great day ahead. All the very best.
Friendliest wishes from the U.S.,
Summer Sluis 2014 by jhm (134498)
jcpix (11044) 2014-07-29 6:08
An extremely pleasant looking setting, a little something for everyone it would appear. :) I really like the colors in this scene, and all under a big blue sky for added emphasis on the nice weather conditions...and even warmth in the shade. :) A strong composition as always, which takes us on a fun little journey through the frame. The tower in the distance makes for a good focal point and balances well with the foreground fountain. A great day to be out and about! Enjoy the rest of your day. Take care.
The White Door by timecapturer (44469)
jcpix (11044) 2014-07-28 6:15
C'mon B, where's your spirit of adventure....forget the warnings, jump over those fences and get in there for a closer look. Not afraid of a little electricity or raw sewage water, are ya'? :) O.K., better safe than sorry, I get it. lol
No need to get any closer though when you can pull off this kind of shot anyway, and a lot safer too! I mentioned it before, but I'll say it again, one man's "trash" is another mans treasure. Case in point, this old, decrepit exterior...which is still in better shape than myself!?
Love the varied, rustic colors and detail you've extracted from this, and all of the broken out windows actually hold an odd charm. A super arrangement of textures and even some graphism, awesome result! Hope all has been going well. Take it easy mate.
Cheers from across the pond,
Trim Haymaking Festival 2014 by Noel_Byrne (20105)
jcpix (11044) 2014-07-27 11:23
As you know already, these are some of my favorite pictures in your collection...so full of interesting character(s) and tradition. You mention thee old farming techniques and animals...are we too assume that perhaps a goat or calf will be uncovered under this bale of hay, or are those two aspects not connected here?? :)
I love that you caught this at a moment of action, the slight blur of the bundle on the end of this gentlemans pitchfork really puts the scene into motion. And then of course the background, you simply couldn't ask for better context to the surroundings. I'm curious in regards to his well dressed appearance, quite a formal farmer this guy, yeah? :) Another wonderful image from the festival. Keep 'em coming! Have a great week ahead. All the best.
Cheers from hot and humid Phoenix,
O' Children by delpeoples (52301)
jcpix (11044) 2014-07-27 11:13
Taking in so many current events, this is truly a reflective image and a well thought out dedication to those affected. Like the rays of sunlight, we can at least take in a glimpse of breaking through to better times ahead. An image full of wonderful golden tones and shades of contrast, this can easily be viewed as inspirational and a positive outlook for the future. And if nothing else, it's a helluva' sunset! :) Have a great week my friend. Take care.
Vernazza Views by macjake (51418)
jcpix (11044) 2014-07-27 11:04
My favorite of the five as well, and this picture is a superb selling point to that notion! What an awe inspiring view from here, I only wish I had climbed to this vantage point too....but I headed the other direction towards Corniglia!?
Stayed here for two nights myself and swam in that harbour, one of the best travel memories I have. The Cinque Terre really is something special, and unquestionably beautiful!
You caught this at such a great moment, the warm sun highlighting the village with a golden touch works incredibly well with the deep blue sea. A classic and timeless view upon Vernazza, full of clarity and details. Great place to slow down and take things easy...especially for recovery on the knee....but what are you thinking hiking up here, fool!! lol
Have a good one bud. Take care.
A Dry White Season by SnapRJW (28909)
jcpix (11044) 2014-07-27 10:55
From the smaller thumbnail image I thought it was strange you would have divided the picture in two with so much negative space...but a larger, and closer look reveals the beauty of what you've composed. Brilliant! The dry, cracked earth actually provides a nice lead-in perspective, and the colorful dunes and blue sky are about the best compliment of color you could ask for here. As the saying goes, "The devil is in the details" and this is a lovely example of the simplistic beauty that lies within. enjoy the new week ahead. Take good care.