USPS' proof of failure by ngythanh (8580)
nicol_g (859) 2014-03-07 11:41
Thanh, your stories are always well written and thought-provoking; I never leave your page /photos 'empty-handed'.
I only regret that I feel so tired due to my work lately, that I give up putting my thoughts in words as a feedback to you.
Ruined School as InfraRed Photo Lessons by ngythanh (8580)
nicol_g (859) 2014-03-02 12:12
I was curious about what would buildings look like in IR, as I am more familiar with landscapes as subject for IR photography.
I like what you got here, Thanh: the facades nicely lit, and the clouds adding an interesting dimension to the scene. Your effort was worth!
My Lost Patience by ngythanh (8580)
nicol_g (859) 2014-02-27 6:03
Beautiful first attempt, Thanh! Trees (foliage) are known to be a very good subject for IR photography, resulting in spectacular visual effects.
I cannot help associating this view with similar ones I had this winter in my town due to white frost though. :)
My best wishes for the new beginnings ahead of you, dear Thanh!
When education had been abandoned by ngythanh (8580)
nicol_g (859) 2014-02-23 3:51
You are a very good story-teller, Thanh, I very much liked the note attached!
The nice, sunny day you shot this puts the old school in a tranquil, luminous, peaceful air. I somehow sense a warm, gentle wind getting my thoughts back in time, imagining the atmosphere of the classes held here till shortly after the 2nd World War.
Good perspective you chose to show the twin mirror-like buildings.
Thank you for sharing this!
the ocean by dkmurphys (50824)
nicol_g (859) 2013-05-10 11:31
Salut, Daniel! Frumos! Unde anume e locul asta, in oras sau in vreo statiune de langa?
Ma pregatesc de o calatorie la Lisabona si mi-ar prinde bine o parere avizata: merita un drum la Cascais in conditiile in care as vrea sa vad si Sintra si pentru asta am doar 1 zi?
the old country blues by BennyV (13915)
nicol_g (859) 2012-10-15 10:22
I follow your Chinese work, I really do. If I don't speak / write is because I'm a bit tired with words, just watch and learn lately.
This image made me smile. I've recently read a book about the Japanese way of living. It was mentioned in that book about a tool used to gather leaves, probably similar to the one in your photo - the rake I mean. The Japanese call that tool 'the bear-claw', and I can see why :).
I'd be curious to know the Chinese name of that tool, to check if there are any similarities.
I very much like the inclusion of the red strip with the writing.