A detail of Bairro Alto by adores (38120)
worldcitizen (7119) 2015-03-26 17:15
I really like this one! The bright urban art, combined with the old doors, the lock, and the graffiti, all make a fascinating and vibrant scene. I like your crop and presentation, too. It's a very eye-catching photo. :-)
Waiting for the Man in White Clothing by macjake (57344)
worldcitizen (7119) 2015-03-25 18:03
Hello again Craig,
Don't worry, you can post as many photos of this mosque as you want; it's simply stunning. This straight-on view is very attractive. The openings remind me of giant key holes. :-) I like the symmetry of the bottom section, and then the asymmetry with that one dome on top. Of course the man in white is that one extra thing that pulls the whole scene together.
Lines of Gold by macjake (57344)
worldcitizen (7119) 2015-03-25 17:56
Wow! I really love this view! The repeating columns have such a strong impact, and they seem to go on forever. That man is captured in the perfect spot, and your handling of light and perspective is spot on. Great photo! :-)
The Sheikh in Black & White by macjake (57344)
worldcitizen (7119) 2015-03-25 17:52
This is a stunning B/W view. I really like the contrast between light and shadow, and the way you composed the shot. Having the smaller domes on the left side in the dark, and all in a row is nice, and the main entrance is impressive, too.
Faces from Smyrna - II by mesutilgim (85982)
worldcitizen (7119) 2015-03-25 15:17
This is a very appealing capture. I like the contrasts: old and young, man and woman, sharp background and blurred foreground. Ismail has such a lovely smile on his face. :-) The colors on the wall and his sweater are very vibrant, and the warm lighting is also lovely.
Bagdad Cafe by annjackman (20091)
worldcitizen (7119) 2015-03-25 15:07
There's certainly a lot of memorabilia in this cafe! I could spend a lot of time just examining the walls. The woman behind the counter looks just like the type of worker you'd expect find in a place like this. I also like the beer bottles - each one a different brand. Nice job with the B/W. Since this scene is very "busy", I personally think the choice of B/W is perfect.
Miami Beach 1991 by John_F_Kennedy (43045)
worldcitizen (7119) 2015-03-25 15:02
This view brings back a lot of childhood memories. My grandparents lived right on the beach, not far from the location in this photo, and I spent summers there as a child. I remember walking over those small, wooden foot bridges to get to the ocean. They no longer exist, so it's nice to see them again in this photo. I like that you have a view of both the ocean and some of the buildings. The sea grasses make a nice and colorful dividing line down the middle of the frame.
Cornucopia by delpeoples (53411)
worldcitizen (7119) 2015-03-25 14:57
Hello again Lisa,
I really like the magical back-lighting in this photo. That one curious sheep that's facing the camera is also very sweet. There's nice depth and blur to the background, too. The story in your note reminds me of part of the story from the mini-series "The Thorn Birds". :-) I believe they were an Irish family that moved to a remote part of Australia and had a similar type of station. I'm guessing that's where the similarities end. ;-)