Standing Room Only by cdmonson (4430)
worldcitizen (6403) 2014-07-13 15:06
I never get tired of this view - even if I see it all the time! :-) This blue hour shot is especially beautiful, with all the lights of the city coming to life. You captured the Chrysler Building (my personal favorite), the Empire State Building, and the new World Trade Center all in the same frame, which is great. I think this photo was worth hanging around for. :-)
A crowded pub by CLODO (28482)
worldcitizen (6403) 2014-07-13 10:33
This photo has a nice moody feeling to it, and it's a combination of several worlds at the same time: the busy pub filled with people, the quiet solitude of the person and child walking on the opposite side, and the reflected world in the water. I like all of them! It's an attractive slice of daily life, with perfect handling of the contrast between light and dark. I like the choice of B/W, too.
The Smiling Church by saxo042 (36614)
worldcitizen (6403) 2014-07-13 10:16
This is just what I needed today. :-) It's a charming waterfront view, and I like all the houses and boats. It's also nice that one small boat with people was passing by at the time. Of course, the star is the smiling church. It would be nice to have more smiles in places like this. That way, whenever we need a smile, it's there for us to enjoy. :-)
Baroque Interior by snunney (78529)
worldcitizen (6403) 2014-07-11 12:52
This interior is stunning. I've seen wonderful artwork in Baroque churches before, but this one goes beyond just the ceilings - every inch is ornate. I especially like the detail on the arches on each side. The gold color is also very nice. This is a functional place, and a masterpiece of art, at the same time.
Cosa vuoi? by carlo62 (26600)
worldcitizen (6403) 2014-07-11 12:48
The giant returns! He doesn't look very happy in this photo; maybe he wants all the people to get away from his feet. :-) The contrast of sizes is great, and the detail on this giant man is so real that it seems he will definitely move at any moment. Nice capture and presentation.
Ephesus scenes - I by mesutilgim (79156)
worldcitizen (6403) 2014-07-11 11:26
Since we don't have any very old structures here in NY, I'm always fascinated by places where people lived so many centuries ago. The columns and arches are beautiful, and it's nice to see some tourists exploring this famous site. It must be great to stand in a place like this, and feel that you are connected to history. I like the lovely, blue sky, and warm sunshine, too.
Caravan on the Sea of Salt by Waylim (24936)
worldcitizen (6403) 2014-07-11 11:21
This minimalist view is wonderful. To me, it looks like the camels have been transported to Antarctica, and are trekking across the ice. It seems like a strange mix of desert animals, and "March of the penguins"! But we do know that this is, in fact, the desert. One where there is no orange sand, only salt. It's beautiful and fascinating.
The long way to the Mausoleum by lousat (71211)
worldcitizen (6403) 2014-07-11 9:34
Great POV with excellent depth! I also like to play with these kinds of compositions, and you found the perfect combination of floor design and architecture to do it with. It does seem like an incredibly long walk, but I'm sure you did it without any trouble. :-) It's also nice that you added a bit of color with the items being sold on the right side of the frame.
"Jonathan Livingston Seagull" by batalay (34551)
worldcitizen (6403) 2014-07-10 15:03
The capture of this lone seagull against the fiery sky does have a poignancy to it. Like CLODO, I can also see the "noise" in the background; I wonder if the image could be tweaked a bit using a program like Neat Image. Have you ever tried it? It does get rid of noise, but at times it softens the image just a bit too much. Either way, the sentiment comes across. :-) I hope all is well with you and Carol Jean.
Dads in the 21st Century by macjake (51246)
worldcitizen (6403) 2014-07-10 13:44
Here come the dads! This is a fun combo of architecture and daily life. This gallery is beautiful, and I especially like the glass ceiling that let's the light come through. Looking at the dad in front, I couldn't help but notice that the blanket under his child also looks like the sky. It's the perfect compliment to the sky above him.