TE-meeting on the West Ural by serp2000 (38297)
worldcitizen (6513) 2014-09-06 13:16
I was wondering how your TE meeting was going, and then I saw this beautiful photo. :-) I really like the focus on the plant in the foreground; the bright, red berries are great. Of course I also like the wooden church in the background. The architecture is lovely, and you created an attractive composition with this control of focus and depth. Say hello to Jason! :-)
Schoolgirls in Kigali by Gerrit (44685)
worldcitizen (6513) 2014-09-05 16:17
Lovely capture of these beautiful, smiling faces. I wonder if it's a requirement that theses schoolgirls all have short hair, or it's just a popular look in Rwanda. It's a scene from daily life that has positivity shining out from it.
Somewhere Over the Rainbow by delpeoples (52729)
worldcitizen (6513) 2014-09-04 17:30
This is a fabulous double portrait. While the person on the right wears a slight smile, the lovely lady on the left seems more defiant. The pink stockings really jump out as does her incredible hair, and the smaller details, like the cigarette, just add more character to the scene. Kudos to them for their activism, and the courage to be who they are.
I have been surprised to read in this note, and previous ones that you wrote, about the negative policies of the current government in Australia. We don't hear anything at all about it here in the US. Thanks for shedding some light one what's going on, and for standing up for what you believe in. I'm sure people have been saying this for centuries, but the world just seems a bit more insane these days...
Escandinávia 2014 nº 23 - AALESUND ! by npecanhuk (61518)
worldcitizen (6513) 2014-09-04 17:18
I looked at your previous photo of this same location, and it's also a nice one, but I really like this closer view. With more zoom we can appreciate the great reflections, and see more details of the architecture. The buildings along the edge of the water are great, especially the yellow one. This spot has a lot of character and seems very charming.
State House by clic (14320)
worldcitizen (6513) 2014-09-04 17:12
Nice framing of this impressive building. i like the symmetry, and all of the arches and columns. The red color is also nice. You had good sunlight and a deep, blue sky, which make this photo even more attractive.
Fishing in Chicago by fotka (3321)
worldcitizen (6513) 2014-09-04 14:47
This is a different view of Chicago. That small boat in the foreground adds something special to the scene. It seems so peaceful out on the water; maybe there are usually more boats, but when you took the photo there was only that one. I wonder if it's safe to eat whatever they caught. Here in NYC, it's not a good idea to eat fish from the rivers. :-)
Eiffel Tower from Mirabeau Bridge by claudeD (30795)
worldcitizen (6513) 2014-09-02 13:04
Hello Jean Claude,
This is a lovely scene. I like that the Eiffel Tower is off to the side, and the boat is coming towards us in the foreground. The row of modern skyscrapers is interesting - each one having a different style and facade. Of course I also see the little Miss Liberty, who reminds me of home. :-)
Inside Buckland Abbey for John by williewhistler (12725)
worldcitizen (6513) 2014-09-02 10:44
This is a gorgeous interior. I really like the symmetry and the vaulted ceiling. The B/W presentation is perfect, and you handled the lighting very well. It's an impressive sight.
Iranian Turkmen by aliabazari (12315)
worldcitizen (6513) 2014-09-02 9:46
This is a lovely portrait. I like the close crop, and the way the wind has blown this young girl's hair. She has a beautiful face, and her gold earrings are very nice, too. Good job with the focus and softly-blurred background.